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Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Last Night’s Talk Shows: Egyptian students flown home after fleeing Ukraine + How will Russia’s war affect the Suez Canal?

Students make it home to Egypt from war-torn Ukraine: An Air Cairo flight carrying 175 Egyptian students who managed to flee Ukraine through the border with Romania landed at Cairo Airport last night, Emigration Minister Nabila Makram told Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa (watch, runtime: 11:01). The news was also highlighted on Yahduth Fi Masr (watch, runtime: 3:07) and Hadith Al Kahera (watch, runtime 10:50). More than 1.2k students have arrived safely in Poland from Ukraine, Makram said on Monday..

The war's impact on the Suez Canal is not yet clear, Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chairman Osama Rabie told Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime 6:45). The SCA has flexibility to offer financial incentives as the situation develops to attract traffic to the canal if necessary, said Rabie, adding that the US has not made requests to close off the Suez Canal to transiting Russian vessels (watch, runtime 5:19). The SCA’s recent directive to raise tolls by up to 10% also got some attention from Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime 5:46) and Masaa DMC (watch, runtime 9:11).

Political moves in Europe right now are “unprecedented” since World War II, political commentator Mostafa El Feky told Yahduth Fi Masr (watch, runtime 1:39), as our nation’s talking heads dissected the latest developments of the Russia-Ukraine war. Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime 21:32), Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime 15:!5), Hadith Al Kahera (watch, runtime 16:14), and Masaa DMC (watch, runtime 6:35) all had coverage.

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