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.

Egypt military chief El-Sissi gives new sign of presidential run

El-Sissi is considered almost certain to win if he runs for president, riding on a wave of popular fervour since he ousted the country`s first freely elected president.

Memorial to Egyptian protesters damaged in Cairo

Unknown assailants damaged early Tuesday the foundation in Cairo`s famed Tahrir square for a future memorial dedicated to protesters killed in Egypt`s revolutionary turmoil of the past 2 1/2 years.