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Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Last Night’s Talk Shows: Merck covid pill approved for use in Egypt + El Sisi holds talks with Algerian prez

Our meds regulator’s decision to approve Merck’s antiviral covid-19 pill Molnupiravir for emergency use was the talk of the talk shows last night. Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 9:48), Hadeeth El Kahera (watch, runtime: 10:05) and Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 8:56) all had coverage. We have the full story in this morning’s news well, above.

Egypt-Algeria talks: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s forthcoming talks with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in Cairo earned significant coverage on the airwaves. The two are expected to discuss regional issues including Libya and Palestine when they meet today. Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 8:46), Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 8:29) and Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 12:03) all covered the talks.

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