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Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Foreign press take note of Russian tourists’ return

The return of Russian flights to Egypt’s Red Sea resorts Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada is dominating the coverage on Egypt in the foreign press this morning, with everyone from Reuters and the AP to Bloomberg and AFP taking note.

Also making headlines:

  • The age-old craft of papyrus making goes virtual: Papyrus craftspeople around the country are selling their products online to survive the pandemic-induced tourism slump, AFP reports.
  • Al Jazeera journalist detained upon arrival in Egypt: Rabie El Sheikh will be detained for 15 days following his arrest at Cairo International Airport for “spreading of false news”, the Jerusalem Post reports.

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