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Omar Fahmy

Egypt's Sisi calls for first bread price rise in decades

Aug 03 2021

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said it was time to increase the price of the country's subsidised bread, revisiting the issue for the first time since 1977 when then president Anwar Sadat reversed a price rise in the face of riots.

Islamic State claims deadly attack on northern Mozambique town

Mar 30 2021

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -Islamic State said on Monday its fighters had carried out an attack on the northern Mozambique town of Palma, where dozens were killed, thousands displaced and some remain missing. | Video

Ship blocking Suez Canal moves slightly, unclear when it will refloat

Mar 28 2021

SUEZ, Egypt Efforts to dislodge a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal have allowed its stern and rudder to move, but it remains unclear when the vessel will be refloated, the head of the canal authority said on Saturday.

Sisi says Egypt won't stand idle in Libya if security is threatened

Jul 16 2020

CAIRO Egypt will not stand idle in the face of any direct threat to Egyptian and Libyan security, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday, after lawmakers allied to commander Khalifa Haftar urged Cairo to intervene militarily in Libya's civil war.

Egypt's Mubarak, ousted by popular revolt in 2011, dies aged 91

Feb 25 2020

CAIRO Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a popular uprising against corruption and autocracy, died on Tuesday at the age of 91. | Video

Palestinians cut ties with Israel, U.S. after rejecting peace plan

Feb 01 2020

CAIRO The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the United States and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting a Middle East peace plan presented by U.S. President Donald Trump, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday. | Video

Islamic State silent on Baghdadi death as it searches for successor

Oct 30 2019

CAIRO Islamic State supporters have responded with silence and disbelief days after the death of their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, suggesting a breakdown in the command structure of the Sunni militant group trying to agree on a successor.

Islamic State silent on Baghdadi death as it searches for successor

Oct 29 2019

CAIRO Islamic State supporters have responded with silence and disbelief days after the death of their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, suggesting a breakdown in the command structure of the Sunni militant group trying to agree on a successor.

Before vote, Sisi says Egypt strengthened during his presidency

Mar 23 2018

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that his first term in office had strengthened the state, and defended his tough austerity measures days ahead of a re-election vote in which the former military commander faces no serious opposition.

Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election

Jan 20 2018

CAIRO Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win. | Video

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