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Monday, 25 March 2019

Egypt in the News on 25 March 2019: Sherine Abdel Wahab

Sherine’s ban continues to top coverage in the foreign press: The Musicians’ Syndicate’s ban on singer Sherine Abdel Wahab for her critical comments over the weekend continues to dominate Egypt’s coverage in the foreign press. Haaretz, the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the National, and Japan News all took note. Abdel Wahab took to the airwaves on Saturday to appeal to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for an intervention on the ban (watch, runtime: 1:29).

Other headlines worth noting:

  • The “unusual” three-way summit between the leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Iraq is attracting coverage, with the UAE’s The National saying that the decision to meet “shows a level of pragmatism that is not common in the Arab world.”
  • Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty turns 40: AFP takes a trip down memory lane to recap the history behind the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, which was signed in Washington in 1979.

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