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Egypt's President Says Will Give Any Support Needed In Fight Against ISIS

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and IAN PHILLIPS and LEE KEATH | Posted 09.21.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and blo...

Egyptians Still Waiting For Justice A Year After Bloody Massacre

Sophia Jones | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Sophia Jones

ISTANBUL -- Aug. 14, 2013, is a big day in history, a bloody day. It was the largest mass killing in Egypt in recent memory and one of the biggest...

Wave Of Bombings Hit Cairo Subway Stations

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.24.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Four minor explosions struck subway stations in Cairo on Wednesday, wounding two people and causing widespread panic among morning comm...

Egyptian President Refuses To Intervene In Al Jazeera Case

AP | Posted 08.24.2014 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday he will not interfere in court rulings, a day after three Al-Jazeera journalists ...

If This Isn't Enough Of A Wake-Up Call For Egypt, Then What Is?

Sophia Jones | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Sophia Jones

ISTANBUL -- When I first watched the viral video from Sunday night's celebration for newly elected Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, it was ha...

Egypt's New President Sworn In

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, winner by a landslide in last month's presidential election, was sworn into office...

It's Official

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president-elect, the former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, told Egyptians it is now "time to work" to rebuild the economy af...

Egypt's Former Military Chief Wins Election By Landslide

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Nearly a year after he ousted Egypt's first freely elected president, former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was elected president...

Sophia Jones

'El-Sissi Got Handed The Country On A Silver Platter'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

CAIRO -- A sense of celebration permeated the scene outside many polling stations here on Monday. People lining up to cast ballots for yet another pre...

Egyptians Head To The Polls To Elect Next President

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's presidential election on Monday turned into a nationalist celebration at many polls with voters singing and dancing for the alm...

Sophia Jones

What Egypt's Sufi Muslims Have Riding On Upcoming Presidential Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Dozens of men close their eyes in prayer and throw their hands up in the air toward the night sky. Barefoot and focused, their bodies sway to...

Sophia Jones

Yet Another Prominent Egyptian Activist Jailed For Protesting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court is sending yet another prominent liberal activist to jail for holding an unauthorized protest. Mahienour el-Massry was sent...

Sophia Jones

Residents Of Cairo Slum Fear The Government Will Level Their Homes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.07.2014 | World

CAIRO -- When Khaled Othman stands in front of his dilapidated house in the Duweiqa neighborhood of the capital's sprawling Manshiet Nasser slum, he b...

'Vote For The Pimp' Hashtag Prompts Twitter Battle

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

While presidential frontrunner Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi may pride himself on having the support of millions of Egyptians, a hashtag mocking the military ...

Sophia Jones

Top Egyptian Comedian Slams Military For Saying It Can 'Cure' AIDS And Hepatitis C

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's leaders have lately managed to make themselves punchlines in the national conversation. First, police arrested the so-called "spy sto...

Egypt Military Denies El-Sissi Presidential Run Report

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian military on Thursday denied a report by a Kuwaiti daily claiming that its chief had made up his mind to run for president....

Sophia Jones

'Nobody Wants To Go To A Country That Is Exploding'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

CAIRO -- When Egyptians rose up against their government three years ago, it wasn’t just dictator Hosni Mubarak’s reign that crumbled. The mass pr...

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Activist Stands His Ground Amid Severe Military Crackdown: 'I'm Alive And Ain't Afraid'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

CAIRO -- His crime was passing out fliers urging Egyptians to vote against a new constitution championed by the military. His punishment was swift and...

Egypt's Generals OK Sisi To Run For President

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 03.29.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — State television says Egypt's interim president has promoted the country's powerful army chief who led the July 3 coup that ousted the ...

Egypt Has A New President In The Making, Insiders Say

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Having secured victory in a referendum on a relatively liberal constitution that he championed, Egypt's military chief is turning his a...

Death Toll From Egypt Clashes Rises

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — Egypt stumbled deeper into turmoil after a national holiday celebrating the military turned to mayhem, leaving 51 dead across ...

McCain Voices Big Worries After Contentious Meeting

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Fresh off a contentious meeting in Cairo, Sen. John McCain expressed concern Thursday that Egypt may be headed toward a period of p...

Egypt's Army Chief Urges Protests To Support End Of 'Violence And Terrorism'

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.23.2013 | World

CAIRO — The military chief who ousted Egypt's elected president called on the public Wednesday to take to the streets to give him and the police...

Egypt's Interim Cabinet Sworn In

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.15.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's interim leader swore in a Cabinet on Tuesday that included women and Christians but no Islamists as the military-backed administ...

Egypt's Defense Minister Defends Ousting President

AP | SARAH EL DEEB and AYA BATRAWY | Posted 09.13.2013 | World

CAIRO — Facing unrelenting pressure from Muslim Brotherhood protesters, Egypt's military chief sought to justify his decision to remove Mohmmed ...