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Thursday, 26 October 2017

El Sisi’s trip to France tops coverage of Egypt in the foreign press

On another quiet day for Egypt in the foreign press, the top story remains light pickup of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s state trip to France and his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Coverage was mixed between incredulity over human rights taking a back burner and updates on the third day of the visit.

Other international news worth noting in brief:

  • An Egyptian doctor will be the first Arab to receive an Israeli honor for helping a Jewish family in Berlin during the Second World War,according to the Times of Israel.
  • “The pressure on the media in Egypt is worse than it was under former dictator Hosni Mubarak,” Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression David Kaye said in a press conference at the UN, according to ANSAmed.
  • Saudi Arabia’s NEOM city project is getting much praise from entrepreneurs from Egypt and Jordan in this piece from the National.
  • Daesh and its offshoots in Egypt are resorting to robbery to bankroll their operations after the blows they received in Iraq and Syria, Al Monitor claims.

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