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  • Egypt's Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi sworn in as president

    Egypt's former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in on Sunday as president for a four-year term, assuming the highest office of a deeply polarized nation that has been roiled by deadly unrest and an economic crisis since its 2011 uprising.

  • A man uses beads for prayer as he sits outside a polling center in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Egyptian authorities scrambled to rescue the country's presidential election from the embarrassment of a low voter turnout, but few people trickled to the polls on Wednesday even after the balloting was extended for a third day. A low turnout will likely rob the all-but-certain winner, former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, of the overwhelming show of public support he sought in the vote. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

    Egypt polls open for 3rd day, few voters show up

    Egyptian authorities scrambled to rescue the country's presidential election from the embarrassment of low voter turnout that has dented former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's hopes for an enthusiastic show of public support. Few people trickled to the polls Wednesday even after the balloting was extended for a third day.

  • An Egyptian man reads a local newspaper with the headline in Arabic reading, "Egypt surprises the world," outside a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Egyptians were lining up to vote on Tuesday, the second and final day of the presidential election with the country's former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi poised for an almost certain victory. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Turnout low, Egypt extends presidential vote a day

    Egypt extended its presidential election an extra day as the government, military and supporters of front-runner Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi scrambled on Tuesday to increase turnout after two days of reportedly thin voting dented the former army chief's attempts to garner an overwhelming show of public support.

  • ** FILE ** In this Saturday, April 26, 2014, file photo, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak attends a hearing in his retrial over charges of failing to stop killings of protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his downfall, in the  Police Academy-turned-court in the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Tarek el Gabbas, File)

    Egypt's Mubarak convicted of graft, gets 3 years

    A Cairo court on Wednesday convicted ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement, sentencing him to three years in prison.

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, Egyptian policemen stand guard at the scene of a powerful explosion, believed to be a car bomb, at a police headquarters building that killed at least a dozen people, wounded more than 100, and left scores buried under the rubble, in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt. On Saturday May 10, 2014. Egypt's chief prosecutor's office says it has charged 200 suspected militants with carrying out terrorist attacks that killed 40 policeman and 15 civilians, and of conspiring with al-Qaida and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in one of the country's largest terrorism-related cases. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ashraf, File)

    Egypt to try 200 suspected of terrorist attacks

    Egypt's chief prosecutor charged 200 suspected militants Saturday with carrying out over 50 terrorist attacks, killing 40 policemen and 15 civilians and conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, in the first mass trial of a Jihadi group since the country's recent turmoil.

  • In this image made from video broadcast on Egypt's State Television, Egypt's retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi listens to a question during an interview in a nationally televised program in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 5, 2014. Former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said that he decided to run for president of Egypt because of the "threats" facing the country, speaking in the first TV interview of his campaign. (AP Photo/Egypt's State Television)

    El-Sissi pushes Egyptians to line up behind him

    In his campaign for president, Egypt's former army chief is casting himself as a strong-handed disciplinarian able to solve the nation's mounting problems and turmoil with good planning and efficiency, swinging between big-hearted shows of sympathy for Egyptians' woes and a military man's impatience with dissent.

  • In this image made from video broadcast on Egypt's State Television, Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks in a nationally televised speech, announcing that he will run for president, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. In a nationally televised speech, el-Sissi said he has resigned from the military. Wearing military fatigues, he said it was the last time he would wear it and that "I give up the uniform to defend the nation" and run in elections expected next month. (AP Photo/Egyptian State Television)

    In Egypt's political vacuum, el-Sissi looms large

    Former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, if he wins Egypt's presidency as is widely expected, will have an overwhelming presence over a shattered political scene. Egypt's once dominant political force, the Muslim Brotherhood, is crushed under a relentless crackdown. Non-Islamist parties are weak and largely acquiescent to his power.

  • This image made from undated video broadcast on Egyptian State Television on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 shows a device that the Egyptian army claims will detect and cure AIDS and Hepatitis. Egypt's military is facing embarrassment after unveiling a so-called "miraculous" invention of a set of devices that allegedly detect and cure AIDS, Hepatitis and other viruses. The army's carefully managed image as protector of the nation has suffered after many experts dismissed the claims, saying they aren't technically sound. (AP Photo via AP video)

    Egypt army 'AIDS detector' instead finds ridicule

    Egypt's military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses.

  • Correction: Egypt-El-Sissi story

    In a story Jan. 29 about Egypt's army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Morsi aide Wael Haddara wrote after the coup that el-Sissi was chosen as army chief because he was the youngest of the top brass. Haddara said el-Sissi was the youngest but did not say that was the reason he was selected. The story also should have provided the context that Haddara's statement was made in the comments section of a publicly viewable Facebook page.

  • Popular wave could lift Egypt army chief to office

    Unknown only two years ago, the head of Egypt's military, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, is riding on a wave of popular fervor that is almost certain to carry him to election as president. Many Egyptians now hail him as the nation's savior after he ousted the Islamists from power and as the only figure strong enough to lead.

  • In this image taken from Egyptian state TV, toppled President Mohammed Morsi stands inside a glass-encased metal cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Tuesday, Jan. 28. 2014. Morsi was separated from other defendants for the start of a new trial Tuesday over charges from prison breaks during the country's 2011 revolution. (AP Photo/Egyptian State TV)

    A more-controlled Morsi appears in Egyptian court

    The second court appearance for ousted President Mohammed Morsi was very different from his first: He wore a white prison uniform Tuesday instead of a trim dark suit. And when the Islamist leader wanted to speak, a judge controlled his microphone in the soundproof glass cell.

  • ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, April 24, 2013, file photo, Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi salutes during an arrival ceremony for U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the Ministry of Defense in Cairo. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool, File)

    Egypt: Military backs el-Sissi in presidential run

    Egypt's top generals on Monday endorsed a presidential run by army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the state news agency said, paving the way for the man who ousted the country's Islamist president to enter elections to replace him at the head of a violently divided nation.

  • Egyptian police gather around the coffin of a policeman during the funeral of one of several policemen killed after masked gunmen opened fire at a police checkpoint in el-Wassta district in the province of Bani Suief, south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad)

    Egypt's president: Police state has ended

    Egypt's military-backed interim president said Thursday that the country's uprisings have put an end to the police state and to abuses, part of a campaign to rebrand the security forces amid a heavy handed crackdown on Islamists and other critics of the government.

  • Egypt's president visits Coptic cathedral, pope

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's interim president on Sunday made a rare visit to the pontiff of the nation's Orthodox Christians at St. Mark's Cathedral, the papal seat in central Cairo.

  • Egyptian supporters of former leader Hosni Mubarak celebrate after a court acquitted  Mubarak's two sons and his last prime minister of corruption charges, judiciary officials said at a court, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, El Shorouk)

    Egypt rights center raided, 2 Mubaraks acquitted

    Egypt's military-backed authorities on Thursday stepped up their crackdown on the liberal icons of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, with security forces storming the headquarters of a rights group and arresting six activists, including a prominent youth organizer.

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  • CAIRO | Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday improving economic growth and dealing with social disparities are top priorities for the Arab world's most populous nation, challenging his political opponents to take them on.

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