About: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Global Europe 27-02-2019

Egypt hits back at Turkey over EU-Arab summit criticism

Egypt hit back Wednesday (27 February) at Turkish criticism of EU leaders for meeting their Arab counterparts in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh just days after Cairo executed nine people. The foreign ministry accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
Global Europe 25-02-2019

Arab League, EU seek synchrony on regional crises in first summit

Arab and European states sought common ground on security threats and regional crises including Yemen, Syria and Libya on Sunday at their first joint summit held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Global Europe 22-02-2019

First Arab-EU summit billed as chance to cooperate in troubled region

European and Arab leaders are to hold their first summit Sunday (24 February), in what the top EU diplomat sees as a chance to boost cooperation across a troubled Mediterranean region.
Africa 20-12-2018

Kurz eyes Egypt’s El-Sisi as migration ally

This week’s Africa-Europe Forum in Vienna may have been officially focused on ‘digital policy co-operation’, but Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi used the opportunity to talk about migration control.
Development Policy 24-10-2018

EU is as comfortable as China with the African thugs and dictators

The EU has long frowned at China’s action in Africa for not requiring respect for human rights as a condition for aid and thus promoting a Chinese-inspired authoritarian Africa. But in recent years the EU is not better, writes Fabian Wagner.

EU condemns bombing of Egyptian Coptic churches

At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday (9 April), prompting anger and fear among Christians and leading to troop deployments and the declaration of a three-month state of emergency.
Global Europe 19-09-2016

EU slams Egypt over NGO clampdown

An Egyptian court froze assets of five prominent human rights defenders and three non-governmental organisations on Saturday (17 September), provoking fears of an intensified crackdown on civil society.
Global Europe 29-03-2016

EgyptAir plane hijacked to Cyprus, perpetrator ‘not terrorist but idiot’

A man thought to be strapped with explosives hijacked an Egyptian plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo today (29 March) and forced it to land in Cyprus, Egyptian officials said.
Energy 20-11-2015

Egypt to go nuclear using Russian money

Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement on Thursday for Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, with Russia extending a loan to Egypt to cover the cost of construction.
Med & South 20-04-2015

Islamic State shoots, beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday (19 April) appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

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