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Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Harassment at the Pyramids is leading the conversation in the foreign press

Harassment in Egypt is getting the headline treatment in the foreign press this morning: More outlets have picked up the news from earlier this week that 13 boys were arrested after allegedly harassing two female tourists at the Giza Pyramids. The story, which sparked debate over the safety of tourists at heritage sites, is getting ink in the Associated Press | BBC | The Independent.

Also getting attention this morning:

  • What does rapprochement between Ankara and Riyadh mean for our relationship with Turkey? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent visit to Saudi Arabia marks an intensification of his regional charm offensive, but the future of Turkish-Egyptian relations remains unclear. (Bloomberg | Al Monitor)
  • Don’t eat poisonous pufferfish: The Health Ministry has warned against fishing for or eating the poisonous Mediterranean Takifugu fish, calling it the “deadliest fish in the world.” (Arab News)
  • Egyptian actor Mohamed Mamdouh won best actor at the Swedish Malmo Arab Film Festival for his role in the film Abu Saddam (trailer). (Arab News)
  • An Egyptian scientist has invented a new variety of rice that is resistant to drought and salinity. (Al Monitor)

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