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Egypt’s Sisi approves restrictions on retired army officers standing for election

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has approved legal amendments that restrict retired army officers from running in elections without permission from the military, according to an announcement in the official gazette on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

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Egypt’s parliament approves sending troops abroad to protect ‘national security’

Egypt’s parliament has approved the deployment of troops outside the country to protect “national security”, days after politicians allied to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar urged Cairo to intervene militarily in the country’s war.

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