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  • 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.

  • Egyptian security forces try to disperse protesters demonstrating against the government on a street off Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Police on Sunday used heavy tear gas to clear hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square shortly after they took over the plaza. (AP Photo/El Shorouk newspaper, Ahmed Abd El Latif) EGYPT OUT

    Egypt police clear protesters; constitution agreed

    Police fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square on Sunday, as a panel tasked with amending the constitution adopted during his time in office agreed on changes to the text.

  • In this Nov. 23, 2012 photo, activist Nazly Hussein pauses during an interview with the Associated Press in Cairo, Egypt. After being detained at a Cairo protest, Hussein was among 14 women, some of Egypt’s most prominent democracy advocates, who were beaten, pulled by the hair and piled into a police van, taken on a sinister nighttime ride through the desert where they were finally dumped by the road, the women recount. The abuse, reminiscent of the Hosni Mubarak era, points to how Egypt’s new military-backed authorities are becoming bolder in silencing dissent, exploiting the fight against Islamists and divisions among secular activists. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    A sinister night for 3 women in Egypt protest wave

    Three women are among Egypt's most active democracy campaigners, the faces of its revolution.

  • Egyptian police fire water cannons to disperse a protest by secular anti-government activists in Cairo, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, the security forces' first implementation of a controversial new law forbidding protests held without a permit from authorities. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

    Police fire water cannon to disperse Egypt rallies

    Egypt's police fired water cannons Tuesday to disperse two protests by dozens of secular anti-government activists in Cairo, the security forces' first implementation of a controversial new law forbidding protests held without a permit from authorities.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he speaks at Gaston Hall at Georgetown University in Washington, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, during the "Advance Afghan Women" symposium. Kerry said Afghanistan is reaching a turning point that will be critical to maintaining advances made by women since the end of Taliban rule. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Kerry: Muslim Brotherhood 'stole' Egypt revolution

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday accused Egypt's well-organized Muslim Brotherhood of having "stolen" the revolution that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    HANSON: The Israeli Spring

    Israel could be forgiven for having a siege mentality — given that at any moment, old front-line enemies Syria and Egypt might spill their violence over common borders.

  • Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (seated), 85, is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance to be taken by helicopter ambulance from Maadi Military Hospital to the Cairo Police Academy for trial on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in Cairo. Mr. Mubarak, under house arrest after being released from detention last week, is being retried on charges of complicity in the killings of protesters during the 2011 Egyptian uprising. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Egyptian courts hear cases against Hosni Mubarak, Islamists

    In parallel trial sessions, Egyptian courts on Sunday heard cases against ousted President Hosni Mubarak and top leaders of his archrival, the Muslim Brotherhood, related to killings during the 2011 and 2013 protest campaigns that led to their respective downfalls.

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