Egyptians abroad continue to vote in their country's presidential elections

Photo showing a young man living in Sudan casting his vote at the Egyptian Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan Mar 16, 2018. (Reuters)
Updated 17 March 2018
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Egyptians abroad continue to vote in their country's presidential elections

CAIRO: The second day of voting for Egyptians living abroad in the 2018 presidential elections was described as “good” and “satisfactory” by Egypt’s National Elections Authority on Saturday.

Elections authority spokesman Mahmoud El-Sherif said the voting process was “no different” than it was on Friday.

Egyptian expats continued to cast their votes in 116 polling stations set up in Egyptian embassies and consulates worldwide, according to Ahram Online.

Voting for Egyptians living abroad ends on Sunday March 18. Several videos surfaced online showing men and women celebrating as they voted.

While voting continues, Egyptian authorities have not published any turn out figures, el-Sherif noted that Egyptian communities in Arab Gulf countries continue to turn out in numbers to vote.


OIC condemns Israel’s nation-state law as racist and illegal

OIC Secretary General Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen. (AFP)
Updated 21 July 2018
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OIC condemns Israel’s nation-state law as racist and illegal

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the Israeli Knesset’s approval of the “Jewish nation-state” law, which declares that only Jews have the right to self-determination in the country.
The OIC labeled the move as a blatant challenge to the will of the international community, its laws and its legitimate resolutions.
The Secretary-General of the Organization, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, described the law as racist, unlawful and illegitimate.
“It ignores the historical rights of the Palestinians, both Muslim and Christian, and represents an extension to the Israeli settlement ideology and occupation policies, based on ethnic cleansing and denial of the existence of Palestinian people and history, highlighted by International resolutions,” he said.
He called on the international community to reject and condemn the racist law and to confront all Israeli racist laws and policies that aim to undermine any possible solution to the conflict.