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Thursday, 25 June 2020

Egypt in the News on 25 June 2020

Foreign policy challenges dominate the conversation on Egypt this morning starting with Bloomberg Opinion’s Bobby Ghosh, who notes the country is grappling with Turkey’s involvement in Libya, Ethiopia’s dam, Israel’s potential annexation of its West Bank settlements — and the economic impact of covid-19. Tension over Libya is also on the mind at Washington-focused site the Hill

Also making the rounds: The Associated Press picked up on the arrest yesterday of Nora Younis, the editor of news outlet Al-Manassa. Trans-activist Noor Hesham Selim is being sued for promoting vice after posting an instagram clip expressing concern over the reaction to the death of exiled LGBTQ activist Sarah Hegazy, Reuters reports. And workout addicts are looking forward to the reopening of gyms this coming Saturday, with facilities set to open 6am-9pm, AFP writes.

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