This Week in Egypt: Week 18-2021 ( May 3-9)

Top Headlines

  • France to sell Egypt 30 fighter jets in $4.5 billion deal, Egyptian and French armies carry out joint naval, air drills 
  • Egypt and Turkey officials meet for talks to reset frayed ties 
  • Egypt calls on Turkey to stop escalations against Greece and Cyprus 
  • Ethiopian dam is an ‘existential issue’ for Egypt, El-Sisi tells US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa
  • Congo’s leader visited Sudan and Egypt amid efforts to resolve Nile dispute
  • S&P affirms Egypt’s rating on robust reserves and access to debt

Main Headlines


  • France to sell Egypt 30 fighter jets in $4.5 billion deal 
  • Sudanese FM: Second GERD filling will impact lives of millions in Sudan
  • Egypt celebrates one of world’s oldest folk festivals Sham El-Nesim





  • Egypt reduces compensation required from Ever-Given owners to $600M
  • Erdogan says Turkey and Egypt to enhance normalization talks
  • Erdogan: It saddens me to see Egyptians in solidarity with Greeks 
  • Turkey makes clear intent to keep military presence, mercenaries in Libya




  • Egypt: Tug of war over compensation Suez Canal compensation. Karima Abdel-Ghani
  • Egyptian, Ethiopian churches clash over Deir al-Sultan in Jerusalem. Ahmed Gomaa
  • Turkish deputies who called Egypt’s Sisi a tyrant and murderer now members of Turkey-Egypt Parliamentary Friendship Group




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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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