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  • Egypt intensifies crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

    May 27, 2015 | 9:10 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    If carried out, the recent death sentence of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi could spark widespread disturbances in Egypt. The court is expected to confirm the sentences of more than 120 Muslim Brotherhood leaders...

  • Egyptian court drops case against Mubarak over 2011 protest deaths

    November 30, 2014 | 12:34 pm

    An Egyptian court has dropped its case against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule and symbolized hopes for a new era of political openness and accountability.

    Mubarak, 86, was sentenced to life in prison...

  • Egypt ranks last in Arab world’s women’s rights

    November 12, 2013 | 10:54 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Just about every woman in Egypt has experienced some form of sexual harassment. The country also has high rates of violence and genital mutilation, according to a new study on women in the Arab world by the Thomson-Reuters...

  • Egypt: Without a prayer

    August 26, 2013 | 3:52 pm

    No one needs a score card to keep track of what happened in Egypt. Mubarak was ousted. An election was held. The Muslim Brotherhood won and Mohammad Morsi became president. Morsi remained in power exactly one year. The popular uprising that ousted Morsi put in an interim...

  • Egyptian court orders Mubarak’s release

    August 21, 2013 | 5:19 pm

    Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

    Mubarak will then be put under house arrest, the prime minister's...

  • 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...

  • Egypt’s army chief calls for mass demonstrations

    July 24, 2013 | 2:25 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Egypt’s military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today called for mass rallies on Friday to give him a mandate to confront violence. Coming three weeks after the army deposed Mohamed Morsi, the call puts pressure on...

  • What took the Egyptian Army so long?

    July 3, 2013 | 12:57 pm

    When Mohamed Morsi won the election to become Egypt’s president a year ago, perhaps the biggest surprise was that the Egyptian Army allowed him to take the reins of power.

    After all, it was the army that had shepherded the coup that had deposed Hosni Mubarak a year and a half...

  • April 15, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 15, 2013 | 3:32 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. feeds Syrians, but secretly

    To Read: Former secretary of Treasury Lawrence Summers writes about the positive elements of the congressional gridlock (which normally gives the American public the sense that ‘things aren’t being done in Washington’)-


  • Egypt seizes two tons of explosives bound for Sinai

    February 15, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    Egypt seized two tons of explosives hidden in a truck carrying a shipment of fruits and vegetables bound for Sinai on Friday, security sources said.

    The country's security forces are trying to reassert control over the Sinai, which borders Israel and the Gaza Strip and has...

  • Will Morsi face Mubarak’s fate?

    February 12, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    As Egyptians celebrated the second anniversary of former President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, protests organized by opposition groups continued against the rule of Mubarak successor Mohamed Morsi, whom some believe will meet Mubarak’s fate. Others believe he remains in firm control.

  • White House condemns 2010 Morsi slurs on Jews

    January 15, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's past slurs against Jews are "deeply troubling" the White House said, and he should make clear his tolerance for non-Muslims.

    "We strongly condemn the remarks that then Muslim Brotherhood leader Morsi made in 2010," White House spokesman Jay...

  • Egypt prepares for controversial referendum

    December 13, 2012 | 4:21 pm

    Amr Mohammed, a student, huddled in a tent near the Egyptian Presidential Palace. His finger, which he says was broken in a violent clash with police last week, is still swollen. Several of his friends together with him in the tent sport large bandages.

    Mohammed says he joined...

  • More demonstrations in Tahrir Square against Morsi power grab

    November 28, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Police fired tear gas and beat demonstrators as large-scale protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square continued over Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's power grab.

    Many young protesters were arrested Wednesday on the second straight day of demonstrations in and near the square. On...

  • Egyptians challenge Morsi in nationwide protests

    November 27, 2012 | 5:04 pm

    Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied on Tuesday against President Mohamed Morsi in one of the biggest outpourings of protest since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow, accusing the Islamist leader of seeking to impose a new era of autocracy.

    Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing youths...

  • The two faces of Morsi: Power-hungry peace broker?

    November 27, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    Is Morsi morphing into Mubarak?

    Last week Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi earned U.S. kudos that were quickly followed by expressions of concern -- the former for brokering the truce that ended the Israel-Hamas mini-war, the latter for then decreeing himself absolute powers.

