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ABDEL FATTAH AL-SISI

Sisi hosts Bahrain King, Mohammed bin Salman and Mohammed bin Zayed

Friday, 18 May 2018

Bader al-Asaker, Director of the Private Office of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, published an informal group picture of Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. “A friendly meeting between the two brothers was hosted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a few days ago,” al-Asaker wrote in a tweet on his account. The picture was popular on ...

Sisi seeks high turnout in Egypt presidential election

Monday, 26 March 2018

Egypt votes on Monday in a presidential election set to deliver an easy win for incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,Sisi, 63, who led the military’s overthrow of Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohamed Mursi in 2013, is seeking a second term after a first four-year mandate he says has brought stability and security.Sisi’s sole challenger in the March 26-28 vote is Moussa Mostafa Moussa, a longtime Sisi supporter widely dismissed as a dummy candidate: Moussa’s ...

Egypt continues Sinai crackdown as 28 militants killed, 126 arrested

Monday, 12 February 2018

Egyptian security forces killed 28 militants and arrested 126 in a continuing crackdown in Sinai, the army said in a statement carried by State TV on Monday. Egypt's air force also destroyed 60 militant targets, the statement said, part of a campaign to crush Islamist insurgents blamed for a string of attacks. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is seeking re-election in March, ordered the armed forces in November to defeat militants within three months after an attack on a mosque killed more ...

Egyptian army says 16 militants killed in Sinai operation

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Sixteen militants were killed and 4 others arrested in a major crackdown launched by Egypt on Friday, the Egyptian army said in a statement carried by state TV early on Sunday. Another 30 suspects were arrested, it said. The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Nov. 29 ordered the military to defeat militants in North Sinai within three months, after an attack on a mosque which killed more than 300 people, the deadliest such incident in the Arab world's most populous country. A military ...

Leading member of halted Egyptian presidential campaign attacked, injured

Saturday, 27 January 2018

A leading member of an opposition campaign which was until this week challenging Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in upcoming elections was attacked and wounded outside his home on Saturday, his wife, lawyer, and a campaign spokesman said. Hisham Genena, a former anti-corruption watchdog chief, was working to elect former military chief-of-staff Lieutenant General Sami Anan, the last challenger seen as a potential threat to the re-election of Sisi in elections slated for March. ...

Sisi stresses Egypt’s ‘strategic relationship’ with Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday stressed the “strategic and discrete” nature of the Egyptian-Saudi relations. Sisi was speaking during a meeting in Cairo with Saudi Minister of Civil Service Issam bin Said, in the presence of the Saudi ambassador to Egypt. The Egyptian president also stressed his country's hopes to further develop cooperation between the two countries in various fields. Sisi said this would “strengthen their solidarity and promote joint ...

World Bank signs $1.15 bln loan with Egypt

Friday, 8 December 2017

The World Bank on Friday signed a $1.15 billion loan with the Egyptian government, a final tranche of funds to support economic reforms in the country, the international lender said. The deal was sealed on the sidelines of the “Africa 2017” investment conference which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated on Friday afternoon in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh in Sinai. The loans are provided to support “Egypt’s home-grown reform program aimed at powering ...

Egypt’s Sisi gives military order to secure the Sinai within three months

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday ordered his military command to use all force necessary to secure the Sinai peninsula within the next three months following a militant attack on a mosque that killed more than 300 people. “It is your responsibility to secure and stabilize Sinai within the next three months,” Sisi said addressing his new chief of staff in a speech, without giving details on any operations. “You can use all brute force necessary.” ...

Egypt’s Sisi to meet Lebanon’s Hariri on Tuesday

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4, on Tuesday, the presidency said on Monday. Hariri has since Saturday been in Paris, where he met French President Emmanuel Macron, and has said he will return to Lebanon by Wednesday for the country’s Independence Day celebrations.

Egypt’s Sisi honors youth at the closing ceremony of ‘World Youth Forum’

Friday, 10 November 2017

President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi honored the youth for their contributions to the World Youth Form at the closing ceremony of its sessions, Thursday, in Sharm El Sheikh. The event which is sponsored by the Egyptian President to help boost the younger generations’ ideas and counter extremist and terrorism ideologies drew, in numbers, 233,000 applicants, 1 million Facebook followers, 3,200 attendees from 64 countries as well as 222 speakers. Over 1000 volunteers, 2000 engineers and ...

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