President Mohamed Morsi's ouster from office has been met with mixed reactions across the Middle East. People in the region have trouble accepting the forced removal of a democratically elected leader.
Despite coming to power on a wave of popular support, President el-Sissi appears to have the same aspirations as his autocratic predecessors. DW looks at his swift rise from army chief to second-term president.
The explosion took place as the convoy of Alexandria's security chief, General Mostafa al-Nimr, passed by. At least one policeman was killed and four others were injured in the bombing.
Seventeen people have been sentenced to life for their involvement in deadly unrest when then-General el-Sissi announced his presidential bid. Now Egypt's president, he has warned against challenging his grasp on power.
Khaled Ali said intimidation against his supporters and a disputed legal case convinced him not to run for Egypt's presidency. His withdrawal sets incumbent Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi up for a landslide victory in late March.
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