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Former coach says army officer should lead Egyptian football federation

08 Jul 2019

CAIRO A former Egypt coach called for a military officer to head the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) after the host nation was knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Libya parliament chief allied to Haftar rules out talks before Tripoli captured

13 Jun 2019

CAIRO/TRIPOLI The head of the Libyan parliament aligned with eastern forces trying to seize the capital from the internationally-backed government said on Thursday there could be no peace talks until they had captured the city.

Head of east Libya parliament rules out talks before Tripoli captured

13 Jun 2019

CAIRO, June 13 The head of a parliament aligned with forces trying to seize the Libyan capital Tripoli from the internationally backed government said on Thursday there could be no peace talks until they had captured the city.

Egypt votes in referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030

20 Apr 2019

CAIRO Egyptians voted on Saturday in a three-day referendum on constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and boost the role of the powerful military.

Egypt releases award-winning photojournalist jailed since 2013

04 Mar 2019

CAIRO Egyptian authorities on Monday released a photojournalist who spent more than five years in jail after covering a 2013 sit-in that ended with security forces killing hundreds of protesters.

Sisi defends death penalty at summit with Europe

25 Feb 2019

SHARM EL-SHEIKH Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi defended the death penalty at a summit between Arab and European states on Monday, saying the two regions had "two different cultures".

Arab League, EU seek synchrony on regional crises in first summit

24 Feb 2019

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt Arab and European states sought common ground on security threats and regional crises including Yemen, Syria and Libya on Sunday at their first joint summit held in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. | Video

Egyptian lawmakers back changes that could keep Sisi in power til 2034

14 Feb 2019

CAIRO The Egyptian parliament on Thursday approved in principle draft constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 and tighten his control of the judiciary.

Eight years after uprising, Egyptians say freedoms have eroded

24 Jan 2019

CAIRO Everyday at sunset, Ahmed Maher, one of Egypt's best known activists, says good night to his family and heads to a Cairo police station to spend the night under police watch.

Eight years after uprising, Egyptians say freedoms have eroded

24 Jan 2019

* Sisi supporters say security measures needed to restore order

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