Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Ex Egypt premier Ahmed Shafik deported from UAE to Egypt: Family

Ex Egypt premier Ahmed Shafik deported from UAE to Egypt: Family

Ahmed Shafik, a former air force commander and government minister, is seen as the strongest potential opponent of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 

Dec 02, 2017, 21:06 PM IST
Deadly mosque attack puts Egypt Sinai strategy in spotlight

Deadly mosque attack puts Egypt Sinai strategy in spotlight

More than 300 people were killed in Friday`s bomb and gun assault -- the deadliest in the country`s recent history.

Nov 28, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
Egypt mosque attack: 27 children among 305 killed; President Sisi holds meet

Egypt mosque attack: 27 children among 305 killed; President Sisi holds meet

The death toll in a devastating militant attack on a mosque on Friday in Egypt's North Sinai has risen to 305 killed, MENA state news agency said on Saturday.

Nov 25, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
Narendra Modi, Donald Trump condemn 'barbaric' mosque attack in Egypt, express solidarity to victims

Narendra Modi, Donald Trump condemn 'barbaric' mosque attack in Egypt, express solidarity to victims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condemned the devastating bomb and gun attack in Egypt's restive North Sinai region in which at least 235 people lost their lives. 

Nov 24, 2017, 22:28 PM IST

Egypt's president backs Saudi purge, urges de-escalation with Iran

SHARM AL-SHEIKH; Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against military strikes on Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah, saying there was enough turmoil in

Nov 09, 2017, 07:11 AM IST
Egypt's Sisi says he will not seek a third term: Report

Egypt's Sisi says he will not seek a third term: Report

Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will not seek a third term in office, he said in an interview with CNBC, adding that he does not intend to change the constitution and its provision of a two-term presidential limit.

Nov 07, 2017, 12:12 PM IST

Donald Trump to 'consider' resuming military aid to Egypt

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signaled he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt which had been frozen because of concerns over its human rights record.

Sep 21, 2017, 05:47 AM IST

Egyptian court sentences 20 to death for killing policemen

The court also sentenced 80 people to life in prison and 34 to 15 years in jail. One minor was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 21 people were acquitted.

Jul 02, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

The state of emergency, which would have expired at the end of June, has been extended by three months, cabinet statement showed, meaning it will now last at least until the end of September.

Jun 22, 2017, 22:03 PM IST

Egypt's constitutional court temporarily halts all verdicts on islands transfer deal: State Media

The ruling came a week after Egypt's parliament backed plans to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under an accord that has attracted widespread public criticism.

Jun 21, 2017, 15:43 PM IST

Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 31 over assassination of prosecutor

Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb attack on his convoy in Cairo, an operation for which Egypt blamed the Muslim Brotherhood and Gaza-based Hamas militants.

Jun 17, 2017, 15:16 PM IST

Egypt to press ahead with air strikes after Christians attacked

The strikes targeted Majlis Mujahideen Derna and Abu Salim Brigade, two local Libyan groups allied with al Qaeda.

May 30, 2017, 09:26 AM IST

Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

President had ordered strikes against terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.

May 27, 2017, 08:56 AM IST

Egyptian-American woman freed in Egypt goes home on US military plane

An Egyptian-American woman detained in Egypt for nearly three years on human trafficking charges was flown back to the United States on Thursday on a US military plane, accompanied by a top White House official.

Apr 21, 2017, 09:01 AM IST
Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday.

Apr 10, 2017, 08:52 AM IST
In landmark meeting, Donald Trump hails Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's 'fantastic job' in Egypt

In landmark meeting, Donald Trump hails Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's 'fantastic job' in Egypt

US President Donald Trump set human rights scandals aside to welcome Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the White House Monday.

Apr 04, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Egypt's 'fantastic guy' Sisi to meet Donald Trump

After four years of tension with the United States, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi now has a fan in the White House and on Monday he meets President Donald Trump.

Apr 01, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

Donald Trump, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discuss fighting terrorism in phone call

US President Donald Trump commended Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for his efforts to deal with Egypt`s economic challenges.

Jan 24, 2017, 08:25 AM IST

Egypt frees 2011 revolution figure Maher

Egypt has released political activist Ahmed Maher, a leading figure in the 2011 revolt that toppled the government, after he completed his jail term, his lawyer and a security source said Thursday.

Jan 05, 2017, 14:18 PM IST

Egypt`s Sisi, Trump agreed in call on UN Israel vote delay

Egypt agreed to postpone a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements when US president-elect Donald Trump called President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the presidency said Friday.

Dec 23, 2016, 13:04 PM IST