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Sunday, 31 October 2021

Human rights on the agenda in the foreign press

Human rights is once again on the foreign press’ agenda: Egypt’s decision to end its years-long state of emergency is still getting play in the foreign press, with The World noting continued criticism of Egypt’s human rights record, while Deutsche Welle speculates on the motivations for lifting the decree.

Egypt’s ancient history is also getting mentions this morning: Research conducted at the Khuwy tomb suggests mummification is 1k years older than believed, with new evidence showing that the practice existed around 4,4k years ago, Business Insider reports. Meanwhile, the Global and Mail is out with a piece on the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Egypt snagged the final position on Lonely Planet’s top 10 list of the best travel destinations in the world for 2022. The travel guide book publisher praised Egypt’s ancient ruins, historical sites and captivating marine life of the Red Sea. (The National)

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