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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...

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.

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 Ramada...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 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.

Time for Tahrir 2.0

Sarah Leah Whitson | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Sarah Leah Whitson

Distressing signals from Egypt indicate it has veered off course from the freedom and democracy goals of Tahrir Square.

Will Billionaire Art Collector Be Egypt's Next President?

Posted 10.29.2011 | Arts

Naguib Sawiris is the second richest man in Egypt, right behind his father and just ahead of his younger brother. He used to work his father's company...

Poll: Egyptians Don't Want Theocracy

Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Four months after the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a new Gallup sur...

The Obstacle To Religious Tolerance In Egypt

Asma Uddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Asma Uddin

Copts and Baha'is in Egypt firmly hold that the violence and persecution they have faced is as much a result of government action as it is from extremist religious sentiment.

Does the New Dawn in Egypt Require a New Framework for U.S.-Middle East Relations?

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

The uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have revealed a broad-based, pro-democracy movement that is not driven by a single ideology or by religious extremists. What has occurred is not an attempt at an Islamist takeover, but a broad-based call.

Egypt Protests: Books On Uprisings And Revolts | Posted by Jon Lee Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We asked Jon Lee Anderson, who has been blogging about the uprisings in the Middle East on News Desk, to recommend some titles that might shed light o...

Egyptians Band Together To Protect Library As Violence Escalates

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Earlier this week, Bibliotheca Alexandrina director Ismail Serageldin wrote a short letter explaining that Egyptian youth were protecting the librarie...

Egypt's New Government Announced On State TV

The Huffington Post/AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak swore in a new Cabinet on Monday, replacing one dissolved as a concession to unprecedented anti-government p...

Democratization in the Arab World: Extraordinary or Dangerous?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Successful democracy is attainable when equality is high or assets are mobile. Egypt has neither.

Marcus Baram

Obama Proposed Cutting Funding To Promote Democracy In Egypt | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- President Obama's historic speech at Cairo University galvanized millions of people across the Arab world with its inspiring message of pe...

New Egypt Government Coming, But Mubarak Won't Step Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak acknowledged his citizens' discontent and attempted to defuse the crisis in Egypt Friday night by announcing that a n...