This Week In Egypt: Week 45-2019 ( Nov 4-10)

Top Headlines

  • US president Trump says Nile dam talks in Washington ‘went well’
  • Egypt’s inflation rate slowed to its lowest level in over 9 years
  • Dutch ISIS Militant was involved in plot to bomb Russian aircraft in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh 2015
  • UN News: ‘Credible evidence’ that ‘brutal’ prison conditions prompted Morsi’s death, thousands more at risk
  • Egypt’s army reports killing 83 militants in North Sinai

 Main Headlines

 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Danish ISIS militant was involved in plot to bomb Russian aircraft in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh 2015
  • Egypt’s top diplomat: Nile dispute to be resolved in January
  • King of Bahrain arrives in Cairo for talks with Sisi
  • TV presenter Asmaa Sherif Mounir apologizes for her “offensive” comments about late Islamic scholar Sheikh Shaarawy
  • Egypt’s ministers witness signing of protocol to start recycling 14,000 tons of solid waste daily

Friday

  • UN News: ‘Credible evidence’ that ‘brutal’ prison conditions prompted Morsi’s death, thousands more at risk
  • Marcelle Ninio, a spy for Israel imprisoned in Egypt, dies at 89

Saturday

Sunday

Reports 

  • Compromising women’s rights? Al-Azhar’s suggestions for the new personal status law are controversial. Reem Leila
  • Russia and Egypt look to boost military ties. Anton Mardasov

From Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video

  • Egyptian-Russian joint exercise ‘Arrow of Friendship – 1’ concludes

Sports

  • U-23 Africa Cup of Nations: Host Egypt open with win over Mali as Cameroon and Ghana draw

Plus

  • Ancient Roman, Greek cemetery is discovered in Egypt
  • Egypt’s Halawet El-Moulid: The soul of sweet delight pushing for survival
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This Week in Egypt- Week 44-2019 ( Oct 28-Nov 3)

Apology for missing last week’s compilation, but I included some of the relevant tweets from last week in this edition

Top Headlines 

  • Egypt’s Sinai Province swears allegiance to new Islamic State leader
  • Egypt’s FM heads to Washington for Ethiopian dam negotiations
  • Sisi: Companies owned by Egypt’s military must be allowed to sell shares on the stock exchange alongside other state companies
  • Egyptian, Jordanian, Pakistani special forces start joint drills in Pakistan
  • Egypt to try train conductor in death of youth

 Main Headlines

 Monday

Tuesday

  • ‪Egyptian man dies after official ‘forced’ him off a moving train
  • Egyptian railways authority to train staff following vendor death after being forced off the train
  • Britain lifts advisory against flying to Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh resort
  • Tutankhamun exhibition set to open in London

Wednesday

Thursday

 Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Egypt’s Sinai Province swears allegiance to new Islamic State leader
  • Israeli and Egyptian partners take control of key gas pipeline
  • Egypt’s FM heads to Washington for Ethiopian dam negotiations
  • Egypt’s parliament to vote on three-month extension of state of emergency on Monday

Reports

  • Egypt’s options dwindle as Nile talks break down. Samy Magdy
  • Three years after flotation of EGP, the dollar expected to witness a downward spiral in 2020. Doaa Moneim
  • Sinai in a week. Mada Masr
  • Libyan parliamentarians meet in Cairo. Muhammed Magdy
  • Tutankhamun’s glitzy farewell tour a timely promotion for Egypt. Esther Addley
  • A Squash mystery in Egypt: Is there something in the Nile? David Segal

Good Read

  • NATO countries should help Egypt mitigate security challenge near Libyan border. Amal Kandeed

Sports 

From Twitter

 

 

Plus

  • Cairo ranks third in Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 Cities 2020” List
  • Katy Perry celebrates her 35th birthday with Orlando Bloom in Egypt
  • Cairo delights at sweet candies as Muslim festival nears
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This Week in Egypt: Week 42- 2019 ( Oct 14-20)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt uncovers 30 sealed coffins, estimated to be 3,000 years old, with perfectly preserved mummies inside
  • UN human rights office urges Egypt to immediately release detained protestors
  • Shell Egypt to sell assets in Western Desert
  • Egypt’s largest metro Station in the Middle East to be inaugurated

coffins

 Main Headlines

 Monday

  • Hurghada-Sharm el-Sheikh ferry- line begins resuming operation
  • Court refers Libyan terrorist to Egypt’s Grand Mufti for involvement in Wahat clashes

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • African refugee women report surge of sex attacks in Egypt
  • Eni plans to increase Zohr gas field by up to 3bn cubic meters

Thursday

Friday 

 Saturday 

Sunday

 Reports

Reading Selection

From Twitter

Interview

  • ‪Egypt: Jailed activist Ramy Shaath ‘is a prisoner of conscience’, wife tells France 24

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Turkey’s Syria offensive: Update-Day 10

The pause was so short as events continue to unfold in Syria. Here is a brief summery, including a crucial report by Amnesty on evidence of war crimes committed by the Turkish side.

