This Week in Egypt: Week 3-2020 ( Jan 13-19)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi participated in Berlin summit on Libya
  • Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan make a draft deal on Ethiopian Dam
  • Israel starts exporting natural gas to Egypt
  • Pompeo expresses outrage over American’s ‘pointless’ death in meeting with Egyptian President Sisi
  • France asks to join Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum
  • Egyptian police arrest four in raid of Turkish-state news agency in Cairo, later released
  • Central Bank of Egypt keeps interest rates unchanged

 

Berlin summit 2

 Berlin Summit 

( Photo Italian PM,Giuseppe Conte, FB page)

Main Headlines

 Monday

Tuesday

  • ‪Egypt held ‘long, in-depth talks’ with US officials in Washington over Ethiopian dam
  • Egypt military says a pilot killed in fighter jet crash during training
  • Mustafa Kassem: Egyptian-American dies on hunger strike in Egypt.
  • Egypt’s top prosecutor orders autopsy after death of detained American-Egyptian citizen

Wednesday

Thursday

  • France asks to join Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum
  • Egypt, Greece, Italy mull repercussions of sending Turkish forces to Libya
  • GERD statement signed after Washington talks does not constitute new agreement: Egypt’s FM
  • Turkey’s Anadolu news agency has has no legal presence in Egypt: SIS
  • Egypt’s top prosecutor orders release of two Turkish citizens and three Egyptians in Anadolu case
  • CBE keeps interest rates unchanged during 2020’s 1st meeting

Friday

Saturday 

Sunday

 Reports

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This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2020 ( Jan 6-12)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt blames Ethiopia for latest failure of Nile Dam talks
  • Ethiopian PM calls on South African president to intervene in Nile dam dispute
  • France, Greece, Egypt and Cyprus declared “null and void” agreements between Turkey and Libya
  • Egypt’s House of Representatives holds public session supporting Libya
  • Egypt declares 3-day mourning over Oman’s Sultan Qaboos death
  • Egypt unveils historic Alexandria Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue after three-year renovation

 Main Headlines

 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • France, Greece, Egypt and Cyprus declared “null and void” agreements between Turkey and Libya
  • Scottish businessman Colin Finnie missing after yacht found on Egypt reef
  • Egypt’s FM: Current middle East conflicts need political solutions, not force

Thursday

  • US Embassy in Egypt issues security alert of heightened Mideast tensions
  • Egypt’s Foreign Minister to head to Algeria carrying a message from President Sisi
  • Egypt’s annual headline inflation rises to 7.1% in December
  • Room for more Egyptian rate cuts even as inflation accelerates
  • Chinese firm to finish 20 commercial towers in Egypt by 2022
  • Egypt Air will resume Baghdad flights on Saturday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Reports

  • Egypt launches microfinance incentives to contain informal economy. Mohamed Hammad
  • The Grand Egyptian Museum will finally open at the end of 2020. Lonely Planet
  • Mixed reactions over turning Egypt’s Investment Ministry into an authority. Amira Sayed Ahmed
  • 3 points of disagreement between Egypt and Ethiopia over GRED. Egypt Today

Good Read

From Twitter

 

 

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This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2020 ( Dec 30-Jan 5)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s naval forces go on amphibious exercises in the Mediterranean
  • Egypt warns against Turkish military ‘interference’ in Libya
  • Chevron, Shell and Exxon Mobil have been awarded oil and gas exploration concessions in Egypt’s first ever Red Sea licensing round
  • Egypt deploys military, police to secure New Year’s celebrations
  • Egypt appeals against escalation in Iraq following US strike
  • A mob of men sexually assault a screaming woman during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Egypt

 Main Headlines

 Monday

  • Chevron and Shell have been awarded oil and gas exploration concessions in Egypt’s first ever Red Sea licensing round
  • Gamal Eid: Egypt rights activist ‘attacked and doused in paint by armed men’
  • Petroleum minister: Unprecedented increase in Egypt’s oil, gas production in 2019
  • Egypt’s wheat stock is enough for five months

