Abdel Al Sisi

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A man walks in front of a banner reading ‘Yes to the constitutional amendments, for a better future’, with a photograph of the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,   in Cairo on  April 16th. Photograph:Mohamed Abd el-Ghany/Reuters

Nearly 90 per cent of Egyptian voters in a referendum have approved constitutional changes in a move that could pave the way for President Abdel Fatt(...)

Aftermath of an overnight rocket attack, on the Libyan capital of Tripoli on April 17th. Khalifa Haftar has launched an offensive to take the city. Photograph:  Mahmud Turkia/AFP

The US presidential veto of bipartisan congressional legislation to end US participation in the Yemen war could embolden the rulers of Saudi Arabia an(...)

Egypt’s  Sheikh al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb:  called for a revamp of Muslim attitudes towards women. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Sunni Muslims’ highest religious authority has precipitated a row in Egypt by ruling that polygamy is unlawful for Muslims. “In 90 per cent of cases (...)

Relatives of the men executed for the killing of public prosecuter Hisham Barakat gather at Zynhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt,  on Wednesday to wait for their bodies to be released. Photograph: Amina Ismail/Reuters

Egyptian authorities executed nine men convicted over the 2015 killing of the country’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday amid a surge in the number of d(...)

Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, gestures to supporters at party headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, earlier this month. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

First the good news. When Felix Tshisekedi is inaugurated as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Kinshasa today, it will be the cou(...)

Tunisian women hold up saws and signs showing pictures of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a caption below reading in Arabic “no welcome, Tunisians against the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince to Tunisia”, during an anti-Saudi Crown Prince protest  in the capital, Tunis on November 27th Photograph:  Fethi Belaid/ AFP/Getty

The heir to the Saudi throne, Mohammed bin Salman, arrived in Tunisia on Tuesday on his tour of “brother” Arab countries before he braves western, Tur(...)

A protest in support of Egyptian activist Amal Fathy. Photograph: Getty Images

An Egyptian court has sentenced an activist to two years in jail over a video she posted on social media criticising the government for failing to pro(...)

 Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks after he was sworn in for a second presidential term, in Cairo. Photograph: Presidency of Egypt/EPA

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for a second term as Egyptian president on Saturday amid a crackdown on his opponents, after a landslide victory in(...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: in the March presidential election, he won 97 per cent of votes in a deeply flawed poll. Photograph: Charles Platiau

For the past decade, Wael Abbas has been a fierce critic of Egypt’s authoritarian leaders, using YouTube to highlight police torture, and building up (...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi casting his ballot during the first day of the presidential election at a polling station in Cairo on Monday. Photograph:  EPA/Egyptian Presidency

Egyptians began casting ballots Monday in a three-day, no-contest presidential election predestined to grant incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi another fo(...)

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