Sisi’s hot potato: Egyptians hit back after remarks on austerity

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke daily at the World Youth Forum in the resort of Sharm al-Sheikh this week, touching on topics from Syria's reconstruction to religious tolerance - but it was a remark about potatoes that most stirred the pot. "Do you want to build your country and become

Egypt’s Sisi orders review of law curbing NGOs

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered on Tuesday a review of a law long criticised by human rights groups that restricts the work of non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Rights groups say the May 2017 law effectively bans their work and makes it harder for charities to operate. Officials have

Sisi hints Egyptian civil servants may not get wage increase this year

CAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Monday that Egypt's civil servants may not get a wage increase this year as the government needs money to build new classrooms in overcrowded schools. Egypt has already increased fuel, electricity and transport prices this year to help meet the terms of