This Week in Egypt: Week 27- ( June 29-July 5)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt reopens airports and welcomes tourists to pyramids after COVID closure
  • Egypt says no breakthrough reached on second day of AU-sponsored GERD talks
  • Turkish defence minister and chief of staff visited Tripoli
  • Unidentified warplanes hit Libya’s al-Watiya airbase where Turkey may build base
  • Egypt arrest an alleged serial rapist 
  • Egypt sets date for senate elections in August
  • Veteran Egyptian actress Ragaa El-Gedawy dies from coronavirus at 81



Main Headlines


  • ‪Egypt’s foreign minister warns unilateralism in GERD dispute will heighten tensions
  • Libya’s NOC confirms international talks on resuming oil output


  • Egypt discovers gold deposit in the southeast of the country
  • Egypt’s M2 money supply is up 17.24% year-on-year in May



  • Egyptian aviation sector lost around EGP 1 billon monthly during flight suspension: Official
  • Egypt’s coronavirus cases surpass 71,000
  • Canadian who was arrested in Egypt early in 2019 returns home, after release, needs medical treatment


  • GERD talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resume on Friday
  • Turkish defence officials hold talks in Malta
  • Turkish defence minister and chief of staff arrive in Tripoli
  • Egypt’s National Council for Women calls on victims to make official reports after rape allegations against man go viral





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