Rights group denounces ‘unfree and unfair’ Egyptian vote

Africa 04/24/19, 06:14

An international rights group says the referendum approved by Egyptian voters that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to extend his rule to 2030 was held in an "unfair and unfree" environment and has "no pretense to legitimacy."Human Rights Watch says ...

Egypt voters approve referendum extending president’s rule

Africa 04/23/19, 13:09

Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising.El-Sissi led the military overthrow ...

Egyptian voters urged to allow el-Sissi rule until 2030

Africa 04/21/19, 02:30

Egyptian pro-government media are urging a "Yes" vote on the second day of a nationwide referendum that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.Polls reopened at 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) Sunday. Voting will continue through Monday ...

Egypt votes on referendum extending el-Sissi’s rule to 2030

Africa 04/20/19, 04:29

Egyptians voted Saturday on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role — changes blasted by critics as another major step toward authoritarian rule.The referendum came amid an unprecedented ...

Egypt lawmakers pass amendments now headed to referendum

World 04/16/19, 12:25

Egypt's parliament on Tuesday passed amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030.The vote, which sends the amendments to a national referendum, was seen by critics as another step back to authoritarianism, eight ...

Merkel voices concern about situation in Libya, Sudan

Europe 04/15/19, 12:05

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expressing concern about the human rights situation in Libya and Sudan while calling for an improved approach to the factors that force people to migrate.Merkel said before a meeting Monday with the head of the ...

Egyptian leader to meet with Trump next month at White House

Africa 03/29/19, 10:49

President Donald Trump will meet with Egypt President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi next month at the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says in a statement released Friday the leaders on April 9 will discuss bilateral concerns, including conflicts in the ...

Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

World 03/19/19, 12:34

Egypt's top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security.The move is the latest ...

Rights group: Egyptian activists targeted in phishing scams

Tech 03/06/19, 08:13

Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government, an international rights group said Wednesday.Amnesty International said it analyzed dozens of suspicious emails and ...

Egypt releases prominent photojournalist after 5-year term

Africa 03/04/19, 04:24

A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home on Monday to hugs from his family and friends, pledging to continue working despite having to spend the nights at a police station nearby.Mahmoud Abu Zaid, ...

Egypt military court upholds sentence against former auditor

Africa 03/03/19, 07:52

An Egyptian lawyer says a military appeals court has upheld a five-year sentence against the country's former auditor for disseminating false news about the military.Ali Taha says Sunday Hesham Genena can still challenge the ruling a final time at Egypt's ...

Egypt’s leader says Europe cannot ‘teach us’ about rights

Europe 02/25/19, 08:58

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is defending his country's widely-criticized human rights record and warning the countries of Europe not to lecture the Arab world.Speaking after an EU-Arab League summit Monday, El-Sissi said: "You are not going to teach us about ...

EU, Arab leaders vow to boost security, migration ties

World 02/24/19, 12:57

Leaders from European Union and Arab League countries pledged Sunday to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism and to tackle unauthorized migration at a first-ever summit high in symbolism but likely to yield few concrete results.Under tight security at ...

Update: Egypt’s president wants more action on extremism

Europe 02/16/19, 05:48

The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local):11:45 a.m.Egypt's president has called on Western countries to boost efforts at tackling extremist ideology in online media and mosques.Speaking at the Munich Security Conference Saturday, Abdel-Fattah ...

Egypt lawmakers approve extending president’s term limits

Africa 02/14/19, 08:57

Egyptian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to extend term limits for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi until 2034, part of a package of constitutional amendments also set to further enshrine the military's role in politics that will now face a national referendum.Of ...

Egypt’s Parliament to vote on extending president’s term

Africa 02/13/19, 06:17

Egypt's Parliament began deliberations Wednesday over constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office till 2034 — 12 more years after his current, second term expires in 2022.The development comes amid concerns that Egypt is slipping ...

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