Sunday, Feb 05, 2023

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi


Egypt arrests human rights activist who criticized gov't

February 10, 2020 8:22 am

The arrest is the latest in an unprecedented crackdown on dissent waged by the president of Egypt in recent years. Thousands have been arrested — both secular-leaning activists and Islamist opponents .

Egypt protests came as a total shock. The man behind them is just as surprising.

September 25, 2019 9:43 am

Given the gravity of the possible consequences, observers were stunned that protesters had dared to show up at all, apparently moved by little more than a man with a webcam waging a campaign against el-Sissi from the safety of Spain.

Egypt says it will participate in Trump's peace workshop

June 25, 2019 12:45 pm

The state-run news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez as saying Saturday that the Egyptian delegation will be led by a deputy finance minister.

Egypt's el-Sissi inaugurates cathedral, mosque in new capital

January 07, 2019 8:33 am

The inauguration ceremony, which ended with a display of fireworks, took on added significance because it fell on Christmas Eve for Egypt's predominantly Coptic Orthodox Christians.

Egyptian President Sissi sworn in for a second term

June 02, 2018 5:43 pm

El-Sissi won more than 97 per cent of the vote in the March election, with turnout of more than 40 per cent. He faced no serious challenger.

Egypt triggers major security shakeup a week after ambush

October 29, 2017 7:43 am

Egypt has been under a state of emergency since IS-claimed bombings and suicide attacks targeting minority Coptic Christians killed scores earlier this year, and attacks on the mainland have recently increased.

Rights group finds 'assembly line' of torture in Egypt

September 06, 2017 11:25 am

Most of the detainees are alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood group, which rose to power after the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak but has been the target of a sweeping crackdown since the military overthrew an elected Islamist president in 2013.

Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back

February 13, 2016 5:46 pm

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi declared the transition complete in a 32-minute address to parliament on Saturday, while noting that Egypt is still struggling to rebuild its economy and confront Islamic extremists.

8 Egyptian sailors missing after port attack, says Army

November 13, 2014 11:08 am

Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir said that four assault boats were destroyed and that 32 attackers were arrested.

Egypt prez rules out interference in Al-Jazeera journalists' prison sentence

June 24, 2014 4:06 pm

El-Sissi said he had always said he will not interfere in judicial affairs, and would respect the courts' independence.