Wednesday,19 June, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1372, (7 - 13 December 2017)
Wednesday,19 June, 2019
Issue 1372, (7 - 13 December 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Sad scene

Ali Abdullah Saleh

The assassination of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh partially distracted the media’s attention from the repercussions of this week’s rough weather. The private daily Al-Youm Al-Sabie wrote 'Yemeni militias kill Saleh', the private daily Al-Watan had 'the Houthis killed Saleh and havoc is wrecking Yemen' and the daily Al-Masry Al-Youm quoted Mohab Mamish as saying 'the assassination of Saleh will not affect navigation in the Suez Canal'.

Khaled Salah described the killing of Saleh as a brutal and sad scene.

The lesson is cruel, Salah wrote in Al-Youm Al-Sabie, but it provides a great opportunity for the coalition forces to fight the last decisive battle on the military level.

But on the political and ethical level, the lesson is more important, he added.

"Do not breed snakes in your countries, do not reconcile with those whose ethnic allegiance to Iran is more important than their Arab blood and the interests of their countries," Salah wrote.

Pray to God that He forgives Saleh and grants the Arab region awareness and coalition forces victory, Salah concluded.  

The sudden decision by former presidential candidate and prime minister Ahmed Shafik to return to Egypt raised a media storm. Suleiman Gouda wrote that Shafik’s decision raised several questions.  

When we tackle any issue, Gouda wrote in Al-Masry Al-Youm, we find ourselves facing several questions that have definite or probable answers. However, Shafik's issue raised dozens of questions that have no answers.

The first question, Gouda asked, is why Shafik suddenly decide to join the presidential elections without holding a press conference announcing the decision.

The other question, he added, was who leaked his statement (that he will run in next year’s presidential elections) to Al-Jazeera Channel? The third question is why he decided to change his travel destination. He was on his way to Paris to meet Egyptian expats in France, the right of any presidential candidate. But he suddenly decided to travel to Cairo!

Other questions include who met him after he arrived in Cairo and where does he reside.

However, Gouda summed up, it is the voter who will decide who is the best candidate.

The death of famous singer Shadia was a cause of genuine sadness for all Egyptians. Farouk Guweida described her as the most beautiful rose in the garden of Egyptian singing.

She lived to enrich and to present the best roles in the golden age of Egyptian cinema, Guweida wrote.

"She presented to the cinema various roles through which she played the parts of a beautiful girl, mother and elderly woman. And she was always able to reach the hearts of her fans, and they are numerous," he wrote.

Although she quit acting, Guweida added, she left behind a collection of movies, hundreds of songs and one play.

"Shadia has a special place in our hearts. She will never be missed because the symbol of beauty will never be missed.”

The Fog

The fog

"How can I have a vision… silly? Can't you see the fog?!"

By Abdullah, Al-Masry Al-Youm

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