This Week in Egypt: Week 4-2018 ( Jan 22-28)


Top Headlines

  • Egypt is heading towards elections with only President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s name on the ballot
  • Political opposition figures demands halt of electoral process
  • Leading member of halted Egyptian presidential campaign Hisham Genina was attacked and injured
  • Egypt’s Sisi pardons British woman who was jailed for smuggling Tramadol
  • Italian prosecutor: Giulio Regeni was murdered in Egypt “over research”
  • King Ramses II statue is moved to Grand Egyptian Museum

 Main Headlines


  • Egypt is concerned over reports Addis Ababa rejects role for World Bank in stalled dam talks
  • US ordered more stringent inspections of air cargo at seven airports in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE
  • Russian security delegation to inspect Cairo Int’l Airport on Monday ahead of direct flight resumption Egypt
  • All Egyptian expats can vote in March presidential elections regardless of legal status in host countries
  • Assailant opens fire on priest’s car in Minya
  • Luxor’s…

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