This Week in Egypt: Week 33-2020 (Aug 10-16)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi welcomes UAE-Israel deal, halt to annexation of Palestinian lands
  • Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume GERD negotiations
  • Pope Francis urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to continue talks over disputed dam
  • Senior Muslim Brotherhood figure Essam El-Erian dies in prison in Egypt
  • Egypt’s central bank keeps main interest rates steady
  • Head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service in South Sudan for meetings with President Salva Kiir


Main Headlines

Including some relevant regional news


  • ‪Egypt’s urban inflation declines to 4.2% in July
  • Egyptian FM urges global support for Lebanon at UN meeting
  • UK heatwave to be hotter than Cairo tomorrow with another 37C day
  • UK’s EasyJet to resume flights to Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada in September
  • GERD talks postponed for a week for consultations upon Sudan’s request


  • Egyptians vote for newly created Senate
  • In Beirut, Egypt’s Shoukry says Lebanon needs ‘new direction,’ pledges support
  • Turkey to issue Mediterranean exploration licences, raising tensions with Greece
  • Greece calls Turkey’s seismic survey in Mediterranean illegal
  • Egypt opens Rafah crossing to Palestinians for the first time since April
  • Egypt’s Mostaqbal Watan Party expected to dominate Senate elections


  • Head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service in South Sudan for meetings with President Salva Kiir
  • Egypt to auction 600 million euros in euro-denominated T-bills






  • Diplomatic efforts for Libya for Libya. kamal Abdallah
  • Cautious hopes for slum dwellers relocated in Egypt housing project. Menna Farouk



  • US ambassador to Libya speaks to Ahram Online about the prerequisites for a peace deal in Libya amid his current visit to Cairo

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