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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Two Palestinians dying inside a tunnel on Gaza-Egypt border tops coverage in the foreign press

Topping coverage of Egypt on a slow morning is news that two Palestinians died inside a tunnel on the Gaza-Egypt border from inhaling poisonous gas, according to the Times of Israel.

Commentary on the proposed constitutional amendments also continues to make the rounds, with the Associated Press noting that the House of Representatives appears to be accelerating the process of their approval. The amendments indicate that “Egypt has witnessed a de-democratisation in the sense that any trace of democracy cannot be observed,” Ismail Numan Telci writes for Turkey’s TRT World.

Also picking up attention in the foreign press this morning:

  • Ikhwan-era Planning Minister Amr Darrag asks Europe to “address the autocracy” of the Egyptian government in a piece for the Guardian.
  • The “golden age” of Arab music lives on in Egypt through performances of songs by Umm Kulthum, Abdel Wahab, and Asmahan, reports the AFP.

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