This Week in Egypt – Week 49 ( Nov 27- Dec 3)


Top Headlines 

  • Former Egyptian premier Shafiq says intends to run in 2018 election
  • In an exclusive video to Al-Jazeera, Ex-Egypt PM Ahmed Shafiq says he is “blocked from leaving UAE” 
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates blasts “thankless” Shafiq in tweets
  • Former Egyptian PM gives TV interview, denying he was kidnapped
  • Russia negotiates deal for its warplanes to use Egypt bases
  • Al-Azhar Grand Imam performs Friday prayers at Rawda mosque


Shafiq AFP

Ex-Presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq – via AFP

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