This week in Egypt 2017 – Week 24 ( June 13-18)

“Egypt bans scores of news websites in growing censorship crackdown” Fake and hateful news can only be controlled by exposure, not darkness.


Top Headlines

  • Egyptian lawmakers approve Red Sea Islands transfer to Saudi Arabia 
  • Egypt bans fishing, diving at Tiran island in preparation for handover
  • Al-Wafd MP declares resignation over Parliament’s approval of Red Sea Islands deal
  • An Egyptian court sentences 31 to death in public prosecutor’s case
  • Egypt bans scores of news websites in growing censorship crackdown 
  • In long-awaited move, Egypt’s central bank scraps currency transfer limit
  • An Egyptian policeman was killed and four wounded by a roadside explosive near the Cairo suburb of Maadi 
  • Egypt removes mention of 2011 and 2013 uprisings from school curriculum
  • Spokesperson for the Egyptian presidency denies Egypt sponsored agreement between Hamas and Dahlan
  • Egypt weightlifting doping scandal deepens as new cases are revealed


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