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Muslim Brotherhood Claims Victory in Egyptian Presidential Election

Muslim Brotherhood Claims Victory in Egyptian Presidential Election

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(CAIRO) — With most of the ballots tallied from this weekend’s presidential election in Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, leader of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, declared victory early Monday even as former Prime Minister Ah…

Muslim Brotherhood Claims Victory in Egyptian Presidential Election

Muslim Brotherhood Claims Victory in Egyptian Presidential Election

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(CAIRO) — With most of the ballots tallied from this weekend’s presidential election in Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, leader of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, declared victory early Monday even as former Prime Minister Ah…

Call for Protests in Egypt Ahead of Presidential Election

Call for Protests in Egypt Ahead of Presidential Election

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — As Egypt prepares to elect its new president this weekend, liberal activists in Cairo have called for a demonstration Friday evening to protest two rulings made by the country’s highest court on Thursday.One allows form…

Egyptian ‘Coup’ Dissolves Parliament

Egyptian ‘Coup’ Dissolves Parliament

Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq attends a press conference in Cairo. (AFP/GettyImages)(CAIRO) — In the final days before this weekend’s landmark presidential run-off election, Thursday brought a pair of decisions that threw Egypt’s fledgl…

Egypt: Women Sexually Assaulted at March Against Sexual Harassment

Egypt: Women Sexually Assaulted at March Against Sexual Harassment

Egyptian protesters shout slogans at a protest in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, June 8, 2012. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)(CAIRO) — Egyptian activists held a daylong blogging and tweeting campaign to end sexual harassment on Wednesday in response t…

Hosni Mubarak’s Condition Appears to Be Worsening

Hosni Mubarak’s Condition Appears to Be Worsening

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — The family of Hosni Mubarak is fighting back against rumors that the former Egyptian president is close to death despite news that Mubarak has been slipping in and out of consciousness after being sentenced to life in prison …

After Mubarak Verdict, Egyptian Candidates Play to Fears

After Mubarak Verdict, Egyptian Candidates Play to Fears

MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) — With tens of thousands of Egyptians pouring into the streets across the country to protest what they see as a lenient sentence of life imprisonment for former President Hosni Mubarak, the two remaining candidates i…

Egyptians March in Outrage Over Former Ruler Mubarak’s Life Sentence

Egyptians March in Outrage Over Former Ruler Mubarak’s Life Sentence

MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) — Thousands gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square today, and at almost 3 a.m. were still chanting that the revolution is back and the military government needs to go, creating speculation that the Arab Spring has retur…

Former Egyptian Ruler Mubarak Sentenced to Life in Prison

Former Egyptian Ruler Mubarak Sentenced to Life in Prison

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s the day the pharaoh fell. A court sentenced Hosni Mubarak, the embattled and ailing former ruler who led Egypt with an iron first for 30 years, to life in prison for his role in the killing of hundreds of…

Egypt Ends State of Emergency After Three Decades

Egypt Ends State of Emergency After Three Decades

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — After 31 years, Egypt has finally ended its notorious state of emergency.The set of sweeping powers that had given security forces a free hand to detain and even torture Egyptian citizens was put to rest on Thursday.It’s …

Two Americans Kidnapped in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Two Americans Kidnapped in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

iStockPhoto/ThinkstockUPDATE: The two American tourists who were kidnapped in Egypt this week were released on Thursday, ABC News has confirmed.
(CAIRO) — Two Americans tourists been kidnapped in Egypt.
The American embassy in Cairo tell ABC News the …

Islamist, Mubarak Crony Enter Runoff Election for Egyptian President

Islamist, Mubarak Crony Enter Runoff Election for Egyptian President

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(CAIRO) — With the results released Monday, no one received at least 50 percent of the vote in Egypt’s presidential election last week, meaning that Mohamed Mursi and Ahmed Shafiq are the two candidates on the ballot in th…

Islamist, Mubarak Crony Enter Runoff Election for Egyptian President

Islamist, Mubarak Crony Enter Runoff Election for Egyptian President

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(CAIRO) — With the results released Monday, no one received at least 50 percent of the vote in Egypt’s presidential election last week, meaning that Mohamed Mursi and Ahmed Shafiq are the two candidates on the ballot in th…

Early Results in Egypt’s Presidential Election Points to Run-Off

Early Results in Egypt’s Presidential Election Points to Run-Off

John Moore/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Early results in Egypt’s first contested presidential election show remarkable leads for two candidates from opposite ends of the spectrum that will likely end up in a run-off between both men.Just over half of the vot…

Egyptian Election Outcome Nears as Vote Counting Begins

Egyptian Election Outcome Nears as Vote Counting Begins

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Egypt is coming closer to seeing a new democratically elected government.  After two days of polling, the polling stations are closed and election officials have started to count votes to see who will be the nation’s…

Egyptian Presidential Election Moving Along Smoothly

Egyptian Presidential Election Moving Along Smoothly

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(CAIRO) — For the most part, things went very smoothly during the first day of Egypt’s presidential elections as voters made their picks for the person they want to run their country after Hosni Mubarak’s 30 years of autho…

First Presidential Election Since Mubarak’s Ouster Underway in Egypt

First Presidential Election Since Mubarak’s Ouster Underway in Egypt

John Moore/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Long lines snaked out of polling stations across Egypt Wednesday morning as Egyptians went to cast their ballots in the country’s first presidential election since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted last February.&nbsp…

International Monitors Allowed in Egyptian Presidential Election

International Monitors Allowed in Egyptian Presidential Election

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Egypt’s presidential elections are going off as planned on May 23 and May 24 and with them, international monitors to report any voting irregularities.This means Egyptians will finally get the chance to chose a s…

Egypt Holds Historic Televised Presidential Debate

Egypt Holds Historic Televised Presidential Debate

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) — Despite a lower administrative court’s decision Wednesday to suspend the election planned for May 23 and 24, the two leading Egyptian presidential candidates faced off Thursday for an unprecedented televised …

Egyptian Court Suspends Presidential Elections

Egyptian Court Suspends Presidential Elections

Hemera/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — A possible political crisis in Egypt is in the making after presidential elections scheduled for later this month were suspended on Wednesday.Citing various errors in the law that include not giving the Supreme Presidential …

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