Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Egypt to free ex-diplomat critical of Sisi's rule
Egyptian authorities have ordered the release of a former diplomat who was detained after proposing a referendum on the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, his lawyer said on Monday.
EU sees first Arab summit as response to Russia, China
European and Arab leaders on Sunday opened their first summit in a bid to bolster cooperation as EU President Donald Tusk said neighbours "should not leave it to powers far from our region", alluding to China and Russia. Host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi painted a "bleak" picture for a region hit by wars and…
Egypt army: 7 Sinai jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded
Egypt's army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were "eliminated" and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group.
African leaders parley in Addis Ababa on healthy workforce
African heads of states and business leaders will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to examine opportunities to accelerate the continent’s economic...
Seeking influence, Egypt's Sisi to chair African Union
Nearly six years after the African Union shut it out in the cold, Egypt will take the organisation's helm -- and strengthening multilateral powers is unlikely to be on the agenda.
Sudan's Bashir visits Egypt to meet Sisi
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived Sunday in Cairo for talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, airport sources said, as deadly protests rock his country. Bashir's visit to Cairo is his second trip abroad since the demonstrations erupted in Sudan last month against worsening economic hardships before mushrooming into calls for an end to…
Egypt president opens first arms exhibition in Cairo
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated Monday the first arms fair organised in Cairo, where hundreds of companies are exhibiting, state TV footage showed.
Egypt arrests economist after critical book
Egyptian police on Sunday arrested economist Abdel Khalek Farouk after the publication of his book critically analysing the country's economic and social crises, a lawyer said. Farouk announced last week that the security forces had confiscated copies of his latest book entitled "Is Egypt Really a Poor Country?". "He was officially arrested and will be…