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Egyptian Government

Legal Ruling Over a Bahraini Prince Opens the Floodgates

David Hearst | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
David Hearst

The Prince Nasser ruling does not spell the end of the immunity system, but it curtails it. The government can still offer immunity to diplomats posted to embassies or to those on a "special mission" who come for official meetings.

Dominating Religion in Egypt's Pseudo-secular State

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Khaled Abou El Fadl

I fear that, eventually, a vicious and bloody revolution will bring about an Iranian-style theocracy in Egypt. It is all too often forgotten that the CIA coup of the democratically elected Mosaddegh government in Iran led to the Iranian revolution twenty years later.

Egyptian Lawmakers Finalize Constitution

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Egypt's Islamist-led constituent assembly finalised a new constitution on Friday and will send it to the president for him...

Egypt Reopens Giza Pyramid & Tombs To Tourists

Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel

Egypt's new Antiquities Minister has reopened the Pyramid of Chefren and six other ancient tombs on the Giza plateau in a bid to bring tourists back t...

Obama: Egypt Not An Ally, But Not An Enemy

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

President Obama addressed the United States' relationship with Egypt on Wednesday, indicating that the government's response to the attack on the Amer...

The Butterfly Effect -- Everyone Was a Hero in Cairo

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

I landed in Cairo earlier today expecting to see significant changes. In many ways everything has changed, yet on the drive from the airport to the hotel in Zamalek across the Nile, Cairo still appeared the same.

Egypt's Raids Against Democracy

Asma Ghribi | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Asma Ghribi

Beyond learning about the intricacies of democracy, my experience taught me that IRI is a U.S.-funded NGO, but it is truly a multinational organization, working with people from many nations who share one utopian goal: supporting democracy across the world.

Joshua Hersh

Egypt Military Delegation Cancels Meetings With Senators Amid NGO Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A delegation of Egyptian military officials in town for high level meetings with their American counterparts canceled a series of meetin...

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.

The U.S. Government Should Freeze Mubarak's Plundered Loot

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A U.S. Treasury spokesperson was asked whether it would follow the Swiss government's lead and freeze fallen Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak's ill gotten assets. The Treasury's answer was properly non-committal and evasive. It shouldn't be.

Call on Obama: Tell Mubarak to Leave Now

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

By all journalistic reports, it was the Egyptian government of President Hosni Mubarak that sent thousands of armed thugs into Tahrir Square and the streets of Cairo yesterday to bring violence to what had been a peaceful and nonviolent protest for democracy. Some think many of those who were attacking the protesters were police in plain clothes. Others are believed to have been hired and bused in to foment violence with machetes, clubs, and razors -- some riding in on horses and camels into the peaceful crowds. A call for peace now must mean a call for Mubarak's immediate resignation.

Fidel Castro: Egyptian President's 'Fate Is Sealed'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Fidel Castro has joined the ranks of world leaders to comment on Egypt's deadly anti-government violence, going so far as to suggest that Egyptian Pre...

Hackers Attack Egyptian Government Sites

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Hacker activists started attacking Egyptian government websites on Wednesday, apparently taking them offline soon after the country r...

New York Review Archives: Context For Egypt's Unrest

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Zoe Triska, The Huffington Post: With the anti-government protests and the swearing in of a new Cabinet on Monday, all attention is now on Egypt. In o...

Do Egyptians Want Both Democracy And A Role For Religion In Their Government?

Reza Aslan via WaPo On Faith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The dramatic images streaming out of Egypt over the past week suggest that the 30-year dictatorship of America's close ally, Hosni Mubarak, might be c...