President Abdel Fattah al Sisi

Egypt Islamist Party Backs Sisi Re-Election Bid

CAIRO – Egypt’s ultra-conservative Islamist Al-Nour party has decided to support President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his bid to be re-elected in March, the party said on Sunday.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, shown here in March, is visiting the White House on April 3

Egypt Copts Mark Christmas Eve After Bloody Year

Coptic Orthodox Christians packed Egypt’s newly built Nativity of Christ Cathedral on Saturday for a Christmas Eve mass after a bloody year for a minority repeatedly targeted by jihadists.


Egypt’s Sisi Rules Out Extending Presidential Term

CAIRO – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ruled out a constitutional amendment to extend his term, saying an election would be held next year and he will not run again in 2022, in an interview with CNBC Monday.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Hamas to Amend Controversial Charter in Bid to Ease International Isolation

Hamas is to unveil a new version of its controversial founding charter which called for the destruction of Israel in a bid to ease its international isolation, party officials said. This follows an alleged version of the document having been leaked at the beginning of the month.


Trump Presidency Heralds New Era of Closer Ties With Egypt

Friendly phone calls, an invite to the White House, a focus on Islamic militancy and what Donald Trump called “chemistry” have set the tone for a new era of warmer U.S.-Egyptian ties that could herald more military and political support for Cairo.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt Mourns Slain Churchgoers as Blast Toll Rises

Grief-stricken mourners gathered in Cairo on Monday for the funeral of 24 people killed when a blast tore through a Coptic church, in the deadliest attack on Egypt’s Christian minority.


Egypt Military Seen as Expanding Economic Share

As Egypt braces for austerity reforms, the military has expanded its economic role, at times helping President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi assuage the impact of rising prices on the country’s poor.


Turkey Accuses Egypt’s Sisi of Supporting Kurdish Terrorist PKK Group

The Egyptian government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has provided funds and weapons to the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a Marxist-inspired guerrilla group listed as a terrorist organization by the United States and the rest of NATO, according to a Turkish intelligence report.


Egypt Officials Concede Bomb Was Most Likely Cause of Metrojet Crash

Soon after the Russians appeared to begin taking the possibility of terrorism in the Metrojet crash more seriously, placing restrictions on flights into Egypt, Egyptian authorities conceded that a bomb was the most plausible explanation for the crash.

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