Egypt has condemned as “irresponsible” an assertion by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted in a coup in 2013 and who recently died in custody, was killed.
Egypt has rejected a call by the United Nations for an “independent” investigation into the death in court of the country’s first democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi, saying the world body is “politicizing” the death.
A Sudanese military expert says a recent brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in capital Khartoum that killed scores of people was part of a Saudi-Emirati plan and launched at Riyadh’s bidding.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi condemned a recent terrorist attack on Egypt's military forces in Sinai Peninsula, and expressed sympathy with the victims' bereaved families, Egyptian government and nation.
Egyptian pro-government media, businesspeople and activists urged a “yes” vote Sunday on constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030. Some voters were offered free rides or food parcels to increase turnout in the national referendum.