This Week in Egypt 2017: Week 33 (Aug 14-20)

Top Headlines

  • Italy to return its ambassador to Cairo, ending standoff over murdered student
  • US military will take part in a joint military exercise with Egypt for the first time since the toppling of Mubarak in 2011
  • Hamas commander killed in ISIS suicide bombing at Rafah crossing
  • Calls for gender equality in inheritance is ‘against Islamic teachings,’ says Egypt’s Al-Azhar
  • Striking Mahalla workers suspend 2-week strike after company pledges to provide response to their demands
  • German-backed Arabic website blocked is blocked by Egypt
  • Daily News Egypt to be taken over by state run newspaper
  • Student allegedly detained by Egypt’s army forces appears in new ISIS video


Main Headlines








Good Reports

  • Israel pushes security ties while Cairo and Amman embassies sit empty. Akiva Eldar
  • Egypt could help Israel get rid of its gas excess. The Economist
  • Why was an Italian graduate student tortured and murdered in Egypt? And an Italian response to the piece: No ‘explosive’ evidence on Regeni.

Good Read

  • A beauty queen help Israel’s Egyptian community find its voice. Haisam Hassenein


 From Twitter



  • Archaeologists discover three ancient tombs in Egypt

Finally here are Jayson Casper’s prayers for Egypt

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