Business Insider, Brett Logiurato, September 8
Republican representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Steve King (R-IA) held a press conference last week in Egypt, praising and thanking the Egyptian military for a July 3 ouster of what Bachmann called the “common enemy” Muslim Brotherhood. Via the Washington Post’s Max Fisher comes video of [...]
IBT, By Amrutha Gayathri, August 20
Amid increasing domestic and international pressure on the U.S. to suspend its aid to Egypt’s military-backed government following its crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, Saudi Arabia — a close U.S. ally — on Monday, pledged financial assistance to the North African nation to fill gaps left [...]
(CBS) – Longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak — ousted by an Arab Spring-inspired popular uprising in 2011 — was acquitted Monday of corruption charges by a Cairo court, and his lawyer told CBS News he expected him to be freed “within 48 hours.”
Lawyer Fareed El-Deeb confirmed to CBS News producer Alex Ortiz that Mubarak [...]
(WaPo) – Egyptian security forces stormed two sprawling sit-ins by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi shortly after dawn Wednesday, killing dozens of people and igniting a wave of violent clashes across the country.
A Health Ministry official, Hamdi Abdel Tawab, said 55 people were dead and at least 562 injured in violence across the [...]
Security forces are preparing to encircle pro-Morsi protest camps in the capital early on Monday, Al Jazeera learns.
Al Jazeera, August 11
Egyptian security forces are preparing to besiege supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi who are gathered in Cairo protest camps.
Security sources told Al Jazeera that police would launch action against the protesters [...]
(Reuters) – The United States will not take sides in Egypt’s upheaval, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said on Monday, in an attempt to address concerns on both sides of the political divide.
Burns, in Cairo on a visit to meet Egypt’s interim leaders, the military and members of the business community, stressed [...]
The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has been ousted from power in Egypt in a military coup. There is an astonishing amount of support for the ouster around the region and around the world as well. Much of Egypt is celebrating. But what will this coup bring in coming months and years?
The provisional government has reached [...]
(AFP) – Tens of thousands of Egyptian Islamists gathered for a show of strength in Cairo on Friday ahead of planned opposition protests against President Mohamed Morsi, highlighting the tense political divide in the Arab world’s most populous state.
AP – After years of trying to discipline him, the leaders of al-Qaida’s North African branch sent one final letter to their most difficult employee. In page after scathing page, they described how he didn’t answer his phone when they called, failed to turn in his expense reports, ignored meetings and refused time and again [...]
(Spiegel Online) – Berlin is once again in hot water over its arms export policy, having authorized the shipment of armored vehicles that were used to fatally crush peaceful demonstrators in Cairo. Tanks manufactured in Egypt under license by a German contractor have also ended up in war-torn countries.
May Day in Egypt: The Struggle for Social Justice Continues By: Mustafa Bassiouni Al-Akahbar-English Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, Creative Commons
Over two years after Egypt’s January 25 revolution, working class Egyptians find themselves fighting alone to achieve two of the revolution’s main goals: workers’ rights and social justice.
CAIRO – The workers’ movement in [...]
(The Guardian)-Senior interior ministry officials sanctioned the use of live ammunition against protesters in Suez during the opening days of Egypt’s revolution, according to a leaked fact-finding report commissioned by the president.
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(WaPo) – Libya’s oil and gas sector, long the lifeblood of this desert nation, has made a startling recovery since the country’s bloody 2011 revolution.
Thanks to concerted efforts by the national oil company — and those of major foreign firms that have retained a leading role in Libya’s oil fields for decades — the [...]
(Reuters) – Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women’s rights could destroy society by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception without her husband’s approval and letting her control family spending.
The Islamist party of President Mohamed Mursi outlined 10 reasons why Muslim countries should “reject and condemn” the [...]