This Week in Egypt – Week 49 ( Nov 27- Dec 3)


Top Headlines 

  • Former Egyptian premier Shafiq says intends to run in 2018 election
  • In an exclusive video to Al-Jazeera, Ex-Egypt PM Ahmed Shafiq says he is “blocked from leaving UAE” 
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates blasts “thankless” Shafiq in tweets
  • Former Egyptian PM gives TV interview, denying he was kidnapped
  • Russia negotiates deal for its warplanes to use Egypt bases
  • Al-Azhar Grand Imam performs Friday prayers at Rawda mosque

 

Shafiq AFP

Ex-Presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq – via AFP

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday 

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Russia negotiates a deal for its warplanes to use Egypt bases
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates blasts “thankless” Shafiq in tweets
  • Egypt’ former president Mubarak denies having approved 1983 plan to resettle Palestinians in Sinai
  • A third candidate emerged for the 2018 Egyptian presidential elections, as 41-year-old military colonel Ahmed Konswa
  • Security forces in central Sinai destroyed three hideouts used by militants and seized large quantities of weaponry
  • Egypt’s football legend Mahmoud El-Khatib wins Ahly club championship

Friday 

 Saturday

Sunday

Good Reports

Good Read

From Twitter

Interview  

  • CNN’s Christiane Amanpur with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Plus

  • Egypt mourns death of actress, singer and cultural icon Shadia

Finally here are Jayson Casper’s prayers for Egypt

 

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