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Syria Condemns Egyptian President

Syria Condemns Egyptian PresidentAFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- The Syrian government is not at all pleased with comments made this week by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was critical of the government's 18-month crackdown on pro-democracy forces.During a meeting of the A...

Egypt and Turkey Take Turns Blasting Syrian President

Egypt and Turkey Take Turns Blasting Syrian PresidentAFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad got a one-two punch Wednesday at a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo Wednesday.Already outspoken in his criticism of al-Assad for the 18-month government crackdown on pro-democratic forces, ...

Egypt Seeks Nearly $5 Billion in Aid from IMF

Egypt Seeks Nearly $5 Billion in Aid from IMFStockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) -- Waning tourism and growing debt is threatening the Egyptian economy, and now the post-Mubarak government is asking the International Monetary Fund for help to the tune of nearly $5 billion.In a meeting Wednesday with IMF ...

More Heads Roll in Purge of Egypt’s Military

More Heads Roll in Purge of Egypt’s MilitaryAFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) -- In his boldest move yet since becoming Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi on Sunday called for the resignations of the head of the country's armed forces and his deputy.The announcement for the removal of Field Marshal Hussein ...

Egypt’s President Goes on Firing Binge After Soldiers Are Killed

Egypt’s President Goes on Firing Binge After Soldiers Are KilledAFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- Egypt's new president took drastic measures to establish his authority on Wednesday following the deaths earlier this week of 16 soldiers by militants in the province of North Sinai.Mohamed Morsi's office announced a series o...

Egyptian Kidnapper Threatens to Kill Two American Hostages If Arrested

Egyptian Kidnapper Threatens to Kill Two American Hostages If ArrestedABC News (NEW YORK) -- A Bedouin tribesman is threatening to kill two Americans he kidnapped Friday in Egypt's Sinai Desert if he's arrested. Jirmy Abu-Masuh, 32, of the Tarbeen tribe, said in an interview that the Americans are being treated well &mda...

Two Americans Kidnapped in Egypt

Two Americans Kidnapped in EgyptABC News (NEW YORK) -- A Bedouin tribesman says he kidnapped two Americans tourists from Boston on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in an attempt to get his uncle freed from prison, and says he will kidnap more people if his demand is not met.The two Amer...

Power Struggle Continues in Egypt

Power Struggle Continues in EgyptAFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) -- The tug of war for power in Egypt intensified on Tuesday when the country’s High Constitutional Court blocked a decree by the newly-elected Islamic president to reconvene the nation’s parliament.Parliament did reco...

Egyptian Couple Arrested for Smuggling Baby in Luggage

Egyptian Couple Arrested for Smuggling Baby in LuggageThomas Northcut/Thinkstock(SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates) -- An Egyptian couple’s attempt to sneak their infant son past airport security and into the United Arab Emirates ended in their arrest after the baby was discovered stuffed inside their c...

New Egyptian President Officially Takes Office

New Egyptian President Officially Takes OfficeAFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) -- Mohammed Morsi was sworn in Saturday as Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, and he announced a pledge to restore the country’s recently-dissolved parliament.The parliament was dissolved by the Egyptian ...

Egypt’s New President Vows to Win Release of WTC Plotter

Egypt’s New President Vows to Win Release of WTC PlotterAFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- Egypt's president-elect has vowed to win the release of an Egyptian cleric jailed by the U.S. for planning the first attack on New York's World Trade Center. Omar Abdel-Rahman, "the blind sheikh," is serving a life sentence i...

New Egyptian President Starts Building Administration

New Egyptian President Starts Building AdministrationAFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) -- Wasting no time after his historic victory, Egyptian President-elect Mohammed Morsi got right to work on Monday to begin building an inclusive civilian administration.Morsi narrowly defeated former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahme...

Egypt’s President-Elect to Be ‘Judged by Actions, Not Religious Affiliation’

Egypt’s President-Elect to Be ‘Judged by Actions, Not Religious Affiliation’AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that he’d heard the criticism that Egypt’s choice to elect a Muslim Brotherhood candidate to the presidency showed that the Arab Spring was a debacle, but ...

Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi Wins Egyptian Presidential Election

Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi Wins Egyptian Presidential ElectionAFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) -- Egypt's election commission announced on Sunday that the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, had won the country's first contested presidential election, making him the first Islamist president in the Arab world.He...

BREAKING NEWS: Mohammed Morsi Declared Egypt’s President

BREAKING NEWS: Mohammed Morsi Declared Egypt’s PresidentEric Pearle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Egyptian Presidential Election Commission has declared Mohammed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, the winner in Egypt's presidential election. Morsi won the election 52-48, as the Muslim Brotherhood had predict...

Presidential Poll Results Expected on Sunday in Egypt

Presidential Poll Results Expected on Sunday in EgyptStockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK, N.Y.)-- On Sunday the results of the Egyptian presidential run-off will be announced, the BBC reports.  Presidential candidates Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and Mohammed Mursi had both considered appealing because the...

Obama’s Envoy to Egypt: Don’t Pick Sides

Obama’s Envoy to Egypt: Don’t Pick SidesPeter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In early 2011, as the so-called Arab spring was beginning to unfold in Egypt, President Obama sent a veteran diplomat to Cairo with a message for Hosni Mubarak: Leave.The diplomat, Frank Wisner, a former amb...

Egypt’s Former President Hosni Mubarak Suffers Stroke: Reports

Egypt’s Former President Hosni Mubarak Suffers Stroke: ReportsAFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was rushed to a military hospital after suffering a stroke today, stoking public confusion over his condition. State media reported that Mubarak was clinically dead, but his lawyer deni...

Who Really Won Egypt’s Presidential Election?

Who Really Won Egypt’s Presidential Election?MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) -- The campaign of Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq claims that he, not the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, won this weekend's presidential election.The declaration of victory on Tuesday afternoon came jus...

Egyptians Unsure If Military Will Cede Power to New President

Egyptians Unsure If Military Will Cede Power to New PresidentJohn Moore/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- Egyptians were hoping for months that the just concluded presidential election would finally provide them with a free and open government.But now, the situation is more muddled than ever.Official results of the race be...

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