This Week in Egypt: Week 47-2021 ( Nov 22-28)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt reopens 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes in grand, glitzy Luxor ceremony
  • Egypt bans flights from seven African countries over new COVID-19 variant
  • Greece teams up with Egypt on gas supply, infrastructure
  • Egypt and Israel sign memorandum on gas supplies for re-export

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Greece teams up with Egypt on gas supply, infrastructure

Thursday

  • Egypt reopens 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes in grand, glitzy Luxor ceremony
  • Egypt sentences 22 radical militants from the notorious  “Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis” group, to death
  • Saudi Arabia to lift entry ban from six countries, including Egypt, Pakistan and India

 Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Reports

From Twitter

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This Week in Egypt: Week 46-2021 ( Nov 15-21)

Top Headlines

  • Prince Charles visits Egypt for the first time in 15 years
  • FMs of Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, France meet in Athens
  • Egypt welcomes new political agreement in Sudan
  • Israel in talks to build solar power plants in Egypt 
  • Egypt to reopen Luxor’s ancient Avenue of Sphinxes on 25 November in major ceremony
  • Egypt and Qatar sign agreements to supply Gaza with fuel, building materials 

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

 Wednesday

  • Egyptian court sentences former MP for to five years on false news charge 
  • Egyptian bank boards to grant 2 seats for women

 Thursday

  • President Sisi and First Lady Entissar receive Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla
  • Royal Family:  Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall pictured visiting the Great Sphinx during Egypt trip
  • Britain’s Prince Charles calls for protection of planet in Cairo visit
  • Egypt and Qatar sign agreements to supply Gaza with fuel, building materials 

Friday

Saturday

  • FMs of Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, France meet in Athens
  • Rainfall drenches parts of Egypt; schools suspended in 8 governorates
  • Israel’s IDF foils attempt to smuggle 265 pounds of cocaine, marijuana into Israel from Egypt
  • Duchess of Cornwall visits Egyptian donkey hospital on final day of royal tour

Sunday

  • Egypt welcomes new political agreement in Sudan in Sudan
  • Rainfall to continue in northern Egypt amid wave of bad weather
  • Egypt sees noticeable decline in daily coronavirus cases, fatalities

Reports

Video

From Twitter

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This Week in Egypt: Week 45-2021 ( Nov 8-14)

Top headlines

  • US, Egypt conclude first ‘strategic dialogue’ under Biden
  • World powers press for Libya elections but disputes remain
  • Sisi calls for withdrawal of all foreign troops from Libya
  • Israel, Egypt to increase military presence along Egypt’s Rafah border
  • Egypt’s Shoukry lays out steps for Syria to re-enter Arab fold
  • Egypt to host COP27 international climate conference in 2022
  • Egypt bans import of Tuk-tuk components
  • Storms in south Egypt unleash scorpions, leave 3 dead and dozens hospitalized
  • Population of Egypt’s capital Cairo exceeds 10 million

Main Headlines

Monday

  • Israel’s IDF generals travel to Sinai for rare public meeting with Egyptian army
  • Egypt, Israel agree on more Egypt border forces in Sinai
  • Blinken says Egypt has more ‘issues of concern’ on human rights ahead of dialogue
  • Egyptian FM tells US Secretary Blinken that partnership with US indispensable for preservation of peace  
  • Egypt’s Sisi, and France’s Macron discuss preparations for Libya International Conference in Pari

Tuesday 

  • Blinken: US agrees with Egypt on mercenaries withdrawal from Libya
  • Egypt and France confirm support for political process in Libya leading to the elections
  • Egypt’s Shoukry lays out steps for Syria to re-enter Arab fold
  • New central bank regulations will allow customers to make digital bank transfers for the first time

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Egypt to host COP27 international climate conference in 2022
  • Sisi calls for withdrawal of all foreign troops from Libya

Saturday

Sunday

 Reports

Statement

From Twitter

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Mohamed Salah shows his class after being targeted by pitch invaders

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This Week in Egypt: Week 44-2021 ( Nov 1-7)

