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Pro-Sisi party in commanding position in Egypt's parliamentary polls

Egypt’s Mostaqbal Watn (Nation’s Future) Party took a commanding lead in parliamentary polls on Sunday as the election commission announced results from a second round of voting.

Pre-selected lists headed by the party, which strongly supports Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, won all 284 seats allocated for the 596-seat chamber through a…

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France FM in Egypt to calm tensions after cartoon controversy

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was in Egypt on Sunday hoping to ease tensions following the publishing of controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked ire in the Arab world.

A diplomatic source said Le Drian would meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of…

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Killing of Libyan dissident underscores stakes in peace talks

Gunmen shot dead a prominent dissident in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a stark reminder of the country’s violence as sides in a civil war sought to implement a ceasefire and political talks focused on a roadmap towards elections.

Hanan al-Barassi, a lawyer and outspoken critic of abuses in areas controlled by eastern military…

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Egyptian House approves declaring state of emergency for another 3 months

The Egyptian House of Representatives on Sunday approved a presidential decree to declare the state of emergency nationwide for additional three months.

The House approved the decision at a general session on Sunday. 

The Official Gazette published on October 26 Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli's decision to impose a curfew in some areas in North…

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