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Sunday, 28 May 2017

More dribble on Trump, El Sisi, Salman

Leading coverage of Egypt this morning was the Minya shooting, the most significant of which we noted in the Speed Round.

“There are thousands and thousands of wrongly imprisoned people [in Egypt,” recently released prisoner Aya Hijazi says in an interview with PBS (runtime 11:22).

And it wouldn’t be another day for Egypt coverage without someone beating up on Trump for his like of Egypt and other regional allies with human rights issues. This time it came from Alaa Shahine, who writes for Bloomberg about how Saudi’s inherent conservatism, and Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists, will not bode well for Trump’s anti-terrorism strategy.

Inflation bites: AFP and Reuters are beating the drum about how high inflation eroded consumer buying power in the run-up to the Holy Month.

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