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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Ahmed Shafik tops foreign headlines on Egypt for third consecutive day

Topping coverage of Egypt in the foreign press this morning is Ahmed Shafik’s interview Dream TV’s Al Ashera Masa’an to dispel rumors that he had been kidnapped — and his sudden change of heart on the elections. Reuters also spoke to Shafik yesterday, who told their reporters that he was “fine” when they approached him at a Marriott hotel in Cairo, “where he was accompanied by men in civilian clothes who refused to let him talk and quickly sent the reporter away.” Bloomberg also has coverage.

Blame game in the European press over Regeni’s murder: The Guardian picked up on La Repubblica’s scathing critique of what the Italian newspaper claimed was Cambridge professor Maha Abdelrahman’s partial responsibility for the fate grad student Giulio Regeni, whom she advised prior to his murder. The Guardian instead lays the blame squarely at Egypt’s feet.

Other stories worth noting in brief include:

  • The Arab League has expressed its full support for Egypt in the fight against terrorism during an emergency meeting yesterday, Kuwait News Agency says.
  • The Egyptian government’s alleged crackdown on dissent has expanded to cover libraries and books, writes Farid Y Farid in an asinine piece for The Atlantic.
  • More than 100 British holidaymakers are suing UK travel firm First Choice claiming that their holidays at the Jaz Aquaviva hotel in Hurghada were ruined by serious stomach upsets, according to The Sun, a bastion of serious journalism if ever there was one.

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