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Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi secures 12 million signatures in run up to second term in 2018
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Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi secures 12 million signatures in run up to second term in 2018

A campaign backing Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday that it collected over 12 million signatures of Egyptians supporting him to run for a second term in the 2018 presidential elections

Beheading Islamic State is vicious, Egypt reserves right to respond: Abdel-Fateh el-Sisi
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Beheading Islamic State is vicious, Egypt reserves right to respond: Abdel-Fateh el-Sisi

President Abdel-Fateh el-Sisi said Egypt "reserved a right to respond" to the killing of its 21 Christian citizens in Libya by Islamic State militants, in the manner and at the time it sets.

Al-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channel in a bid to ease regional tensions
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Al-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channel in a bid to ease regional tensions

Egyptian TV on Monday hailed the shutting down of Al-Jazeera's local branch as the first sign of restoring good relations with Qatar.

Egypt's president says pardoning Al Jazeera journalists 'being discussed'
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Egypt's president says pardoning Al Jazeera journalists 'being discussed'

"Let us say that this matter is being discussed to solve the issue," Sisi said in an interview with the France24 network.

Egypt declares emergency in Sinai after terror attack, death toll at 30
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Egypt declares emergency in Sinai after terror attack, death toll at 30

A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday.

Attack on army post in Egypt kills 25
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Attack on army post in Egypt kills 25

An attack on an army post in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula caused a large explosion and killed 25 people.

Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff; Amal Clooney joins defence team
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Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff; Amal Clooney joins defence team

The verdict ignited a firestorm of international condemnation and raised concerns about the state of freedom of expression in Egypt. Amnesty International called the trial a "farcical spectacle" and a "ferocious attack on media freedom."

Australian Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal conviction
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Australian Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal conviction

Journalist Peter Greste's brother Mike Greste said a Cairo legal firm had been appointed and was in the process of lodging the Al-Jazeera-funded appeal.

Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists kin encouraged by Sisi's regret over imprisonment
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Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists kin encouraged by Sisi's regret over imprisonment

"I wish they were deported after their arrest, instead of being put on trial," Sisi had said, apparently referring to Greste, the sole non-Egyptian.

Wish Al-Jazeera journalists were deported, not tried: Egyptian prez
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Wish Al-Jazeera journalists were deported, not tried: Egyptian prez

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today said he "wished" three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists, including an Australian, had not been put on trial.

No compromise with anyone inciting violence against Egypt: Sisi
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No compromise with anyone inciting violence against Egypt: Sisi

Egypt's former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who was sworn-in as president, said there will be no reconciliation with anyone who "committed crimes or incited violence" against civilians.

Egypt extends Morsi's detention for 15 more days
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Egypt extends Morsi's detention for 15 more days

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's detention was extended by 15 days today by a court