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Egyptian court sentences activist to jail for 'false news' over sexual harassment video

29 Sep 2018

CAIRO An Egyptian court has sentenced an activist to two years in jail over a video she posted on social media criticising the government for failing to protect women against sexual harassment and over poor living conditions, her lawyer said.

Egypt's Sisi urges peace talks restart at meeting with Israel's Netanyahu

27 Sep 2018

JERUSALEM/CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for a resumption of Israel-Palestinian peace talks when he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Sisi's office said on Thursday.

Egypt arrests leave few vocal critics of Sisi

08 Jun 2018

CAIRO A smiling Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appeared on state television last month to pardon more than 330 prisoners, saying it was an act of clemency ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. This week, he pardoned another 712.

Sisi on course for big election win, early estimates say

29 Mar 2018

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is on course for a landslide election victory although there was little sign he had achieved the high turnout he sought, according to early estimates after polls closed in a three-day election. | Video

Amid slow voting, Egypt's Sisi cruises towards victory

27 Mar 2018

CAIRO Egyptian authorities pressed for a high turnout on Tuesday on the second day of a presidential election expected to give President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a sweeping victory in the absence of real competition, in a contest dismissed by critics as sham.

Prominent Egyptian Islamist critic remanded for 15 days

16 Feb 2018

CAIRO Egypt's state security prosecutor on Thursday remanded for questioning a former Islamist presidential candidate who was detained over alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, state news agency MENA said.

Egypt's $1.1 billion cement plant in Beni Suef to start up in days

01 Feb 2018

BENI SUEF, Egypt A $1.1 billion cement plant with six production lines in the Egyptian city of Beni Suef will start up within days, officials said on Wednesday, adding to nation's bloated supplies.

Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election

20 Jan 2018

CAIRO Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win. | Video

Former Egypt premier says he's "fine" and still mulling election bid

05 Dec 2017

CAIRO Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, who returned home from the United Arab Emirates in mysterious circumstances after announcing his bid for Egypt's presidency, told Reuters on Monday he was "fine" but was prevented from saying much more.

Ex Egypt premier Shafik deported from UAE, arrives in Egypt: family, sources

03 Dec 2017

CAIRO Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, who last week announced plans to run for the presidency, was deported from the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, his family said, and arrived in Cairo hours later.

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