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

Good Read

From Twitter

 

 

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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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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

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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

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