This Week in Egypt: Week 28-2020 ( July 6-12)


Top Headlines

  • Egypt raises army readiness in anticipation of Libya showdown with Turkey
  • GERD talks see continued disagreements
  • Egypt keeps domestic fuel prices unchanged
  • A member of staff at the German government press office is suspected of working for Egyptian intelligence
  • EU officials confirm no restrictions on travel to Egypt
  • Egypt will require new cars to operate on natural gas
  • Eleven people were drowned off the coast of northern Egypt

 Main Headlines

 Monday

  • Multiple Egyptian women file official complaints against accused rapist Ahmed Bassam Zaki
  • Egypt’s military production minister dies
  • Egypt reports first drop below 1,000 new COVID-19 cases since May 27
  • Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to start operations with flights to Egypt
  • Egypt’s private economic activity ebbs at slower rate in June

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • ‪Egypt keeps domestic fuel prices unchanged
  • Russia is working on immediate Libya ceasefire with Turkey -Ifax
  • Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security: FM Shoukry at UN Security Council meeting on Libya

Thursday

  • Egypt’s annual headline inflation rises to 5.6% in June
  • Khartoum airport partially opens to flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE

 Friday

  • Egypt raises army readiness in anticipation of Libya showdown with Turkey
  • A member of staff at the German government press office is suspected of working for Egyptian intelligence for Egyptian intelligence

Saturday

  • Egypt has rejected a request by Ethiopia to postpone a settlement on points of disagreement on GERD
  • Eleven people were drowned off the coast of northern Egypt
  • Egypt grounds kites for ‘safety’, ‘national security’

Sunday

 Reports

  • Fears at Nile’s convergence in Sudan that new dam will sap river’s strength. Reuters
  • Nile Dam row: Egypt and Ethiopia generate heat but no power. Damian Zane
  • Egyptian naval drill was message to Turkey to Turkey. Seth Frantzman
  • ‘Sensational’ Egypt find offers clues in hunt for Cleopatra’s tomb. Dalya Alberge

From Twitter

 

Obituary

  • Ragaa el-Gedawy, cherished star of Egyptian cinema, dies at 85

Sports

  • Mohamed Salah scored twice, keeps Liverpool on track for points record

Plus

  • ‪Egypt’s National Library and Archives put periodicals online for free

 

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