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Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Last Night’s Talk Shows on FM Shoukry and Blinken’s talks + More forces in Rafah

Last night’s talk shows were all about US-Egypt strategic talks that kicked off in DC yesterday — and an agreement signed by Egypt and Israel that will allow more Egyptian troops to be stationed in Rafah. We have the full story in this morning’s Diplomacy section, above.

Hell hath no fury like a Zamalkawy scorned: Amr Adib went in on Al Ahly for wishing retired club legend Mohamed Aboutrika a happy birthday. In a 20-minute rant, the El Hekaya host publicly called on the public prosecutor to investigate Al Ahly’s board of directors for congratulating the ex-footballer, who is on the government’s terror list for allegedly having ties to the Ikhwan. The reaction by Ahlawis on social media was swift, with a storm of tweets and memes mocking Adib sending him to the top of Twitter trending topics for much of the night. Watch the full clip here (watch, runtime: 21:33).

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