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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Egypt in the News on 10 July 2018

It’s a fundamentally quiet morning for Egypt in the international press, with thin coverage largely confined the arrest of the head of the Customs Authority on graft charges. We’re also seeing residual pickups of wire copy on the sentence handed to a Lebanese tourist for “defaming” Egypt in a profane Facebook video and of Egypt’s denial that a cockpit fire brought down an EgyptAir flight to Cairo from Paris two years ago.

Other stories worth a glance this morning:

  • A group of scholars protested the arrest of University of Washington PhDstudent Waleed Salem in a letter penned to Egyptian authorities, according to Inside Higher Ed. Salem had been conducting research on the Egyptian judiciary.
  • The Sun caught wind of the Egyptian Football Association’s efforts to dispel rumors that footballer Mo Salah is quitting the national team, while Fair Observer’s Solava Ibrahim looks into the inspirational effect Salah has had on Egyptian youth.
  • China’s contributions to the construction of the new administrative capital are the focal point of a piece from Chinese newswire Xinhua.
  • Egyptian court ordered the release of editor of Ikhwan-friendly website Masr Al Arabia, Adel Sabry, who was arrested for allegedly operating without a permit, the Associated Press reports.
  • Tatweer Misr and George Washington University are collaborating on establishing a university dedicated to entrepreneurship, according to a Forbes contributor site.

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