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US pressing Egypt to adopt more moderate policies

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday made the highest-level American visit to Egypt since President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took office as Washington presses the former army chief to adopt more moderate policies. Economic and security problems … read more

US seeks to thaw Egypt relations despite concerns

CAIRO (AP) — The United States, seizing on Egypt’s weak economy and shaky security, is seeking to convince its new president to embrace more moderate policies to achieve stability — and deliver more American aid In the few weeks since … read more

Egypt deploys infantry battalion in Sinai with Israel

Egypt deploys infantry battalion in Sinai to prevent attacks on Eilat Sources say deployment was coordinated with Israel, in light of the growing threat from Sinai militants. By Amos Harel   Egypt has deployed a new infantry battalion in the … read more

Egypt’s government submits resignation

  (Reuters) – Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb submitted his government’s resignation on Monday to new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, state television reported. Mehleb and others like the finance minister are expected to retain their positions, officials and the media … read more

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as Egypt’s new president

Former army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as Egypt’s new president   Egypt’s former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in on Sunday as president for a four-year term, taking the reins of power in a nation roiled … read more

Thousands of migrants rescued off Italy

The Italian coastguard has rescued more than 1,000 migrants from three separate boats in the second such operation in two days, officials said. The migrants, thought to be asylum seekers, were plucked from three boats early on Saturday some 74km … read more

Sisi wins Egypt elections with 97% of vote

Egypt’s former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi appeared on Wednesday headed for landslide victory in the country’s presidential elections. Initial results showed Sisi leading with 97.7 percent of the vote ahead of his only rival Hamdeen Sabahi who appeared to … read more