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Egyptian Referendum to Extend Sisi’s Term Passes with 88% Support

The referendum to approve constitutional amendments that extended Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s term, granted permission for him to run for another six years in 2024, and increased the powers of his office has passed with over 88% of votes cast in favor, according to the Egyptian election commission.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Pompeo in Cairo: ‘The Age of Self-Inflicted American Shame Is Over’ 

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, during a speech on the Middle East delivered in Cairo Thursday, praised the United States as a “force for good” in the region and blasted previous President Barack Obama’s administration for underestimating Islamic extremism and the Iranian menace.

Pompeo vows US troops will leave Syria

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.

Egypt leader Sisi registers candidacy for presidential poll

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.

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 …

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.

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

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.

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.

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,

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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.