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Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Egypt in the news on 24 December 2019

No single topic is driving the conversation on Egypt this morning in the foreign press, which has left us with a handful of headlines to note in brief, including:

  • The National took note of Egyptian author Shady Botros Lewis’ Arabic novel “Ala Khat Greenwich,” saying that it painted a timely and “painful picture of the lives of immigrants in the West.”
  • Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab tells his story of being denied entry to Egypt to the Washington Post and claims it is a part of a bigger trend of cracking down on journalists in the country.
  • Learning Egyptian hieroglyphics through texting tools: The Israel Museum in Jerusalem are explaining hieroglyphics to a wide audience by comparing them to cell phone emojis in the recently opened the "Emoglyphs" exhibition, according to the Jerusalem Post.
  • Hurghada is taking plastic waste pollution seriously, according to Gulf Today, the governorate is enforcing the single-use plastic products ban with stiff fines and other environmental organizations are doing their part to make sure the ban is implemented, namely, HEPCA.

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