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Monday, 12 February 2018

Screaming Mummy mystery revealed

Experts believe they have solved the mystery of the ‘Screaming Mummy,’ according to The Sun. The mummy, which was buried with other royals and covered in sheepskin, was deprived of a proper burial but later pitied by someone.

Other stories worth noting in brief:

  • Al Jazeera English takes a look at Washington’s “weak” stance on the Egyptian presidential elections and El Sisi’s domestic policies.
  • Turkey’s agreement with Sudan to redevelop the Red Sea Suakin island for military use has triggered a diplomatic spat between Egypt and Sudan, Michael Mackenzie writes for Ahval.
  • Overcrowded classes continue to be one of the greatest challenges to Egypt’s education system, Arab News writes.
  • Russian bellydancer arrested, released on bail: The arrest of Russian bellydancer Ekaterina Andreeva for inciting debauchery with her “provocative” dress was also covered in the foreign press, including The Daily Mail and The Jerusalem Post.
  • Sharjah’s Air Arabia’s route expansion from regional hubs including Egypt helped boost the charter airline’s performance in 2017, The National reports.
  • Unlike his predecessors, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s power is derived “not from a single-party system of governance but from the armed forces,” Hilal Khashan writes for Stratfor Worldview.
  • Former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh criticizes the state of Egypt’s politics and elections in an interview with Al Jazeera.
  • Arab Spring activists tell Vice News that Egypt is no closer to democracy today than it was seven years ago.
  • The graffiti from January 2011 is being wiped out gradually, Karim Assaad writes for Al Monitor.

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