Mohamed Morsi

Pence Leaves Government Shutdown to Talk ISIS And Jerusalem With Egypt

Despite Congress and President Donald Trump's failure to stop a federal shutdown Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence flew to Egypt for talks on …

Israel

World Digest: Jan. 19, 2018

SYRIA<p>Turkish artillery hits Kurdish Afrin region<p>Turkish artillery fired into Syria’s Afrin region Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area.<p>The cross-border assault took place after days of threats from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

Pakistan

Egypt's President Sisi says will stand for re-election

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Friday he would stand in a presidential election due to take place in March.<p>"I announce to you in the …

Egypt

Sisi, Egypt’s Leader, Will Seek 2nd Term, and the Field Is Nearly Empty

Egypt’s military-backed president announced late on Friday his intention to run for a second term in an election whose integrity has already been questioned.<p>President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s declaration, which came during a televised news conference intended to showcase “a balance sheet” of his …

News

Will Egypt's al-Sisi face any real challenge as he seeks second presidential term?

It comes as no surprise President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announces he seeks another four-year term.<p>Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a former …

Egypt

Egyptian Archaeologists Begin Search for Tutankhamun's Wife in the Valley of the Kings

Egyptian archaeologists have started the search for the wife of King Tutankhamun in an area known as the Valley of the Kings.<p>The 18th century Pharaoh …

Egypt

This is how democracies die

We tend to think of democracies dying at the hands of men with guns. During the Cold War, coups d'état accounted for nearly three out of every four …

Democracy

Sisi Presents his Accomplishments in Four Years: I Seek to Build a Modern State

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi underlined on Wednesday that he was seeking to build a modern democratic civil state, pointing out that the …

Middle East

A major geopolitical crisis is set to erupt over who controls the world’s longest river

When Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn visits Egypt this week to discuss bilateral cooperation in sectors like health, education, and agriculture, one contentious issue will stand out: the completion of Africa’s largest dam.<p>It’s no secret what Egypt thinks about the Grand Ethiopian …

News

Erdogan hosts Qatar emir amid new Gulf tensions

ANKARA: Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani held talks in Turkey on Monday with his chief ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as tensions …

Middle East

Sadat nephew pulls out of Egyptian presidential race

Mohamed Anwar Sadat, the nephew of Egypt’s former president Anwar Sadat, surprised Egyptians yesterday, declaring he will not run in the upcoming …

Africa

Tuesday Becomes Execution Day in Egypt

For the past three Tuesdays, Egypt has hanged civilians sentenced to death by military tribunals:<p><b>Jan.</b> <b>9:</b> Three men were hanged. They had been convicted of rape and sentenced to die by a military tribunal in 2011.<p><b>Jan.</b> <b>2:</b> Four men accused of being Islamic militants were hanged. They had been tried and …

Opinion

Military Reinforcements near Egypt's Suez Canal ‘to Tighten Noose on Terrorists’

Egyptian armed forces announced Sunday that its members have intensified security measures to protect vital targets and tightened control of …

Middle East

Is Arab Democracy Possible?

In his new book, Realism and Democracy, Elliott Abrams holds out hope that the Islamists will lose the battle for the soul of the Arab world.<p><i>Editor’s</i> …

Foreign Policy

Former Lawmaker Sadat Won't Run for President in Egypt

CAIRO—Former lawmaker Mohamed Anwar Sadat announced Monday that he wouldn’t seek the country’s presidency in March, an unexpected move that draws focus on an election where many say the odds are already stacked in favor of the state-backed incumbent.<p>His exit from the race eliminates one of the last …

World News

Seven years later: The Arab Spring's messy endings

Most in the region are not looking back at those momentous events. Instead, they are dealing with the aftereffects.<p>Egyptians opposing Mohamed Morsi …

Middle East

Gulf tension: Are Egypt and Sudan about to go to war against each other?

<b>KHARTOUM -</b> Tension between Egypt and Sudan has increased this week amid military build-ups on their borders and fears that the crisis in the Gulf has …

Africa

Why Sisi is Israel’s choice

You can imagine the telephone calls. A third heavyweight challenger has emerged to contest the presidential election and he is another former chief …

Middle East

What is going on between Egypt and Sudan?

A new dam project, a dictatorships struggling to survive and a GCC crisis are flaring up tensions in the Nile basin.<p>Ongoing tensions in the Red Sea region came to the fore in late December, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan as part of his Africa tour. During the visit, …

Africa

Egypt-Sudan Spat Muddies Prospects for Deal on Big Nile Dam

A diplomatic spat between Egypt and Sudan is spilling over into the long-running dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, which …

Egypt

Turkey-UAE history row descends to street level in Ankara

LanguageUndefined UAE embassy now sits on corner of Fahreddin Pasa Street, as UAE and Turkey squabble over record of former Ottoman governor of Medina

Middle East

Shafiq quit Egypt election bid after threats of 'sex tape' and corruption slurs: sources

Ahmed Shafiq abandoned his Egyptian presidential bid after being told that he would be smeared with allegations of sexual misconduct and corruption, …

Middle East

Egypt sets election for March, with outcome all but certain

CAIRO — Egypt will hold its presidential election over three days in March, officials said Monday, with President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi virtually guaranteed to run for and win a second four-year term amid a heavy clampdown on dissent.<p>Sissi has yet to formally announce his candidacy, but with less …

Egypt

Egypt will hold presidential election in March

Egypt will hold a presidential election from March 26-28, with a run-off in April.<p>President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has yet to formally announce his …

News (Ireland)

Egypt presidential vote to be held in March

Egypt's top election body said Monday that the next presidential election will be held in March, and gave prospective candidates about three weeks to …

Egypt

As Election Season Kicks Off, Rivals to Egypt's Leader Are Sidelined

CAIRO—One aspiring candidate is in prison, jailed in December by an Egyptian military court. Another is disqualified while he stands trial. A third ended his candidacy after weeks of apparent house arrest in a luxury Cairo hotel.<p>Egypt’s election commission on Monday said voting in the country’s …

World News

UAE invests $6.2bn in Egypt, named biggest investor

The UAE has invested $6.2 billion in a number of service and production sectors in Egypt, making it the biggest financier in the country, the …

Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s Presidential Race Loses Popular Candidate

CAIRO — The strongest challenger to Egypt’s military-backed leader withdrew from the country’s presidential race on Sunday, with his lawyer saying the government had forced him to drop out.<p>The candidate, Ahmed Shafik, a former Air Force general who narrowly lost the country’s only free presidential …

News

Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28: authority

Egyptians will head to the polls on March 26-28 in the first round of a presidential election, National Elections Authority chief Lasheen Ibrahim …

Egypt

Egypt's Copts celebrate Christmas after year marred by violence

Coptic Orthodox Christians packed Egypt’s newly built Nativity of Christ Cathedral on Saturday for a Christmas Eve mass after a bloody year for a minority repeatedly targeted by jihadists.<p>Police had bolstered security around the country’s churches for days, especially at the cathedral east of Cairo …

Middle East