Egypt’s el-Sisi offers support to Libya’s new prime minister

El-Sisi’s welcoming of new interim government in Tripoli represents a recalibration of Egyptian policy, say analysts. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has met incoming Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah in Cairo and offered his country’s support in achieving stability in its troubled neighbour,‮ ‬the presidency said in a statement. Egypt welcomed the announcement of a […]

Macron gave el-Sisi highest French award on Paris visit: Official

A presidential official says the controversial gesture was an unavoidable part of protocol on a state visit. French President Emmanuel Macron gave his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi France’s highest award on his state visit to Paris this week, a presidential official has said, adding to the controversy over the hugely contentious trip. Activists who […]

Macron rejects calls to get tough with Egypt’s el-Sisi on rights

France will not condition weapons sales to Egypt on human rights concerns, French President Emmanuel Macron said after meeting with his Egyptian counterpart in Paris on Monday. Macron told a joint press conference with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi that he had brought up the issue of human rights during their discussions and said he remained […]

US legislators call on Egypt’s el-Sisi to release prisoners #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Letter urges Egyptian president to release activists, journalists, lawyers and prisoners of conscience. More than 50 United States politicians are calling on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to release activists, journalists, lawyers and prisoners of conscience. In a letter released on Monday, 55 congressional Democrats (and one independent) urged el-Sisi to release those “unjustly detained […]