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Egypt Has A New President In The Making, Insiders Say

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Having secured victory in a referendum on a relatively liberal constitution that he championed, Egypt's military chief is turning his a...

Letter From Cairo: Arab Winter and Revolutionary Regrets

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

"Before the revolution," locals say, things were bad but manageable. Before the revolution, everyone hated the same regime. After the revolution, hope has turned to fragmentation and fear. And tourism -- once a mainstay of the economy -- has slowed to a trickle.

Panel Votes On Draft Of New Egyptian Constitution

AP | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — The panel tasked with amending Egypt's suspended constitution is voting on a first draft of the charter amid deep divisions ov...

Has The Arab Spring Failed?

AP | DAN PERRY | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — "For too long, many nations, including my own, tolerated, even excused, oppression in the Middle East in the name of stability...

Disengage in Egypt: Take Neither Side as the Country Collapses into Violence

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Instead of acting as the regime's enabler, the Obama administration should "reset" relations with Cairo. The U.S. should cut off all aid and withdraw America's ambassador. If Washington has any influence to exercise, it should do so quietly and informally

Why America's Approach to Egypt Must Change

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.15.2013 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

We need to stop indulging our belief in democracy-out-of-a-can and focus instead on long-term solutions for Egypt.

Toward a Solution for Egypt

Harun Yahya | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

The important thing for Egypt is not necessarily for the Brotherhood to return to power and for Morsi to be the leader again: What matters is an immediate end to the violence, for the detained politicians to be released and for the people of Egypt to go back to the ballot box by democratic means.

Egypt Begins Amending Constitution Despite Political Divisions

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2013 | World

* New constitution would open way for fresh elections * Muslim Brotherhood refuses to back down, stages rallies * Saudi ...

I Mourn Egypt

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Khaled Abou El Fadl

The Egyptian army claims that it was forced to overthrow a legitimately elected president because it was merely giving effect to the will of the Egyptian people. But most of these people are forgetting basic facts that do not bode well for the future.

Egypt Crisis Renews Democracy Debate

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 09.08.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As Egypt's political crisis tumbled toward its first night of major bloodshed last week, the country's army chief ...

Egypt Will Be Calmed Only Through Democracy and by Adopting a Modern Understanding of Islam

Harun Yahya | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

People having faith in democracy, regardless of their views, ideologies or political tendencies must show their reaction to this step backward in Egypt and not remain silent to it. The contrary would be nothing but a worldwide betrayal of democracy.

Sunset on a Revolution

Josh Zepps | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Josh Zepps

There's no doubt that Morsi was a disaster. There's no doubt that Islamism is the most pernicious strain of politics to grace the global stage today. But I'm torn. To believe in democracy is to believe that people have the right to make their own mistakes, to elect their own pernicious fools, and to suffer the consequences of their own bad choices.

Egyptian Revolutionary Youth Inspires With Solutions

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 09.06.2013 | World
Stephanie Rudat

Explicit. Pragmatic. Solution-oriented. In under three minutes, this young man articulates voids within the recently suspended Egyptian constitution and what is needed for a democratic experience he believes will allow Egypt to thrive.

Independence Days at the Pentagon and the Pyramids

David Mednicoff | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
David Mednicoff

Instead of spending a lot of time arguing over whether Morsi acted any more democratically than the millions seeking to depose him, or whether what the army did was a coup, let's focus on why Egyptians mobilized en masse, and what they hope to achieve through the military's intervention.

Morsi: 'There Is No Place For Dictatorship'

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

By Edmund Blair and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Thousands of Egyptians protested against President Mohamed Mursi on Friday...

Top Courts Suspend Work In Protest Of Egyptian President

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

CAIRO — In an escalation of the tug-of-war between Egypt's president and the powerful judiciary, judges in the country's top courts went on stri...

Military Shows No Sign Of Opposing Egyptian President

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

CAIRO — In retaking key powers and shaking up the military brass, President Mohammed Morsi has sharply shifted Egypt's balance of power overnigh...

Egypt Names New Prime Minister

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

CAIRO -- In a story July 24 about Egypt's new prime minister designate, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hesham Kandil received his mast...

Court Delays Egypt Constitutional Panel Ruling

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

CAIRO -- A Cairo court has postponed to July 30 a key ruling that will determine the legality of an Islamist-dominated panel tasked to write Egypt's n...

Egyptian Army Leader: 'Certain Group' Will Not Dominate

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's top general on Sunday raised the stakes in the military's political standoff with the Muslim Brotherhood, saying the armed force...

What Role Will The U.S. Play In Egypt?

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

CAIRO — The head of Egypt's military took a tough line Sunday on the Muslim Brotherhood, warning that he won't let the fundamentalist group domi...

What You Need To Know About Egypt's Political Drama

AP | STEVE NEGUS | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's newly elected President Mohammed Morsi is locked in conflict with the powerful military over whether the country's legislature s...

Key Events In Egyptian Uprising And Transition

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared the winner Sunday of the first free presidential elections in Egypt's history, making h...

Egyptian Elections: An Uncertain Future for the American Agenda

Alex_Porter | Posted 08.21.2012 | College
Alex_Porter

It is probable that Egypt will be better off without the vile oppression of Hosni Mubarak's regime and his military lapdogs, including Shafiq. What remains to be seen, however, is if the United States and its allies will be.

Clinton: No Going Back On Democracy In Egypt

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - The United States expects Egypt's military authorities to fully transfer power to a democratically elected civilian...