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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Egypt debates motion to extend presidential term limits

Africa 02/05/19, 08:52

Egypt's parliament advanced a proposal on Tuesday to amend the constitution in a way that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022.El-Sissi led the 2013 military overthrow of ...

Egypt arrests activists after commemoration of uprising

World 01/30/19, 08:36

Egypt has rounded up at least six activists in the last couple of days in a wave of arrests coinciding with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, a rights lawyer said Wednesday.Authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown on dissent in ...

Egypt ‘s 2 ex-presidents appear in the same courtroom

Africa 12/26/18, 09:19

Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Hosni Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi over charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak.The 90-year-old Mubarak, whose ...

Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests

World 12/10/18, 12:49

Security officials and retailers say Egyptian authorities have restricted the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.They say industrial safety ...

Egypt’s newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues

News 11/10/18, 12:46

A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.Artifacts on display in a glass case, at an ...

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

Africa 09/22/18, 13:22

Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges.The ruling by the Court of Cassation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed ...

Egypt court orders release of former president’s sons

World 09/20/18, 13:14

An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release from detention of former president Hosni Mubarak's two sons, overturning a ruling by another court whose judge surprisingly told police to arrest them and send them to prison.The judge in the Sept. ...

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