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Egypt's Government Resigns, Paving Way For Military Chief To Run For President

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave ...

Egypt's Stability Delusion

Neil Hicks | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Neil Hicks

Instead of vague musings about restoring democracy, or transition, which only sow confusion and can do harm, the administration needs to recognize the crisis unfolding in Egypt.

Egypt Apologizes For Embarrassing Constitution Banner

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | World

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has apologized for a banner promoting the new constitution that misspelt the word "Egyptians" and carried images of foreigners...

CRACKDOWN: Egypt President Approves Harsh Anti-Protest Law

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's interim president on Sunday banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval, imposing hefty f...

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...

Papers Please

Neda Najibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Neda Najibi

Papers? What are they? They have none. They live in the shadows of the Pyramids. They walk through the ancient bazaars filled with familiar aromas: fresh baked bread, herb-scented clothing, and spice-filled air.

Egypt Expects New Constitution Draft In November

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

CAIRO — A 50-member panel tasked with amending Egypt's Islamist-drafted constitution will complete its work by early November, a spokesman for t...

Morsi Backers Won't Budge

Agence France Presse | Sarah Benhaida | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

Thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi Thursday celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramad...

Nobel Prize Winner Who Opposed Coup Denied Entry Into Egypt

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Officials say that Yemen's Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman has been denied entry into Egypt after she landed at Cairo airport. Ka...

Egypt's New Government: Let's Spend Our Way Out Of Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

By Patrick Werr and Andrew Torchia CAIRO, July 17 (Reuters) - Egypt's new military-backed government faces intense pressure to repair ...

Meet Egypt's New Leaders

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

CAIRO -- A look at some of the top figures emerging in Egypt after the military removed President Mohammed Morsi: ...

Clashes Kill 42 Near Republican Guard HQ In Cairo

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

By Tom Perry and Alexander Dziadosz CAIRO, July 8 (Reuters) - At least 42 people were killed on Monday when Islamist demonstrators enraged by the m...

Muslim Brotherhood Calls For More Protests

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

CAIRO — Secular and liberal factions trying to install one of their own as Egypt's new prime minister collided into strong resistance Sunday fro...

Media Is the Key for Egyptian Transition

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Yavuz Baydar

Discussing the state of democratic transition in Egypt is equal to talking about the tough challenges its media faces. Without a free, independent media, hopes can easily turn into nightmares.

And Egypt's President Is...

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 10.13.2012 | World
H.A. Hellyer

Egypt's uncertain transition has taken yet another unpredictable turn. What happened in the last few days? What is the state of play in Egypt's political transition now? Where does Egypt go from here?

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...

Egypt's New Prez And Highest Court Face Off

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

CAIRO — A new showdown loomed in Egypt on Monday as the country's highest court stood by its ruling that dissolved parliament last month, challe...

Brotherhood Shelves Islamic Dream, For Now

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

CAIRO -- The Muslim Brotherhood has stopped talking about its longtime dream of an Islamic Egypt and expelling Israel's ambassador to Cairo. Instead, ...

Morsi To Sue Iranian News Agency Over Fabricated Interview

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

CAIRO, June 27 (Reuters) - The office of Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Mursi will file a lawsuit against the Iranian news agency Fars for making ...

When Will They Stop Insulting Us?

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 05.28.2012 | World
Alaa Al Aswany

As much as it is an insult to our national dignity, the scandal over the sudden departure of the foreign defendants in the NGO case makes us face up to an important fact: Hosni Mubarak has fallen but the system he set up is still governing Egypt.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mulls Run For Presidency

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

CAIRO -- The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most powerful political group, said Wednesday it is considering running its own candidate in upcoming preside...

Egypt Can Rise to the Historical Occasion But It Must Choose Wisely

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.05.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Neither the Egyptian people nor the international community should expect a velvet transition from dictatorship to democracy. But the new government in Cairo should work to smooth the transitional process and shorten the period of chaos and instability.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Wants Government Sacked

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called Thursday on the ruling generals to sack the military-appointed government, saying it has failed to man...

Egyptian Protesters Demand Military Step-Down

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 04.06.2012 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military rulers were facing mounting pressure on two fronts Sunday, with a fourth day of violent street protests ...