Latest Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi News

Egypt’s president holds talks with visiting Qatari emir

Jun. 25, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt held talks Saturday with Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who visited Cairo for the first time in years. The talks focused on ties between the two nations and a set of other regional and global topics, including...

Qatar's emir in Cairo for 1st time since Arab spat resolved

Jun. 24, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Qatar’s emir arrived in Cairo late Friday for talks with Egypt's president, his first visit to the country following years of frayed ties and a boycott of Doha by four Arab states, including Egypt. With Qatari and Egyptian flags flowing over the tarmac, Sheikh Tamim...

Saudi crown prince concludes Egypt visit, heads to Jordan

Jun. 21, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman departed for Jordan after wrapping up a visit to Egypt on Tuesday following talks with President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. The two leaders discussed a wide range of topics, including ties between the two regional...

Saudi crown prince visits Egypt ahead of Biden Mideast trip

Jun. 20, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Cairo on Monday on the first leg of a Middle East tour that comes ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to the region next month. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt received bin Salman at the...

Saudi crown prince to meet Turkey's president in Ankara

Jun. 17, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman plans to visit Ankara next week, Turkey's president said Friday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the official visit would take place Wednesday. Erdogan said he and the crown prince would discuss advancing...

Egypt, Israel to boost gas supply to EU amid Ukraine war

Jun. 15, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Israel and the European Union on Wednesday signed a deal to increase liquified natural gas sales to EU countries, who aim to reduce their dependence on supplies from Russia as the war in Ukraine drags on. The deal, stamped in an upscale Cairo hotel, will see...

Egypt court sentences pro-democracy activist to four years

May. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced a pro-democracy activist to four years in prison for disseminating false news, a defense lawyer said. The court of misdemeanors in Cairo convicted Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hadi, a co-founder of the Civil Democratic Movement, an...

Jailed Egypt activist on hunger strike moved to new prison

May. 20, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have transferred a prominent political activist from a maximum-security prison where he was allegedly tortured and denied basic rights to a new correctional facility, his family said on Thursday. Alaa Abel-Fattah was transferred from Cairo's Tora...

Analysis: Condolence calls from elite show UAE ruler's power

May. 18, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Coming from around the globe, airplanes carrying world leaders have landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates to offer condolences for the death of the country's president — and acknowledge the influence of the man now fully in charge. ...

World leaders descend on UAE to pay respects to late ruler

May. 15, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An array of presidents and prime ministers continued to descend on the United Arab Emirates Sunday from around the world to pay their respects to the federation's late ruler. They also came to praise his successor, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan — a vivid...