Mohamed Abdellah

Egypt prepares to start move to new capital, away from the chaos of Cairo

Mar 17 2021

CAIRO Egypt is racing to prepare a grandiose new capital city in the desert east of Cairo before the first civil servants move in this summer and ahead of the delayed official opening of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's flagship project. | Video

Egypt detains opposition leader accusing him of anti-government plot

Jun 25 2019

CAIRO Egypt detained a leading opposition figure and allies on Tuesday on charges of plotting to bring down the government, but opposition groups said the arrests aimed to stymie their preparations for parliamentary elections next year.

Kushner's economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection

Jun 24 2019

RIYADH/AMMAN/CAIRO Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump's $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance.

Egypt's new desert capital faces delays as it battles for funds

May 13 2019

CAIRO Egypt's government wants to start running the nation from a new capital in the desert from mid-2020, but the $58 billion project is struggling to raise funds and needs to overcome other challenges after investors pulled out. | Video

Opponents say Egypt's constitutional changes will cement 'absolute rule'

Mar 28 2019

CAIRO A coalition of Egyptian opposition parties said constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 would pave the way for years of "absolute individual rule" and is urging Egyptians to vote against them.

Egypt to consider longer presidential term: lawmaker

Feb 03 2019

CAIRO Egypt will consider extending the presidential term to six years from four, a senior lawmaker said on Sunday, which could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power beyond 2022, when his second term is due to end.

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

Egyptian lawyer held for wearing yellow vest as sales restricted: activist

Dec 12 2018

CAIRO An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Tuesday that a lawyer be detained for 15 days after the publication of a picture of him wearing a yellow vest similar to those worn by protesters in France, a local rights activist said.

Palestinians to snub Pence during visit over Jerusalem move

Dec 10 2017

CAIRO/GAZA Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Pence's visit to the region this month in a snub over the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Palestinian foreign minister said on Saturday. | Video

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