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Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Actor Hisham Selim goes public about trans son

The pages of the foreign press are fairly quiet this morning, with no single story dominating the conversation.

Hisham Selim goes public about trans son: Actor Hisham Selim made headlines in Reuters for a rare conversation on gender identity he had on a talk show on Al Qahera Wel Nas on Sunday. A clip in which Selim speaks about his 26-year-old transgender son Noor, born Nora, was widely circulated on social media to mixed responses.

US-Egyptian citizen Reem Dessouky has been released by authorities and has returned to the US after having been detained for nearly a year in Egypt, reports the Associated Press. Dessouky was held on charges of running a Facebook page critical of the government. She was due to be released last February, but her detention was extended after an Egyptian court accepted an appeal from the prosecutor general.

It hasn’t been a great few months for Egypt: Hamza Hendawi points out the obvious in the National, recounting our recent experiences with floods, viruses and terrorism.

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