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Egypt on the Anniversary of the Revolution: Law and Order, Military Style (PHOTOS)

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 03.27.2014 | World
Feisal G. Mohamed

The revolution's old hashtag, #Jan25, has been active today, though for all the wrong reasons. Rather than a celebration of democracy, we find reports of army violence, and officially reported death tolls.

U.S. Must Suspend Funding to Egypt's Military Regime

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

The U.S. government must stand on the side of human rights, the rule of law, and democratic progress, not impede or otherwise stunt such progress. If U.S. policy towards Egypt remains unchanged, we will be complicit in continued human rights violations, a totally unacceptable and untenable situation.

Egyptians Begin Voting In Constitutional Referendum

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

CAIRO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Egyptians began voting on Tuesday in a constitutional referendum, the first ballot since the military ousted President Moh...

Egyptian Military Going After the Muslim Brotherhood With a Vengeance

Ron Nehring | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Ron Nehring

Any notion that Egypt's new military rulers would assume power only to allow the Muslim Brotherhood to win it back can now be fully dismissed. The military leaders who drove Mohammad Morsi from power on July 3rd are going after Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood hard.

Defense Chair Voices Concerns To Egypt Army Head

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - The top U.S. defense official expressed "concern" about recent developments in Egypt in a call on Sunday to Egyptian ...

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Protesters Say They Were Sexually Assaulted And Dumped In The Desert Last Night | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.03.2013 | World

CAIRO -- On Tuesday night, Egyptian security forces arrested, beat and sexually assaulted about a dozen female protesters before leaving them in the d...

Sophia Jones

Deja Vu: Some Egyptians Fear The Return Of Repression They Revolted Against | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Protesters poured through deadlocked traffic on downtown Cairo's Qasr Al-Ainy Street on Tuesday evening, demonstrating against a new constitu...

The Russians Are Back in Town

Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Sophia Jones

Egypt and Russia are far from strangers. For twenty years, the two countries were the closest of allies. But in the early 1970s, President Anwar Sadat ordered 20,000 Soviet military advisers out of Egypt.

Sophia Jones

The Russians Are Back | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.14.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Move over America, an old bedfellow might be returning to Egypt: Russia. On Thursday, top Russian and Egyptian officials began talks in Ca...

Bassem Youssef and the Lie That Is Freedom in Post-coup Egypt

Patrick Galey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Patrick Galey

One of the principal reasons so many Egyptians cheered the tanks out on to the street was the belief -- sincere or otherwise -- that whatever sort of government arose from the coup would be freer and more democratic than the Muslim Brotherhood it usurped.

'Egypt's Jon Stewart' Mocks Military, Draws Complaints

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor received complaints Saturday against a popular television satirist less than 24 hours after he returned...

Abeer Saady: Egyptian Journalism Dynamo

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.16.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

She's a ball of fire, constantly moving, talking, acting, fighting for journalists' rights, documenting events on tough assignments, traveling, traini...

Egypt Crisis: Humanity and Logic, Not Found

Assya Moussaid | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Assya Moussaid

The sight of humans getting sniped and shot in the head, a man crying over his wife's corpse, tens of corpses pushed by a bulldozer with the rest of t...

Egypt's Rebels Who Lost Their Cause?

Khaled Diab | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Khaled Diab

Some critics in Egypt have wondered whether Tamarod's cosy relationship with the military and its growing jingoism is a sign that the movement sold out its revolutionary ethos to become a loyal lapdog to the SCAF.

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

Notes From Casablanca on the Tragedies in Cairo

Ahmed Charai | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Ahmed Charai

I do not believe that the latest turnover of power in Egypt, however popular among its citizens, will ultimately calm the situation.

Joshua Hersh

Yes, The Egyptian Military Does Care If The U.S. Cuts Off Aid. (Just Not Right Now.) | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Two weeks ago, while the Obama administration was seemingly dithering over its official response to the Egyptian military's seizure of power ...

What Now for Egypt?

Harun Yahya | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

The Army and the Brotherhood urgently need to agree on a lowest common denominator. The demands of all the sections of society, Coptic Christians, secularists, liberals, supporters of the Brotherhood and Salafis must be taken on board.

Perhaps Egypt Would Benefit From a Period of Benign Neglect

David Paul | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics
David Paul

The Arab Spring mattered because we were a part of it. Our technology was an enabling force. And the aspirations of those battling on the ground centered around our core values. Freedom and liberty were at stake. It was an easy narrative and an easy thrill.

Egypt in Crisis: 10 Observations

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 10.17.2013 | World
Feisal G. Mohamed

It's difficult to come to some understanding of the landscape of current politics in Egypt and predicting where the country might go next. The following observations hope to shed some light on that very complex and confused landscape.

Violating the Law to Subsidize Egypt's Coup: Bipartisan Foolishness in Washington

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

U.S. policy in Egypt has been a disaster. Now the short-lived democratic revolution has been replaced by military rule with a meaningless civilian veneer. Washington should cut off foreign aid and disengage.

Rebuking Vladimir Putin in Public Will Not Solve Obama's Problems

David Paul | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
David Paul

President Obama's decision last week to cancel his meeting with President Putin reeked of petulance. If the president wants to reboot our relationship with Russia, as he has suggested, a good starting point might be to pay a little bit less attention to our own words, and a bit more to theirs.

It Was a Coup. Is a Junta next?

Richard Klass | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

The U.S. leverage in Egypt is not great, but it is not nothing. The U.S. needs to work with our allies to it make clear that a repeat of 1954 when a military coup led to a junta ruling Egypt for nearly six decades is not acceptable.

A Democratic Roadmap for Egypt

Mohammed Khalid Alyahya | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Mohammed Khalid Alyahya

The fact remains that Morsi was a democratically elected president. Those who voted for him have every right to demand the contract they entered be honored.

Republican Duo Threatens Egypt's Military | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has accused the Obama administration of disregarding the will of the Egyptian people and turning its b...