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CAIRO | Egypt debates motion to extend presidential term limits

CAIRO (AP ) — Egypt’s parliament is debating a motion to amend the country’s constitution, a move that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office beyond his designated maximum two- term limits ending in 2022. Lawmaker Haitham el-Hariri says Tuesday’s session will discuss the motion, which was submitted Sunday. The proposed amendments also include … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt debates motion to extend presidential term limits

United States | Remarks to the Press

United States – SECRETARY POMPEO: Just wanted to say this is a – I hope you all get a chance to see a truly remarkable place where you can see religious liberty, religious freedom at work in this special country. President Sisi clearly made a point by putting this – this largest cathedral in the … Continue reading United States | Remarks to the Press

United States | Remarks at the Al Fattah Al Alim Mosque

United States – SECRETARY POMPEO: (In progress) chance to tour both the new cathedral and now this, a beautiful house of worship as well. It is truly a testament to the Egyptian people, the capacity to exercise their faith and their freedoms here in these houses of worships, these big, gorgeous, beautiful buildings where the … Continue reading United States | Remarks at the Al Fattah Al Alim Mosque

United States | Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Upcoming Trip to the Middle East

United States – MODERATOR: Thank you and good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us today for this background call to preview Secretary Pompeo’s upcoming trip to Amman, Cairo, Manama, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Muscat, and Kuwait City. We are joined today by [Senior State Department Official One]. He will be referred to as Senior … Continue reading United States | Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Upcoming Trip to the Middle East

CAIRO | Officials say attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7

CAIRO — Islamic militants on Friday ambushed two buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo killing seven and wounding up to 16, according to the Interior Ministry and security officials. Coptic Orthodox Church spokesman Boulos Halim said the death toll was likely to … Continue reading CAIRO | Officials say attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7

CAIRO | Correction: Melania Trump story

CAIRO  — It took Melania Trump’s first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself — a playful, less serious one. And while she generously dished out warm smiles and happy waves, the first lady also used her four-nation tour of Africa to draw some firmer boundaries between her own … Continue reading CAIRO | Correction: Melania Trump story

CAIRO | Egyptian police detain son of jailed former president

CAIRO — Egyptian police detained the youngest son of jailed former president Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday without giving a reason, the family said, adding that they fear he’ll be held indefinitely. Ahmed Morsi said three state security men accompanied by a special forces officer took his brother Abdullah, along with his ID and mobile phone, … Continue reading CAIRO | Egyptian police detain son of jailed former president

CAIRO | Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

CAIRO— It took Melania Trump’s first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself — a playful, less serious one. And while she generously dished out warm smiles and happy waves, the first lady also used her four-nation tour of Africa to draw some firmer boundaries between her own views … Continue reading CAIRO | Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour