Egyptians vote on a new constitution Tuesday, and the draft contains some new concepts like a ban on torture. But the power of the military is largely unchanged.
Egypt and Russia have signed a contract to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant during a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader also voiced a willingness to resume direct flights to Egypt.
The Egyptian military has carried out airstrikes and raids against militants reportedly linked to Friday's Sinai attack that killed at least 305 people. President el-Sissi promised the attack would "not go unpunished."
Friday's attack on worshipers attending prayers at a mosque was the most brutal so far amid escalating violence in Sinai. The troubles there have a long history, with both religious and social factors playing a role.
Germany, along with four other Western nations, has slammed Egypt for the "ongoing detention" of a prominent human rights lawyer. Ibrahim Metwally was detained en route to a conference on forced disappearances.
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