Egypt's Sisi hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Gulf tensions

2019-05-16 07:00

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the presidency says, amid rising tensions in the Gulf.

France's Macron to press Egyptian president on human rights

2019-01-28 13:10

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to hold talks with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo, saying beforehand that he wants to boost ties with the Mideast country in the fight against terrorism but also use the visit to encourage better respect for human rights.

Egypt's al-Sisi says most painful of reforms is over

2019-01-23 21:22

Egypt's president says the most painful part of his economic reform program is over, but cautioned there is still some way to go before it's completed

Egypt's Sisi inaugurates cathedral, mosque in new capital

2019-01-07 11:16

Egypt's president is inaugurating a new cathedral for the Coptic Orthodox Church and one of the region's largest mosques.

Egypt wants CBS to drop Sisi interview on Israel co-operation: network

2019-01-04 17:11

Egypt has asked CBS not to air an interview with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in which he discussed cooperation with Israel in the fight against Sinai jihadists, the US network says.

Egypt mulls changing constitution to keep Sisi in power

2019-01-01 14:36

Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are calling for constitutional changes that would allow him to stay in power once his second term ends in 2022.

Egypt lawyer files case to change president's 2-term limit

2018-12-09 12:00

An Egyptian lawyer says he and others have filed a court case to force the parliament to start a debate on amending a constitutional clause that bars President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi from running for a third term in 2022.

Merkel urges companies to switch focus from Asia to Africa

2018-10-30 19:53

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged companies to take a closer look at Africa's "huge" economic opportunities, as Germany hopes that development of the continent will help curb illegal migration to Europe.

Egyptian president arrives in Russia

2018-10-15 18:02

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has arrived in Russia on a visit expected to further boost ties between the two nations.

Melania Trump has 'some heavy lifting to do' on her solo Africa trip

2018-10-01 11:22

First lady Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour that will take her to every corner of the vast continent.


Egypt sets referendum on extending Sisi's rule for April 20-22

2019-04-18 05:50

Egypt has set a referendum for April 20-22 on sweeping constitutional changes including amendments that could extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule until 2030.

Sudanese protesters hold rallies as police deploy

2019-01-28 12:03

Crowds of Sudanese protesters have held rallies in their neighbourhoods and some squares in the capital and its twin city of Omdurman after organisers called for more anti-government demonstrations.

Egypt court jails prominent activist for 15 years

2019-01-10 12:00

A leading figure in Egypt's 2011 revolution has been handed 15 years in prison after a retrial, a judicial source says.

CBS: Sisi says Egypt, Israel co-operate against militants

2019-01-05 16:00

US television network CBS says Egypt's president has told it in an interview that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are co-operating against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt activist urges Sisi to pardon detained wife

2019-01-03 12:44

A prominent rights activist has appealed to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to pardon his wife, sentenced to two years in jail for posting a video denouncing sexual harassment.

EU parliament urges Egypt to lift human rights constraints

2018-12-14 10:11

The EU's lawmaking body has condemned Egyptian authorities for human rights abuses and is urging them to lift restrictions on free speech and assembly, halt mass trials and stop sentencing minors to death, and release political prisoners.

Egypt says perpetrators of attack against Christians killed

2018-11-05 10:32

Egypt says security forces have killed 19 militants in a shootout, including the gunmen suspected of killing seven Christians in an attack on pilgrims traveling to a remote monastery

Sudan lifts ban on Egyptian imports amid effort to mend ties

2018-10-26 11:32

Sudan has lifted a ban on agricultural imports from Egypt, the latest sign of mending relations between Cairo and Khartoum.

Son of Egypt's jailed former president campaigns for father

2018-10-02 14:31

Youngest son of Egypt's jailed former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi is campaigning campaigns for the better treatment for his father.

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

2018-09-17 15:33

Echoing some of Trump's rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news" they say is meant to sow division and undermine the rule of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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