Thousands of Egyptians urged the powerful army chief to run for president during a rally Tuesday that also called for the third anniversary of the country's revolt to be used as an occasion to thank the military for overthrowing the former Islamist president.
The move angered pro-democracy advocates, already facing a campaign of intimidation and attacks by much of the Egyptian media, which portrays them as traitors and foreign agents.
Defense Minister General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi met on Sunday with United States Representative Dana Rohrabacher, head of the subcommittee of European and Asian Affairs in the Foreign Affairs Committee, who led an official congressional delegation to Egypt.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it has no jurisdiction to investigate crimes in Egypt. “As Egypt is not a party to the Rome Statute, the ICC has no jurisdiction to open any investigation on the Egyptian soil without the Egyptian authorities’ consent,” an ICC spokeswoman told Ahram Online.
Mostafa Bakry speculates that US government 'plans to assassinate Egypt's army chief, General al-Sisi. Little reaction by Egypt's authorities to Bakry's open incitement for violence..
Behind the almost certain passage of Egypt's draft constitution in a national referendum is an unlikely new political actor: the country's Coptic Orthodox Church
During the campaign over the new military-backed charter, the minority religion's church took a rare posture of open advocacy for it, with Coptic priests preaching the document's virtues to churchgoers.
Coptic Solidarity is a U.S. public charity organization under section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible under Section 170 of the Code.