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Egyptian government fires official who insulted Kuwait to avoid diplomatic crisis

Recurring incidents of Kuwaiti citizens assaulting Egyptian workers and Egyptian social media posts that went viral have stirred tensions between the two countries.

CAIRO — The Egyptian Ministry of Manpower announced in an official statement Oct. 24 the dismissal of a senior official from his post and his referral for investigation, after he posted insulting statements to Kuwait on his personal Facebook page.

Assistant Minister of the Manpower Ministry Yasser Al-Sherbini posted comments on his page ridiculing the old age of the new Kuwaiti emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who is 83. Sherbini deleted his post after it stirred a social media buzz.

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