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Q&A: Sudanese face uphill climb in unfinished revolution

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese Professionals Association, which led months of protests that eventually forced one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders from power, says its revolution is far from over. The umbrella group of unions succeeded where war and sanctions failed — in ending President Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule. This week the protesters scored another victory […]
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Into the pharaoh's chamber: how I fell in love with ancient Egypt

Amid the convulsions in the years following the Arab Spring, Peter Hessler went to the ancient city of Amarna, site of another short-lived attempt to remake a nationThey say there is something special about buying your first brand-new car, and this is particularly true if it happens in Egypt during a revolution. By the spring of 2014, my wife, Leslie, and I had lived in Cairo for more than two years, as American foreign correspondents, and we had reached a point of decision. The previous summer,...
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Egypt: CRCICA Second Quarter 2018 Caseload & Hearings: A New Record Of Female Arbitrators Appointments - The Cairo Regional Centre of International Arbitration

The total number of cases filed before CRCICA until 30 June 2018 reached 1261 cases. In the second quarter of 2018, 15 new cases were filed, compared to 12 new cases filed in the second quarter of 2017.
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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. The decision to extend the state of emergency by three months was announced Thursday, ahead of Coptic Easter. Egypt has been battling Islamic militants for years, but the insurgency gained […]
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Egypt court sentences 2 monks to death for abbot’s killing

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced two monks to death for killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo last year. The Damanhur Criminal Court, north of Cairo, announced the verdict Wednesday for two defrocked monks identified as Isaiah and Faltaous. They can appeal. The two were convicted of killing of […]
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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 to legitimacy,” an international rights group said. Human Rights Watch said the three-day vote on a set of constitutional amendments, which concluded Monday, […]
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Egypt: Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient tomb with mummies believed to date back about 2,000 years in the southern city of Aswan. The Antiquities Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the tomb is from the Greco-Roman period, which began with Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. It is located […]
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Egypt voters approve referendum extending president’s rule

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 will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising. El-Sissi led the military overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president amid mass protests against […]
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Egypt voters approve referendum extending el-Sissi’s rule

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s election commission says voters have approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030. The referendum was widely seen as another step toward restoring authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising that toppled autocratic president Hosni Mubarak. Lasheen Ibrahim, the head of the commission, said Tuesday […]
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Rights group: Rebel land mines in Yemen hinder aid efforts

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says the widespread use of land mines by Yemen’s Houthi rebels not only kill civilians but block aid to the most needy, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis. Human Rights Watch says in a new report Monday that at least 140 people, including children, have been killed in the two […]
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Egypt votes for a final day on extending el-Sissi’s rule

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are voting for a third and final day on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in office until 2030. The referendum is virtually guaranteed to be approved, as the government pushes for high turnout to grant it legitimacy. Authorities have waged a wide-scale crackdown on dissent since […]
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Arab League pledges $100M per month to Palestinian Authority

CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League has pledged $100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority to make up for funds withheld by Israel because of payments made to the families of Palestinian attackers and prisoners. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the Arab League in Cairo on Sunday as part of a diplomatic effort to […]
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Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule

Egyptians started voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region. Voters were being asked to back amendments to the constitution to allow Sisi, 64, to run for another six-year term while boosting his control over the judiciary and giving the military even greater influence in political life. At a polling station in Manyal, a Cairo suburb overlooking the Nile...
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Egyptians vote in snap referendum on keeping Sisi in power

Banners line streets of Cairo telling citizens to vote to extend presidencyPolling stations across Cairo filled with voters as Egyptians voted in a snap referendum expected to allow President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to remain in power until 2030. Six people told the Guardian that they had been bussed to the polls from working-class areas, and given bags of food in exchange for their vote.Amid a subdued atmosphere on the streets of downtown Cairo, banners lined the streets telling citizens to vote to...
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The Latest: Egypt begins vote on extending el-Sissi's rule

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Egypt's vote on a referendum potentially extending President el-Sissi's rule to 2030 (all times local):
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Key events in Egypt since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising

