This Week in Egypt: Week 26-2019 ( June 24-30)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi meets world leaders at G20 summit in Japan
  • Four suspected ISIS operatives, including two Egyptians, were arrested in Nicaragua, as they crossed from Costa Rica
  • Terrorists killed seven members of Egyptian security forces in Sinai
  • Amr Warda dismissed from national team amid sexual harassment scandal
  • Mo Salah comments on Warda crisis: ‘shunning is not the answer’
  • Africa Cup of Nations did not cost state budget, and is funded by sponsors

 Main Headlines



  • Terrorist Hisham El-Ashmawy is currently is facing trial in five cases where he had previously received sentences in absentia
  • Egypt won’t give up ‘one grain of sand from Sinai,’ insists foreign minister


  • Terrorists killed seven members of Egyptian security forces during three attacks on checkpoints near the northern Sinai town of el-Arish
  • Four suspected ISIS operatives,including two Egyptians, were arrested in Nicaragua, as they crossed from Costa Rica
  • Egyptian prosecution hands down 15-day detention orders for several political figures allegedly involved in ‘coalition of hope”“terrorist” case
  • Egyptian-German trade volume hits 4.5 billion euros in 2018


  • Egypt’s Sisi holds talks with Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe in Osaka ahead of attending G 20 summit
  • Egypt’s Prosecutionordered seizing funds of a number of defendants including politicians and economy figures accused of forming a terrorist cell to target state institutions
  • Football player Amr Warda cut sent home following sexual harassment allegations
  • Egyptian cabinet approves bill to reform social insurance system
  • Egypt’s President Sisi ratifies newly amended laws regulating appointment of top judges


  • Africa Cup of Nations: Mo Salah defends player Amr Warda accused of harassment
  • Amr Warda returns to Egypt squad two days after 48 hours of suspension
  • IMF: Egypt must complete its current reform program before negotiations of a new program



  • Red Sea ports raise alert on June 30
  • Egypt launches EGP 1.2 billion plan to renovate sanitation and drinking water networks in Aswan
  • Egypt’s Ministry of Endowment describes MB as ‘Khawarij’


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