Two Egyptian nationals stabbed in Amman

Ahram Online , Saturday 7 Nov 2015

The stabbing Saturday comes in the wake of a video last month appearing to show a number of men physically assaulting an Egyptian waiter in a Jordanian restaurant

Two Egyptian men were stabbed during a brawl with five Jordanian nationals in Amman early Saturday, state news agency MENA reported.

An official from the Egyptian Embassy in Jordan, Sherif Moktar, said one of the victims is in "serious" condition while the other is relatively stable.

A probe is underway in cooperation with Jordanian authorities to find and arrest the culprits and provide necessary assistance to the victims, officials at the embassy said.

Last month, video footage appearing to show a group of suited men, including a Jordanian MP, physically assaulting an Egyptian waiter in a Jordanian restaurant sparked widespread anger, drawing comments from authorities in Egypt and Jordan.

Some 112,000 Egyptians reside in Jordan, according to a 2013 report by the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) citing census data in 2004.

Last week, a 25-year-old man was killed in Kuwait after a Kuwaiti national ran him over multiple times with his car following a brawl between a group of Egyptians and Kuwaitis reportedly over the "price of a console game."

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