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 el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030. ___ Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosni Mubarak steps down after 18 days of nationwide protests against his nearly […]
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Egypt votes on referendum extending el-Sissi’s rule to 2030

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians voted Saturday on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military’s role — changes blasted by critics as another major step toward authoritarian rule. The referendum came amid an unprecedented crackdown on dissent in recent years. El-Sissi’s government has arrested thousands […]
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Egyptians vote on referendum extending el-Sissi’s rule

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are being asked to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. The three-day voting period for the nationwide referendum starts at 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) Saturday on proposed changes that would also further enshrine the military’s role in politics. Parliament, packed with […]
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Egypt vote on referendum extending el-Sissi’s rule to 2030

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians were being asked Saturday to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. The three-day voting period for the nationwide referendum starts at 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) Saturday on proposed changes that would also further enshrine the military’s role in politics. Parliament, packed […]
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Trump calls Libyan commander pushing to seize Tripoli

CAIRO (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Libya’s Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, who is leading an offensive to take over the capital of Tripoli — the seat of the U.N.-supported government. According to a readout released by the White House on Friday, Trump and Hifter talked about counter-terrorism and the political […]
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Expats vote on giving Egypt president 8 more years in power

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. MENA reported that Egyptians living abroad lined up outside their country’s diplomatic missions to vote on Friday, a day before the referendum starts in Egypt. The voting is […]
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Egypt opposition urges “No” vote to extend president’s term

CAIRO (AP) — A coalition of opposition political parties has called on Egyptian voters to reject proposed constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. The three-day nationwide referendum starts Saturday. The Civil Democratic Movement, which includes liberal and left-leaning parties, held a news conference Thursday to decry the […]
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Review: 10 Day Egypt Explorer Tour with Expat Explore

We have been wanting to visit Egypt for a while now so when the opportunity to get away over the Christmas and New Year period arose we knew we needed to head there for a break. We joined Expat Explore on their 10 Day Explorer Tour through Egypt taking in the sights of Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. The reason we chose Expat Explore was that they were the cheapest in price with all the same sights and in the end we were happy with our choice. Pre-departure they emailed us our itinerary with...
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Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi meets Saudi King Salman on first visit to Saudi Arabia

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi made his first visit to Saudi Arabia since taking office six months ago, meeting King Salman during the stop on a regional tour that has also seen visits to Cairo and Tehran in recent weeks. Abdul Mahdi has said Iraq would maintain strong ties with Iran, but also with the United States and regional neighbors, many of which, like Saudi Arabia, consider Tehran a foe.
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Sudan officials: Ousted president moved to Khartoum prison

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese official and a former minister say the military has transferred ousted President Omar al-Bashir to a prison in the capital, Khartoum. They say al-Bashir was moved from a “safe place” — the presidential residence inside the military headquarters — where he was held since his ouster, to Kopar Prison. The […]
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Egypt court sentences Islamists to 5 years in prison

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 36 people convicted of joining the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organization to five years in prison. The Alexandria criminal court on Tuesday also sentenced the defendants to five years of probation. They were arrested in Alexandria in 2017. The sentences can be appealed. The Brotherhood won a series […]
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Egypt’s lawmakers vote to extend president’s term limits

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s parliament is holding the last debate on proposed amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030. Tuesday’s session comes ahead of a final vote by lawmakers on the changes to the 2014 charter, before the amendments are put on a national referendum, likely before […]
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UN says fighting over Libya’s capital has displaced 18,000

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says recent clashes between rival Libyan militias for control of Tripoli have displaced more than 18,000 people. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday in New York that the International Organization for Migration reported that 13 civilians are among the 146 killed so far in clashes since the […]
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Activists say Sudan’s military attempted to break up sit-in

CAIRO (AP) — Organizers behind Sudanese anti-government protests say the military has attempted to break up their sit-in but backed off. There were no clashes and no one was hurt. Footage circulating online shows hundreds of troops outside the military headquarters in Khartoum on Monday. An officer is heard saying they came to “clean” the […]
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