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‘Egypt has found a cure for covid-19’ — and other outlandish tales from Cairo’s propaganda machine

The spread of covid-19 has given the state’s propagandists a rich new source of material. One widely shared post on Facebook links the coronavirus to a 10-year-old plot linked to the rollout of 5G networks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, actor Tom Hanks and billionaire Bill Gates all make cameo …

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Lebanese newspaper: Military intelligence controlling gas exploration agreements in Egypt

Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar revealed that the Military Intelligence took over deals to explore for gas in Egypt amid accusations of corruption, as the military body granted the right for gas exploration in the Mediterranean to Italian and British limited liability companies, despite the suitability of the other competitors’ offers.

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Slain student caught in ‘web’ spun by Egyptian security services

Giulio Regeni, an Italian student tortured and murdered in Cairo in 2016, was ensnared in a “spider’s web” spun by the Egyptian security services in the weeks leading up to his death, Rome prosecutors said on Tuesday, reports Reuters.

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