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Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Egypt in the News on 16 February 2021

It’s a quiet morning for Egypt in the international press, with the only major piece of note being conservative columnist’s Bret Stephens’ latest for the New York Times on what he calls “Mubarakism.” (Stephens himself is in the headlines and the blogosphere right now after his bosses spiked a column he wrote on the Gray Lady’s handling of the departure of a reporter over racist language.)

A two-storey residential building in Cairo partially collapsed Sunday night, leaving at least three people dead, the Associated Press reports.

Elsewhere: The 58-year-old terrorist Yasser Al-Sirri, sentenced to death in Egypt for a failed assassination of former prime minister Atef Sedky in the 1990s, is likely to remain in the UK as a refugee after a tribunal last week allowed him to seek asylum. (Daily Mail)

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