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Omar Fahmy

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

Gunmen in Egypt mosque attack carried Islamic State flag, prosecutor says

Nov 25 2017

CAIRO Gunmen who attacked a mosque on Friday in Egypt's North Sinai brandished an Islamic State flag as they opened fire through doorways and windows, killing more than 300 worshippers, including two dozen children, officials said on Saturday. | Video

Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas sign reconciliation accord

Oct 12 2017

GAZA/CAIRO Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war. | Video

Islamic State releases video it says shows two Russians captured in Syria

Oct 03 2017

CAIRO Islamic State released a video on Tuesday that it said showed two Russian soldiers captured by its fighters in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, where Russia has been backing the Syrian military against militants.

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