Egypt's first democratically elected president has died in the custody of a government that repeatedly ignored his deteriorating health and kept him in constant solitary confinement.
Dates for April announced after parliament approved amendments to the constitution that could keep President Abdel Fattah el Sisi in power until 2030.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi is on a three-day visit to the US and experts view it as a much needed outreach for the former military general who's facing international criticism for his increasingly authoritarian approach.
Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed al Beltagy has been denied access to healthcare in an Egyptian prison, leaving his health in a perilous condition.
Egypt's Parliament voted on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah el Sisi to stay on in power, possibly until 2034, and further enshrine a role for the military in state affairs.
Is Egypt's Abdel Fattah el Sisi becoming president for life?
Several reports say there is evidence that in recent years the Saudi royal family has abducted dissident princes from other countries.
As tensions rise in the occupied Gaza, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar takes an opportunity to search for peace.
One hashtag calling on President Abdel Fattah el Sisi to leave office carried some 279,000 tweets by Saturday, while an opposing hashtag had a much lower figure of more than 48,000.
With the outcome known, Sisi's focus will be on keeping voter turnout high enough to show citizens support his rule.
All of Egypt's main challengers to President Sisi, who is seeking a second term in the March 26-28 vote, have pulled out of the race citing intimidation of their supporters and other tactics designed to give the incumbent an easy win.
Turkey is temporarily taking over the island for reconstruction. Suakin is at the crossroads between Aden Gulf and the Red Sea, and Saudi Arabia and East Africa. The move is another step for Turkey's engagement policy in Africa.
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