Egypt's President Expresses Disappointment Over Conviction of Three Journalists
New York Times
CAIRO — President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt expressed disappointment in remarks published Monday at the conviction of three journalists from Al Jazeera's English-language service, saying that their sentences had “negative consequences” and that he ...
Egypt President Defends Recent Price Hikes
Egypt's president wishes Al-Jazeera journalists were never put on trial
Egypt's President el-Sisi Says He Wished Al-Jazeera Journalists Weren't Tried
New York Times
Egypt Sharply Raises Prices for Fuel, Drawing Protests
New York Times
Fuel, bread and other goods are heavily subsidized in Egypt, where nearly 50 percent of the population lives under or near the poverty line. As Egypt has weathered years of economic crisis since the 2011 uprising against President Hosni Mubarak, talk ...
Egypt's Sisi Says Independence for Iraq's Kurds Would Be 'Catastrophic'
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday a referendum on the independence of Iraq's Kurdish region would lead to a "catastrophic" break up of the country, which is facing an onslaught by Sunni Islamist militants. The ...
Egypt's president says al-Jazeera journalists should never have been tried
Egypt's president has acknowledged for the first time that the heavy sentences handed down to three al-Jazeera journalists had a "very negative" impact on his country's reputation, saying he wished they had never been put on trial. The comments by ...
Sisi: Egypt should have deported journalists
Egypt's president has said he wished journalists jailed in his country had been deported rather than tried, less than two weeks after three Al Jazeera staff were sentenced to seven years in prison for “aiding a terrorist group”. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ...
Mohamed Fahmy, Canadian journalist held in Egypt, to undergo arm surgery
The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist sentenced to seven years in prison by a Cairo court says he has been sent to hospital in advance of surgery for a long-standing arm injury. Mohamed Fahmy's brother Adel says he was admitted Saturday for ...
Canadian journalist convicted in Egypt undergoing surgery
Canadian journalist convicted in Egypt in 'terrible state of mind,' family says
Egypt President Raises Cigarette, Alcohol Prices
Egypt's president decreed an increase in sales tax on cigarettes, beer and wine, the latest in a series of price hikes that aim to ease the country's staggering budget deficit. The decision announced Sunday increases a flat tax on local and imported ...
Egypt's Sisi: extremists destroying the region, threaten the world
Sisi told Reuters before his election in May that Egypt needed U.S. support to combat militants, who have stepped up attacks on Egyptian security forces since the army toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood just over a year ago ...
Egypt fuel prices soar up to 70%, exasperating the public
Los Angeles Times
The Egyptian government trimmed its energy subsidies Saturday, causing fuel prices to soar and motorists to stew. The cabinet's cuts increased prices Saturday for gas and diesel, in some cases by almost 70%. The action was part of a package of ...
Egypt's Prime Minister Defends Fuel-Price Increase
Wall Street Journal
CAIRO—Egypt's prime minister defended his government's sudden hike in fuel prices on Saturday, saying leaving the nation's bloated subsidies program unreformed would be a "crime," as transportation workers held wildcat strikes to protest the sharp ...