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Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi’s rule

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptians voted Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region. Voters were being asked to back amendments to the constitution to allow Sisi, …

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Egypt sets date for referendum on extending Sisi’s rule

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt on Wednesday set a referendum for April 20-22 on sweeping consitutional changes including amendments that could extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule until 2030. The push to extend the former military chief’s tenure is expected to face little opposition, despite rights groups calling it “unconstitutional” …

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Egypt MPs table law amendment to extend Sisi rule

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian lawmakers on Sunday tabled proposed constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to extend his rule beyond 2022, legislators said. The bill submitted to speaker Ali Abdel Aal calls for several amendments to the constitution, including on the duration of presidential mandates currently …

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Saudi Arabia says Qatar boycott to remain in place

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar vowed Wednesday to maintain their boycott of the emirate, criticising its “negative” response to their list of demands to end the diplomatic crisis. Qatar appealed for “dialogue” to resolve the row while US President Donald Trump spoke to …

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