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Thursday, 11 March 2021

Egypt in the News on 11 March 2021

It’s a mixed bag of nuts for Egypt in the international press, which isn’t fixating on any one theme. Among the headlines to skim:

  • First Qatar, now Turkey? The desire to reach a mutually beneficial agreement on East Med maritime borders and other trade interests could encourage Turkey and Egypt to dial back tensions and cooperate more in the region. (Bloomberg)
  • Regressive legislation? The draft Personal Status Act is under fire for being patriarchal and undermining women’s rights. (Reuters)
  • From Egypt With Love: An Egypt-born former employee in the German government’s press office has been convicted of spying for the Egyptian government since 2010 and was handed a 21-month suspended prison sentence. (Associated Press)
  • Hard-hit job market: A cafe worker in Egypt is among those struggling in a global job market buckling under covid-19. (Associated Press)

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