Latest Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi News

Live updates | Israeli troops raid main hospital in southern Gaza after weeklong siege

Feb. 15, 2024 16:00 PM EST

Israeli troops entered the main hospital in southern Gaza on Thursday in what the army said was a limited operation seeking the remains of hostages taken by Hamas. One patient died and seven were wounded when Nasser Hospital in the southern city of Khan Younis came under fire on...

Leaders of Turkey and Egypt unite in efforts to stop Israel's looming offensive in Gaza's Rafah

Feb. 14, 2024 11:11 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Edrogan and Egypt’s leader united their efforts Wednesday in Cairo, calling for a halt to Israel’s looming offensive on a southern Gaza city in its war against Hamas. Erdogan's visit comes as ties between Ankara and Cairo are back...

Rights group sees retaliation as the motive for jailing an Egyptian presidential challenger

Feb. 08, 2024 10:07 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A leading human rights group dismissed on Thursday the conviction of a prominent Egyptian political activist as an act of retaliation for his decision to challenge President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in last year’s presidential election. On Tuesday, a Cairo misdemeanor...

Biden calls regional partners ahead of CIA chief's meeting in push for another Gaza hostage deal

Jan. 26, 2024 15:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spoke Friday with his Egyptian and Qatari counterparts ahead of a trip by his CIA director meant to press toward a deal to secure the release of more hostages held by Hamas in exchange for a pause to fighting with Israel in Gaza. U.S. National...

Egypt’s leader el-Sissi slams Ethiopia-Somaliland coastline deal and vows support for Somalia

Jan. 21, 2024 14:05 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s leader said Sunday his country stands shoulder to shoulder with Somalia in its dispute with landlocked Ethiopia, which struck a deal with Somaliland to obtain access to the sea and establish a marine force base. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi slammed...

Blinken sees a path to Gaza peace, reconstruction and regional security after his Mideast tour

Jan. 11, 2024 10:17 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up his latest urgent Mideast tour on Thursday in talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi as American officials claimed modest success in getting wide regional support for planning for reconstruction and governance in Gaza...

Live updates | Fighting in central Gaza near hospital, as Blinken seeks postwar plan

Jan. 10, 2024 19:52 PM EST

Israeli military operations in Gaza are focused on the southern city of Khan Younis and urban refugee camps in the territory's center. Hundreds of people have been killed in recent days in strikes across the territory, including in areas of the far south where Israel told people to seek refuge. ...

El-Sissi wins Egypt's presidential election with 89.6% of the vote and secures third term in office

Dec. 18, 2023 13:16 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, who has ruled with an unquestioned grip for the past nine years, won reelection to a third, six-year term in office, election authorities announced Monday. He ran against three virtually unknown opponents. El-Sissi recorded a...

Voting closes in Egypt's presidential elections, with el-Sissi almost certain to win a third term

Dec. 12, 2023 14:29 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Voting closed on Tuesday in Egypt's presidential election that is almost certain to see President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi secure a third term. The election has been overshadowed by the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, a conflict on Egypt’s eastern border that threatens to...

Egyptians vote on second day of an election that's sure to see President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi win

Dec. 11, 2023 14:52 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast their ballots Monday in the second day of voting in a presidential election that is certain to see President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi secure another term in office. The vote, which began across this Mideast country on Sunday, has been overshadowed by the...