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Egypt

Egypt has destroyed over 2,000 Gaza tunnels: Report

Secret military documents obtained by Middle East Eye revealed the scale of Egyptian operations to destroy tunnels between the Sinai peninsula and the Gaza Strip built to circumvent the Israel-imposed blockade of the enclave.

Egypt says Suez Canal revenue drops by 50% amid Red Sea tension

The Suez Canal revenue has fallen 50% amid growing tension in the Red Sea, Egypt’s planning minister has announced.

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.

Suez Canal revenues down 40-50% amid Red Sea tension: Egypt president

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has stated that the Suez Canal revenues have dropped 40-50% amid heightened tensions in the Red Sea.

Satellite images show Egypt building mysterious wall near Gaza: Report

The Egyptian government has reportedly started work on a wall near the country’s border with the Gaza Strip amid fears that a planned ground offensive by the Israeli military in Rafah will push war refugees out of the Palestinian enclave.

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."

Egypt proposes detailed ceasefire plan in Gaza

Egypt has proposed an extensive plan for a ceasefire and post-war situation in the Gaza Strip that includes the full withdrawal of Israeli soldiers from the besieged enclave and a new technocratic government in both Gaza and the West Bank.

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.

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".

Egyptian border guards injured after Israeli army tank fired at watchtower

An Israeli tank “accidentally fired and hit an Egyptian post”, wounding several Egyptian border guards, the so-called Israel Defense Forces announced.

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: 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 senator Robert Menendez indicted on Egypt corruption charges, says he will not resign

US Senator Robert Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian Menendez, were indicted on charges of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars, gold bars, a luxury car, and other bribes in exchange for corrupt acts that benefited the government of Egypt.

Rights groups condemn US for allowing military aid to Egypt

More than a dozen rights organizations have signed a statement rebuking the US administration's decision to approve more than $200m in military aid to Egypt, arguing that the money will only embolden President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi amid an intensifying crackdown on civil society.

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.

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.

Turkey’s Erdogan, Egypt’s Sisi meet in person, 1st in decade

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held face-to-face talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in India's capital New Delhi on Sunday, following a decade-long rift between Ankara and Cairo.

US breaking pledge to help political prisoner arrested in Egypt: Family

The family of a prominent political prisoner, who is a permanent US resident in Egypt, has condemned the Biden administration, accusing it of abandoning him after the prisoner informed his family that he is facing death while in detention.

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