BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister says his country should learn from the government of Egypt how to stimulate economic growth, reform laws and combat corruption.
Egypt extends state of emergency ahead of Coptic Easter
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has extended a state of emergency imposed after deadly church bombings by the Islamic State group in 2017.
Rights group denounces ‘unfree and unfair’ Egyptian vote
CAIRO (AP) — The referendum approved by Egyptian voters that allows President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to extend his rule to 2030 was held in an "unfair and unfree" environment and has "no pretense...
CAIRO (AP) — 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...
CAIRO (AP) — Polling centers in Egypt closed Monday after a third and final day of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in office until...
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian pro-government media, business people and activists urged a "yes" vote Sunday on constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power...
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030...
CAIRO (AP) — Here are key events in eight years of turmoil and transition in Egypt, leading up to a national referendum on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah...
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says expats have started voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.
CAIRO (AP) — A coalition of opposition political parties Thursday called on Egyptian voters to reject proposed constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in...
CAIRO (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday scheduled three days of voting in a nationwide referendum starting Saturday on proposed changes to Egypt's constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah...
Egypt lawmakers pass amendments now headed to referendum
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament on Tuesday passed amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030.
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on amendments to Egypt's constitution (all times local):
Egypt's parliament has passed proposed amendments to the constitution that could see...
Merkel voices concern about situation in Libya, Sudan
BERLIN (AP) — 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...
CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. chief says he is visiting Libya to prevent a major confrontation between rival authorities in the country.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says Wednesday that Libya...
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
CAIRO (AP) — A coalition of opposition parties on Wednesday urged Egyptians to vote against constitutional amendments that would potentially allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in...
CAIRO (AP) — Two Egyptian actors on Wednesday denounced their country's film union for kicking them out for taking part in a public discussion in Washington that criticized proposed constitutional...
Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks
CAIRO (AP) — 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...
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president appointed a military officer to lead the country's transportation ministry on Sunday, less than two weeks after its minister resigned over a deadly train crash in...
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actor known for his criticism of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government said Thursday a military court has sentenced him in absentia to eight years in prison in two...
CAIRO (AP) — 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...
CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home Monday to hugs from family and friends, pledging to continue working despite severe...
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian military appeals court on Sunday upheld a five-year sentence against the country's former auditor for disseminating false news about the military, his lawyer...
Turkey slams EU for attending summit hosted by Egypt
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned European Union leaders for attending a meeting hosted by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, days after the country...
Egypt’s leader says Europe cannot ‘teach us’ about rights
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi defended on Monday his country's widely-criticized human rights record and warned the nations of Europe not to lecture the...
EU, Arab leaders vow to boost security, migration ties
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — 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...
Suicide bombing kills 3 policemen near Cairo’s famed bazaar
CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from a late-night suicide blast near Cairo's famed tourist market rose to three on Tuesday after a police officer died of his wounds, Egypt's Interior Ministry...
Egypt detains, expels NY Times reporter entering at airport
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have detained and expelled a New York Times journalist upon his arrival at Cairo international airport, the latest move in the country's crackdown on free speech...
Egypt lawmakers approve possible 3-decade rule by president
CAIRO (AP) — 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.
A look at proposed amendments to Egypt’s constitution
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Parliament on Thursday approved amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi stay in power until 2034.
The amendments, backed by 485 lawmakers in the 596-seat chamber packed with el-Sissi supporters, include several other changes to the 2014 charter, which was adopted six months before el-Sissi was first elected.
The Latest: Egypt’s Parliament extends president term limits
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local):
Egypt's Parliament has overwhelmingly approved constitutional changes to remove term limits for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, allowing him to stay on power possibly until 2034.
The changes are part of a package of amendments that will be further examined before final approval in the chamber and a national referendum.
On Thursday, 485 lawmakers in the 596-seat body backed the amendments.
Egypt’s Parliament to vote on extending president’s term
CAIRO (AP) — 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.
Egypt accelerates efforts to extend el-Sissi’s rule
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament is accelerating the process of passing constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022.
Lawmakers will decide Wednesday on whether to send the amendments to the legislative committee, a vote that was initially scheduled for Feb. 17, parliament spokesman Ahmed Saad el-Din said late Sunday.
