This Week in Egypt: Week 22-2022 (May 30- June 5)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt denies receiving substandard Indian wheat from Turkey 
  • Israel considers Saudi request to change status of two Red Sea islandsEgyptian and Polish presidents discuss liquefied gas supply and cooperation in Cairo
  • Court jails Egyptian former presidential candidate for 15 years
  • UAE-Egypt consortium set to buy African renewables firm Lekela
  •  Egypt uncovers large trove of ancient bronze statues and sarcophagi in Saqqara
  • Egypt to share 30 million shots of COVID vaccines with Africa

Main Headlines




  • Unarmed drone, part of Egypt’s operations against ISIS in Sinai, crossed the border with Israel by mistake
  • Egypt awards eight gold and metal mining exploration licences
  • Egypt-bound travellers should register online after COVID declaration forms is cancelled, Egypt Air says



  • First ministerial level visit of a Turkish official to Egypt is the latest narrowing in Egypt-Turkey rift 
  • UN condemns attack on peacekeeping convoy in Mali that killed 2 Egyptians


  • Egypt denies receiving substandard Indian wheat from Turkey from Turkey
  • Naval forces from 6 Arab states including Egypt conclude Red Wave-5 joint drills



  • War-driven race for food and gas converges on Arab Linchpin Egypt. Bloomberg 
  • How interest rate hikes affect Egypt’s economy. Ahmed Elleithy 

Read/ Argument 

  • Egypt’s remilitarized Sinai is a future powder keg. David Schenker
  •  Modernising Egypt’s air force. Ahmed Eleiba
  • The third filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will not pose a threat to Egypt’s water security this year

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