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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Egypt in the News on 28 January 2020

Leading the conversation in the foreign press this morning: The Associated Press picks up the news that an Egyptian court handed out life sentences to eight defendants for forming a local ISIS cell between 2015 and 2018, according to AP. Twenty-nine others received jail terms ranging between 1 and 15 years, while seven were acquitted. Reuters and Xinhua also have the story.

Other headlines worth a skim:

  • Egypt’s traditional dye workshops keep a centuries-old craft alive, but increased competition from cheaper overseas imports has made it harder to produce the homegrown textiles, AFP reports.
  • Court upholds university niqab ban: The Daily Mail is running a piece on the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision yesterday to uphold a 2015 decision to ban academic staff at Cairo University from wearing niqabs.

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