Top headlines

  • U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue will be held in DC on November 8-9 
  • Ted Cruz, top Dem Bob Menendez have had a heated exchange over Biden’s Egypt policy
  • Egyptian president denounces assassination attempt on Iraqi PM
  • Egypt aims to generate 42% of power from renewables by 2030
  • Egypt to start exporting liquefied gas to Lebanon by the end of this year
  • Egypt government to begin move to new administrative capital in December 
  • Egypt raises Suez Canal transit tolls

Main Headlines

Monday

  • Egypt’s Sisi urges Cop26 to hit $100bn climate funds target  
  • UK’s Johnson and Egypt’s El-Sisi hold bilateral talks on side lines of COP26
  • Saudi Arabia deposits $3 billion in Egypt’s central bank
  • Egypt to start exporting liquefied gas to Lebanon by the end of this year 
  • Egypt’s chief prosecutor has ordered the detention of three hotel workers after 47 foreign tourists got food poisoning at a popular Red Sea resort

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • US senators Cruz and Menendez spar at Senate Foreign Relations hearing on Egypt
  • Biden Administration pushes Egypt to Free Muslim Brotherhood Associates 
  • Egypt government to begin move to new administrative capital in December
  • Luxor welcomes first flight from London after two-year hiatus 

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Reports

Statement:

  • British PM meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: 1 November 2021

From Twitter

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This Week in Egypt: Week 43-2021 ( Oct 25-31)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s President Sisi ends state of emergency for the first time in years
  • American B1-B bomber flies over Mideast, including Egypt, amid Iran tensions
  • Egypt’s FM discussed latest developments in Sudan with US special envoy
  • Libya’s 5+5 Military Commission meets in Egypt to discuss withdrawal of foreign troops
  • Eni made three discoveries in Egypt’s western desert amounting to 50 million barrel of oil equivalent
  • UK sells warships to Egypt for first time in 30 years
  • Russian tourists flock back to Egypt’s Red Sea
  • Egypt’s city of Damietta wins UNESCO Learning City Award 2021

Main Headlines

Monday

  • Egypt’s FM discussed latest developments in Sudan with US special envoy
  • Egypt’s hotels are back to full capacity

Tuesday

  • Egypt’s President Sisi ends state of emergency for the first time in years
  • Eni made three discoveries in Egypt’s western desert amounting to 50 million barrel of oil equivalent
  • A third of Egypt’s Delta may drown due to climate change: Irrigation minister
  • Prince Charles to visit Jordan and Egypt

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

 Reports

From Twitter

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This Week in Egypt: Week 42-2021 ( Oct 18-24)

Apology for the delay in posting last week compilation. There are many important news today, Monday 25th, on Egypt, but last week too has a collection of important news, especially Reuters’ report on North Sinai, and the legendary performance of Mo Salah in the British Premier League. Enjoy

Top Headlines

  • Ninth Egypt-Greece-Cyprus summit held in Athens 
  • Greek PM: Greece, Cyprus, Egypt unite in condemning Turkey’s actions in region 
  • Turkey calls joint declaration by Greece, Egypt, Cyprus ‘manifestation of hostile policies’
  • Egyptian military consolidates grip on northern Sinai
  • Nearly 100 women become first female judges Egypt’s State Council
  • Israel is considering new pipeline to boost gas exports to Egypt
  • Egypt film on poverty ruffles feathers triggering patriotic backlash
  • Mo Salah overtakes Didier Drogba to become highest-scoring African player

Main Headlines

Monday

  • Judges postpone trials of three Egyptian activists
  • Egypt’s Sisi discuses Libya developments with Merkel, reiterates Egypt’s stance on GERD
  • Egypt seeks to benefit from British expertise in infrastructure projects: Transport minister tells UK’s Cleverly 

Tuesday

  • Ninth Egypt-Greece-Cyprus summit kicks off in Athens
  • Greek PM: Greece, Cyprus, Egypt unite in condemning Turkey’s actions in region 
  • Egyptian, US, Greek, Spanish navies carry out joint drills

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Sisi calls for ‘binding, balanced deal’ on GERD ‘as soon as possible and without further delay’
  •  Egyptian army’s engineering authority announces contest to name the new capital
  • Mo Salah overtakes Didier Drogba to become highest-scoring  African player

Reports

Read

From Twitter

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This Week in Egypt: Week 41-2021 ( Oct 11-17)

