This Week in Egypt: Week 19-2021 ( May 10-17)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi authorizes a new Suez Canal expansion project after ship blockade, dredging starts
  • Egypt sends ambulances to pick up wounded from Gaza
  • US is committed to helping reach win-win outcome in GERD issue
  • UAE offers to mediate Nile dam dispute in name of Red Sea security
  • Egypt receives 1.7 million AstraZeneca doses, 500,000 Sinopharm doses

Main Headlines


  • US is committed to helping reach win-win outcome in GERD issue: US envoy tells Ethiopian official
  • With the coming of Eid, Egypt’s National Council for Women prepares for harassment calls


  • Egypt’s Sisi green-lights Suez Canal expansion after ship blockage 
  • Egypt’s FM calls on Israel to stop violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque; dismayed by inaction of UNSC
  • Ethiopia is committed to AU-led GERD negotiations Ethiopian PM
  • Egypt’s prosecution temporarily closes the Fairmont hotel rape case due to insufficient evidence
  • Egypt announces Thursday 1st day of Eid Al-Fitr




  • Egypt receives over 1.7 million doses of AstraZeneca, 500,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines



  • Egypt is keen for tourism recovery by year-end as visitor numbers rise
  • Egypt imposes entry visa on arrivals for Saudi citizens
  • Egypt will spare no effort to reach Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire, foreign minister tells Security Council


  • Will renewed US diplomacy help solve Nile dam dispute? Ayah Amman  
  • UAE offers to mediate Nile dam dispute in name of Red Sea security. Samuel Ramani
  • Egypt to complete construction of New Rafah City. Amr Emam


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