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Sunday, 9 January 2022

Egypt in the News: Ramy Shaath stripped of Egyptian citizenship upon release

Topping coverage in the foreign press this morning: Egyptian-Palestinian activist Ramy Shaath gave up his Egyptian citizenship as a precondition for his release, his family said at the weekend. He is now in France after being deported to Jordan. The story is everywhere from Reuters to AFP and the AP.

Also making headlines:

  • Egypt’s prison overhaul is part of the plan to repurpose underutilized state assets, with 11 prisons across the country — including a few in the Tora complex — to be closed following the relocation of prisoners to newly opened Wadi El Natrun prison. (The National)
  • The small village of Shubra Beloula produces more than half of the world's supply of jasmine, an essential ingredient in many iconic perfumes. (BBC)

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