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Hussein Tantawi

El-Sissi and the Egyptian Presidency

Ahmed Kadry | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Ahmed Kadry

There is no escaping it: Egyptians have fallen for their country again. At the centre of this romance is the shrewd man in uniform and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.

The Morsi Method

Tam Hussein | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Tam Hussein

President Morsi's dismissal of Field Marshall Tantawi may appear like a schoolboy stunt; an opportune moment to capitalize on the failure of the Egyptian military. Yet to take on such a powerful institution head on suggests method and reveals a certain confidence in their power base.

Egyptians Hope Election Will Save Their Country From the Brink

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Tens of millions of Egyptians will head to the polls Wednesday to vote for the candidate they hope will move the country from a state of transition to one that is stable and ruled by a civilian government.

Vote Won't Erase Mubarak Memories

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

By Shaimaa Fayed CAIRO, May 22 (Reuters) - Egypt holds its first genuinely contested presidential election this week, but Amr Adel bel...

Does Egypt's Military Ruler Deserve A Thank-You Note?

Posted 01.24.2012 | World

Egypt's first free parliament in six decades gathered on Monday for what proved to be a turbulent opening session. Among the many important issues the...

9 Killed As Cairo Protests Enter Second Day

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

CAIRO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Eight people have been killed as clashes between troops and protesters in central Cairo spilled over into a second day, Eg...

The Springborg Affair: A Censorship Debacle Reflects Egypt's Future

Maurice Chammah | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

A recent media censorship incident in Egypt was indicative of the intellectual battles throughout the Egyptian press these days.

Tahrir Square, Seen From the Rest of Cairo

Maurice Chammah | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

A major difference between the current protests in Tahrir Square and their counterparts in January is that back then, violence was never sustained for this long.

Egypt: Tantawi Did Not Learn From Mubarak

Hoda Osman | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Hoda Osman

Time is Tantawi's worst enemy right now. If he follows Mubarak's style of delayed response, and the violence continues, the demands will increase and the situation will become more complex.

Protests In Egypt: Today's Images

Posted 11.22.2011 | World

Egypt entered a fourth day of massive protests on Tuesday, as demonstrators demanded the resignation of the country's military rulers. Clashes betwee...

Egypt's Military Moves Up Date For Power Transfer

Posted 01.22.2012 | World

CAIRO - Egyptian politicians say the ruling military has moved up the date for transferring power to a civilian government to July 1, 2012. Abu al-...

Armed Forces Day

Maurice Chammah | Posted 12.10.2011 | World
Maurice Chammah

I have been in Egypt for three weeks now, and it did not take long to see how the hope and excitement of the Arab Spring has given way to an ambivalence and political complexity much harder to report on or analyze with a simple narrative of liberation.

Egyptian Information Ministry Revived, Media Face Setbacks

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.17.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egypt may get a freedom of information law, but it comes in the wake of renewed harassment of the media and revival of the infamous Information Ministry that was eliminated following the January 25 revolution.

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...