This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2021 ( Jan 11-17)

Top headlines

  • Egypt signs a deal with Siemens for high-speed rail  linking the Red Sea and Mediterranean coast
  • US designates Egypt’s Hasm, IS in Sinai as foreign terrorist organisations
  • Egypt follows Gulf allies in reopening airspace to Qatar 
  • Egypt announced the discovery of a new trove of treasures south of Cairo, including an ancient funerary temple
  • Egyptians must obtain pre-approved visa before travelling to Ethiopia
  • Egypt court overturns TikTok stars’ jail sentences
  • Egyptian tennis player Mayar Sherif makes history as 1st Egyptian to qualify for Australian Open main draw

Main Headlines


  • Egyptian navy forces receive first-Egyptian manufactured Gowind-class design frigate 
  • Egypt’s $10 million investments in Tigray at risk amid civil war: Head of Egyptian industrial zone in Ethiopia
  • Egypt to receive doses of AstraZenca vaccine within two to three weeks: Health minister 


  • Egypt follows Gulf allies in reopening airspace to Qatar
  • Egyptian court acquits women jailed for ‘inciting debauchery’ on TikTok
  • Ethiopia warns Sudan it is running out of patience over border dispute 




  • Egypt signed a deal with German giant Siemens for $23 billion high speed rail linking the Red Sea and Mediterranean coast
  • Egypt’s coronavirus cases count continues to fluctuate amid second wave, 1022 new cases on Thursday
  • UN chief appoints Elena Panova of Bulgaria as UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt
  • EU suspends Ethiopian budget support over Tigray crisis


  • Egypt: Iranian nuclear issue should be linked to its regional interference
  • Egypt’s designation of Sirte, Jufra as red lines helped in preserving Libya’s political path, Sisi says
  • Peacekeepers under attack again in Mali, as one Egyptian blue helmet dies, another seriously injured
  • Egyptian Iron and Steel Company’s employees protest against company’s liquidation



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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor who write in Middle Eastern politics in UK.
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