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Egypt Revolution

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.

Egypt PM Pledges No Return to Military Rule

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

In Davos, Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi faces an enormous challenge heading his country's official delegation at the Annual Meetings of the World Economic Forum.

Amnesty: Egyptian Authorities 'Trample On Human Rights'

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

CAIRO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Egypt has seen state violence on an "unprecedented scale" since the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last Jul...

Egyptians Vote for New Constitution

Brian Dooley | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

In Egypt, it's hard to find anyone -- or anyone who knows anyone -- who voted against the new constitution. I've only heard of two instances.

Egypt Has A New President In The Making, Insiders Say

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Having secured victory in a referendum on a relatively liberal constitution that he championed, Egypt's military chief is turning his a...

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.

Egyptian Soccer Fans Threaten to Revive Stadia as Battlefields

James Dorsey | Posted 01.09.2014 | World
James Dorsey

With multiple potential flashpoints coinciding, militant, street-battle hardened Egyptian soccer fans threaten to align stadia alongside the country's...

United Nations No Defender of Muslim Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Although the UN does important humanitarian work, it is overgrown with the weeds of a dysfunctional bureaucracy and spineless leadership, and has become a watering hole for states that are prepared to sanction sex discrimination and extremist ideology without fear of serious challenge by the world body.

Islamists Have Failed to Deliver

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Muslims favor democracy, symbiotic coexistence with others and a system of governance that best reflects their own ethical values. Islamists like the ruling secularists they deposed have not been able to translate this aspiration into effective governance.

Egypt Jails Famed Activists

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

CAIRO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Three leading Egyptian activists were sentenced to three years in prison each on Sunday in a case brought over their role in...

The Cairo Elite War on Egypt's Democracy

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

The hope for democracy in Egypt remains slim as long as the voices of people outside Cairo are once again marginalized.

PHOTOS: What Remains Of A Famed Museum After Months Of Political Turmoil

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.04.2013 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Inside the Egyptian Museum, there are 200,000 items showing the splendor of the country's history — and few tourists to see them. ...

Qatar Launches Politically Sensitive Survey Into Low Soccer Match Attendance

James Dorsey | Posted 01.24.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Qatari authorities, in a bid to counter criticism that the Gulf state lacks a soccer culture as well as a sense that low attendance of matches could constitute a form of protest, has launched a politically sensitive survey to gauge reasons for its empty stadia.

The Square: Cinema Verité and Egypt's Revolution

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Corinna Clendenen

Where would the Arab spring be without Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? Phones with digital video? The Square, an edge-of-your-seat documentary on Egypt's uprisings, is testament in style and substance to the game-changing role technology has come to play in revolutions.

Sophia Jones

Egyptians Slam Government for Controversial Monument in Tahrir Square

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Tahrir Square is no more, some say. Egyptian government officials frantically called on designers and engineers last week to quickly build...

Egypt's Five Binary Myths and the Maverick Middle

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
H.A. Hellyer

Egypt remains complex: most 'liberals' seem to have bought into the military as some kind of 'revolutionary savior', while the Muslim Brotherhood calls Morsi 'a universal symbol of freedom and resistance and an icon of democracy'. Neither bears much resemblance to reality.

Banning of Egyptian Player Highlights Problems of Sports Governance

James Dorsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Dorsey

This week's banning of a prominent Egyptian soccer player for expressing political views on the pitch goes to the core of international sports' problems: a refusal to recognize the inextricable linkage between sports and politics.

Morsi Claims He Was Kidnapped Before Ousting

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi CAIRO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said on Wednesday he was kidnapped by the Republican Guard ...

Al Ahli Turns African Championship Into Anti-government Protest

James Dorsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Clashes this weekend between security forces and militant supporters of Cairo club Al Ahli SC have dented the Egyptian military-backed government's efforts to show that the country had put its political crisis behind it.

Soccer and Autocracy: Who Do National Football Teams Represent?

James Dorsey | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Little better illustrates the inextricable link between sports and politics than the frequent perception of Middle Eastern and North African national football teams as representatives of repressive autocratic regimes.

Counter-Revolutions and Evolutions: Lessons of Egypt and Iran

Marc Gopin | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

With the return of General Tohamy as head of the feared and Egyptian General Intelligence Service, we have come full circle. General Tohamy, as recent investigations reveal, was central to the old dictatorship's corrupt system and brutal enforcement. We have witnessed a classic historical counter-revolution.

Rethinking US-Egyptian Bilateral Relations: A Rights-Based Approach

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

by Corinna Mullin, Suzanne Adely, and Azadeh Shahshahani Debates in recent months over the continuation of US aid to the Egyptian military, in light ...

Egypt: A Bittersweet Revolution -- Behind the Scenes at the Biggest Protest in History

Nusrat Durrani | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nusrat Durrani

The outline of the new Egypt the people fought for gets harder to discern amid the turmoil. Only one thing is clear, however: the youth of Egypt are not about to have their revolution wrested away from them by anyone.

Critics of Qatari Sports, Labor and Foreign Policy Target Its Commercial Interests

James Dorsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Opponents of Qatar's foreign, sports and labor policies are striking at the Gulf state's commercial interests in a bid to either force it to embrace reform or punish it for its support of Islamist groups.

U.S. Freezing of Military Aid to Egypt: How Much of a Dent?

James Dorsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The Obama administration's decision to impose sanctions on Egypt's military-appointed government following the killing of 51 anti-military protestors in Egypt illustrates the U.S.' limited leverage on one of its closest allies in the Middle East and North Africa.