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The Egyptian Riddle

Robert Walker | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Robert Walker

Any government that does what's needed to right the economy will not be around for long. The people want their subsidized bread and the farmers want their subsidized fuel. Take those subsidies away and you take away the consent of the governed.

WATCH: Impressive Bird's Eye View Of Mass Protests In Egypt

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

If you had any doubt that the current anti-government protests in Egypt are a serious deal, look no further than this video. Taken by a military helic...

An Urgent Dispatch From Egypt on the New Revolution

Seriously Skewed | Posted 09.01.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

I am reporting this from an undisclosed location in Cairo under the cover of darkness and in an ancient script that no one but me and some Templar knights who died a long time ago can read.

Choosing Between Evils: Egyptians Realize Gravity of What Is Coming and Yet March Ahead

Wael Nawara | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Wael Nawara

"Having signed the petition, are you not afraid that a civil war could erupt in Egypt if Morsi is removed?" I asked my taxi driver. He replied: "I am afraid. I am very afraid. But I am afraid more that there would be no Egypt left if the Brothers stay in power."

Key Events Leading To Anti-Morsi Protests

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.31.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military has given Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and opposition protesters until Wednesday afternoon to work out their diffe...

Protesters Ransack Muslim Brotherhood Headquarters

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

(Updates tolls) By Asma Alsharif CAIRO, July 1 (Reuters) - The headquarters of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood was ov...

Egypt's Streets Quiet After Millions Turn Out Sunday

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

By Asma Alsharif and Tom Perry CAIRO, July 1 (Reuters) - An outpouring of popular anger that put millions of Egyptians on the streets ...

What's Happened In Morsi's 1st Year

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

Key developments in Egypt since Islamist President Mohamed Morsi took the oath one year ago.-- 2012 --JUNE- 30: Morsi, elected president with 51.7 per...

Egypt Braces For Day Of Protests

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI, SARAH EL DEEB and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

CAIRO — Hundreds of thousands thronged the streets of Cairo and cities around the country Sunday and marched on the presidential palace, filling...

Egypt After June 30th

James Zogby | Posted 08.29.2013 | World
James Zogby

What we do know is that when the dust settles Egypt will still be divided, will still be facing enormous economic challenges, and will still be in need of a national dialogue that can chart a new course for the country.

22 Million Signatures For Morsi's Removal

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

CAIRO — Organizers of a mass protest against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi claimed Saturday that more than 22 million people have signed the...

Obama: U.S. Working To Protect Embassy

AP | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

PRETORIA, South Africa -- President Barack Obama says the United States is concerned about protests and political unrest in Egypt. He says the top pri...

Morsi Makes Big Admission In Televised Speech

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Islamist president told his opponents to use elections not protests to try to change the government and said the military should...

Egyptian Army Braces For Mass Protests

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's military on Wednesday brought in reinforcements of troops and armor to bases near Egyptian cities ahead of June 30 protests planned b...

Rally In Egypt Draws 100,000 Morsi Supporters

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

CAIRO — More than 100,000 supporters of Egypt's Islamist president staged a show of force Friday ahead of massive protests later this month by t...

Egypt & Syria: The Tie That Binds No More

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Alexander Nicholson

Over the weekend, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced that he was cutting all ties with Syria, to include unilaterally ending the long-maintained diplomatic relationship between the two Arab countries and closing Egypt's embassy in Damascus.

Egypt Cuts All Ties With Syrian Government

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

By Tom Perry CAIRO, June 15 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said he had cut all diplomatic ties with Damascus on Saturday...

Tamarrod: Egyptians Organizing for June 30th

James Zogby | Posted 08.15.2013 | World
James Zogby

June 30th marks Mohamed Morsi's first anniversary as President of Egypt. It is also the date set for nationwide demonstrations protesting Morsi's increasingly authoritarian leadership and the role his Muslim Brotherhood is playing in post-Tahrir Egypt.

What Tocqueville Would Tell Egypt's Muslim Brotherhhood

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

"In our time, freedom of association has become a necessary guarantee against the tyranny of the majority," wrote Tocqueville. "The right of association therefore appears to me to be almost as inalienable in its nature as individual freedom."

An Arab Marshall Plan

Bassem Awadallah | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Bassem Awadallah

Although Arab leaders often cite Turkey as a beacon of hope, they rarely acknowledge that the country's recent transformation from the "sick man of Europe" to one of the world's fastest-growing emerging markets would not have been possible had it not pursued regional synergies.

Easter Greetings In Egypt: 'May You Be Well Every Year'

Nelly van Doorn-Harder | Posted 07.04.2013 | Religion
Nelly van Doorn-Harder

So, what exactly do Egyptians say for Easter greetings? Christians tell each other "`Ied Qiyama Magid," "Happy Feast of the Resurrection." But all Egyptians can wish each other: "Kulle sanna wa enta tayyeb." May you be well every year!

Egypt: Too Big, Too Late to Save?

Robert Walker | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Robert Walker

With the world's attention riveted on war-torn Syria, far too little attention has been focused on Egypt's economic woes and their long-term implications for the region.

American Attitudes Toward Egypt Have Soured

James Zogby | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
James Zogby

In January of 2012, we asked Americans whether or not they were hopeful that the Arab Spring would bring about positive change. By more than two to one they answered in the affirmative. But in the tumultuous year and a half that has followed, Americans have lost that hope.

A Case Study: Social Media Policy, a U.S. Embassy, Egypt and Jon Stewart

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 06.09.2013 | Technology
Jean Newman Glock

As an Embassy sitting smack in the middle of an evolving Twitter revolution, Cairo has become a de facto leader struggling to respond and direct the discussion (or not) in a transparent, universal global forum: social media.

Egypt's Jon Stewart Is No Hero

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Bassem Youssef, the famous host of an Egyptian satire news show, is being sued. Bassem is no hero of mine, and there are countless others who share my...