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Taken hostage at Milan's Cathedral was an Egyptian

Italian police have published details of a hostage taking in the Milan Cathedral and the operation to arrest the attacker.

On Wednesday, an unknown young man broke through the control at the entrance to the Duomo and, threatening with a knife, took hostage one of the guards of the main attractions of the city. In the media the offender was described originally from North Africa.

The procedure for the elections to the Senate of Egypt

Under the current version of the Constitution of Egypt (2014), the country's Parliament is bicameral and consists of Senate (upper house) and chamber of representatives (lower house). The Senate consists of not less than 180 members. The term of office of the Senate is five years.

Elections shall be held within 60 days prior to the end of the term of the previous composition of the upper house of Parliament.

The Russian Ambassador responded to statements about plans to establish bases in Libya

Moscow has no plans to establish a military base in Libya, the relevant requests addressed to the Libyan authorities had not been sent, said the Ambassador of Russia in Egypt Georgy Borisenko.

Earlier the Minister of internal Affairs of the Palestinian national consensus Government of Libya (NTC) Fathi Basaga in an interview with Bloomberg, stated the need "to prevent Russia's plans to create bases in Sirte and Dzhufre".

The launch of flights to resorts in Egypt depend on the situation of terrorism

Russian specialists continue to actively cooperate with the Egyptian in the course of security checks of airports in the Egyptian resorts of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada, but the restoration of air links depends on the situation with terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula, said in an interview TEN Russian Ambassador in Egypt Georgy Borisenko.

The diplomat recalled that flights to the Egyptian resorts were closed after the crash companies "Kogalymavia" in October 2015.

In Africa the number of people infected with coronavirus has exceeded 870 thousand

The number of identified cases of infection with coronavirus in Africa exceeded 870 million, according to the regional office of the world health organization (who).

In total in Africa have contracted the coronavirus 873 378, died 18 487 patients with COVID-19. Recovered over 520 thousand people.

The Ambassador of Ethiopia commented on the situation around the Renaissance dam

Military conflict Ethiopia with Egypt because of the differences in construction on the Blue Nile dam "Revival" (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - GERD) is unreal, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Russia, to Alemayehu Tegegn of Aargau.

"No. My answer is no," replied of Aargau, on the question whether the real military conflict in the region because of the tension in the negotiations on the GERD.

Egypt and Sudan are not in danger of drought because of the dam, said the Ambassador of Ethiopia

Drought in Egypt and Sudan due to construction on the Blue Nile of the Renaissance dam (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - GERD) is not threatened, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Russia, to Alemayehu Tegegn of Aargau.

"No. We do not have any possibility to create a drought. You know Ethiopia can not bear drought. Drought is a phenomenon out of the will of Ethiopia, it is beyond our capacity. If a drought happens, it will be the responsibility of the three countries – Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt and Ethiopia", - said the Ambassador when asked to comment on forecasts of some experts, stating that GERD can lead to drought in Egypt and Sudan.

The Ambassador of Ethiopia: the need for US participation in negotiations on the dam, and no

The necessity of U.S. involvement in the negotiations between Addis Ababa, Khartoum and Cairo is under construction on the Blue Nile dam "Revival" (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - GERD) no, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Russia, to Alemayehu Tegegn of Aargau.

He recalled that the US had previously made at the tripartite talks, some rounds of which took place in Washington, in the role of observer. "From the very beginning the US was not a mediator. USA acted as the observer. Now there is no need for US involvement, since the negotiations are held under the auspices of the African Union. African issues - the African solution," the diplomat said.

In Egypt I see no mechanisms for the peaceful settlement of the crisis in Libya

Despite the presence of the foundations for the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Libya, a clear implementation mechanisms not yet, said the foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh shoukry.

Shukri on Monday discussed the Libyan crisis with a colleague from Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Farhan. The Egyptian Minister said at a joint press conference with Osama bin Farhan that during the meeting they discussed issues of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Ukraine wants to cooperate with Egypt in the space sector

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky expressed interest in cooperation with Egypt in the space sector, this was discussed during his telephone conversation with the head of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, announced the press service of the President's office on Friday.

Separately was discussed the theme of enhancing cooperation in the space industry.

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