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Sisi sworn in for third term as Egypt president

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for his third term on Tuesday in Egypt's new capital, the largest of the mega-projects that have come to symbolise his rule while stretching the country's finances.

Sudan rejects WSJ claim over Iran seeking naval base on Red Sea coast

Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali al-Sadiq Ali has dismissed the Wall Street Journal claim about Tehran’s bid to establish a permanent naval base on the Northeast African country’s Red Sea coast.

Raisi in Algeria in first visit of Iranian president in more than a decade

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has arrived in the Algerian capital to take part in a meeting of the world’s leading natural gas producers and to enhance Tehran’s relations with regional and international alliances.

Turkish president in Cairo on first visit in over a decade

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made his first visit to Egypt since 2012 on Wednesday to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, taking a big step toward rebuilding relations between Ankara and Cairo.

Egypt’s Sisi starts new term with law expanding military power to arrest civilians

A rights group has sounded the alarm over a new bill passed by the Egyptian parliament that grants the African country's military expanded policing powers which "could be used for political repression."

South Africa files genocide case against Israel at ICJ

South Africa has filed an application at the International Court of Justice to begin proceedings over claims of genocide against Israel for its war against Gaza, the court has announced.

Sisi declared victorious in Egypt presidential election with 90% of votes

Egypt’s incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has secured a third term as the leader of the Middle East’s most populous nation, officials announced after the counting of votes in the presidential election, held between December 10 and 12.

Voting begins for Egypt presidential election

Voting for presidential election in Egypt, a contest between four candidates including the incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, started on Sunday.

BRICS overtaking G7 in economic might: Report

The rapid rise of the BRICS is transforming the global economy, with the group’s share of world GDP in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) set to rise well beyond of that of the Group of Seven (G7) major advanced economies, Bloomberg has reported.

BRICS trade surges ahead of enlargement: Report

The five current members of the BRICS group increased trade by 56% from 2017 to 2022, reaching some $422 billion worth of turnover last year, Bloomberg has reported.

Cairo slams Israeli intel document proposing relocation of Gazans to Egypt as “ludicrous”

Egypt’s foreign minister says a leaked Israeli intelligence ministry document that proposed the relocation of millions of Palestinians to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt was a “ludicrous proposition".

Iranian, S African FMs meet to discuss BRICS, Palestine

In a meeting in Tehran on Sunday noon, Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amirabdollahian, and the Foreign Minister of South Africa convened to discuss not only bilateral relations but also their partnership within the BRICS group as well as the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza.

Nigeria’s prominent Shia cleric arrives in Iran

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky has arrived in Tehran as part of his second foreign visit after the termination of his home arrest by the Nigerian government.

Iran and Sudan agree to restore diplomatic ties

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Sudan have agreed to resume their diplomatic relations following years of severed ties.

At least 2 Israeli tourists killed in Egypt

At least two Israelis have been killed when a gunman opened fire on a bus full of tourists in Egypt. The two Israelis were reportedly killed by an Egyptian policeman.

Egypt Elections: Sisi to run for third term, opposition decry pressure

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi confirmed that he will stand for a third term in office at an election scheduled for December.

Fire engulfs police facility in Egypt, dozens injured

A huge fire erupted at a police facility in the Egyptian Suez Canal city of Ismailia early on Monday, injuring at least 38 people before firefighters contained the blaze after several hours, according to emergency services and media.

New US Senate Foreign Relations chair to block Egypt military aid over rights record

The United States Foreign Relations Committee chairman has said he will block some US military aid to Egypt until it takes "concrete, meaningful and sustainable steps" to improve human rights.

Egyptian woman murdered on campus in third “femicide case” in a week

An employee of Cairo University was killed on campus, in the “third incident of femicide in Egypt in two days.” Almost eight million Egyptian women were victims of violence committed by their partners or relatives or by strangers in public spaces, according to reports.

Egypt elections: Dozens of campaign volunteers of Sisi rival captured

Egyptian security forces have detained at least 73 members of the election campaign of opposition politician and former MP Ahmed Tantawi, a local rights group has reported.

Egypt: Presidential election to be held in December

Egypt is set to hold a presidential vote in December, the elections body has announced. Incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is widely expected to win despite the dire economic situation facing the country.

US plans to withhold $85m in aid to Egypt due to political detentions

The United States plans to withhold $85 million in military aid to Egypt because of Cairo's failure to meet Washington's conditions on freeing political prisoners and other issues, a US senator has confirmed, calling for withholding $235 million more.

Egypt ‘second most at risk of debt crisis after Ukraine’: Report

Egypt is the country second most at risk of a debt crisis, coming just after war-torn Ukraine, according to an analysis by Bloomberg.

Hopes fade for survivors as Morocco earthquake toll tops 2,800

Rescuers are racing against time to find survivors in the remote areas hit hardest by Morocco’s deadliest quake in more than six decades, with the death toll climbing to more than 2,800 people.

Egypt bans wearing of niqab in schools

The Egyptian government has announced a ban on the wearing of the face-covering niqab in schools as of the beginning of the next term in late September.

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