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Egypt's security clampdown mostly thwarts fresh protests

September 28, 2019 5:29 pm

More than 2,000 people were arrested in the days after, according to right lawyers. The country's general prosecutor said his office had questioned no more than 1,000 people over the protests.

Crackdown leaves Egypt’s streets for Sisi rallies, not protests

September 28, 2019 2:16 pm

At least 1,915 people have been detained, the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights said. The general prosecutor announced that about 1,000 are being questioned for attending earlier protests.

Egypt votes on key changes to constitution that may see Sisi in power till 2030

April 20, 2019 2:49 pm

Egypt holds a three-day referendum from Saturday on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030. What are these amendments? Who is behind them?

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi elected new chairman of African Union

February 10, 2019 8:59 pm

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's election brought to an end the one-year chairmanship of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame. African Union chairmen set agendas of issues to be addressed during their one-year tenure.

Egypt: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reelected for second term with nearly 92 per cent of votes

March 29, 2018 7:11 pm

After the arrest of some other serious candidates, who were either arrested or intimidated, Sisi's expectations to win a second four-year term increased.

Egyptians vote on second day of presidential election

March 27, 2018 5:31 pm

Army and security troops were deployed across the country to secure the polling stations, while delegates of the two presidential candidates are employed in the polling stations to ensure the safety of ballot boxes.

Egypt's army kills 10, arrests 400 in Sinai operation, reports state TV

February 13, 2018 11:42 am

Egypt launched a major security operation on Friday involving the army and police against "terrorist and criminal elements and organisations" across the country, according to the army spokesman.

Israel's Netanyahu and Egypt's Sisi meet for first time in public

September 19, 2017 8:28 pm

The meeting came just days after Egypt helped broker an agreement with the Palestinian Hamas group to dissolve the administration that runs Gaza and hold talks with Abbas' Fatah movement, its Palestinian rivals.

Egypt says President Sisi met Israel PM Netanyahu at United Nations for first public talks

September 19, 2017 12:51 pm

The Egyptian president joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks with then US secretary of state John Kerry hosted by King Abdullah II in the Jordanian city of Aqaba in February 2016, a former US official confirmed to AFP earlier this year.

Egyptian Prez al-Sisi swears in new govt, plans to revive economy battered by violence

September 19, 2015 6:20 pm

The new cabinet includes 16 new ministers out of 33 in total but few important posts were handed to newcomers.