Tuesday

  • Egypt deploys military, police to secure New Year’s celebrations
  • Egypt’s antiquities minister defends plans to move sphinxes, obelisk from Luxor to Tahrir Square
  • Egypt approves legalization of 90 unlicensed churches, bringing total to 1,412

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Police arrest 7 in New Year’s Eve mob sexual assault in Egypt
  • Egyptian FM calls Greek and Cypriot FMs over Turkish decision to deploy troops in Libya
  • Egypt will not stand idle while Turkey intervenes in Libya
  • Egypt shuts two Mediterranean ports due to bad weather
  • Egypt condoles with Sudan over deadly military plane crash

Saturday

Sunday

  • UK’s Foreign Office has updated their travel advice for Egypt following the death of Iranian General Qasem Suleimani
  • Egypt’s Suez Canal’s 2019 revenues hit 5.8 billion USD
  • Governor of UAE’s Sharjah returns 425 ancient artifacts to Egypt

Reports

  • The horrifying moment a mob of men grope a screaming woman during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Egypt. Mail-online
  • Egypt’s military adds new factory to to industrial portfolio. Al-Monitor
  • Fleeing war, poverty, African migrants face racism in Egypt

Good Read

 From Twitter

 

Plus

  • The Oldest copy of the first illustrated book has been discovered in Egypt
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Twitter Thread: The End of Iran’s Qassem Suleimani

The American President Donald Trump ordered the killing of the powerful commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, in a drone strike on the Baghdad International Airport. The death of Iran’s strong man is described by many as a defining moment in the history of the Middle East. Here is a collection of tweets that I think worth reading about it. 

Suleimani photo

Photo via AP

 

 

 

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This Week in Egypt: Week 52-2019 (Dec 23-30)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi discuss developments in Libya with US’s Trump and Russia’s Putin
  • Egypt awards oil and gas exploration concessions in the Red Sea
  • Egypt and Sudan to operate joint electricity grid from Jan. 12
  • Egypt is sticking to its position on filling and operating GERD
  • At least 22 people were killed when a bus carrying factory laborers overturned Saturday in Port Said
  • Egypt concludes Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue restoration 

 Main Headlines

 Monday

  • Egypt’s Sisi offered his condolences to Algeria over death of army chief-of-staff
  • Netflix revives Egyptian adults puppet show Abla Fahita

 Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Egypt awards oil and gas exploration concessions in the Red Sea
  • Egypt competition watchdog approves Uber acquisition of Careem with conditions
  • Egypt and Sudan to operate joint electricity grid from Jan. 12
  • Egypt’s political parties to hold second round of national dialogue on election laws

Good Reports

Good Read

Profile

From Twitter

 

Photo Gallery

 Plus

  • December: A month to remember Naguib Mahfouz and Oum Kalthoum
  • Alexandria removes barriers obstructing Mediterranean sea view

 

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This Week in Egypt: Week 51-2019 ( Dec 16-22)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan released from detention
  • US dollar continues to depreciate against Egyptian pound
  • Egypt’s president reshuffles cabinet
  • UK and France resume flights to Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh airport
  • Israel approves export of gas reserves to neighboring Egypt
  • Giant solar park in the desert jump-starts Egypt’s renewables push
  • Egypt’s media minister returns in new government shake-up

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Talks on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to resume in Khartoum
  • President Sisi: Egypt is keen on constructive cooperation with Cyprus

Saturday

  • After UK, First direct flight from France lands at Sharm El-Sheikh after years of suspension
  • Egypt heightens security measures nationwide ahead of Christmas and New Year.
  • Egypt and Italy to establish integrated Italian trade and logistics entity
  • Mo Salah wins third trophy with Liverpool following Club World Cup triumph

Sunday

Reports

  • How Egypt reacted to Ethiopia’s move on Red Sea. Khalid Hassan
  • Pacts between Libya, Turkey raise tensions with Egypt. Ahmed Gomaa
  • Slain student was caught in ‘web’ spun by Egyptian security services. Reuters

