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New Mass Trials In Egypt As 919 Charged

AP | By SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.26.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered two trials for a total of 919 suspected Islamists on charges that include murder, pushing...

Egyptian Army Storms Islamist Stronghold

AP | AHMED ABDEL FATTAH and MOHAMMED WAGDY | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

KERDASA, Egypt — Egyptian security forces backed by combat vehicles and helicopters stormed a town near the Pyramids, famed among tourists for i...

Egypt Takes Crackdown On Islamists One Step Further

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

By Yasmine Saleh CAIRO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the ...

As Islamists Take Over Towns In Egypt's South, Christians Fear For Future

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

DALGA, Egypt — The Coptic Orthodox priest would only talk to his visitor after hiding from the watchful eyes of the bearded Muslim outside, who ...

Egyptian Islamic Groups Seek Truce

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

CAIRO — Two former militant groups offered to call off street protests if the government agrees to ease its pressure on Islamists, a move that u...

Intimidation Of Christians Worsens In Egypt

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 10.17.2013 | Religion

CAIRO — After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like "prisoners of war" before a Muslim woman offered th...

Police Fire Tear Gas On Protesters In Egypt

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egyptian revolutionary and Islamist groups voiced concern on Tuesday that the appointment of new governors by the interim president incl...

EU Urges Egypt To End Standoff With Muslim Brotherhood

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

* Ashton meets general who overthrew Islamist president * Visit follows Saturday killing of 80 Mursi supporters * Mursi ...

Bad News for the Islamists

Claude Salhani | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

Could this be the beginning of the end of their influence in the Muslim world? in a series of events, at the outset unrelated but when spliced together seem to show a clear trend that there seems to be more to it that the Islamists are just having a bad year.

Egypt Islamist Party In Bind After Killings

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

CAIRO -- An Islamist party that is a key member of the factions that backed the military's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi threatened to break with...

Egypt Coup Shakes Islamists Around The Region

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

CAIRO -- The military's overthrow of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood's fall from power in Egypt have sent Islamist parties around the region...

Egypt's 'Friday Of Rejection' Kills At Least 30

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

By Mike Collett-White and Asma Alsharif CAIRO, July 6 (Reuters) - Egypt counted its dead on Saturday after Islamists enraged by the ov...

Backers Of Ousted Egyptian President To Protest

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

By Alastair Macdonald and Alexander Dziadosz CAIRO, July 5 (Reuters) - Islamist supporters of Egypt's ousted president, Mohammed Morsi...

Marry in Haste, Repent at Leisure: the Problem With the Egyptian Constitution

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Though this matter is not at the heart of the country's current crisis, marked by rampant insecurity and economic statis, the ambiguities contained in the Constitution may cause serious problems in the future.

Masked 'Black Bloc' Protesters Add Mystery To Egypt Violence

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

CAIRO -- An unpredictable new element has entered Egypt's wave of political unrest: a mysterious group of masked young men called the Black Bloc who p...

Egyptian Islamists And Opponents Clash In Alexandria

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

By Tamim Elyan ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Supporters of President Mohamed Morsi and his opponents hurled rocks at each oth...

Egypt Votes On Constitution

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egyptians took their quarrel over a draft constitution to polling stations Saturday after weeks of violent turmoil between the newly empowere...

Thousands Rally In Support Of Egyptian President

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.31.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi called Saturday for a referendum in two weeks on a contentious draft constitution, setting a date for anothe...

Democracy at the Heart of Islamic Revival

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
Muqtedar Khan

Much of what is happening in Egypt demonstrates that Islam and democracy are compatible. President Morsi has repeatedly stated that what he and Egyptians seek is a civil, not an Islamic, state -- one that will treat all its citizens equally, men and women, Muslim and non-Muslim.

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...

Egypt Swears In First Freely Elected President

AP | Posted 08.30.2012 | World

By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press CAIRO -- Islamist Mohammed Morsi promised a "new Egypt" as he took the oath of office Saturday to become the cou...

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 ...

Hell in a Reed Basket

Nina Burleigh | Posted 08.26.2012 | World
Nina Burleigh

This latest chapter of the Arab Spring opens beneath the searing sky of an Egyptian late June, in the sort of incapacitating heat that makes even the most efficient lose track of time, abandon goals and dispense with logic.

Survey Reveals Arab Womens' Views On Islamic Law After Revolutions

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion

As Islamist political parties have gained influence across the Middle East since the Arab uprisings, activists and pundits have questioned the role re...