According to a French expert on the Arab world, Egypt is in desperate straits, and will default on its debts if other countries do not intervene. He says the intervention should come from the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia.
In other news, a large sandstorm closed Kuwait Airport and caused its navigation systems to fail. An incoming Lufthansa jetliner from Frankfurt had to be diverted to Saudi Arabia, but passengers were not allowed to leave the plane. They were forced to wait on the runway in the terrible heat until the problem in Kuwait was resolved.
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