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PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh in Egypt to Discuss Gaza Blockade

PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh in Egypt to Discuss Gaza Blockade

Chief of Palestinian group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh was elected Hamas leader in May. The group maintains a sizeable armed wing in Gaza since seizing the enclave from Fatah in 2007.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Court Overturns Block On Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

EGYPT POLITICS: Court Overturns Block On Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian court ruled on Sunday that a judicial decision to block the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is void, judicial sources said, potentially reviving a deal that triggered protests in Egypt.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Egypt Postpones UN Vote On Israeli Settlements After Trump, Israel Urge US Veto

EGYPT POLITICS: Egypt Postpones UN Vote On Israeli Settlements After Trump, Israel Urge US Veto

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi put off the vote after a request from Israel. Egypt was the first Arab state to make peace with Israel.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Court Jails Head Of Journalists’ Union

EGYPT POLITICS: Court Jails Head Of Journalists’ Union

“The three of us have been put on trial (but) the target is the whole syndicate,” Union chief Yehia Qalash told reporters after the verdict.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Biography And Profile

EGYPT POLITICS: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Biography And Profile

Born in Cairo in November 19, 1954, Sisi graduated from an Egyptian military academy in 1977. Read Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Biography and Profile.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Congratulates Trump On Win

EGYPT POLITICS: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Congratulates Trump On Win

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says, “President Trump said he looked forward to meeting the president (again) soon.”

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EGYPT: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Takes Center Stage

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is the latest of military strongmen to rule Egypt since the charismatic Gamal Adel Nasser overthrew British-backed monarchy in 1952.

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EGYPT: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Swears In New Government

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi named former head of the state oil company Tarek al-Mullah as petroleum minister, Read more.

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EGYPT: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Orders Sherif Ismail To Form New Cabinet Within One Week

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi toppled Egypt’s first freely-elected president, Islamist Mohamed Morsi, in 2013 after mass protests against his rule. Read more.

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EGYPT: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Approves Emotive Anti-Terrorism Law

EGYPT: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Approves Emotive Anti-Terrorism Law

“In absence of an Egyptian parliament, these powers are without oversight and the authority granted to the president is near-absolute,” Amnesty. Read more.

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