US Secretary of State John Kerry today held talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo over concerns about Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat which the conflict in Iraq poses to the Middle East.
Egypt was set to raise mainstream fuel prices by up to 78%, an Oil Ministry source told reporters, in a long-awaited step to cut energy subsidies to ease the burden on its swelling budget deficit.
Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a landslide victory in the country's presidential vote last week, the election commission has confirmed, with 96.91 percent of the vote.
Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president of Egypt in a ceremony with low-key attendance by Western allies.
Newly inaugurated President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has reappointed Egypt's prime minister, signalling continuity as he sets out to fix the economy and overcome political divisions after a long period of turmoil and bloodshed.
Egypt's presidential election was extended by a day in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the frontrunner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected leader, swept to victory in a presidential election, provisional results showed, joining a long line of leaders drawn from the military.
Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a landslide victory in a presidential election today but a low turnout may have deprived him of the strong mandate he needs to fix the economy and face down an Islamist insurgency.
Egyptian leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi announced he would be running for the presidency in a forthcoming election, enlivening a race that army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is widely expected to win.
Egypt's armed forces chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signalled that he will run for president, saying he cannot ignore the "majority" of Egyptians who want him to do so, state news agency MENA reported.
Egyptians voted in an election expected to install former army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as president, with supporters brushing aside concerns about political freedom and hailing him as the strong leader the country needs.