Egypt protests after el-Sissi gives islands to Saudi Arabia
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Egypt protests after el-Sissi gives islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces fired tear gas Friday, Apr. 15, at demonstrators protesting President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Chants of “leave, leave!” directed at el-Sissi marked the first significant wave of street protests since the former army chief became president in 2014. Riot police … Continue reading

Egypt antiquities officials scoff at Carson pyramid claims
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Egypt antiquities officials scoff at Carson pyramid claims

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities officials on Monday scoffed at claims by Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson that Egypt’s ancient pyramids were not built as pharaonic tombs but used to store grain. “Does he even deserve a response? He doesn’t,” Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty told the Associated Press on the sidelines of a news conference … Continue reading

Voters’ apathy influences Egypt’s legislative election
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Voters’ apathy influences Egypt’s legislative election

CAIRO (AP) — A mix of voters’ apathy and frustration characterized elections held Sunday for Egypt’s first legislature in more than three years, a chamber widely expected to be compliant with the policies of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who, as military chief, ousted the country’s first freely elected leader before he was elected to office himself … Continue reading

Egypt’s election likely to produce rubber stamp parliament
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Egypt’s election likely to produce rubber stamp parliament

CAIRO (AP) — Next week’s parliamentary elections are supposed to move Egypt closer to democracy and end a situation in which Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, first as the country’s strongman then as an elected president, has governed for more than two years with few apparent checks and balances. But with almost no effective opposition expected to run … Continue reading