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14 Aug
A fire that broke out Sunday in a Coptic Christian church in Egypt's capital Cairo killed 41 people, church officials said. The blaze started for unknown reasons at the Abu Sifine church in the capital's northwestern, working-class district of Imbaba, officials said. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared on his Facebook page that "I have mobilised…
13 Jun
Egypt's state prosecutor on Monday ordered the release of eight political prisoners, including a documentary filmmaker, a lawyer said, the latest group to walk free since April. Tarek al-Awady, a lawyer and member of a committee formed in April to review the cases of prisoners eligible for presidential pardons, made the announcement in a tweet.…
6 Jan
US authorities arrested a New York man who allegedly spied on political opponents of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Justice Department said.
30 Mar 2021
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promised Tuesday that his country would buy equipment to avoid any repetition of the past week's closure of the Suez Canal as he visited Ismailia, en route to the vital trade artery.
6 Mar 2021
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Saturday against Ethiopia continuing to fill its Nile dam, on his first visit to Sudan since the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir nearly two years ago.
5 Dec 2020
President Emmanuel Macron hosts Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi from Sunday for a three-day state visit with France facing calls from activists that Egypt should not be "indulged" despite the close alliance between Cairo and Paris. Egypt and France have enjoyed an increasingly close relationship under the secular rule of former army general Sisi, with…
7 Nov 2020
Egyptians began voting Saturday in the second phase of a parliamentary election in which supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are expected to win.
30 Jul 2020
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday ratified a law banning active and former military personnel from running for the presidency or parliament without the army's approval.
28 Jul 2020
Egypt's president said Tuesday that talks over Ethiopia's Nile dam would "drag on", but voiced hope for a negotiated settlement to the dispute.
24 May 2020
Egypt's president pardoned Saturday thousands of prisoners including a former policeman jailed over killing...
8 May 2020
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a host of amendments to Egypt's emergency law which an international rights groups says expands "repressive powers" as the country's battles the coronavirus.
1 May 2020
Egypt's army said on Thursday that 10 soldiers were either killed or wounded in a blast targeting an armoured vehicle in the restive northern Sinai.

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