  • Egypt sentences 14 to death for Sinai attacks

    September 24, 2012 | 9:55 am

    An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 14 Islamists to death for attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, showing Egypt's determination to put down militancy in a region critical to relations with neighbouring Israel.

    The Jewish state has voiced concern about security in...

  • Egyptian troops move into Israeli border zone

    August 9, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Gunmen fired shots towards a police station in the main administrative center of Egypt’s North Sinai on Thursday, underscoring lawlessness in the desert region bordering Israel as a Egyptian military offensive there entered its second day.

    Hundreds of troops in armored cars drove...

  • Omar Suleiman dies in U.S. hospital

    July 19, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Former Egyptian head of intelligence and one-time presidential candidate Omar Suleiman died in a U.S. hospital.

    Suleiman, a close confident of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, who named him vice president just days before he was deposed, died at the Cleveland Clinic after undergoing...

  • Vote result delay frays Egyptian nerves

    June 21, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    Allegations of fraud delayed the result of Egypt’s presidential election on Thursday, fraying nerves as the Muslim Brotherhood, which claims victory, called for street protests against moves by the ruling generals to deny them power.

    Thousands of protesters gathered for a third day...

  • With Muslim Brotherhood’s ascendancy, Mubarak’s legacy is upended

    June 20, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi is the declared winner of Egypt’s presidential race and his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, reportedly continues to lie near death in a coma—just like the legacy he tried to craft for himself and his country.

    Mubarak, 84, once the entrenched...

  • Mubarak health drama adds to Egypt uncertainty

    June 20, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Hosni Mubarak’s move out of jail to a Cairo military hospital where officials said he was slipping in and out of a coma on Wednesday has created a fresh sense of uncertainty for Egyptians as the wait for results of a presidential election drags on.

    Exactly what ails the 84-year-old,...

  • June 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 20, 2012 | 2:33 am

    ‎ ‎
    Syria Tests Russia’s Global Role

    The United States should not be looking to Russia, with its limited influence and own ‎interests, for a solution to the crisis in Syria, writes Paul J. Saunders in the National ‎Interest. ‎

    Russia has taken the same...

  • Egyptians rally for power, Mubarak ailing

    June 19, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    Staking its claim to Egypt’s presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood rallied in Cairo on Tuesday to demand the ruling generals hand over real power, following moves by the army that its U.S. ally labeled an assault on democracy.

    Up to 10,000 gathered as darkness fell on Tahrir Square,...

  • UPDATE: Egyptian ex-president Mubarak on life support

    June 19, 2012 | 3:55 pm

    Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for three decades until overthrown by last year, was on life support in hospital, military officials said on Tuesday, but they denied a report he was clinically dead.

    Earlier the state news agency, amid high tension over the election of a new...

  • Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak ‘clinically dead,’ state news service says

    June 19, 2012 | 3:42 pm

    UPDATE [2:54 pm]: Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak, jailed for life this month and who has been hospitalized for more than a year, is unconscious and on a respirator but is not clinically dead, two security sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

    “He is completely unconscious. He...

  • Analysis: No light at end of Egyptian tunnel for Israel

    June 19, 2012 | 1:13 pm

    Egypt’s political upheaval is by no means over, but its uneasy neighbor Israel is not waiting for the outcome. Desert defenses are being strengthened and strategy revised as a once stable relationship splinters.

    Shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood claimed victory in Egypt’s...

  • Egypt’s election: an argument without resolution

    June 19, 2012 | 11:10 am

    When the clock ticked 9 a.m. on Sunday in the poor neighborhood of Boulak in the Greater Cairo governorate of Giza, Ahmed Hassan was having difficulty finding transportation to the polling station miles away.

    A minivan had hardly slowed down near to him, but Hassan – noticeably...

  • Seven killed on Israel’s Egypt and Gaza borders

    June 18, 2012 | 4:28 pm

    Militants who crossed into Israel from Egypt’s Sinai Desert fired on Israelis building a barrier on the border on Monday, killing one worker, before soldiers shot dead two of the attackers, Israel’s military said.

    Israel later launched air strikes killing four Palestinians in the...

  • Egyptian military’s anti-democratic moves may benefit Israel

    June 18, 2012 | 10:55 am

    Egypt’s military coup is now nearly complete.

    That may be distressing for Egyptian democracy, but it could help the Israel-Egypt relationship.

    Sunday’s decision by military rulers in Egypt to rewrite the country’s constitution – a move that strips much of the power of the...

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