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Sunday, 24 November 2019

Egypt in the News on 24 November

A major archaeological discovery in Sakkara has top billing in the international press this morning: A trove of hundreds of mummified animals — including lions, birds, cats and crocodiles — was uncovered by the Antiquities Ministry yesterday: Associated PressAgence France-PresseDeutsche Presse-AgenturBBCRTThe GuardianFox News.

The arrest of Shady Zalat, an editor at Mada Masr, is also getting significant attention: Zalat was detained at his house on Saturday morning and is reportedly being held at Giza police station: Associated PressAgence France-PresseWashington PostDeutsche Welle.

Amnesty International published two statements on Egypt over the weekend: One alleges that the daughter of senior Ikhwan leader Khairat El Shater is “critically ill” and being denied medical treatment in prison, while the other suggests that appointing Egypt to co-lead the the review of the UN’s Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy could have “catastrophic consequences.”

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