Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Russia begins its partial withdrawal from Syria
The first group of Russian troops deployed to Syria returned home on Tuesday, the army said, beginning a partial withdrawal announced by President Vladimir Putin.
Egypt president vows forceful response after mosque massacre
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to respond forcefully after attackers killed at least 235 worshippers in a packed mosque in restive North Sinai province, the country's deadliest attack in recent memory.
Egypt says Sisi met Israel prime minister at UN for first public talks
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said on Tuesday.
Merkel's G20-Africa meet aims to reduce poverty, migrant influx
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Monday meet African leaders in Berlin on initiatives aiming to reduce the poverty and conflict driving a mass migrant influx to Europe.
Trump to urge Muslim leaders to fight extremism in major speech
It comes on the second day of a visit to Saudi Arabia, part of an eight-day foreign tour -- Trump's first since taking office -- that will take him next to Israel and the Palestinian Territories and then to Europe.
Trump calls Sisi to offer condolences after bombing
US President Donald Trump has called Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to express his condolences about twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens, the White House said Monday.
State of emergency in Egypt after IS church bombings kill 44
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent memory.
Palm Sunday church bombings kill at least 36 in Egypt
The attacks on the Mar Girgis church in the city of Tanta north of Cairo and Saint Mark's Church in the coastal city of Alexandria came just weeks ahead of a visit by Pope Francis to show support for Egypt's large Christian minority.