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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Egypt in the news on 23 October 2019

No single subject is holding the attention of the foreign press this morning:

  • Growing discontent in the Arab world: Signs of economic discontent are showing across the Arab world, Andrew England in the Financial Times, pointing to last month’s demonstrations in Egypt and ongoing protests in Lebanon as examples. Although each country has its different dynamics and trigger points, the roots of the anger and the nature of its expression is similar, he argues.
  • Personal status law amendment met with controversy: Rights advocates say that a proposal by an MP to restrict women’s divorce rights threatens to undo some of the advances made by women in recent years, Al Monitor reports.
  • Salah is getting flak for his GQ appearance: Egyptian social media users are criticizing Mohamed Salah for appearing alongside model Alessandra Ambrossio in a GQ photoshoot, Spanish sports site AS reports.

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