[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night of every week.]
Plainclothes security raid Mada Masr office for several hours, detain 3 including Chief Editor Lina Attalah
Security forces detained three Mada Masr journalists during an afternoon raid on the paper’s offices in Cairo today, before releasing them several hours later, at around 6:15 pm. Within an hour of them being taken in, editor Shady Zalat, who was arrested on Friday night, was also let out on a highway at the city’s outskirts.
URGENT: Statement regarding the arrest of Mada Masr colleague Shady Zalat
In the early hours of 23 November, security forces knocked loudly on the door of Shady’s home in Cairo, where he lives with his wife and daughter. They said they were looking for Shady and did not identify themselves or present an arrest warrant. Four plainclothes security officers entered the apartment, while a number of uniformed, armed security forces waited outside.
Update from Mada Masr regarding the arrest of colleague Shady Zalat
The whereabouts of Mada Masr editor Shady Zalat remain unknown eighteen hours after he was detained in the early morning of 23 November.
Independent Egyptian media outlet says editor arrested
A prominent investigative media outlet in Egypt says security forces have arrested one of its editors, the latest arrest amid a wider crackdown on dissent in the country.
President’s eldest son, Mahmoud al-Sisi, sidelined from powerful intelligence position to diplomatic mission in Russia
Mahmoud al-Sisi, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s son and a senior official in the powerful General Intelligence Service (GIS), is being reassigned to a long-term position at Egypt’s diplomatic delegation in Moscow, according to multiple sources, including two GIS officials who spoke to Mada Masr separately.
Egypt's parliamentary elections to be held in November 2020: Speaker
Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal said on Saturday that Egypt's parliamentary elections will be held in November 2020.
'Egypt parliament might hold extraordinary meeting within two weeks,' speaker says
At the end of a three-day session on Tuesday night, Egyptian parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal took MPs by surprise when he announced that parliament would take a three-week holiday.
Egyptian parliament rejects draft law regulating public manners and dress
The Egyptian parliament's legislative and constitutional affairs committee has rejected a controversial bill aimed at regulating "public conduct" by forcing people to observe Egyptian society's generally accepted code of conduct, morals, principles, and identity.
Egyptian parliament to discuss govt’s policy statement amid reports of cabinet reshuffle
The Egyptian parliament's budget and planning committee will begin on Sunday evening discussing the government policy statement delivered by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to the parliament on 8 October.
Parliament discusses government statement delivered by Madbouly in October
The Egyptian parliamentary committee of budget and planning discussed on Sunday evening the government’s statement delivered by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to the parliament on 8 October.
Egypt military court sentences Libyan to death, others to prison over 2017 attack on police
An Egyptian military court has sentenced a Libyan militant to death and others to heavy jail terms over a deadly militant attack on security forces two years ago.
Public prosecutors of Egypt, Saudi Arabia agree to boost cooperation during Riyadh talks
Egypt's Prosecutor-General Hamada al-Sawy and his Saudi Arabian counterpart Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah al-Muajab have agreed to bolster cooperation between the two nations to combat migrant smuggling, terrorism and the extradition of criminals.
Egypt reaffirms that Israeli settlements in West Bank are 'illegal'
Egypt has said that the Israeli settlements in the West Bank are "illegal and inconsistent with international law," shortly after the United States effectively supported Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied territory.
First US ambassador to Egypt since 2017 arrives in Cairo
A new US ambassador to Egypt has arrived in Cairo, the US embassy said on Sunday. The ambassador is the first to hold the post in over two years.
Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan show 'consensus' on filling GERD over period of up to 7 yrs: Sudanese minister
Egypt, Ethiopia, and Khartoum have shown "consensus" regarding filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s (GERD) reservoir “over a period of up to seven years,” according to Sudan’s Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas.
Egypt to host the second trilateral meeting over GERD in December
Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia agreed on Saturday in Addis Ababa during the first of four agreed upon meetings to continue discussions on all contentious issues regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Cairo on 2-3 December, according to a statement released by Egypt's irrigation and water resources ministry.
Egypt's Sisi and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Bin Zayed agree on uniting Arab stance against challenges
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has stressed the importance of uniting Arab stances and solidarity to address the challenges facing the Arab region, especially to confront attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of Arab countries, underlining that Egypt will not allow any breach of the security and stability of its brotherly nations in the Arab Gulf.
Egypt's first telecommunications satellite launch put off due to power malfunction
Head of the Egyptian Space Agency Mohamed al-Qousy said on Saturday Arianespace, a French satellite launch company, postponed the launch of Ariane 5, carrying the Egyptian satellite Tiba 1, due to an emergency malfunction in the power supply of ground equipment on the launching platform.
Egypt's Sisi witnesses inauguration of Africa 2019 Forum
The two-day forum is organized by the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation in collaboration with the ministries of foreign affairs and trade.
Trade exchange between Egypt and Nile basin countries increased by 25.4% in 2018: CAPMAS
The volume of trade exchange between Egypt and the Nile Basin countries reached 1.872 billion US dollars in 2018, compared to 1.493 billion US dollars in 2017, with an increase of 25.4 percent, stated the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on Sunday.
Gone with the wind: The flotation’s impact on Egyptian exports
When asked how Egypt’s currency flotation boosted exports, Mahmoud Sarag, the chairman of the Leather Export Council put it this way: “We import the buttons. We import the zippers. And then we cheer when we export the ready-to-wear shirt.”
Egypt to reduce subsidised staple food prices as of 1 December
Prices of some basic commodities included in ration cards are planned to be lowered as of 1 December, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Ali Moselhi said Saturday.
Six people killed, 16 injured in fuel pipeline explosion in Behaira
Six people were killed and sixteen others were injured in the explosion of fuel pipeline in Nile Delta's Behaira on Wednesday.
كثير من الكلام وقليل من الفعل: ما وراء تعطل طرح شركات الحكومة في البورصة
The article reviews the impact of Egypt’s reforms on the performance of the Egyptian economy over the last three years.
تحت القبة| عبد العال: مستمرون حتى يناير 2021.. وأعالج اﻷمور بـ «قفاز حريري»
The article reports on the parliament discussions regarding the roadmap for the upcoming sessions announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel-Aal.
مصر بين قوة الدولة ودولة القوة
The article examines the concept of the state in the Egyptian context.
مدى مصر و100 ساعة من النشر حتى إخلاء السبيل
Almanassa reports on Mada Masr office raid by Egypt’s security forces.