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Monday, 18 January 2021

Egypt in the News on 18 January 2021

A huge archaeological discovery at Saqqara is leading the conversation on Egyp tin the foreign press this morning: Egypt has announced details of a large archaeological find at the Saqqara complex, including a funerary temple and a collection of 54 coffins thought to be some 3k years’ old. Everyone from the AP to Deutsche Welle and Sky News has the story.

A Cairo court has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to former President Mohamed Morsi’s family and 88 other members of the Ikhwan, including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, his deputy Khairat El Shater, and former MP Mohamed Beltagy, a judicial source told France’s AFP. The Times of Israel picked up the story from the French news agency.

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