Top Headlines

  • Greece, Egypt sign deal for first subsea power link between Europe and Africa
  • Cyprus and Egypt sign deal to pursue electricity hookup
  • Cairo requests freezing drones deal between Turkey and Ethiopia
  • Trial of Egyptians for Italian student’s murder is suspended
  • Russia-Egypt tactical exercise ‘Defenders of Friendship 2021’ kick off
  • Egypt says will impose coronavirus restrictions on public employees after Nov 15
  • Sadat’s nephew negotiates way out for Egypt prisoners
  • Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival opens fifth edition against the odds

Main Headlines

Monday

 Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

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Sports

  • Mo Salah might be the best Premier League player ever but is the ‘unprecedented’ Liverpool forward still underrated? Jack Bantock

From Twitter

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Podcast: Political Islam lost opportunity for Turkey to coexist with West

In my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkish Trends series, I spoke to Turkish political scientist Cengiz Aktar about his latest essay ” The Turkish Malaise – A Critical Essay,” in which he explains how Turkey was in a counter-process in terms of westernisation.

Aktar criticised those he called optimistic intellectuals who still believed in westernisation.

“Many Westerners still believe that Turkey is a normal country which can be reformed. They argue that all the misdeeds and wrongdoings of the present regime can be reversed, and Turkey can become a normal country,” he said.

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This Week in Egypt: Week 40-2021 ( Oct 4-10)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt close to finalising arrangements for gas supplies to Lebanon
  • Egyptian FM Shoukry delivers message from Sisi to Putin
  • Egypt starts construction of gas pipeline in the Western Desert
  • Egypt raises fuel prices by 25 piasters 
  • Egypt and US advance Palestinian unity government, but Fatah and Hamas leery 
  • Egyptian headline inflation rises to 6.6% in September
  • Sharm El-Sheikh receives first direct flight from UK following year-long suspension 

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

  • Egypt close to finalising arrangements for gas supplies to Lebanon
  • Egyptian FM discusses Libya, Middle East process with Russian security council secretary
  • Egypt has fully vaccinated over 7 million people against COVID-19 

Wednesday

 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

  • Sharm El-Sheikh receives first direct flight from UK following year-long suspension 
  • First Libyan flight lands in Cairo Airport after 7 years 
  • Canterbury Archbishop urges Ethiopia to ensure fair GERD use, calls for Israeli-Palestinian peace process 
  • Egypt to receive 7 million doses of COVID vaccines within days 
  • Two doctors, employee sentenced to two years in jail for bullying a nurse

Sunday

Reports

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From Twitter

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This Week in Egypt: Week 39-2021 ( Sep 27- Oct 3)

Top Headlines

  • U.S. security adviser visits Egypt, discusses various issues with Egyptian officials
  • Egypt Air flight lands in Tel Aviv for first time in decades
  • Egypt’s FM Shoukry visits Moscow for political consultations
  • Egypt is “selected as nominee” to host COP27 climate talks  
  • Egypt inaugurates world’s largest water treatment plant
  • Historic court ruling on FGM case in Egypt
  • Egypt welcomes naming of Tunisia’s new PM Najla Bouden
  • UK Foreign Office relaxes advice for Egypt, Maldives and Sri Lanka

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Egypt welcomes naming of Tunisia’s new PM Najla Bouden
  • Egypt’s EFG Hermes in talks to buy stake in Spain’s Ignis
  • Egyptian authorities have said they had thwarted an attempt led by an imprisoned businessman to revive activities of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood

Saturday

Sunday

  • Egypt Air flight lands in Tel Aviv for first time in decades
  • Egypt’s FM Shoukry visits Moscow for political consultations
  • Egypt’s Sisi urges speedy vaccination of education sector staffers, university students
  • Egypt’s Sisi pledges continuous support for DR Congo as current chair of African Union
  • Egypt’s Armed Forces mourned on Sunday the death of an Egyptian peacekeeper who was killed in an explosive blast in Mali

Reports

  • Egypt steps up efforts to ‘restore Syria position in the Arab world.’ Mohamed Saied
  • Egypt sends display of artefacts to Dubai Expo 2020 George Mikhail
  • Egypt allocates billions for development in Sinai.  Mohammad Hanafi

From Twitter

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