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Financial arrangements spanning Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE behind illicit antiquities smuggling trial

Senior officials and businesspeople from Egypt to Saudi Arabia and the Emirates were involved in financial deals that funded the illicit excavation and smuggling of over 200 archeological artifacts, according to court documents from a trial that began this year obtained by Mada Masr.

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Refugees in Egypt: Sisi’s political trump card

The Egyptian officials have highlighted growing refugee numbers in Egypt. In 2016, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi stated at the G20 summit that Egypt hosts over five million refugees and migrants. Then in 2020, Al-Sisi put the number of Syrian refugees and migrants in Egypt at 500,000.

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