This Week in Egypt: Week 21 -2018 ( May 21-27)

Top Headlines

  • Future of Homeland party to form majority bloc in Egypt’s parliament
  • Qatar bans UAE, Saudi and Egyptian products as embargo anniversary approaches
  • Egypt’s top court orders temporary suspension of YouTube
  • Egyptian security forces detained prominent blogger and journalist Wael Abbas
  • Uncertainty about Ismail Alexandrani’s fate after Egyptian military denies issuing 10-year sentence
  • Egypt arrests opposition leader Hazim Abdelazim for publishing ‘false news’
  • Teary Salah goes off injured in Champions League final

Salah Ramos

 Main Headlines


  • Egypt, Russia to sign deal for 7 billion Russian Industrial Zone in Port Said
  • Egypt to launch two international bid rounds for oil and gas exploration in 2018
  • Rights group accuses Egypt of mass demolition of homes in Sinai


  • Egyptian military court sentences journalist who reported on the Sinai insurgency to 10 years in prison on terror-related charges
  • Egypt’s Ministry of Military Production companies do not aim to compete with private sector
  • Egypt, Algeria, and Tunisia stress importance of implementing UN plans in Libya
  • Free Egyptians Party faces mass resignations of MPs in the lastest internal crisis
  • Suez Canal revenues rise to $479.3 million in April


  • Egyptian security forces detained prominent blogger and journalist Wael Abbas
  • Army spokesperson quashes HRW report on random demolition to houses in Sinai
  • Preparations are underway for President El-Sisi’s swearing-in ceremony on June 2
  • Four railway workers are referred to criminal court in Beheira train collision case
  • Jordan’s King Abdullah II to meet Egypt’s Sisi in Cairo
  • Egypt’s tourism revenuesjumped 83.3 percent in the first quarter of 2018


  • Egypt expects artifacts seized in Italy to be returned home
  • German ambassador praises Egypt’s economic reforms


  • Swedish diplomat denied entry at Cairo airport
  • Egyptian cabinet approves of Catholic Church in new administrative capital
  • Egypt still needs time to adapt before World Cup: Coach Cuper



  • Mohamed Salah said is confident that he will play with Egypt at next month’s World Cup
  • Sergio Ramos is slammed for laughing as Mohamed Salah left pitch with injury
  • Egypt’s President Sisi calls Salah to ask about health after Champions League final injury
  • Egypt arrests opposition leader Hazim Abdelazim for publishing “false news”
  • Uncertainty about researcher Ismail Alexandrani’s fate after military deny 10-year sentence
  • Egypt’s Sisi discusses developments in Libya with France’s Macron by phone
  • Qatar bans  UAE, Saudi and Egyptian products as embargo anniversary approaches

Good Reports

  • Egypt opens a door and Gaza residentsrush for the exist. Abu Bakr Bashirand Jared Malsin
  • Egypt and Ethiopia fail to reach breakthrough in dam negotiations. Ayah Aman
  • Champions League final: Egyptians furious at Mo Salah injury. Sergio Ramos  is not popular in Egypt right now. BBC Monitoring

From Twitter



  • UK Embassy’s officials wander Islamic Cairo using tuk-tuk


Finally here are Jayson Casper’s prayers for Egypt



About nervana111

Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor who write in Middle Eastern politics in UK.
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