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Egyptian voters urged to allow President el-Sissi rule until 2030

Egyptian pro-government media urged a "yes" vote Sunday, the second day of a nationwide referendum that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.

Egypt parliament votes to extend Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rule until 2030

Egypt's parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments allowing general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030, state media reported.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met Sunday with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are fighting for control of the capital Tripoli, state media reported.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in Cairo – state media

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met Sunday with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are fighting for control of the capital Tripoli, state media reported.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to inaugurate Coptic cathedral after bomb blast

Egypt’s president will inaugurate the country’s biggest cathedral on Coptic Christmas Eve Sunday, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a church in a country where jihadists have repeatedly targeted Christians.

Court jails woman for 3 years for ‘harassing’ monkey

An Egyptian court has sentenced a 25-year-old woman to three years in prison for “sexually harassing” a monkey in the country’s north, state daily Al-Ahram reported Friday.
Raina Youssef

Film star faces trial for wearing see-through dress, promoting immorality

Rania Youssef will face a trial in January in Cairo after receiving a number of complaints about her attire, accusing her of inciting immorality and promoting vice.
Tunisian protesters holding placards with inscription reading in Arabic- ‘Tunisians against Saudi Crown Prince visit’. Stringer-EPA

Second protest rocks Tunisia over Saudi Crown prince’s visit

Hundreds of Tunisian protesters marched through the capital Tunis in opposition to a planned visit on Tuesday by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, urging justice over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Mohamed Aboutrika

Former Egypt forward handed jail sentence for tax evasion

Former Egypt forward Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country’s most famous sportsmen, has been sentenced to a year in jail on charges of tax evasion, local media reported on Tuesday.
Egypt Parliament

Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

The Egyptian parliament on Monday approved in a final reading a bill that would allow authorities to monitor social media users with the aim of combatting “fake news”, the legislature said.

Egypt court sentences ex-president Morsi’s adviser, 13 others to life in prison

A Cairo Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced an adviser to ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi and 14 others to life in prison for plotting attacks on security forces and vital sites.

Egypt’s Sisi to be sworn in Saturday at parliament

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be sworn in for his second term on Saturday during a special parliament session, state-media reported.

Egypt arrests activist after anti-sexual abuse video

Egypt on Friday arrested an activist who posted a video on social media in which she hit out at national institutions and voiced opposition to sexual harassment, security sources said.

Egypt jails 13 police for taking part in protest

An Egyptian court has sentenced 13 policemen to between three and five years in prison for taking part in a 2015 strike demanding higher pay and better working conditions.

Court postpones decision on closure of BBC’s Cairo office

An Egyptian court on Tuesday postponed until April 24 its decision on the closure of the BBC office in Cairo following a report the broadcaster aired on forced disappearances in the country, state-run al-Ahram newspaper reported.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wins second term with 92% of vote: state media

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92% of the vote, preliminary results showed on Thursday, but turnout of just 40% dented his push for popular legitimacy.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wins second term with 92% of vote

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed on Thursday, but turnout of just 40 percent dented his push for popular legitimacy.

Egypt court fines leading activist for insulting judiciary

An Egyptian court has fined one of the leading activists behind the 2011 uprising $565 during his re-trial over insulting the judiciary.

200 Egyptian lawmakers endorse Abdel Fattah al-Sissi for second term

Authorities say 200 Egyptian lawmakers on Tuesday endorsed President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi to run for a second term in office, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported online.

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