Abdel Fattah El Sisi

Egypt Refers Militants Charged in Sisi Death Plot to Military Judiciary

CAIRO, Nov 21 – Egypt’s public prosecutor has brought before the military judiciary 292 suspected Daesh militants, some of whom are accused of plotting to assassinate President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The suspects are accused of belonging to 22 cells and carrying out 19 attacks in total, including

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EgyptAir Black Box Data Downloaded; Evidence Suggests Fire On Board

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, June 30 – Investigators have downloaded data from one of the black box flight recorders on EgyptAir Flight MS804 and are preparing to analyse it, bringing them closer discovering what caused the jet to crash, Egypt’s investigation committee said on Wednesday. The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean Sea en

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Egypt’s Sisi Says Crash Investigation Will Take Time

CAIRO, May 22 – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday that an investigation into the cause of an EgyptAir plane crash could take a long time but the facts would be made public as soon as they were available. In his first public remarks on Thursday’s crash, which killed all 66 people on

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Egypt Puts on Trial 237 Activists for Protests Against Sisi

CAIRO, April 30 – Egypt put on trial 237 activists arrested for protesting against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, judicial sources said on Saturday, the first court cases after demonstrations this month. Thousands angered by Sisi’s decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia called on April 15 for his government to fall in the

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As Hard Times Hit, Egyptians At Last Find Fault With Sisi

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, March 11 – “Your exellency: you are not working,” television presenter Azza al-Hemawy said, looking into the camera but addressing the Egyptian president. “Not one single issue has been solved since you took over.” After years of hearing little but enthusiastic applause for Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and vilification of his enemies,

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