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Egypt journalist arrested after report on Arab League ‘oversized salaries’ is cited by Saudi minister

A journalist working for Egyptian state media has been sacked and arrested after he was cited by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of African Affairs Ahmed Al-Kattan in criticism of the “spineless” Arab League and the “oversized salaries” of its employees, including its secretary general.

Egypt backs Sudan’s new proposal on Nile River Dam

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry announced Feb. 24 Egypt’s support for the Sudanese proposal to improve the negotiations mechanism over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) by forming an international quadripartite committee for mediation, which would include the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and the African Union (AU).

Egypt supports African capabilities to confront terrorism: Shoukry at Aswan Forum

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry has said that Egypt supports African capabilities to confront terrorism. Shoukry also said that the second edition of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development proves Egypt’s belief in the importance of continued African cooperation.