This Week in Egypt- Week 44-2019 ( Oct 28-Nov 3)

Apology for missing last week’s compilation, but I included some of the relevant tweets from last week in this edition

Top Headlines 

  • Egypt’s Sinai Province swears allegiance to new Islamic State leader
  • Egypt’s FM heads to Washington for Ethiopian dam negotiations
  • Sisi: Companies owned by Egypt’s military must be allowed to sell shares on the stock exchange alongside other state companies
  • Egyptian, Jordanian, Pakistani special forces start joint drills in Pakistan
  • Egypt to try train conductor in death of youth

 Main Headlines



  • ‪Egyptian man dies after official ‘forced’ him off a moving train
  • Egyptian railways authority to train staff following vendor death after being forced off the train
  • Britain lifts advisory against flying to Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh resort
  • Tutankhamun exhibition set to open in London






  • Egypt’s Sinai Province swears allegiance to new Islamic State leader
  • Israeli and Egyptian partners take control of key gas pipeline
  • Egypt’s FM heads to Washington for Ethiopian dam negotiations
  • Egypt’s parliament to vote on three-month extension of state of emergency on Monday


  • Egypt’s options dwindle as Nile talks break down. Samy Magdy
  • Three years after flotation of EGP, the dollar expected to witness a downward spiral in 2020. Doaa Moneim
  • Sinai in a week. Mada Masr
  • Libyan parliamentarians meet in Cairo. Muhammed Magdy
  • Tutankhamun’s glitzy farewell tour a timely promotion for Egypt. Esther Addley
  • A Squash mystery in Egypt: Is there something in the Nile? David Segal

Good Read

  • NATO countries should help Egypt mitigate security challenge near Libyan border. Amal Kandeed


From Twitter




  • Cairo ranks third in Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 Cities 2020” List
  • Katy Perry celebrates her 35th birthday with Orlando Bloom in Egypt
  • Cairo delights at sweet candies as Muslim festival nears

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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