This Week in Egypt: Week 45 ( Nov 5-11)


Top Headlines

  • Egypt puts key members of ‘al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya’ on terror list
  • An Egyptian court has convicted 65 suspected militants of setting up a terrorist group and declaring allegiance to the extremist Islamic State group
  • Standard & Poor’s credit rating for Egypt stands at B with a stable outlook, but the agency warned of financial challenges in light of worsening debt crisis.
  • Lebanon’s minister of tourism apologizes to Egypt for insulting its cleanliness
  • Egypt’s headline inflation surges to 17.7 percent in October
  • Seven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years, have been discovered south of the Egyptian capital
  • Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel Khaled Azmi affirmed Egypt’s commitment to achieving justice and peace in the Middle East

 

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • An Egyptian military court sentences in absentia 8 ISIS members to death over 2016 deadly attacks on army checkpoints
  • A Church report contradicts state narrative about Minya attack
  • Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel visits Coptic Orthodox Church in Jerusalem following assault on monks

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 Sunday

  • Dozens of cat mummies found in 6,000-year-old tombs in Egypt
  • Egypt puts key members of ‘al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya’ on terror list
  • Standard & Poor’s credit rating for Egypt stands at B with a stable outlook, but the agency warned of financial challenges in light of worsening debt crisis
  • Egypt court sentences two policemen to jail over detainee’s death
  • Egypt’s government is considering stripping ration cardsfor subsidized food from people who earn around double the average monthly salary
  • Egyptian parliament votes in favour of establishing Russian Industrial Zone in the Suez Canal
  • Egypt plans to ban gas-fueled cars by 2040, only electronic vehicles

Good Reports

  • Egypt treads carefully as a Gaza broker. France 24
  • Egypt deniesknowledge of Sisi critic’s disappearance. Ahmed Youness
  • Minya attack: Question marks surround the perpetrators of the Minya attack despite Islamic State claiming responsibility. Ahmed Eleiba
  • Egypt and Sudanmend fraying ties. Hagar Hosny
  • Sisi’s hot potato: Egyptians hit back after remarkson austerity.  Nadine Awadalla
  • Egypt struggles to restore Cairo’s historic heart. Emmanuel Parisse

Good Read

From Twitter

 

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