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Stories with person: Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi
  • Egypt anti-terror bill speeds trials, tightens hand on media story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 5:01 pm

    CAIRO - After a series of stunning militant attacks, Egypt's government is pushing through a controversial new anti-terrorism draft bill that would set up special terrorism courts, shorten the appeals process, give police greater powers of arrest and imprison journalists who report information on attacks that differs from the official government line.

  • Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:37 pm

    CAIRO - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

  • Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:35 am

    CAIRO - For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity.

  • Watchdog: Journalists face 'unprecedented' threats in Egypt 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:26 am

    CAIRO - Journalists face unprecedented threats in President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's Egypt, a watchdog group said Thursday, with the highest number behind bars since it began keeping records in 1990.

  • Egypt court overturns conviction of journalist 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 12:14 pm

    CAIRO - A Cairo appeals court has overturned the conviction of a TV broadcaster closely linked to the security services for insulting a liberal politician.

  • Al-Jazeera journalist detained in Berlin has been freed story has photos
    Updated: Jun-22-15 11:58 am

    BERLIN - The Al-Jazeera journalist who was detained in Berlin on an Egyptian arrest warrant has been released from custody, and is free to leave the country, Berlin prosecutors said Monday.

  • Egypt names ambassador to Israel after nearly 3 years 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 1:31 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt has named a new ambassador to Israel nearly three years after it had recalled the last one at the outset of the 2012 Israeli offensive in Gaza.

  • After attack, Egypt's Luxor fears new blow to vital tourism 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 9:09 am

    LUXOR, Egypt - Residents are in a panic in this Egyptian city of monumental pharaonic temples and ancient tombs, fearing that a foiled terrorist attack outside the famed Karnak Temple will kill the tourist industry on which most of the population depends for their livelihoods, just as it was starting to regain some footing after years of turmoil.

  • After attack, Egypt's Luxor fears new blow to vital tourism 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 4:59 pm

    LUXOR, Egypt - Residents are in a panic in this Egyptian city of monumental pharaonic temples and ancient tombs, fearing that a foiled terrorist attack outside the famed Karnak Temple will kill the tourist industry on which most of the population depends for their livelihoods, just as it was starting to regain some footing after years of turmoil.

  • Egyptian court order probe of country's leading rights group 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 2:28 pm

    CAIRO - An Egyptian judge has ordered an investigation into a leading human rights group in Egypt, days after its director spoke before a committee of the European Parliament, the group said Wednesday.

  • Suicide bomber targets ancient Egyptian temple in Luxor 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 9:55 am

    LUXOR, Egypt - A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday just steps away from the ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak in Luxor, a southern city visited by millions of tourists every year, security and health officials said. No tourists were killed or hurt in the late morning attack.

  • Obama administration criticizes Egypt in report to Congress 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 2:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has sent Congress a report that harshly criticizes the Egyptian government of restricting free speech, arresting political dissidents and undermining democracy, but recommends the U.S. continue sending it $1.3 billion in mostly military aid.