This Week in Egypt: Week 8-2021 ( Feb 22-28)

Top Headlines

  • Biden administration says human rights will be ‘central’ to ties with Egypt
  • New draft personal status law sparks outrage in Egypt
  • Political parties reject amendments to Egypt’s real estate registration law
  • Egypt, Qatar hold first meeting since ending Gulf dispute

Main Headlines



  • U.S. raises human rights, Russia aircraft with Egypt – State Dept
  • Egypt receives second shipment of Chinese coronavirus vaccine
  • Higher oil prices push Saudi index up, while Egyptian index declines
  • Egyptian police arrests owner of sunken boat that killed nine
  • Egyptian and Qatar delegations meet in Kuwait to discuss future steps after reconciliation agreement





  • Universities across Egypt start mid-year exams under strict coronavirus measures
  • Egypt lifts ban on Ramadan’s Taraweeh prayers in some mosques amid strict coronavirus measures
  • Egypt opens first archaeological replicas factory to counter Chinese knockoffs



  • New draft personal status law sparks outrage in Egypt. Egyptian Streets
  • Egypt boosts ties with Burundi — with eye on Turkey. Mohammad Hanafi 
  • Egypt versus Turkey in 2021: who has the stronger military? via Egypt Independent 


From Twitter



  • It turns out that an ancient painting known as Egyptian Mona Lisa is actually depicts an extinct breed of goose  

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