President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Egyptians on Wednesday to vote in next week's election to show they are in charge, a day after he denied any role in excluding his rivals.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Egyptian leader al-Sisi is utilizing Cairo’s good relationship with Israel to maintain warm ties with Washington and benefit from newly discovered oil riches of Eastern Mediterranean.
Campaigning began in Egypt's presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi likely to romp to victory.
An Egyptian court put leading government critic Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh and 15 others on terror lists at the request of the public prosecutor.
Egyptian police arrested on Wednesday a leading government critic and party leader Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh.
A Cairo court on Sunday handed 17 people life sentences over unrest that saw the deaths of three civilians during anti-government protests in 2014.
General Sami Anan has been accused of breaking the law right his bid to run for presidency, argues the current president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
An Egyptian court sentenced ousted Islamist President Morsi to three years in prison along with 19 other defendants for "insulting the judiciary."
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday ordered his new military chief to secure the Sinai peninsula within three months.