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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Discovery of a ptolemaic-era sphinx in Kom Ombo tops Egypt coverage

Topping coverage for Egypt in foreign press: Archaeologists discovered a ptolemaic-era sphinx at the Kom Ombo temple in Upper Egypt. CNN, Reuters and the BBC all have the story on a morning that is otherwise pleasantly quiet for Egypt in the international media.

Other headlines worth noting in brief:

  • Pompeo, Trump see eye-to-eye on Egypt: Unlike former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Mike Pompeo and Donald Trump are in sync on Egypt’s government and President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, writes former State Department analyst and adjunct professor Gregory Aftandilian for the Arab Weekly.
  • Nigerian human traffickers: Egypt, KSA, the UAE and Oman are the new destinations of choice for Nigerian human traffickers, Reuters reports.
  • Latest Amnesty campaign: Amnesty International called for the “unconditional release” of Egyptians jailed for activism, launching a campaign to express its solidarity.

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