Egypt sets parliamentary poll dates as Sisi cements grip

Egypt said Jan. 8 it is to hold parliamentary elections from March 21 but analysts said the new legislature will offer no meaningful opposition to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's iron-fisted rule.
The elections, which will be held in phases culminating on May 7, will be the first since Sisi overthrew his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013.

Turkey says normalization with Egypt possible ‘only with return to proper democracy’

Turkey’s bilateral ties with Egypt could “normalize if the country properly returns to democracy, if the Egyptian people’s free will is reflected in politics and social life,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said.

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

The United States has delivered 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt in recent weeks after lifting part of a freeze on aid to the north African nation, a U.S. official said Dec. 20.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had been promising Cairo's new leadership that the aircraft - aimed to join counter-terrorism operations in the Sinai peninsula - would be delivered soon.