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Egypt Uprising

Sisi To Run For President Of Egypt

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.26.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has announced that he will run for president. In a nationally televised speech, el-Sissi ...

29 Protesters Dead On Anniversary Of Egyptian Uprising

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2014 | World

By Sameh Bardisi and Maggie Fick CAIRO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Twenty-nine people were killed during anti-government marches...

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. ...

Morsi Backers Warn Egypt Headed Toward Civil War

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.23.2013 | World

Opponents of the coup that toppled Egypt's elected president Mohamed Morsi in July warned Wednesday the country was headed towards civil war and urged...

Boredom And Frustration In Cairo

AP | AYA BATRAWY and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

CAIRO — In every corner of the Egyptian capital, a bustling city of 18 million that rarely sleeps, people are locked up in their homes at night ...

Joshua Hersh

Yes, The Egyptian Military Does Care If The U.S. Cuts Off Aid. (Just Not Right Now.)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

HuffPost Foreign Correspondent: Egyptians 'Suffering' From Meek U.S. Response

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As the Egyptian military cracks down on Muslim Brotherhood protests, the United States has called for restraint while condemning the escalating violen...

Egypt Travel Dwindles After Recent Events

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel

CAIRO -- Cairo airport officials say seven flights to Egypt have been cancelled and that others are arriving with less than 50 percent occupancy follo...

Interpreting Recent Egyptian Developments

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

For Egyptians, the army's exceptional intervention was necessary to reduce the risk of a large loss of human life and destructive violence. Most Egyptians still fear civil unrest and violence, especially in the next few days and weeks. They look to the army to waste no time in progressing on the path to national reconciliation and a comprehensive and durable democracy, including by holding new elections. Have no doubt, Egyptian citizens are determined realists. They have overcome the fear that imprisoned them for so long but they are yet to reach a new national equilibrium. They care deeply about overcoming repression, social injustice and economic incompetence. And they will not hesitate to return to the streets in their millions should the army have ambitions beyond helping them collectively to press the rest button on the revolution and its legitimate objectives.

Is Morsi's Ouster A 'Coup'? Why It Matters

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

-- Was the overthrow of Egypt's Islamist government on Wednesday a coup? Much hangs on the exact words used to describe what happened....

Army Takes Over Egyptian State TV

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Media

CAIRO, July 3 (Reuters) - Egyptian troops with armoured vehicles have secured the central Cairo studios of state television on Wednesday, security s...

On Aid to Egypt

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
Neil Hicks

The costs to the United States of failure to promote peaceful democratic transition in Egypt should not be underestimated. The uprising in Egypt, and in other countries of the region, has presented the U.S. commitment to promoting human rights and democracy around the world with a stern test.

WATCH: Revolution Brings Little Change For Egyptian Women

Posted 01.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

On the second anniversary of the Egyptian uprising, protesters remain in Cairo's Tahrir Square, but this time directed at democratically elected Presi...

On 2nd Anniversary Of Egypt's Uprising, Little To Celebrate

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

By Tom Perry CAIRO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Egypt marks the second anniversary of the uprising that swept Hosni Mubarak from power with li...

Morsi's Illusory Power Grab

Neil Hicks | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
Neil Hicks

Assertions that Morsi exercises unprecedented powers in his current role as nominal head of the executive should be taken with a large grain of salt.

Key Events In Egyptian Uprising And Transition

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared the winner Sunday of the first free presidential elections in Egypt's history, making h...

Brotherhood: Progress Of Revolution 'Wiped Out And Overturned'

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood pinned its hopes Friday on weekend elections to salvage its waning political fortunes, responding to a court ...

More Than 800 Killed In Egypt's Revolution, Says Group

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

CAIRO — An Egyptian rights group released Tuesday the most comprehensive list to date of the more than 800 civilians killed by security forces i...

What Sparked Egypt's Revolution?

Posted 01.11.2012 | World

Unemployment and poverty alone did not spark Egypt's revolution, according to a recent survey carried out by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center. Egyptia...

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...

Ousted Egyptian President Denies Ordering Protesters Killed

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.13.2011 | World

CAIRO — Ousted President Hosni Mubarak has denied any responsibility for his security forces killing nearly 900 protesters during Egypt's uprisi...

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...

Egypt Demonstrators Decry Stalled Political Momentum

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 09.09.2011 | World

CAIRO — Army troops firing in the air clashed Sunday with stone-throwing protesters in the strategic city of Suez after crowds blocked a key hig...

Obama's Unique Opportunity To Redefine U.S.-Muslim World Relations

John L. Esposito | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
John L. Esposito

In some ways, the Arab Spring symbolizes the failure of both al Qaeda and America. Ironically, both were partially responsible/complicit in creating the conditions for Arab repression.

Art After Mu-Barack

ARTINFO | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

"The heart of the uprising," "The symbol of a divided nation," "the neo-cons' worst nightmare"... These are just a few of several descriptions from ov...