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Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Egypt’s growing diplomatic leadership in focus in the foreign press

Politics is the flavour of the morning in the foreign press: The Hill says that Egypt is emerging as an influential powerbroker in the region, coming off diplomatic achievements in Gaza, Libya and Syria. Sputnik suggests that Egyptian diplomats are looking at political developments in Israel with pessimism, expecting a government led by far-right leader Naftali Bennett to make resolving the conflict with Palestine even more difficult.

Also getting attention:

  • An anti-Qatar hashtag was trending on Twitter in Egypt last Saturday — on the fourth anniversary of the 2017 blockade — with users criticizing the Gulf country. (Doha News)
  • Bedouins find peace in Sinai's solitude: Bedouins have held tight to their land across Sinai in the face of the 20th century Israeli occupation, poor infrastructure, and myriad of other challenges. (National Geographic)

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