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Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to be sworn in as Egypt’s new president

Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is to be sworn in Sunday as Egypt‘s new president, confirming the de facto status of head of state which he has already held for nearly a year. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, Arab royals from the Gulf and African leaders are to attend the 0730…

Egyptians vote ‘yes’ on constitution as Islamists boycott

Egyptians queued outside polling stations on Tuesday to vote on a new constitution many said they had not read but would approve anyway in support of the army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. The referendum has been billed by authorities as the first in a series of polls that…