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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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Egyptians Losing Patience with Sisi as Economy Deteriorates

By Lin Noueihed CAIRO, Oct 23  – A cartoon which appeared on social media shows a drowning Egyptian, only his hand protruding from the depths, waving for help. The next strips show President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi diving in, taking the drowning man’s watch and turning away. The cartoon captures the mood of desperation and anger among

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Egypt’s Sisi Promises More Jobs to Deter Perilous Migration to Europe

CAIRO, Sept 27 – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday pledged more jobs for Egyptians to help dissuade them from making dangerous voyages to Europe after more than 160 migrants died when a boat capsized off the country’s Mediterranean coast. Rescue workers and fisherman recovered five more bodies on Sunday, taking the death toll in

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Egypt’s Sisi Promises Justice after Migrant Ship Capsize

CAIRO, Sept 25 – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered authorities on Saturday to punish those responsible for the capsizing of a ship which resulted in the deaths of more than 160 migrants, as families demanded the bodies of their loved ones. Rescue workers and fishermen rescued 169 people after the boat sank off

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Egypt Finds Belongings, Debris from Plane Crash at Sea

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, May 20 – The Egyptian navy said on Friday it had found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board. The military said it had found the debris about 290 km (180

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Egypt: A Faltering Revolution

Egypt’s security forces still haven’t got it right By H. A. Hellyer I remember all too clearly the day I met Bassem Sabry. We’d been in touch over social media for quite a while; we had many friends in common, but our paths had never crossed in person. Social media in Egypt, in 2012, was already a

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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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Egypt’s Sisi Sacks Top Auditor Who Alleged Mass State Corruption

By Omar Fahmy CAIRO, March 28 – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday sacked Egypt‘s top auditor who had stirred controversy by publicly concluding that government corruption had cost the country billions of dollars. Hesham Geneina came under heavy fire from senior officials and pro-government media after he alleged widespread graft in newspaper interviews at

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Human Rights on Trial in Egypt as NGO Funding Case Revived

By Lin Noueihed and Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, March 27 – Egypt has launched a new crackdown on human rights groups, questioning staff and ordering asset freezes over accusations they took foreign funding to destabilise the country after the 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. Egyptian rights activists say they are facing the worst

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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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