Headlines

Report 

  • Damning evidence of war crimes and other violations by Turkish forces and their allies. Amnesty

Good Read

From Twitter

 

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Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 9 -Oct 17-2019

For the last few days, I have chronicled the events in North Syria, following the Turkish invasion. As a ceasefire has been reached, I will pause this chronicle unless further developments happen.

Thanks everyone who read and supported my blog. 

 

Headlines

  • Turkey agrees to pause attacks in northern Syria for five days
  • Turkish president Erdogan ‘threw Trump’s Syria letter in the bin”
  • US troops bombed their own anti-ISIS headquarters as Turkey-backed fighters closed in during Trump’s hasty retreat
  • Turkey on UK-led Nato exercise in Scotland amid Syria tensions

Pence Erdogan

Good Read

  • The hasty U.S. pullback from Syria is a searing moment in America’s withdrawal from the Middle East. Liz Sly

From Twitter

 

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Turkey’s Syria offensive Day 8 -Oct 16-2019

Headlines

  • Turkey’s President Erdogan has rejected U.S. demands to cease fire in Syria
  • Turkey Advances on Kobani in latest broken promise
  • Turkey-Kurd conflict ‘has nothing to do with us,’ Trump says
  • Turkey may be ‘responsible’ for executions of Kurds in Syria:UN
  • Turkey holding 50 US nuclear bombs ‘hostage’ at air base, reports says
  • Dozens of Israel’s IDF reservists have called on Israel to provide military and humanitarian support to the Kurds in Syria

 Report

Good Read

  • Europe can’t keep shutting its eyes to the disaster in Syria. Natalie Nougayrède

 From Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 7 (Oct 15-2019)

Headlines

  • Russia vows to prevent clashes with Assad forces
  • French PM says resurgence of Islamic State is inevitable due to Turkish offensive
  • Turkey rejects Syria ceasefire because ‘you cannot negotiate with terrorists’
  • Russia says: ‘unacceptable’ Turkish incursion into Syria must be temporary

Good Read

  • Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey’s Syrian fighters. Sarah El-Deeb and Joseph Krauss
  • Russian shadow falls over Syria as Kurds open door for Assad.Martin Chulov
  • Some of the most noble peopleI’d ever met.’ Lara Seligman
  • Erdoğan’s calamitous Syrian blunder has finally broken his spell over Turkey. Simon Tisdal

From Twitter

https://twitter.com/narinistan/status/1184125121776115713?s=21

 

 

 

 

 

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Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 6-Oct 14-2019

Headlines

 Reports

  • The Kurds’ commander in chief explains why his forces are finally ready to partner with Assad and Putin.

Good Read

From Twitter

 

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Diary of Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 5 (Oct 13-2019)

Main Headlines

  • S. troops to withdraw farther in Syria as hundreds of ISIS supporters escape
  • Syrian army begins to move troops to ‘confront’ Turkey in Northern Syria
  • Turkish strike on convoy including civilians and journalists kills nine
  • Islamic state “family members” escape camp as Turkey-backed forces close in – Kurdish-led authority
  • Turkish airstrikes target hospitals target hospitals in Syria, allied militants abduct medical team
  • Christian communities in Northeast Syria are the target of a Turkish attack for the first time in over a century

From Twitter

 

 

https://twitter.com/mustefabali/status/1183369190876557312?s=21

 

 

https://twitter.com/abdullahawez/status/1183381846375182336?s=21

 

 

 

 

 

Plus

  • A history of selling out the Kurds, people with ‘no friends but the mountains’
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This Week in Egypt: Week 41 ( Oct 7-13)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt condemns ‘in strongest terms’ the Turkish operation in Syria; calls for urgent Arab League meeting
  • Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece slam Turkey over Eastern Mediterranean exploration
  • Egypt’s Sisi, Ethiopian PM to meet in Moscow to discuss Renaissance Dam
  • Egypt’s annual inflation eases to lowest in almost seven years

 Main Headlines

Monday

  • 1070 teachers sacked over Brotherhood links: Education minister
  • Egypt’s Court of Cassation orders retrial of police officers over killing protesters during 25 January 2011 Revolution
  • Egypt to open hepatitis virus treatment unit in Chad
  • Egypt will receive two grants from France to boost the energy and natural gas sectors

Tuesday

 Wednesday

  • Egypt condemns ‘in strongest terms’ the Turkish operation in Syria; calls for urgent Arab League meeting
  • Egypt’s PM Madbouly accuses Ethiopia of violating GERD declaration of principles
  • Egypt’s stock market is considering decreasing its trading’s fees and commissions in the sake of enhancing EGX’s competitiveness.

Thursday

Friday

  • Egypt’s Sisi and Ethiopia’s premier pledge to overcome obstacles in Nile dam talks
  • Two students from the University of Edinburgh who had been on a year abroad in Egypt were arrested, then released in Cairo
  • Egypt renews import duties on steel rebar, iron billets

 Saturday

  • Arab foreign ministers condemn Turkish offensive in Syria
  • 9 members of same family were killed in attack in Egypt’s Sinai
  • Egyptian-South Korean naval forces implement maritime drill in Mediterranean Sea

Sunday

Reports

From Twitter

 

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