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Egypt Conflict

How To Overcome Religious Factionalism

Religion News Service | Monique El-Faizy | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion

CAIRO (RNS) After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind their flag. Th...

Pope Francis Sends Personal Message To Top Muslim Leader

Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion

Cairo's Al-Azhar University, considered one of the most important centers of learning in Sunni Islam, announced yesterday that Pope Francis has sent a...

42 Churches and Counting Attacked In Egypt

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Religion

CAIRO — An international human rights group has chronicled attacks on 42 churches, dozens of Christian institutions and schools as well as homes...

Is A Secular Middle East Possible?

USA Today | Oren Dorell | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The backlash against Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt comes as secular forces across the Middle East are rising up in opposition to political Is...

Egypt Postpones Dispersing Protest Camps To 'Avoid Bloodshed'

AP | AYA BATRAWY and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

CAIRO — Supporters of toppled President Mohammed Morsi increased the pressure on Egypt's interim leadership by defiantly flooding into two prote...

Clashes In Cairo Claim 7 More Lives

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.15.2013 | World

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's interim leader swore in a Cabinet on Tuesday that included women and Christians but no Islamists as the military-backed administ...

Egypt's Top Court Overrules President's Parliament Recall

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

(Adds details of the ruling) CAIRO, July 10 (Reuters) - Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court said on Tuesday it had overruled Presiden...

Egypt's Parliament Defies Court Ruling

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

CAIRO — The faceoff between Egypt's new Islamist president and the old guard military sharpened Tuesday, with parliament defying orders to disba...

Mubarak Mobs and Street Vendors: Welcome to Egypt

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

I was in the middle of buying some mints from a street vendor on Cairo's Talat Harb Street when the rocks started flying. He gave me one pack of mints, and all hell broke loose. "Run, run," people yelled at me.