This Week in Egypt: Week 34-2017 (Aug 21-27)

Top Headlines

  • U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid
  • Egypt’s Sisi and Shoukry meet Kushner after US holds back aid
  • Egypt says US gave “just a few hours notice” before announcing massive aid cuts
  • After aid crisis, Trump calms atmosphere with telephone call to Sisi
  • Al-Azhar’s grand imam says Islamic inheritance law is ‘not up for reinterpretation’
  • Despite intimidation, Coptic Christians in Minya celebrate Assumption of Mary

Main Headlines



  • The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid
  • Russia to supply Egypt with 15 combat helicopters by end of 2017
  • Security forces prevent Copts from holding feast day prayers in Minya
  • Police officer, 2 conscripts injured in a shooting in North Sinai
  • Aya Hegazy announces plans to establish Belady in US, prioritizing child political prisoners
  • Egyptian academic is accused of ‘glorifying Satan’ after teaching Milton’s Paradise Lost






Good Reports

Good Read


Finally here are Jayson Casper’s prayers for Egypt

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