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  • In court, defiant Morsi says he is still Egypt’s president

    November 4, 2013 | 9:48 am

    Ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi, given his first public forum since his overthrow in a trial where he could face execution, declared on Monday he was still Egypt's legitimate president and shouted: "Down with military rule!"

    Morsi, an Islamist who was toppled by the army in...

  • UPDATE: White House says U.S. has not cut off aid to Egypt

    August 20, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Media reports that suggest the United States has cut off aid to Egypt are not accurate, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday, adding that the Obama administration is still reviewing its options.

    "That review has not concluded and ... published reports to the contrary that...

  • Egyptian Jews: We support military’s fight against ‘terrorism’

    August 20, 2013 | 10:57 am

    When Magda Haroun was out on the streets during the unrest now rocking Egypt’s capital, she saw someone standing over the body of a dead soldier.

    “Not even a Jew would do this,” she heard him say.

    Haroun, the president of the Egyptian Jewish community, doesn’t enjoy hearing...

  • Prime Minister’s accusations rebuild Israeli-Turkish tension

    August 20, 2013 | 10:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he can prove that Israel is responsible for the recent overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the subsequent assumption of power by the military.   

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  • Lessons for Brotherhood and why Turkey is still the model for Egypt

    August 5, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    Let me start by saying that Turkey needs to believe that the right thing to do is to act together with Israel, and that it must embrace the language of friendship. If Turkey is allied with Israel, the scourges raining down on the region would be resolved in a short period of time....

  • Egyptian army threatens to shoot violent protesters

    July 25, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    Egypt's army threatened on Thursday to shoot those who use violence in a stark warning before what both sides expect will be a bloody street showdown between Islamists and opponents of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

    An army official said the military had set Morsi's Muslim...

  • U.S. lawmakers may ease ‘coup’ ban on aid to Egypt

    July 11, 2013 | 5:20 pm

    U.S. lawmakers will begin to vote as soon as next week on legislation that could continue aid to Egypt even if the Obama administration determines that the ouster of elected President Mohamed Mursi was a military coup, lawmakers and aides said on Thursday.

    The United States...

  • U.S. still plans to send F-16s to Egypt in coming weeks

    July 10, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    The United States still plans to go through with the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Wednesday, even after the Egyptian military's ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

    The disclosure came as Washington treads a...

  • Tough congressional language limits Obama’s Egypt options

    July 5, 2013 | 9:58 am

    When it comes to foreign assistance, American law couldn’t be clearer: A coup d’etat suspends funding, period.

    But that directive, which has persisted for years in federal appropriations bills, is now clashing with another congressional priority: the apparent desire to foster an...

  • The power and the mandate in Egypt

    July 4, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    Mohamed Morsi is now out, and it is virtually impossible for him to pull off a personal comeback in the near future. His downfall is a result of his and the Muslim Brotherhood’s unsophisticated view of democracy in conjunction with their naïve assumption that they had real power....

  • Washington Notes: The Egyptian c-word dilemma

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 3, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    It is a full-fledged coup, says the Morsi camp. It is the unlawful removal of a democratically elected President from power.

    “Don’t call it a coup”, cry the supporters of the military, the opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood who are taking over Egypt. They know that labeling it a...

  • U.S. declines to criticize Egypt’s military as it ousts Morsi

    July 3, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    The United States declined on Wednesday to criticize Egypt's military, even as it was ousting Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi from power.

    Minutes before Egypt's army commander announced that Morsi, the country's first democratically elected president, had been deposed and the...

  • Egypt’s Morsi quoted as calling army action a military coup

    July 3, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    The Facebook page of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi quoted him on Wednesday as saying he rejected measures announced by the army as a "military coup."

    The army, in a statement aired live on television, appointed a new, interim administration to replace Morsi as president, suspended the constitution and called for an early presidential election.

    It was unclear whether Morsi has access to his own Facebook page or if the statement was posted by an aide.

    Reporting by Asma Alsharif; Writing by Patrick Werr; Editing by Yasmine Saleh

  • Egyptian army says Morsi is out, appoints interim head of state

    July 3, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    Egypt's armed forces overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders.

    After a day of drama in which tanks and troops deployed near the presidential...

  • Protests after “Pharaoh” Morsi assumes powers in Egypt

    November 23, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities on Friday.

    Police fired tear gas near Cairo's Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni...

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