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Egypt Bucks Trend with Vote to Extend Sisi Rule

In a referendum bucking the trend of the region's mini-Arab Spring, Egyptians are to start voting Saturday on constitutional amendments that extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule until at least 2024.

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Egypt Parliament to Vote on Extending Sisi Rule

Egypt's parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is to vote Tuesday on changes to the constitution that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030.

The proposed amendments were initially introduced in February by a parliamentary bloc supportive of Sisi and updated this week after several rounds of parliamentary debates.

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Egypt Inmates Dread Noose as Executions Rise under Sisi

After years of anxiously waiting in cramped prison cells, appointments with the noose can come fast to the many on Egypt's death row. 

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HRW Urges U.S. to Oppose Sisi's Bid to Extend Egypt Rule

Human Rights Watch urged Washington Tuesday to withhold its endorsement of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah's bid to extend his rule beyond the end of his second term in 2022.

Sisi was in Washington for his second Whit house meeting since President Donald Trump took office in 2017 and the New York-based watchdog said he was seeking his ally's green light for a package of constitutional amendments that are to be put to a referendum later this month.

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Two Dead as Gunmen Attack Egypt Police Vehicle

Gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle in a Cairo suburb at dawn Sunday, killing a police officer and the driver and wounding two others, the interior ministry said.

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Egypt Urged to Reveal Whereabouts of Missing Deportees

Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Egyptian authorities to reveal the whereabouts of at least five Egyptians deported home from Malaysia and Turkey fearing they may face "torture and ill-treatment".

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Downtown Cairo Battles to Keep Cosmopolitan Heritage Alive

Cairo's downtown, with its old European-designed buildings, is wrestling to preserve its cultural heritage as Egypt readies a new capital in the desert.

A stroll through the district takes pedestrians past buildings that meld Islamic and European motifs, neo-classical columns and ornate decorations.

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Egypt Hands 18 Life Jail Terms for Joining IS

An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced 18 people to life in prison for joining the Islamic State (IS) group and plotting to bomb a church, a judicial source said.

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Leading Egypt Activist Out on Probation after 5 Years in Jail

Egypt's most prominent pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on probation Friday after five years in prison on charges of organising an illegal protest.

The outspoken dissident and blogger, who was an iconic figure of the Arab Spring revolution that unseated longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, was reunited with his family after being released from Tora Prison, in Cairo's southern outksirts.

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In Egypt, Nile Islanders Determined to Stay Put

Residents of a Cairo island with lush fields and unpaved roads, a world apart from Egypt's traffic-choked metropolis, are determined to stay put as judges rule on their possible expulsion.

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