This Week in Egypt: Week 3-2019 (Jan 14-20)

Top Headlines

  • Cairo declaration establishes Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum with seven countries
  • AChristian man who has been kidnapped by suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula is a police forensic expert
  • Egypt’s budget deficit in the first half of the financial year is reduced
  • Egypt police kill 14 terrorists during a raid in North Sinai 
  • Terrorist who was involved in beheading of Egyptian Copts is killed in Libya
  • Mercedes-Benz to open car assembly plant in Egypt
  • Egypt to relocate 51,000 government employees to New Administrative Capital

Main Headlines



  • Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education reduced the punishment of a male student who appeared in a viral video hugging a female friend on campus
  • Egypt’s Al-Azhar University overturns decision to expel female student over hugging her male friend
  • UK is the biggest non-Arab investment partner of Egypt
  • Egypt court orders release of woman jailed over torture claims in BBC report
  • Egypt’s president issues decree regulating travel of senior officials on state business







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