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Dozens of Protesters Killed in Egypt After Security Forces Open Fire

Dozens of Protesters Killed in Egypt After Security Forces Open Fire

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Dozens of protesters are dead and hundreds more wounded in Egypt after security forces opened fire on a Muslim Brotherhood rally early Saturday.
The protesters were camped outside of a mosque in Cairo demanding the retu…

Egypt’s New Leader Warns Morsi Supporters to Avoid Violence

Egypt’s New Leader Warns Morsi Supporters to Avoid Violence

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour strongly suggested in his first televised speech to the nation that security is first and foremost in his mind two weeks after his predecessor was removed from power.
Former Preside…

Funeral Held for American Student Killed in Egypt

Funeral Held for American Student Killed in Egypt

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — An American college student who was teaching kids in Egypt when he was killed last month has left behind an inspiring letter he wrote to a 12-year-old boy, telling him the secret to a happy life was “good friends” and “…

Pentagon Press Secretary: US Not Invading Egypt

Pentagon Press Secretary: US Not Invading Egypt

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon was forced to issue an astounding denial after reports in the Egyptian media said that a U.S. task force in the Red Sea was about to “invade Egypt”.Earlier this week three U.S. ships led by the US…

Can Egypt Learn from Latin America’s Revolutions?

Can Egypt Learn from Latin America’s Revolutions?

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(CAIRO) — On Wednesday, the Egyptian army overthrew Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, in response to nearly a week of violent protests and social unrest. Egyptian defense mini…

Despite Visit to Yacht, John Kerry Focused on Situation in Egypt

Despite Visit to Yacht, John Kerry Focused on Situation in Egypt

JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — There have been headlines about Secretary of State John Kerry being on his yacht in Nantucket while the first democratically-elected president of Egypt was being overthrown.But on Friday, the State Depar…

Egypt’s Future Uncertain, Fear of Civil War Growing

Egypt’s Future Uncertain, Fear of Civil War Growing

STR/AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) — The supreme justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in as interim president early Thursday after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power by the military.Egypt’s chief justice, Adly Mansour, assumed…

US Student Andrew Pochter Killed During Violent Clashes in Egypt

US Student Andrew Pochter Killed During Violent Clashes in Egypt

Handout/Kenyon College(ALEXANDRIA, Egypt) — An American college student was killed in Alexandria, Egypt, during violent clashes between government supporters and opponents, family members and U.S. officials confirmed Saturday.
Andrew Driscoll Pochter,…

Kerry to Encourage Consensus in Egypt

Kerry to Encourage Consensus in Egypt

Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(CAIRO) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Egypt on Saturday and urged political leaders to come to a political consensus.Kerry is on his first overseas trip since being named secretary of state. Th…

More than a Dozen Killed in Hot Air Balloon Crash in Egypt

More than a Dozen Killed in Hot Air Balloon Crash in Egypt

STR/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — More than a dozen tourists are dead after a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in Luxor, Egypt on Tuesday.The balloon is said to have been about 1,000 feet in the air when the explosion occurred.”I heard a loud explo…

Iranian President Visits Egypt Ending 30-Year Boycott

Iranian President Visits Egypt Ending 30-Year Boycott

The Iranian President’s Office via Getty Images(CAIRO) — In a sign of a major policy shift, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with top Egyptian officials in Cairo Tuesday.Until recently, the two nations had no diplomatic ties since the Islamic…

Egypt’s President Won’t Accept Unity Government

Egypt’s President Won’t Accept Unity Government

AFP/Getty Images(BERLIN) — There will be no unity government in Egypt if President Mohammed Morsi has his way.With civil unrest growing over the direction of his Islamist regime, Morsi will not allow a new government to take over before the parliament…

Unrest Continues in Egypt; Military Chief Warns of Collapse of State

Unrest Continues in Egypt; Military Chief Warns of Collapse of State

Ed Giles/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Protesters in Egypt continued to call for the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi overnight, defying a curfew enforced in three provinces — Port Said, Ismailia and the Suez.Tens of thousands poured into the streets, chan…

Egyptian Protestors Kill 30 Due to Death Penalty Sentences Given to Violent Soccer Fans

Egyptian Protestors Kill 30 Due to Death Penalty Sentences Given to Violent Soccer Fans

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — At least 30 people are reported dead and more than 300 are injured after violent protestors went to the streets after death sentences were given to soccer fans in connection with last February’s soccer stadium violent ram…

Egyptian President Claims He Was Taken Out of Context

Egyptian President Claims He Was Taken Out of Context

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — A spokesman for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi says the angry slurs the leader made against Jews and Zionists during interviews in 2010 were taken out of context.His office was responding to videos in which Morsi, who as t…

White House Denounces Morsi’s Comments on Jews, Zionists

White House Denounces Morsi’s Comments on Jews, Zionists

AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House on Tuesday sharply rebuked comments made by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi before he rose to power in 2010 in which he exhorted followers to hate Jews and Zionists.Obama administration spokesman Jay Ca…

Egyptian Court Overturns Hosni Mubarak’s Conviction

Egyptian Court Overturns Hosni Mubarak’s Conviction

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is getting a second chance, which will likely not sit well with millions of his countrymen.On Sunday, an appeal courts overturned the deposed leader’s life sentence for what prosecutors…

Smuggled Gaza-Bound Missiles US Made? Maybe Not

Smuggled Gaza-Bound Missiles US Made? Maybe Not

MAJDI FATHI/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO, Egypt) — Egyptian authorities say that the six anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles they seized from alleged smugglers headed for Gaza were of U.S. origin – but weapons proliferation experts cast doubt on the …

Morsi Asks Egypt to Pull Together After Constitution Approval

Morsi Asks Egypt to Pull Together After Constitution Approval

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi told his countrymen on Wednesday that everything was on the level when voters approved an Islamist-based constitution during two rounds of ballot-casting.During a televised address, Morsi ask…

Egypt Officially Passes Islamist-Based Constitution

Egypt Officially Passes Islamist-Based Constitution

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Egypt’s electoral commission announced on Tuesday that an Islamist-backed constitution passed by about a two-thirds majority during two rounds of voting for the referendum that could profoundly alter the nation’s …

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