This Week in Egypt: Week 20-2020 ( May 11-17)

Top Headlines

  • Ethiopia to start filling its mega dam in July despite lack of agreement with Egypt and Sudan
  • Russia launches production of Su-35 fighter jets for Egypt
  • Egypt, Greece and Cyprus’ foreign ministers denounce Turkey’s latest activities in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Turkey accused Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates of seeking to form an “alliance of evil”
  • A popular Egyptian influencer is arrested “for violating family values”
  • Editor-in-Chief of Mada Masr Lina Attalah is released on bail after she was arrested outside Tora prison

 Main Headlines








  • Egypt tightens coronavirus restrictions for Eid holiday
  • Mada Masr Editor-in-Chief Lina Attalah is released on bail after she was arrested outside Tora prison
  • Egypt records 510 COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank puts talks to acquire Bank Audi’s Egyptian business on hold.
  • Egypt to loan Egypt Air $127 million to help it through coronavirus crisis
  • World Bank provides US$ 50 million to Egypt in support of Coronavirus emergency response



 Photo Gallery 

  • Overlooked and Forgotten: Egypt’s historic Port Said. Tayara

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