Regional Recap

Two of the best blogs for Egyptian and Arab world analysis are run by Issandr el-Amrani, called The Arabist, and Nervana Mahmoud, called Nervana.  One of their regular services is to provide an update of links to other articles and reports from the internet, which they have allowed me to re-post here. The links and commentary are, of course, their own.

Please enjoy. From Nervana:

Top Headlines 

  • Egypt arrests former-Islamist presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, and raid his party headquarters
  • Egypt’s military prosecution detains former anti-corruption chief Geneina
  • Egyptian air force destroys ten 4×4 vehicles infiltrating border from Libya
  • Egypt military says 53 militants killed in week-long offensive in Sinai
  • Egypt cut interest rates for the first time since floating the currency at the end of 2016
  • US hindering the completion of Egypt-France Rafale deal according to La Tribune
  • Ethiopia postpones Renaissance Dam meeting amid domestic tension

 Main Headlines


  • Egypt’s military pledges legal actions after Geneina’s claims that Anan possesses documents containing state secrets state secrets
  • Tillerson says U.S. backs Egypt on security at start of a regional tour
  • Egypt’s military said it killed almost 30 militants in Sinai over the past few days
  • Minister of Transport urges public to extract train subscriptions ahead of ticket price increase







Good Reports

Good Read



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