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El-Sisi Wins Egyptian Presidential Poll by 97%, Serious Competitors Barred
3 Apr 2018 09:03

El-Sisi Wins Egyptian Presidential Poll by 97%, Serious Competitors Barred

Islam Times - Egypt's president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won a second term with 97% of the vote and 41% of voter turnout after his serious challengers were barred from running.

 
War of Railway Projects: Will Suez Canal Lose Its Transit Position?
19 Mar 2018 09:19

War of Railway Projects: Will Suez Canal Lose Its Transit Position?

Islam Times - Egyptian Minister of Transport Hesham Arafat has said that his country intends to link the Port of Al Alamein on the Mediterranean coasts to the Port of El Sokhna on the Red Sea coasts through a high-speed railway.

 
The handout picture provided by Egypt’s Defense Ministry on February 27, 2018 shows army and police vehicles in the city of Arish in the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula during a major assault against militants. (Via Reuters)
11 Mar 2018 09:38

Fresh Sinai clashes kill 16 militants, 2 Egyptian soldiers

Islam Times - Fresh clashes in in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula have left 16 militants and two army forces dead.

 
The file photo shows a view of the High Court of Justice in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Reuters)
11 Mar 2018 06:03

Egypt sentences 10 to death, 5 to life over terrorism charges

Islam Times - A court in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, has sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison over their alleged involvement in forming a “terrorist cell” to plot attacks on security personnel and other institutions.

 
Saudi Crown Prince Visiting Egypt amid Standing Differences
6 Mar 2018 05:40

Saudi Crown Prince Visiting Egypt amid Standing Differences

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to make a short visit to Egypt on Sunday. The trip is coming while the two nations’ relations are not as warm as before.

 
Egyptian Court Approves Islands Transfer to Saudis as Bin Salman Visits
6 Mar 2018 05:33

Egyptian Court Approves Islands Transfer to Saudis as Bin Salman Visits

Islam Times - Egypt’s apex court on Saturday dismissed legal challenges to a controversial deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a day before a visit by its crown prince.

 
Saudi King Salman (R) shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi before leaving Cairo
4 Mar 2018 12:19

Egypt-Saudi relations: An ending equilibrium?

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is scheduled to travel to Egypt this week for a three-day visit of a country that has become a key partner of Riyadh, especially after the ouster of former Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi and the takeover of power by General Abdel ...

 
The photo, taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane, shows the Red Sea
4 Mar 2018 11:17

Egypt's top court waives all legal challenges to islands' transfer to Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Egypt’s top court has dismissed all outstanding legal challenges to a controversial deal according to which Cairo cedes sovereignty of two of its Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, Egypt's top benefactor, a day before a visit by the Arab kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the ...

 
ISIS Affiliate Threatens to Launch Attacks on Egypt’s Election
14 Feb 2018 09:57

ISIS Affiliate Threatens to Launch Attacks on Egypt’s Election

Islam Times - An ISIS affiliate in Egypt is calling on its fighters to stage attacks during next month's presidential elections and warning Egyptians to stay away from polling centers.

 
Egyptian special forces stand guard in front of the National Election Authority, in Cairo, Egypt, January 29, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
13 Feb 2018 11:59

Rights groups unanimously call Egypt's upcoming presidential vote a 'farce'

Islam Times - Over a dozen international and regional rights groups said on Tuesday that next month's presidential election in Egypt does not meet the "minimum requirements" for a fair and free vote and called on Cairo's Western allies to denounce the "farcical" election.

 
This picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on February 12, 2018 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (R) meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Cairo. (By AFP)
13 Feb 2018 10:10

Visiting Egypt, Tillerson avoids commenting on pro-Sisi repression ahead of election

Islam Times - Visiting Cairo, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for “free and fair” elections in Egypt, avoiding even mild criticism of the upcoming presidential election in the North African state, which is widely seen as a charade to reinstall military-backed President Abdel Fattah el-...

 
Israeli Regime launched over 100 Airstrikes in Egypt’s Sinai since 2014: Report
4 Feb 2018 12:52

Israeli Regime launched over 100 Airstrikes in Egypt’s Sinai since 2014: Report

Islam Times - Israeli regime has reportedly conducted more than 100 airstrike on Egyptian soil with Cairo’s approval.

 
A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on January 31, 2018 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (C) attending an official ceremony for the inauguration of the offshore Zohr gas field in the northern Suez canal city of Port Said. (Photo by AFP)
1 Feb 2018 04:38

Egypt's Sisi vows to prevent repeat of 2011 uprising after election criticism

Islam Times - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has vowed to prevent a repeat of the 2011 uprising, threatening to take measures against anyone trying to destabilize the country, a day after opposition politicians called for a boycott of the March presidential election.

 
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (C) gives a speech during the press release following the meeting of the National Defense Council
31 Jan 2018 04:27

El-Sisi Heading to Easy Victory in Egypt’s Presidential Election

Islam Times - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is set for easy victory at the country’s presidential elections as he will face only one candidate - al-Ghad party leader Mussa Mustapha Mussa, who has previously expressed his support for el-Sisi.

 
Egypt
25 Jan 2018 05:24

Egypt’s last main opposition candidate abandons presidential bid

Islam Times - Egypt's rights lawyer and presidential hopeful has called off his campaign and quit the race, a day after a potential threat to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the March elections was detained.

 
Sami Anan
25 Jan 2018 04:27

Egyptian Ex-General Arrested for Declaring to Run against El-Sisi

Islam Times - Egyptian security forces have arrested a retired general after denying him permission to run in presidential elections in March.

 
An image grab taken from Egypt
20 Jan 2018 06:11

Egypt’s President Sisi to stand for re-election in March vote

Islam Times - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced that he will stand for re-election in the presidential vote due to be held in March.

 
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisis
16 Jan 2018 03:59

Why are Tensions Running High Between Sudan and Egypt?

Islam Times - Recently, the Egyptian-Sudanese relations began to deteriorate to an extent that Khartoum recalled its ambassador in Cairo on January 4. In a news conference on Saturday, the recalled Sudanese ambassador Abdelmahmod Abdelhalim implied that a war between the two African nations was not ...

 
Egypt Presidential Poll Set for March 26-28, El-Sisi Expected to Win
10 Jan 2018 05:30

Egypt Presidential Poll Set for March 26-28, El-Sisi Expected to Win

Islam Times - Egypt's presidential polls have been scheduled to be held between 26 and 28 March, with the run-off vote in April if needed, the country's National Elections Authority announced on Monday.

 
Saudi Arabia and Egypt Should Reconsider Their Embrace of Trump
10 Jan 2018 04:45

Saudi Arabia and Egypt Should Reconsider Their Embrace of Trump

Islam Times - American journalist Michael Wolff’s insider view of the Trump White House, Fire and Fury, has caused an international sensation. The book could end up playing a major role in the eventual downfall of the US president, and his ejection from his post on the grounds that he is not competent ...