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Egypt's Military Orders Extension Of Prominent Blogger's Detention

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 01.13.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military ordered a prominent blogger to be held in custody for 15 more days Sunday in a move likely to focus criticism against t...

From Cairo to New York, Which Side Are Police On?

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

In the Occupy Wall Street movements, the position of the police has again been called into question: are they tools of a tyrannical state or ordinary folks trying to make a living?

Egyptians Infuriated Over Proposal That Would Give Military Sweeping Powers

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

CAIRO — Fear that Egypt's ruling generals are working to perpetuate their hold on power is causing a political furor, threatening a "second revo...

Egypt: Posters Backing Military Ruler Spark Fear

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.26.2011 | World

By MAGGIE MICHAEL -- The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) - Hundreds of posters calling on Egypt's military ruler to run for president have appeared in ...

Egypt Eight Months Later: Transitioning from Dictatorship to Democracy?

John L. Esposito | Posted 12.22.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Egypt's military rulers have moved to assert and extend their power so broadly that a growing number of lawyers and activists are questioning their willingness to ultimately submit to civilian authority.

Quiet Funeral For Egyptian Soldiers Killed In Clashes

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military rulers blamed Christian protesters and "enemies of the revolution" on Wednesday for triggering the clashes that left 26...

Christian Protesters Attacked In Egypt

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

CAIRO — Flames lit up downtown Cairo, where massive clashes raged Sunday, drawing Christians angry over a recent church attack, Muslims and Egyp...

Egypt's Military Ruler Says Army Has No Interest In Staying In Power

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

CAIRO — The leader of Egypt's ruling generals said Wednesday the army has no interest in staying in power for a long time, but insisted the mili...

Egypt Investigates Video Of Tortured Detainees

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

CAIRCAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's military prosecutor says it has launched an inquiry into a video showing a dozen policemen and military officers beating and...

Mimicking Mubarak, Egypt's Military Rulers Freeze Licenses For New Satellite TVs

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military rulers have frozen new licenses for private satellite TV stations and are taking steps against broadcasters they say ar...

Egyptian Army Disperses Activists Holding Ramadan Meal At Tahrir Square

AP | Posted 10.05.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egyptian army troops wielding batons and firing in the air dispersed dozens of activists holding a traditional Ramadan meal in Cairo's c...

Clash Between Armed Group And Egyptian Military In Sinai Leaves Six Dead

Posted 09.29.2011 | World

CAIRO, July 30 (Reuters) - Six people were killed in fighting between an armed group and security forces in the north of Egypt's Sinai region, sec...

Egyptian Military Starts Process Of Organizing Elections

AP | By SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's military rulers commissioned a top judge Monday to form an electoral commission, starting the process of organizing the country's fir...

Watch: Egypt Fires Fire 700 Top Cops

Posted 09.13.2011 | World

Months after pro-democracy protesters ousted Egypt's then-president Hosni Mubarak, the movement has forced other senior officials from their jobs. ...

Egypt Protesters Warned Against Violence By Military

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 09.11.2011 | World

CAIRO — The tens of thousands of Egyptians whose chants for faster change are ringing through Cairo's Tahrir Square months after they brought do...

Egyptian Protesters Fill Square For 'Second Revolution'

AP | BY MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

CAIRO — Thousands of protesters returned to downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday for what they called a "second revolution," pressing Egypt's m...

Revolution Blues

Ty McCormick | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Ty McCormick

Revolution or no revolution, Egypt has a long way to go before freedom of expression, religious tolerance, and human rights gain widespread acceptance.

Egyptian Blogger Jailed For Three Years For Criticizing Military

AFP | Jailan Zayan | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

AIRO (AFP) -- A military court has jailed a blogger for three years for criticising the armed forces that have ruled Egypt since president Hosni Mubar...

Egyptian Military Disperses Protesters Using Tasers And Batons

Reuters | Patrick Werr and Dina Zayed | Posted 06.08.2011 | World

April 9, 2011 6:16:02 AM By Patrick Werr and Dina Zayed CAIRO, April 9 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Egyptians defied soldiers who tried to disper...

The Changing Situation in Egypt: Reflections on Military Detention

Ty McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ty McCormick

The Egyptian Revolution is not over, but the period of feel-good flag-waving may be. What I witnessed today was the first time the military has turned decisively against protesters, who are themselves now becoming divided.

Protesters Say Egypt Military Using Force

Reuters | By Marwa Awad and Dina Zayed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

* Protesters say military fires shots into air * Thousands in Tahrir Square had called for new cabinet * Egyptian investigators detain former info...

Amending the Egyptian Constitution: 6 Critical Articles That Test the Military's Commitment to Democracy

Tamir Moustafa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tamir Moustafa

How should we judge whether the military's proposed constitutional amendments are significant? Here are the articles with the most egregious roadblocks to further reform.

Where Is the Revolution?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

There needs to be a concerted, untiring struggle for change to see an actual revolution. The Egyptian military will use the protester fatigue in its favor and the Bahrain royalty will employ the sectarian divide to cement its rule.

Egypt's Army and the Future -- The Turkish Model?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

No institution in Egypt is better suited than the military to supervise the delicate transformation which is already in place. Egypt's own internal peace, as well as the peace of the entire me depend on their success. The odds are good.

Egypt's Military Leaders Dissolve Parliament, Suspend Constitution

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE UPDATES CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military leaders dissolved parliament and suspended the constitution on Sunday, meeting two k...