This Week in Egypt: Week 51-2022 ( Dec 19-25)


Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Central Bank hikes interest rates to limit inflation
  • Egypt is reportedly holding up the transfer of a pair of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
  • The chairman of Egypt’s Suez Canal affirmed the waterway is “not for sale”, in a bid to allay fears over a draft law
  • Libyan Parliament rejects Egypt’s demarcation of maritime borders
  • Al-Azhar grand imam calls on Taliban to reconsider university ban for Afghan women
  • Egypt participates in Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere dam inauguration

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

  • Egypt’s Sisi meets with French president Macron on sidelines of Baghdad Conference hosted by Jordan
  • Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq agree to intensify coordination amid current regional challenges
  • Hundreds flock to Egypt’s Luxor to witness annual Karnak Temple solar alignment

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Egypt is reportedly holding up the transfer of a pair of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
  • Egypt’s central bank raises key interest rates by 300 base points
  • Libyan Parliament rejects Egypt’s demarcation of maritime borders
  • Al-Azhar grand imam calls on Taliban to reconsider university ban for Afghan women

Saturday

Sunday

Reports

Read

  • Preventive Measure: Egypt’s unilateral demarcation of maritime border with Libya.  Ahmed Eleiba 
  • Sidelining the GERD. Doaa El-Bey
  • The austere beauty of Egypt’s long-distance hiking trails. The New York Times

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Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah

Nervana Mahmoud  

About nervana111

Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor who write in Middle Eastern politics in UK.
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