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Egyptian Actress Yousra ْto Sue The New York Times Over Leaked Tapes

Egypt's Actors' Syndicate has followed suit.

In a spot of “interesting” news, Egyptian actress (sometimes she sings) Yousra announced her plans to issue a complaint via Egypt's State Information Service against The New York Times’ Cairo bureau, having had her name mentioned in a published report, accusing her and many other Egyptian artists and TV personalities of comply with an Egyptian intelligence officer’s instructions to goad the public into accepting US president Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Al Arabiya reports. 

The report, titled "Tapes Reveal Egyptian Leaders’ Tacit Acceptance of Jerusalem Move,” entails the supposed existence of a shady audio recording of a phone call by an Egyptian intelligence officer going by the name of “Ashraf Al-Khouly," instructing a number of talk show hosts to "persuade their viewers to accept the decision," further adding that the state would not benefit from relations between Egypt and Israel to be even more exacerbated.

Naturally, the report and its accusations were met with considerable outrage by numerous Egyptian public figures, with the president of the Actors' Syndicate, Ashraf Zaki, announcing the syndicate’s full support of the actress in her endeavour. “Suing these programs and websites that are playing against Egypt.” Zaki commented.

As ridiculous as all of this sounds, we’re eager to find out more as the story (and its fallout) unfurls even further.