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Egypt votes in referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030

Apr 20 2019

CAIRO Egyptians voted on Saturday in a three-day referendum on constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and boost the role of the powerful military.

Egypt releases award-winning photojournalist jailed since 2013

Mar 04 2019

CAIRO Egyptian authorities on Monday released a photojournalist who spent more than five years in jail after covering a 2013 sit-in that ended with security forces killing hundreds of protesters.

Sisi defends death penalty at summit with Europe

Feb 25 2019

SHARM EL-SHEIKH Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi defended the death penalty at a summit between Arab and European states on Monday, saying the two regions had "two different cultures".

Arab League, EU seek synchrony on regional crises in first summit

Feb 24 2019

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt Arab and European states sought common ground on security threats and regional crises including Yemen, Syria and Libya on Sunday at their first joint summit held in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. | Video

Egyptian lawmakers back changes that could keep Sisi in power til 2034

Feb 14 2019

CAIRO The Egyptian parliament on Thursday approved in principle draft constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 and tighten his control of the judiciary.

Eight years after uprising, Egyptians say freedoms have eroded

Jan 24 2019

CAIRO Everyday at sunset, Ahmed Maher, one of Egypt's best known activists, says good night to his family and heads to a Cairo police station to spend the night under police watch.

Eight years after uprising, Egyptians say freedoms have eroded

Jan 24 2019

* Sisi supporters say security measures needed to restore order

Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C

Dec 03 2018

MIT NAMA When Houaida Mabrouk heard about a government campaign that offers free hepatitis C screenings, she hesitated, afraid of testing positive. But after many from her community started visiting health clinics to get checked, she changed her mind.

Demolition on the Nile puts squeeze on two Cairo districts

Sep 26 2018

CAIRO Impoverished residents of red brick homes on an island in the Nile look nervously across the river at another Cairo slum, bulldozed this summer into a wasteland of rubble.

Egyptian movement calls for release of opposition figures

Aug 27 2018

CAIRO A coalition of secular and leftist Egyptian groups on Monday slammed the arrests of opposition figures and called for the release of all such prisoners not convicted of violent offences.

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India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.