Voters’ apathy influences Egypt’s legislative election
Africa / International News

Voters’ apathy influences Egypt’s legislative election

CAIRO (AP) — A mix of voters’ apathy and frustration characterized elections held Sunday for Egypt’s first legislature in more than three years, a chamber widely expected to be compliant with the policies of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who, as military chief, ousted the country’s first freely elected leader before he was elected to office himself … Continue reading

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Egypt’s president swears in new government
International News

Egypt’s president swears in new government

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has sworn in a new government, Egypt’s state news agency reported Saturday, one week after the previous Cabinet resigned amid a corruption probe. The new government, headed by former Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail, came after state-friendly media slammed the performance of his predecessor Ibrahim Mehleb and prosecutors began investigating … Continue reading

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments
International News

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting “false news.” The ministry said in a statement that John Casson’s comments were “unacceptable interference” in the country’s judiciary, and “incompatible … Continue reading