This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2020 ( Dec 30-Jan 5)


Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s naval forces go on amphibious exercises in the Mediterranean
  • Egypt warns against Turkish military ‘interference’ in Libya
  • Chevron, Shell and Exxon Mobil have been awarded oil and gas exploration concessions in Egypt’s first ever Red Sea licensing round
  • Egypt deploys military, police to secure New Year’s celebrations
  • Egypt appeals against escalation in Iraq following US strike
  • A mob of men sexually assault a screaming woman during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Egypt

 Main Headlines

 Monday

  • Chevron and Shell have been awarded oil and gas exploration concessions in Egypt’s first ever Red Sea licensing round
  • Gamal Eid: Egypt rights activist ‘attacked and doused in paint by armed men’
  • Petroleum minister: Unprecedented increase in Egypt’s oil, gas production in 2019
  • Egypt’s wheat stock is enough for five months

Tuesday

  • Egypt deploys military, police to secure New Year’s celebrations
  • Egypt’s antiquities minister defends plans to move sphinxes, obelisk from Luxor to Tahrir Square
  • Egypt approves legalization of 90 unlicensed churches, bringing total to 1,412

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Police arrest 7 in New Year’s Eve mob sexual assault in Egypt
  • Egyptian FM calls Greek and Cypriot FMs over Turkish decision to deploy troops in Libya
  • Egypt will not stand idle while Turkey intervenes in Libya
  • Egypt shuts two Mediterranean ports due to bad weather
  • Egypt condoles with Sudan over deadly military plane crash

Saturday

Sunday

  • UK’s Foreign Office has updated their travel advice for Egypt following the death of Iranian General Qasem Suleimani
  • Egypt’s Suez Canal’s 2019 revenues hit 5.8 billion USD
  • Governor of UAE’s Sharjah returns 425 ancient artifacts to Egypt

Reports

  • The horrifying moment a mob of men grope a screaming woman during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Egypt. Mail-online
  • Egypt’s military adds new factory to to industrial portfolio. Al-Monitor
  • Fleeing war, poverty, African migrants face racism in Egypt

Good Read

 From Twitter

 

Plus

  • The Oldest copy of the first illustrated book has been discovered in Egypt

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