This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2020 ( Aug 24-31)


Top Headlines

  • Greek parliament ratifies maritime accord with Egypt 
  • Acting leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood arrested in Cairo
  • Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia conclude GERD meeting without agreement
  • Egypt’s armed forces have killed 77 terrorist elements during various raids in the last few weeks
  • Egypt’s Sisi appoints new head of anti-corruption authority
  • Egypt’s Sisi says will deploy army to remove illegal buildings built on agricultural land if problem persists

 

Main Headlines

 Monday

  • Al-Azhar Grand Imam praises parliament for putting off vote on controversial bill regulating religious edicts body
  • Egypt receives 126,000 tourists, one suspected coronavirus case since 1 July
  • German foreign minister to discuss East Med row in Athens and Ankara
  • Russia may resume flights to seven more countries this week, including Egypt

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Greek Parliament ratifies maritime accord with Egypt
  • Egypt detains suspect in high-profile rape case
  • An Egyptian court upheld a one-year suspended sentence for the former chief auditor Hisham Geneina for spreading “false news”
  • Egyptian-American who killed his own daughters is arrested after 12 Years
  • Record floods cause deaths and widespread damage in Sudan

Friday

  • Acting leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood arrested in Cairo
  • EU set to sanction Turkey over ships in disputed east Med exploration area
  • Egypt’s coronavirus cases rise again as 237 new infections detected on Thursday
  • Worshippers flock to Egyptian mosques for return of Friday prayers with joy ‘like Eid’

Saturday

Sunday

  • Egypt’s armed forces have killed 77 terrorist elements during various raids in the last few weeks
  • Cairo supports truce, political settlement in Libya: Egypt’s FM tells UN envoy
  • Egypt detains second suspect in alleged rape case, three more held

 Reports

  • S. halts some foreign assistance funding to Ethiopia over dam dispute with Egypt, Sudan. Robbie Gramer
  • Egyptian cinema hit hard by pandemic. Menna Zaki

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