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Egypt mourns 25 Christians killed in massive church bombing in Cairo

Egypt mourns 25 Christians killed in massive church bombing in Cairo

The bomb went off during Sunday Mass at a chapel adjacent to St Mark's Cathedral, seat of the ancient Coptic Christian church.

Egypt protests after el-Sissi gives islands to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian security forces fired tear gas today at demonstrators protesting President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back

Egypt's president says his country has established a democratic system and rebuilt constitutional institutions after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising.

Video of Egyptians giving police condom balloons goes viral

The video, which has been shared 15,000 times on Facebook, showed the two men in their early 20s laughing as they unwrap and inflate condoms. "From the youth of Egypt to the police," was written on the balloons.

In Egypt, angry talk of Western conspiracy over plane crash

Egypt is facing a Western conspiracy that seeks to scare off tourists and destroy the country's economy.

Egyptians trickle to polls in parliamentary runoffs

Egyptians trickled to the polls on Tuesday in just over half of the country's 27 provinces in parliamentary runoffs that are part of an election process dubbed as the final transition to democratic rule but that apparently failed to inspire voters.

Egypt's leader says country in 'ferocious war'

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has said in an interview that the Mideast region must cooperate to defeat a worsening terrorist threat that has led to "ferocious war" in his country and some countries "sliding into a vicious cycle of failure."

Lack of 'justice' fuelling extremism: Egypt president

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who has led a massive crackdown on Islamists, says the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater "freedom, equality and justice."

Egyptian president issues new anti-terrorism law

The Egyptian president has issued a law that broadens the state's definition of terrorism to include anyone who threatens public order "by any means," and gives authorities powers to draw up lists of alleged terrorists with little judicial recourse.

Egypt, Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya's military against Islamic militants in a bid to restore stability to the two countries' war-torn neighbor.

Egypt`s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Africa, first foreign trip

Egypt`s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi
Today traveled to Algeria and to Equatorial Guinea to attend an African summit and discuss security and water issues, in his first trip outside the country since he assumed the presidency earlier this month.

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sexual assault

Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video of a woman being sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square during a rally supporting the country`s newly elected president.

Obama congratulates Egypt`s new president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi

After Egypt`s former army chief, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won a landslide victory last month to become the President, Barack Obama called him to congratulate him on his inauguration and convey his commitment to working together.

Egypt`s outgoing interim president bids farewell

In an emotional farewell speech, Egypt`s outgoing interim president on Wednesday said the public must rise to its responsibilities in the face of enormous challenges in a country he said has been scarred by violence, a dilapidated economy, political confusion and international conspiracies threatening its identity and territorial integrity.

Only slight majority in Egypt backs el-Sissi: Poll

Only a slight majority of Egyptians look favorably on Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the former Army chief who ousted the elected president and is now a heavy favorite to win next week`s presidential elections, according to a poll released on Thursday by a US-based research center.

Egypt`s el-Sissi makes rare plea to youth

Egypt`s former military chief has made a rare appeal to the country`s youth who were behind calls for regime change since 2011, trying to win support among a key bloc in this month`s presidential election that he admitted he is struggling to reach.

Egypt`s el-Sissi gives first campaign TV interview

Former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi gave the first TV interview of his campaign to become Egypt`s next president on Monday, saying he decided to run because of the threats facing the nation after his removal of the country`s first democratically elected president, Islamist Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt`s el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter

Egypt`s former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency.

Egypt military chief launches housing initiative

Egypt`s powerful military chief launched a USD 40 billion housing initiative on Sunday to build a million homes in cooperation with a major Emirati construction firm, the first campaign-style move by Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is widely expected to run for president.

Egypt passes presidential election law

Egypt`s interim president issued anticipated decree that governs upcoming presidential election, clearing the way for the vote that many expect the country`s military chief to take part in and win.