Category Archives: Egypt

This Week in Egypt: Week 7-2021 ( Feb 15-21)

Top Headlines US stops Trump’s aid freeze to Ethiopia over dam dispute US approves sale of new military equipment to Egypt  Egypt’s el-Sisi offers support to Libya’s new prime minister Israel to link Leviathan gas field to Egyptian LNG plants Egypt … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 6-2021 ( Feb 8-14)

Top Headlines Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza until further notice Cairo hosts intra-Palestinian reconciliation dialogue Philia Forum of European, Arab FMs to Be Held in Athens Egypt’s FM says ties with US ‘close, strategic’ over 4 decades  World’s ‘oldest … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 5-2021 ( Feb 1-7 )

Top Headlines Egypt’s president says he supports interim Libya government Egypt has freed Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein COVID-19: Egypt targets 35 million people in 1st vaccine roll-out Egypt targets 35 million people in 1st Covid -19 vaccine rollout Ancient mummies … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 4-2021 ( Jan 25-31)

Top Headlines Egypt receives first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine  1,315 medical staff vaccinated against COVID in first four days of inoculation in Egypt Egypt-Greece Cary out Naval Drills in the Mediterranean Sea Egypt sends 31 tons of medical aid to … Continue reading

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On Reconciliation With Qatar

In medieval times, Arab tribes had an unwritten agreement that prohibited infighting in four “forbidden months” – the months of Muharram, Rajab, Dhu al-Qa’dah, and dhu al-Hijjah, according to the Arabic calendar. This agreement was an armistice deal that allowed trade … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 3-2021 ( Jan 18-24)

Top Headlines Egypt begins COVID-19 vaccination drive with frontline medical staff Egypt’s irrigation minister accuses Ethiopia of disrupting GERD negotiations ISIS bombing kills a police officer, wounds three others in Sinai Egypt approves bill increasing penalty for FGM to 20 … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2021 ( Jan 11-17)

Top headlines Egypt signs a deal with Siemens for high-speed rail  linking the Red Sea and Mediterranean coast US designates Egypt’s Hasm, IS in Sinai as foreign terrorist organisations Egypt follows Gulf allies in reopening airspace to Qatar  Egypt announced the … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2021 ( Jan 4 -10)

Top Headlines New round of GERD talks fails in achieving any progress Egypt sends envoy to Gulf summit amid apparent thaw with Qatar Egypt to provide 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccine Egypt and Israel FMs coordinate for quartet meeting … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: First days of 2021

Apology for the temporary break in posting my weekly Egypt’s compilation, due to the passing of my mother. Here is a summery of news and reports from the first few days of 2021; full compilation to follow next Sunday.   Wish … Continue reading

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Eulogy for a unique mother

“It ‘s the only way of life I’ve known. I was raised by a single mum.”   Padma Lakshmi  Today, being a single mother is not uncommon in the West, but decades ago, in a conservative Muslim majority society, raising a … Continue reading

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