Egypt opposition rejects move to extend el-Sissi’s rule
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian opposition parties have formed a coalition against proposed changes to the constitution that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022, two opposition leaders said on Wednesday.
Egypt's parliament has given its preliminary approval to the changes, after two-thirds of the general committee endorsed the proposed amendments on Tuesday.
Egypt debates motion to extend presidential term limits
CAIRO (AP) — 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.
France’s Macron raises human rights on visit to Egypt
CAIRO (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said he encouraged respect for human rights when he met Monday with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a military man seen as a bulwark against Islamic extremists who has led an unprecedented crackdown on dissent.
Egypt pardons Briton jailed for smuggling pills
CAIRO (AP) — A British woman who was sentenced to three years in prison for bringing hundreds of painkillers into Egypt was included in a recent pardons list, Egyptian security officials said Monday.
Laura Plummer, 34, was arrested in October 2017 on arrival at Hurghada, a Red Sea resort, and was accused of attempting to smuggle hundreds of Tramadol tablets, which are legal in Britain but banned in Egypt.
French president in Egypt to boost ties, raise human rights
CAIRO (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron aims to speak out stronger than in the past about human rights issues while in Egypt, where France seeks to reinforce strategic ties with a country he considers a key regional partner, he told reporters on Sunday.
Egypt’s president hosts Sudan’s embattled leader
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt hosted embattled Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday, saying it supports stability in the country undergoing popular demonstrations against al-Bashir's 29-year rule.
After meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to discuss deepening relations and improving economic ties, the two leaders gave a joint televised address to underline their continuing cooperation.
Egypt el-Sissi inaugurates cathedral, mosque in new capital
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Sunday inaugurated a new cathedral for the Coptic Orthodox Church and one of the region's largest mosques in a highly symbolic gesture at a time when Islamic militants are increasingly targeting the country's minority Christians.
Fatah withdraws officers from Gaza-Egypt crossing
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian Authority says it is withdrawing its officers from a key crossing point between the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and Egypt.
The announcement on Sunday came amid rising tension between the Islamic militant movement, which took control of Gaza in a 2007, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party.
CBS: El-Sissi says Egypt, Israel cooperate against militants
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has told CBS that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are cooperating against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a startling and potentially damaging acknowledgment that could explain the Egyptian government's request that the network not air the interview.
El-Sissi denies fat-shaming Egyptians after weight-loss call
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president is denying that he fat-shamed his own people after his recent calls for Egyptians to lose weight prompted a torrent of jokes online.
In televised comments Wednesday, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said "How can I shame my own family? Egyptians are my family. How can I watch them (putting on weight) and stay quiet?"
He noted the "incredible" number of jokes in response to his call and, chuckling, suggested people "take it easy with the jokes at my expense."
El-Sissi’s call on Egyptians to lose weight creates a stir
CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is demanding Egyptians lose weight.
In televised comments earlier this month, the general-turned-president railed about the number of overweight people he sees and told Egyptians they must take better care of themselves. He said physical education should become core curriculum at schools and universities and suggested TV shows shouldn't let presenters or guests on the air if they are overweight.
Egypt names new military intelligence chief
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say the director of the powerful military intelligence agency has been replaced by his deputy.
They said Sunday that the new head of the agency, Maj-Gen. Khaled Megawer, a career soldier who commanded the 2nd Army and served as military attache in Washington.
The outgoing director, Maj-Gen. Mohammed Farag el-Shahat, was named an assistant to the defense minister.
After delays, Egypt’s new mega-museum set to open in 2020
CAIRO (AP) — On the Giza Plateau outside Cairo, thousands of Egyptians are laboring in the shadow of the pyramids to erect a monument worthy of the pharaohs.
Egypt releases prominent activist blogger
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have released a prominent activist and blogger who had criticized the government after more than seven months of detention.
Lawyer Gamal Eid says his client, Wael Abbas, was freed late Tuesday, more than a week after a court ordered his conditional release. Eid says Abbas must report to a nearby police station every two days.
Egypt lawyer files case to change president’s 2-term limit
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer said Saturday he and others have filed a court case to force the country's parliament to debate amending a constitutional clause that bars President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi from running for a third term in 2022.
The lawyer, Ayman Abdel-Hakim Ramadan, told The Associated Press that a Cairo court will hold its first hearing in the case Dec. 23.