Egypt's Ruler Eyes Riskier Role: The Presidency
New York Times
Then on Monday, Field Marshal Sisi — he added the title the same day — took the first formal step to become Egypt's next president, insisting he was yielding once again to “the free choice of the masses” and “the call of duty.” With that, he paved ...
Egypt's Sisi: The Field Marshal Who Could Be Pharaoh
Egypt's military OKs Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for presidential run
Egypt's generals give Sisi green light to run for president
Egypt to have presidential elections first
(CNN) -- Egypt will elect a president before voting on a parliament, interim President Adly Mansour said Sunday, amending a road map laid down last summer. Parliamentary elections were supposed to be held first under a timetable agreed to after Egypt's ...
Peter Greste: Egypt detention is 'attack on press freedom'
Al Jazeera journalist writes about his imprisonment in Egypt
Egypt Army Chief Who Led Coup Promoted to Top Rank
Egypt's army chief, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led last summer's coup ousting the Islamist president, inched closer to running for the country's top position on Monday, receiving a promotion to the military's highest rank and meeting with top ...
Egypt Sets Presidential Election, Amid Worry Over General's Power
Wall Street Journal
CAIRO—Egypt's military-backed government said it would hold presidential elections before a parliamentary vote, a reversal that stands to give the next president considerable legislative authority. That next leader looks increasingly likely to be the ...
Egypt Air Force helicopter 'downing' a major escalation
The reported shooting down of an Egyptian Air Force helicopter by Islamic militants with a portable surface-to-air missile marks a serious escalation in the challenge facing the Egyptian military. It is fighting what amounts to an Islamist insurgency ...
Surface-to-Air Missile Attack in Sinai Spells Trouble For Israeli Airliners
Video shows downing of Egypt's army helicopter
Egypt army cracks down against Sinai militants after helicopter downed
Egypt's military backs its leader for president
CAIRO - Army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the coup ousting Egypt's Islamist president, moved closer to declaring his candidacy to replace him, securing the military's backing on Monday for a presidential run, due by the end of April. Though he ...
Egyptian diplomats released after Tripoli kidnapping
Five Egyptian embassy staff who were kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli have been freed, Libyan officials say. The country's deputy foreign minister, Razak Grady, said three diplomats had been released and the others were being handed over to the ...
Egypt's Abdel Fatah al-Sisi given go ahead to run for president
Egypt is poised to return to an era of strongman leadership, almost three years after the fall of former general Hosni Mubarak, after the army's governing council gave its blessing for army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run for the presidency. Sisi has ...
Egypt's Sisi promoted to field marshal, mulls presidential run
Los Angeles Times
CAIRO--Egypt's top generals gave their blessing to a presidential run by Abdel Fattah Sisi on Monday, the same day he was also promoted to field marshal. Both actions were viewed as indicators of a near-certain candidacy by Egypt's most powerful figure.
49 Protesters Killed on Anniversary of Egypt Uprising
Voice of America
They say most of those killed were in Cairo, where thousands of people had gathered Saturday in a show of support for the current government. Nearly 250 people were said to have been wounded in clashes across Egypt. More than 1,000 protesters were ...
Clashes kill almost 50 on anniversary of Egypt's revolution
At least 49 dead in Egypt as throngs commemorate revolution
Egypt's divisions starker than ever