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Sisi sweeps election as Egypt military reasserts grip

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:14

Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has scored a crushing presidential election triumph and consolidated the military`s grip, 11 months after the overthrow of the only Egyptian president not drawn from its ranks.

Egypt`s Sisi submits bid for president: Spokesman

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:37

Egypt`s ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today officially submitted his bid to run for president, with his lawyer handing over the required documents to the authorities, a spokesman said.

Egypt court rejects new judges for Morsi trials

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 16:05

An Egyptian appeals court rejected Wednesday a request that new judges be appointed for two trials involving ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, judicial officials said.

Egypt military chief launches housing initiative

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 00:31

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.

Saudis urged to stop backing Egypt`s dominant military

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 01:05

A prominent Gulf-based Muslim cleric called on Saudi Arabia to stop backing Egypt`s military-dominated authorities, accusing them of using Saudi money to kill Egyptians protesting at the overthrow in July of an elected Islamist president.

Egyptian military helicopter crashes

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 00:33

A military helicopter crashed in Egypt`s North Sinai Saturday, a military spokesperson said.

Egypt drafts new Constitution, more powers for military

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 09:24

Egypt took its first step towards political transition on late Monday by finishing a draft charter that amends the existing Constitution and gives majority of powers to the military making it the most powerful institution in the country.

Egypt military court orders journalist imprisoned

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 15:03

An Egyptian newspaper says one of its journalists has been sentenced to a year in prison by a military tribunal for allegedly impersonating an army officer.

UAE to give $3.9 billion to Egypt`s military-installed government

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 10:52

The two countries signed the latest agreement during a visit by Egyptian prime minister Hazem Beblawi to the oil-rich Emirates, WAM reported.

Egypt`s Sisi does not rule out presidential bid

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 17:43

Egypt`s military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi left the door open to a presidential run in elections next year, telling a paper published on Wednesday it was up to "God`s will".

White House says reports of halt to all Egypt military aid are false

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 10:54

"The reports that we are halting all military assistance to Egypt are false," said Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council.

Obama: Pulling aid may not change Egypt military

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 23:41

US President Barack Obama appeared to suggest in an interview aired on Friday that pulling US aid from Egypt would not reverse the behaviour of its ruling generals after a coup.