This Week in Egypt: Week 30- 2017 ( July 24-30)

Top Headlines

  • An Egyptian tank crew saved up to 50 people from a car bomb packed with explosives
  • Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain will allow Qatari planes to use air corridors in emergencies
  • Qatar turns down new LNG deals with Egypt
  • Egyptian in Red Sea knife attack supported the Islamic state
  • Egypt established a national council to fight terrorism
  • Czech woman injured in Egypt knife attack dies
  • Number of websites blocked in Egypt reaches 127
  • Egypt’s butterfly Farida Osman celebrates first ever World Championship medal

Main Headlines



  • Egypt will not compromise on reconciliation conditions for Qatar
  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain release new Qatar-linked ‘terrorist entities, individuals’ list
  • Number of websites blocked in Egypt reaches 127
  • An Egyptian court sentences 43 defendants to life in prison for several violent incidents committed in 2011
  • Egypt and EU ratify partnership priorities for 2017-2022
  • Egyptian army says 40 terrorist are killed in North Sinai





  • Egypt’s butterfly Farida Osman celebrates first ever World Championship medal
  • An Egyptian court court issues preliminary death sentences against 8 for 2013c violence, ransacking police station
  • Egypt’s prosecution launches investigation into Friday’s hour-long Cairo Airport power cut
  • Negotiations on Ethiopian dam are ongoing: Egypt’s irrigation minister
  • Egypt deports 100 undocumented Sudanese residents
  • Iraq bans Egyptian vegetable and fruit exports


Good Reports

  • Terrorists in Sinai up their game up their game. Amr Mostafa
  • Zamalek Metro drilling puts historic school buildings at risk. Taha Sakr
  • Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment. Bel trew
  • What a drag: Egypt’s smokers feel burn of price hikes. Menna Farouk

Good Read

Video Report



Finally here are Jayson Casper’s prayers for Egypt

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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor who write in Middle Eastern politics in UK.
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