This Week in Egypt: Week 47 ( Nov 20-26)

Top Headlines

  • Horrific  terror attack killing hundreds of worshippers in a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai 
  • Death toll from attack on mosque in Egypt rises sharply to 305, including more than two-dozen children.
  • Egypt’s air forces thwart weapons’ infiltration attempt through the western borders
  • Lebanon’s Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo
  • Egypt is ‘astonished’ over Sudan’s Renaissance Dam comments
  • Egypt’s prosecutor general orders detention of 29 suspects over espionage with Turkey
  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain release third Qatar-linked terrorism list

AlRawada massacre

Two kids looking at discarded shoes of victims of Sinai’s Mosque attack- via AP 

Main Headlines







  • Egypt is in mourning as the death toll from an attack on a Sufi mosque rose to 305, including 27 children
  • Survivors describe 20 minutes of terror in attack at mosque in Egypt’s Sinai
  • Egypt military carries out air strikes, kills terrorists near Al-Arish
  • Egypt attack: Egyptian officials say IS flags were carried by gunmen
  • Egypt’s churches ring bells in solidarity with N. Sinai mosque victims
  • Egypt imposes TV ban on lawyer who said raping women wearing ripped was a ‘national duty’


Good Reports

It is not easy to find balanced reports about Egypt, especially after Friday’s attack in Sinai but here are some:

On other topics:

  • A performer, a parasite and the prickliness of Egypt’s courts. The Economists
  • Joining the ‘A-class’: Better off Egyptians flee Cairo’s chaosfor gated “utopia.” Middle East Eye
  • The Trap: Punishing sexual difference in Egyp Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
  • Sea level rise, GERD put Egypt’s Nile Delta at risk of submergence. Daily News Egypt

Good Read

From Twitter

On Friday’s terror attack:


On other topics



Finally, here are Jayson Casper’s prayers for Egypt

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1 Response to This Week in Egypt: Week 47 ( Nov 20-26)

  1. nedhamson says:

    Reblogged this on Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News and commented:
    Trump uses Egyptian dead to boost wall on Mexico’s border. Billy Joel’s I didn’t light the fire should be broadcast to Saudi’s 24/7


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