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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi responded to the appeal of Abdullah Al-Kahil, a Palestinian child facing imminent leg amputation, directing his transfer through the Rafah border crossing to receive treatment at Cairo's Nasser Institute Hospital, the Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced on Thursday.

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry said that any genuine political solution for the Sudan crisis must come from the Sudanese people themselves, free from external dictates, pressures, or military and political support.

Two weeks before Egyptian expats will be able to cast their votes abroad in the country’s presidential elections, the National Election Authority (NEA) released a FAQ to address common queries about the process.

One month into the ongoing Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, concerns about Gaza's “day after” are rising in global political and intellectual circles, aiming to prevent a resurgence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Egypt's presidential election campaign kicked off on Thursday for the race slated for December.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi rejected a proposal for Egypt to manage security in Gaza until the Palestinian Authority (PA) can take over after the end of the war, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing senior Egyptian officials.

"The whole world, the media, pictures Gazans as numbers. They see the numbers of the demolished homes, the number of the injured, the number of deaths. But we are not numbers; I am not a number. I am a human. I have dreams; I have memories, I have life."

Egypt's Ministry of Interior has recently announced that the grace period for foreign residents residing unlawfully to adjust their status in Egypt is set to conclude on 15 December 2023.

Fifteen new aid trucks recently crossed into the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing, bringing the total number of trucks that entered on Monday to 50, reported Al-Qahera News.

“This is not an eye for an eye anymore. This is an eye, a limb, a life, a house, a neighborhood, and a whole population-- for an eye” was one of Bassem Youssef’s many memorable quotes from the 2-hour special on the Piers Morgan Uncensored show on Wednesday,

After his interview with Piers Morgan two weeks ago went viral with close to 20 million views, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef made good on his promise to go face-to-face with the English broadcaster for a second round.

The Egyptian Red Crescent signed an EGP 50 million cooperation protocol with the Bahraini Royal Humanitarian Foundation to alleviate Palestinians’ suffering, according to a cabinet statement on Wednesday.

The Egyptian Journalists Syndicate strongly condemned Israel and its allies, calling on Arab countries to take escalatory measures before the West Bank meets the same fate, according to a statement released on Tuesday.

Egyptian journalist and writer Mirna El-Helbawi explained to Ahram Online how her initiative could get thousands of eSims to Palestinians in Gaza amid a communications blackout.

Egypt’s Al-Azhar issued a statement on Monday hailing the Palestinian resistance and the innocent people of Gaza for their perseverance in the face of the Israeli brutal crimes in Gaza, while also praising those in the international community who condemned the “massacres being committed in Gaza."

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and his Belgian counterpart Hadja Lahbib agreed on the urgent priority of concerted international efforts to halt the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip to ensure humanitarian aid access.

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry called for “serious and coordinated” international action to implement an immediate humanitarian truce in Gaza.

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry is heading to New York to participate in a session of the UN Security Council on Tuesday addressing the Israeli war on Gaza.

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry warned against international disregard for the crisis in Sudan in a meeting on Sunday with Annette Weber, the European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the Horn of Africa.

“You have just compared Israel with ISIS .... It's gonna be the headlines tomorrow: 'Piers Morgan: Israel is ISIS',” the Egyptian comedian and TV host Bassem Youssef mockingly claimed British journalist Piers Morgan as doing in an interview on the "Piers Morgan Uncensored" show on Tuesday.

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