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Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Egypt in the News on 26 May 2021

Leading the conversation on Egypt in the foreign press: Four members of Egypt’s security services are going on trial in Italy this October over their alleged role in the disappearance and killing of Giulio Regeni, after a judge decided yesterday there is “sufficient evidence” to formally accuse them of the crime. Covering the story: Reuters | BBC | NYT.

Also making headlines:

  • GERD: Experts believe that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) poses risks to Egypt’s water security, despite tighter water-saving measures promising to avert the second filling’s impact. (Al Monitor)
  • Tourism: UK tour operator TUI has halted its holiday packages to eight countries on the UK’s restricted travel “amber list,” including Egypt, until 27 June. (The Sun)
  • Fish fossils: Ancient marine fish newly discovered in the Eastern desert were found to have been able to survive in tropical climates during a period of extreme global warming 56 mn years ago. (University of Michigan)
  • Egypt-US arms sales: Egypt’s significant shift away from US weapons toward Russia and France points to a possible weakening of the historically close relationship that could impact the US’ regional interests. (Defense News)

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