This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2017 (Aug 28-Sept 3)

Top Headlines

  • UK lifts laptop cabin ban on flights from Cairo
  • Israel’s ambassador returns to Egypt after 8 months away
  • Israel may reduce Egypt’s fine for halting gas supplies in 2012
  • Egypt blocks more websites raising the total number of blocked sites to 405
  • Human rights group calls on Egyptian government to review website block
  • Sudanese FM: Arbitration or negotiation is best choice to solve Halayeb case
  • Electrical lines that supply power to Gaza from Egypt is partially restored.

 Main Headlines



  • Israeli ambassador returns to Egypt after 8 months away
  • Russian- Egyptian exercise in Krasnodar by September
  • Foreign Affairs Ministry denies signing agreement with Germany to establish refugee camps in Egypt
  • Egypt’s FM signs agreements with Romania on visas, tourism and political consultation
  • Egypt signs oil and gas exploration deals with Shell






Good Reports

  • TIMEP’s briefing on U.S. aid to Egypt.
  • Border dispute with Sudan could isolate Egypt in Nile talks. Menna Zaki
  • 14 days of a storm in July: Recounting what happened in Arish. Mada Masr
  • How Egyptian vegetarians avoid meat during ‘Eid Al-Adha’. Taha Sakr
  • Cairo seeks to boost trade with Ankara, overlooking political deadlock. Albaraa Abdullah
  • Feminism is ‘booming’ in Egypt despite controversial ‘man up” campaign. Al-Bawaba
  • The battle for the Nile riverbanks. Hadeer El Mahdaway

Good Read 

(views expressed do not reflect my own) 

From Twitter


  • Egypt’s hijabi Radio report BBC World Service
  • Egypt to turn administrative building of Suez Canal to a museum by 2019
  • An iconic sculpture by the legendary Mahmoud Mokhtar was discovered accidentally in Port Said

Finally here are Jayson Casper’s prayers for Egypt

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