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Egypt editor suggests more presidential terms for el-Sissi
by Hamza Hendawi - May 14, 2018 - 1:22am
A top newspaper editor known to be close to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is hinting in a column published on yesterday that the Egyptian leader should be allowed to rule beyond the maximum two, four-year terms...
Egypt's president wins re-election with 97 percent of vote
by Hamza Hendawi - April 3, 2018 - 8:41am
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has won a second, four-year term in office, with more than 97 percent of the vote in last week's election, according to official results announced Monday by...
In Egypt's election, turnout provides the only suspense
by Hamza Hendawi - March 26, 2018 - 12:00am
This week's presidential election in Egypt is not about who wins — that was settled long ago — but about how many people bother to cast ballots.
Egypt's chief prosecutor wants close monitoring of the media
by Hamza Hendawi - March 1, 2018 - 1:20am
Egypt's chief prosecutor on yesterday reminded his staff to closely monitor the media and start legal action against any outlet that disrupts security or hurts national interests, according to a statement issued...
Egypt's leader issues tough warning after election criticism
by Hamza Hendawi - February 1, 2018 - 2:03am
Egypt's president on yesterday angrily threatened to take strong action against anyone trying to disrupt the country's stability in a warning that followed calls by opposition politicians for a boycott of upcoming...
Obscure politician is face-saving challenger in Egypt vote
by Hamza Hendawi - January 30, 2018 - 1:16am
A little known Egyptian politician who heads a party without a single seat in parliament submitted his candidacy documents to the election commission on yesterday, becoming a last-minute challenger to President Abdel-Fattah...
Russia's Putin lands in Egypt in sign of growing ties
by Hamza Hendawi - December 11, 2017 - 8:00pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin, making his second visit to Egypt in as many years, held talks yesterday with his Egyptian counterpart on their countries' rapidly expanding ties.
Egyptian opposition figure defiant after conviction
by Hamza Hendawi - September 26, 2017 - 6:10pm
An Egyptian opposition figure whose conviction for "offending public morals" could jeopardize his likely presidential run next year says the verdict is payback for winning a lawsuit against the government over its...
Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet amid likely Gaza shakeup
by Hamza Hendawi - July 9, 2017 - 8:10pm
Egyptian and Palestinian leaders have met amid signs of a rapprochement between Cairo and the Islamic militant Hamas group that could shake up Gaza's political landscape and sideline the Palestinian president. ...
Egypt's el-Sissi says he is alarmed by high divorce rates
by Hamza Hendawi - January 25, 2017 - 5:00am
Egypt's president said yesterday he was alarmed by his country's high divorce rate, suggesting a ground-breaking legislation to delegalize divorces verbally declared by Muslim men to their spouses, the latest foray...
Silenced by IS, displaced Iraqis relish return to phones
by Hamza Hendawi - January 4, 2017 - 6:29am
Iraqis who escaped Islamic State rule during the battle for Mosul are indulging in a newfound freedom — the right to check their phones.
Displaced Iraqi Christians head home for 'wartime' Christmas
by Hamza Hendawi - December 25, 2016 - 2:22am
For the 300 Christians who braved rain and wind to attend Christmas's Eve Mass in their hometown, the ceremony evoked both holiday cheer and grim reminders of the war raging around their northern Iraqi town, and...
For Iraq's Christians, Christmas cheer tinged with despair
by Hamza Hendawi - December 24, 2016 - 5:12am
The Nativity scene and Christmas tree are in place on the corner of the street. Some of the children proudly wear red Santa Claus hats or show off new toys, mostly plastic guns for small boys.
Saudi monarch addresses Egyptian parliament
by Hamza Hendawi - April 10, 2016 - 2:45pm
Saudi Arabia's king addressed the Egyptian parliament on yesterday, the fourth day of a visit that saw the oil-rich kingdom pledge billions of dollars in investment and aid to Egypt but sparked an outcry over Cairo's...
Egypt's woes erode el-Sissi's image of invincibility
by Hamza Hendawi - November 14, 2015 - 3:35pm
The criticism was blunt — and startling, since it came from a TV presenter on a state-owned station that, like most other media in Egypt, usually has nothing but praise for Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the country's...
Governor of Egypt's 2nd largest city resigns over flooding
by Hamza Hendawi - October 26, 2015 - 1:00pm
The governor of Egypt's Alexandria has resigned over a poor response to flooding that devastated parts of the Mediterranean port city following a weekend rainstorm.
Arab leaders: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebel withdraw
by Hamza Hendawi - March 29, 2015 - 8:24am
Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also agreed in principle to forming a joint...
Anger, grief in Mideast at IS killing of Jordanian pilot
by Hamza Hendawi - February 5, 2015 - 5:51am
The horrific fate of a captured Jordanian pilot, burned to death by the Islamic State group, unleashed a wave of grief and rage on yesterday across the Middle East, a region long riven by upheavals and violence...
Outrage in Mideast over IS killing of Jordan pilot
by Hamza Hendawi - February 4, 2015 - 8:34pm
A video purportedly showing Islamic State militants burning a captive Jordanian pilot to death brought an outpouring of grief and rage across the Middle East on Wednesday, its brutality horrifying a region long accustomed...
Questions and answers on Egypt's Mubarak ruling
by Hamza Hendawi - December 1, 2014 - 5:31am
The dismissal of the murder case against toppled President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 uprising has sparked muted and scattered protests, but what does it mean for the Arab world's...
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