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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Egypt in the News on 25 November 2020

That photo with Mohamed Ramadan and Israeli pop star Omer Adam isn’t going away: The singer is going to court for “causing offense to the Egyptian public,” with the first hearing scheduled for 19 December, after a photo of the two pop singers went viral, causing widespread outrage and leading to Ramadan’s suspension from the Egyptian Union of Artistic Syndicates. The press syndicate has also called for a boycott of Ramadan, calling on papers not to publish stories about, or images of him. The story is getting wide coverage from AP to the BBC and the Daily Mail.

Reuters reports on the public’s general disregard for adherence to covid-19 safety measures, despite the emergence of a second wave and harsher penalties for violators.

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