This file photo shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has officially submitted his candidacy for presidential polls due in March

Egypt’s Sisi Says He Will Personally Join Battle Against Sinai Militants

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said on Thursday that he is prepared to personally join the battle against Islamic State militants in the Sinai Peninsula. Before assuming the presidency following a 2013 coup, Sisi held the rank of general and was head of Egypt’s armed forces.

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside of Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia. Seeking to improve the country's image, authorities in Egypt are pulling …

Report: U.S. Denies Egypt $95M Aid to Egypt over ‘Human Rights Concerns’

With remarkably little comment or fanfare, the U.S. government denied $95.7 million in aid to Egypt on Tuesday afternoon, with another $195 million put on hold. The decision was made due to concern with civil liberties and human rights in Egypt, particularly a law regulating non-governmental organizations that took effect in May.

Egypt: ‘Fanatic’ Mob of 1,000-Plus Islamists Set 80 Christian Homes Ablaze

Egypt: ‘Fanatic’ Mob of 1,000-Plus Islamists Set 80 Christian Homes Ablaze

An angry mob of more than a thousand Islamic extremists, described as “fanatic Muslims” by a terrorized witness, reportedly torched at least 80 Christian homes in an Egyptian village and injured Christians who tried to stop them, all over rumors that a Coptic resident was converting his home into a church.

Egyptian Copt Albert Saber, 27, flashes the V for 'victory' sign from inside the holding cage during the opening session of his trial in Cairo on September 26, 2012, on charges of blasphemy, insulting religions and inciting sectarianism through his Internet postings.

Egyptian Government Rebuffs Campaign to Soften Blasphemy Laws

The Egyptian government has rejected a bill to abolish its controversial anti-blasphemy law, ruling that there is no need to eliminate or soften legislation that does not significantly undermine freedom of thought in the country.

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Chinese President Pens Egyptian News Column, Will Speak to Parliament

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to arrive in Egypt on Wednesday. Preceding him is a column in Egypt’s Al Ahram newspaper, where the president notes that “the threat of terrorism is notably on the rise,” making “win-win cooperation” more important than ever between the two nations.

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Egypt Arrests Facebook Admins Charged with Ties to Muslim Brotherhood

As the fifth anniversary of the social media-driven Arab Spring uprisings approaches, Egyptian authorities have arrested three influential Facebook administrators, accusing them of belonging to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. On Saturday Egypt’s Interior Ministry charged two men and one woman,


Iraqi, Egyptian Heads of State Discuss War Against ISIS in NYC

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly debate on Monday to talk about the region’s ongoing battles against the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group.


ISIS Attacks Growing in Egypt, Despite Government Crackdown

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) made advances in Egypt as it launched a wave of attacks in restive North Sinai province despite a government crackdown against jihadi elements in the country, various new agencies report.


Egypt Summons US Ambassador over Muslim Brotherhood White House Trip

In a show of total disapproval towards the United States’ relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood–an Islamist entity that has been designated as a terrorist group in many countries–Egypt has summoned the U.S. Ambassador to Cairo to demand answers from the White House over where the parties’ relationship stands.

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NYT: Forget Reforming Radical Islam, Instead Focus On LGBT Rights In Egypt

On Monday, The New York Times Editorial Board seemingly demonstrated how furious it was with the Egyptian government’s stance on gay rights. Egypt had just acquitted twenty-six allegedly homosexual men on “debauchery” charges, and the Editorial Board worries they are now “likely to suffer a lifetime of public scorn.”


Egyptian President: It’s Time to Reform Islam, Combat Extremist Clerics

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi delivered a speech on New Year’s Day 2015, in anticipation for the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, which ended Saturday evening. In his address, al-Sisi highlighted the necessity for reformation within the ummah, or Islamic nation.