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Thursday, 4 August 2022

This morning in the foreign press: Gas hub musings, an interview with Khazenly CEO Mohamed Younes and a history of Cairo through literature

This morning in the foreign press: The MoU we recently inked with Israel to boost gas exports to the EU could consolidate our position as the region’s energy hub, Lynx Senior Advisor Karim Haggag and Economic Policy Analyst Nadine Elnashar write for business platform Brink. The region could potentially supply 20% of Europe’s gas needs, and Egypt “presents the most reliable route for exporting Eastern Mediterranean gas,” the piece reads.

Also getting attention:

  • Khazenly CEO Mohamed Younes talks to TechCabal about the challenges and opportunities in Egypt’s logistics and e-commerce industries.
  • Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri, who was killed earlier this week in a US strike, had a “totally normal” upbringing in Maadi, his one-time neighbors tell Reuters.
  • Journalist and novelist Yasmine El Rashidi traces the history of Cairo in a piece for the New York Times which features some of her favorite books by Egyptian authors.
  • Iconic Egyptian actor Rushdy Abaza gets an in memoriam feature in the National on what would have been his 96th birthday.

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