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Tuesday, 1 October 2019

SIS accuses Amnesty International of acting politically, gov’t to announce fuel prices for 3Q2019

It was a mixed bag on the airwaves last night. The State Information Service (SIS) struck back against Amnesty International accusations that the state restricted people’s right to freedom of movement on Friday, Al Hayah Al Youm’s Khaled Abu Bakr highlighted (watch, runtime: 10:52). The SIS accused the human rights organization of acting politically.

No need to panic over fuel prices: El Hekaya’s Amr Adib phoned the Oil Ministry spokesman Hamdi Abdel Aziz to have him reassure apparently panicking citizens that fuel prices won’t necessarily increase today (watch, runtime: 02:59). The government will announce fuel prices today under its new fuel pricing mechanism, which lets it decide fuel prices based on global oil prices and the exchange rate.

Gold prices declined in Egypt and abroad yesterday: Hona Al Asema’s Reham Ibrahim spoke to Nady Naguib, general secretary of the Gold Division at the Cairo Chamber of Commerce, who said that the price of a gram of 21-carat gold fell to 675 pounds from 677 pounds in morning trading. He recommended people buy gold now while the price is lower (watch, runtime: 07:40).

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