Good Read

From Twitter

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This Week in Egypt: Week 49-2019 (Dec 2-8)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt says Cairo GERD talks concluded without joint statement
  • Sarraj’s deal with Turkey will disrupt political process: Egypt’s FM Shoukry tells UN Envoy to Libya
  • Almost half of land sold for first phase of Egypt’s new capital
  • Egypt government legalizes status of 87 unlicensed churches
  • Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris acquires Thomas Cook Germany
  • Egypt’s spending on fuel subsidies dropped by about 69% year on year in July-September

 Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday 

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Egypt’s spending on fuel subsidies dropped by about 69% year on year in July-September
  • Egypt retrieves historical manuscript from London
  • Egypt tops the list of countries clinching financing deals for start-ups in the Middle East and North Africa

Good Reports

From Twitter

 

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This Week in Egypt: Week 48 -2019 ( Nov 25-Dec 1)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt condemns MoUs signed between Turkey and Libyan PM
  • A military court in Egypt has sentenced to death the country’s most wanted jihadist Hisham Ashmawi
  • Egyptian woman ‘wins court battle’ over unequal inheritance laws
  • Fugitive contractor Mohamed Ali is referred to criminal court for tax evasion
  • Banker who helped stabilize Egyptian economy gets new term
  • Egypt launches first telecoms satellite Tiba 1

 Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • A military court in Egypt has sentenced to death the country’s most wanted jihadist Hisham Ashmawi
  • Egypt launches first telecoms satellite Tiba 1
  • Egypt’s Sisi named 16 new provincial governors and 23 deputy governors

Thursday

 Friday

 Saturday

Sunday

Reports

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This Week in Egypt: Week 47-2019 ( Nov 18-24)

Top Headlines 

  • The office of Mada Masr was raided by security, four of the website’s staff have been detained and later released
  • Egypt wins Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations
  • Egyptian exile who sparked protests launches opposition movement
  • Egypt to send its first communication satellite into orbit
  • Egyptian animal mummies showcased at Saqqara near Cairo

 Main Headlines

 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Egypt to send its first communication satellite into orbit
  • Egypt and Sudan accept Ethiopia’s proposal to start filling GERD in June 2020, Ethiopian negotiator says
  • Son of Egypt’s former president Mubarak says his mother and former first lady is ill
  • Presidential decree approves establishing German International University of Applied Sciences in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital

Friday

Saturday

  • A large cache of mummified animals found in an ancient Egyptian necropolis have been displayed for the first time near the capital Cairo
  • Egypt signs $430-million natural-gas deal at investment forum
  • Independent Egyptian media outlet Mada Masr says its editor is detained

Sunday

Reports

From Twitter

 

Tourism

  • National Geographic selects Egypt among best trips for 2020

Plus

  • Levantine Foundation to hold a symposium in Cairo on Deir al-Serian’s manuscripts
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This Week in Egypt: Week 46 -2019 ( Nov 11-17)

Top Headlines

  • Central Bank of Egypt cuts interest rates by 1% for third time in a row
  • S. threatens Egypt with sanctions over Russian arms deal
  • First US ambassador to Egypt since 2017 arrives in Cairo
  • Seven countries, including Egypt, voice support for Syria’s sovereignty in a joint statement
  • An Egyptian military court sentences Libyan terrorist Abdel-Raheem al-Mesmary to death, others to prison over 2017 attack
  • Egypt’s Sisi visits UAE; sign huge investment deal

 Main Headlines

Monday

 Tuesday

Wednesday

 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Good Reports

  • S. threatens Egypt with sanctions over Russian arms deal. Vivian Salama
  • Egypt-UAE huge investment deal reflects Cairo’s strategic significance to Gulf states. Xinhua
  • Egypt achieved its highest ever tourism revenue this year.

Good Read

From Twitter

 

Photo Gallery

Plus

  • ‪King of Pop Amr Diab Steals the Show at Times Square in New York

 

 

 

 

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