Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

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

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 …