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Sunday, 14 November 2021

Night of the Scorpions gets attention in the foreign press

Aswan’s Night of the Scorpions is getting attention in the foreign press this morning: Three people have died and more than 500 were injured in Aswan after torrential rains brought scorpions into the streets of the city on Friday, the Health Ministry said yesterday (a report the governor of Aswan denied on talk shows last night, above). Medical centers received additional doses of anti-venom and authorities are recommending people stay home. (BBC | Sky News | CNN | Asharq | Al Arabiya)

Also turning heads overseas:

  • The Biden administration is not being as harsh as expected on Egypt’s human rights record, although it did withhold military aid. (Washington Post)
  • Jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah’s latest book, You Have Not Yet Been Defeated, continues to garner interest for its “heartbreaking, hopeful” message. (The Guardian)
  • Cairo’s modern architecture in the spotlight in NYC: An exhibition organized by Egypt-born Mohamed El Shahed at New York’s Center for Architecture depicts 20 demolished, existing, and future architectural projects in Cairo as a survey of modern architecture in the city. (ArchDaily)

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