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09/18/2014 . By TIMEP

The Ministry of Interior has denied reports that Egypt contracted an outside company to monitor social media inside the country. On September 17, BuzzFeed News reported that Egypt had already

08/19/2014 . By TIMEP

The decapitated bodies of four civilians were found in the Sinai Peninsula by residents of Sheikh Zuweid, two days after their reported abduction by gunmen as they traveled by automobile

08/18/2014 . By TIMEP

Alaa Abdel Fattah, an Egyptian activist who is in prison and awaiting retrial on charges of rioting, destruction of public property and attacking security forces, started a hunger strike. He

08/04/2014 . By TIMEP

On August 4, 2014, the Suez Canal contract was awarded to the Saudi Arabia branch of the global engineering firm Dar al-Handasah, in partnership with the Egyptian Armed Forces Engineering

06/30/2014 . By TIMEP

Three explosions occurred near Ittihadeya Palace, the presidential residence on June 30, 2014, on the anniversary of the first round of protests that lead to Morsi’s ousting in 2013. The

06/17/2014 . By TIMEP

Sisi appointed his new government on June 17, 2014. To head his government, Sisi reappointed Ibrahim Mahlab, who was the acting Prime Minister in the interim government. Mahlab will oversee

06/08/2014 . By TIMEP

Abdul-Fattah El Sisi was sworn in as the Egyptian President on June 8, 2014. Attendees included top Egyptian officials as well as leaders and dignitaries from Arab, African, and Western

05/28/2014 . By TIMEP

Citing poor weather and work-related issues, the Presidential Election Commission (PEC) decided that a third day of polling was needed to meet demand. The extension of voting was not well

05/27/2014 . By TIMEP

In efforts to increase turnout in the election, with reports indicating that somewhere between 15% and 30% voted the previous day, the government declared a national holiday and extended voting

05/26/2014 . By TIMEP

Polls opened today for the first day of balloting in the first presidential elections held under the new constitution. The Presidential Election Committee declared that approximately 3 million of the