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Current issue | Issue 1304, (21 - 27 July 2016)
Saturday,25 November, 2017
Issue 1304, (21 - 27 July 2016)

Ahram Weekly

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey

Hani Mazhar, Al-Hayat
Hani Mazhar, Al-Hayat
Al-Ahram Weekly

A group of pioneer ladies established the first women’s parallel government which aims to serve the country and cooperate with state bodies. The government includes, among others, Moushira Khattab as foreign minister, Inas Abdel-Dayem as minister of culture and monuments and – the only man in the government – Mahdi Iskandar as the minister of housing.


Success rate of 87%

“The initial results of the Thanaweya Amma or secondary school certificate in Egypt showed a success rate of 87 per cent which is more or less unchanged since last year. The success rate in the science section reached 76.6% in comparison to 88.5 last year, in the maths section 84.7 in comparison to 86.3 last year and in the arts section 90.4 in comparison to 89.4 last year.”
Al-Ahram


Easy terrorism


“The ‘Nice criminal’ managed to trample our own hearts and feelings before trampling those innocent victims. He did so by demonstrating the basics of the theory of ‘easy terrorism’ or how a terrorist can kill the greatest number of people without resorting to bombs or explosives.”
Ahmed Al-Meslemani, Al-Watan


 

The power of the state

“There are some issues in which the state should show serious resolve to bring them to a conclusion by implementing the law. It is not logical that the state should retrieve only LE 700 million from cases of illegal profiting. Likewise, it is not logical that the only procedures taken against those who usurped state land is to publish their names. People know every single name involved in those cases. They do not want names but measures to show that the state is serious and decisive.”
Farouk Guweida, Al-Ahram


Facebook

“The Egyptian media (official and private) rushed to declare that the coup succeeded. Meanwhile, social media declared that democracy won in Turkey, but woke up to find that some 2,700 judges were sacked. When will we realise that democracy is not an active party in the mad conflicts of the region?”
Hani Shukrallah

 
“It is important to emphasise that the civil powers including the opposition parties thwarted the coup because they considered that keeping the democratic process and rejecting military rule is more important than their enmity to the ruling president.”
Nader Fergany


Twitter

AJ+ @ajplus
A huge crowd has gathered in Nice to attend a national moment of silence for the victims of the truck attack.
Al Jazeera News @AJENews
Toufik Laoubi, a French Muslim of Algerian descent, tried to help #Nice victims: “All I could do was cover the dead.”

AFP news agency @AFP
Memorials around the world for victims of the #Nice truck attack that killed people of all ages and nationalities.

Jeb Bush @JebBush
Heart breaks for victims and families of #Nice. We must lead the world to destroy terrorism.

 

 

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