This week in Egypt 2017 – Week 24 ( June 13-18)


Top Headlines

  • Egyptian lawmakers approve Red Sea Islands transfer to Saudi Arabia 
  • Egypt bans fishing, diving at Tiran island in preparation for handover
  • Al-Wafd MP declares resignation over Parliament’s approval of Red Sea Islands deal
  • An Egyptian court sentences 31 to death in public prosecutor’s case
  • Egypt bans scores of news websites in growing censorship crackdown 
  • In long-awaited move, Egypt’s central bank scraps currency transfer limit
  • An Egyptian policeman was killed and four wounded by a roadside explosive near the Cairo suburb of Maadi 
  • Egypt removes mention of 2011 and 2013 uprisings from school curriculum
  • Spokesperson for the Egyptian presidency denies Egypt sponsored agreement between Hamas and Dahlan
  • Egypt weightlifting doping scandal deepens as new cases are revealed

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Photo via Daily News Egypt

Main Headlines

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Sunday

  • Roadside bomb kills Egyptian police officer in Cairo suburb of Maadi
  • Hamas: War with Israel is unlikely and relations with Egypt were improving
  • Spokesperson for the Egyptian presidency denies Egypt sponsored agreement between Hamas and Dahlan
  • Dostour Party member and lawyer Tarek Hussein was released on bail
  • An Egyptian court acquits 17 striking workers, criticizes absence of legislation regulating public sector workers’ strikes
  • Egypt blocks access to Turkey’s Hürriyet Daily News website
  • Government to decide on electricity price increase by end of June

Good Reports

  • Excerpts from Parliament’s landslide vote on Tiran and Sanafir. Rana Mamdouh
  • Egypt steps up efforts to extradite Brotherhood fugitives from UK. Ahmed Fouad

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Plus:

Egypt woman breaks into men-only Ramadan wakeup call job

Finally, here are Jayson Casper’s prayers for Egypt

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One Response to This week in Egypt 2017 – Week 24 ( June 13-18)

  1. nedhamson says:

    Reblogged this on Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News and commented:
    “Egypt bans scores of news websites in growing censorship crackdown” Fake and hateful news can only be controlled by exposure, not darkness.

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