This Week in Egypt: Week 9-2022 ( Feb 28- March 6)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt, along with 140 other countries, has voted for a UN resolution calling for a halt to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
  • Up to 20,000 Ukrainian tourists in Egypt await return to Europe
  • Nearly 4,000 Ukrainian tourists leave Egypt for countries neighbouring Ukraine, Egypt repatriates 177 nationals from Ukraine 
  • Egypt’s petroleum minister says big hike in oil prices negatively affecting the country
  • First female judge presides over hearing at top court in Egypt 
  • Egypt’s Sisi and Greek PM discuss enhancing cooperation in power linkage, solar energy, climate
  • EU says ready to engage more to reach agreement on GERD 

Main Headlines




  • Egypt, along with 140 other countries, has voted for a UN resolution calling for a halt to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
  • Egypt urges quick political solution to Russia-Ukraine crisis, rejects unilateral economic sanctions
  • Egypt to send plane to evacuate citizens from Ukraine
  • Egypt welcomes UN Security Council resolution on Houthis
  • Egyptians seen in jail ‘torture’ videos charged with spreading fake news
  • Cairo has population density of 500 people per feddan: Housing minister


  • Ukrainian Chargé d’Affaires praises Egypt’s efforts amid Russian invasion  of Ukraine
  • Deputy US Secretary of State Sherman to visit Egypt 10-11 March at end of regional tour 
  • Egypt and Greek PM discuss enhancing cooperation in power linkage, solar energy, climate
  • Egypt has scored low in a survey of 44 countries on the management of  plastic waste






  • US’s decision to withhold $130 million from Egypt aid ‘undoubtedly harmed relations’. Yaakov Lappin 
  • Facing western isolation over Ukraine, Russia looks to Mideast, Islamic world. Al Monitor
  • With world attention on Ukraine, Nile dam conflict escalates. Mohamed Saied
  • Ukrainians in Egypt share dreadful moments of Russian invasion. Mohamed Saied
  • Nomadic Bedouins set up camp by the housing blocks of Egypt’s Nile Delta. Reuters

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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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