Egypt

  • August 19, 2013  

    According to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, Egyptians have had a "surprisingly muted" response to news that deposed leader Hosni Mubarak may be released. She talks to Jeffrey Brown about the killing of Muslim Brotherhood detainees by the government and pressures for journalists covering the turmoil. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2013  

    More than a month after President Morsi was ousted by the military, an Egyptian court ruled that it no longer had grounds to hold Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian leader who was detained in 2011 on charges of corruption. Jeffrey Brown reports on continuing violence in Egypt, where 25 officers were killed in a militant attack. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Editor’s note | Starting Sept. 7, the PBS NewsHour is expanding its family, adding a “PBS NewsHour Weekend” newscast on Saturdays and Sundays. The 30-minute show will be anchored by NewsHour senior correspondent Hari Sreenivasan. The above interview is a … Continue reading

  • August 17, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Maria Abi-Habib, roving Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Cairo via Skype. Abi-Habib looks at the growing number of neighborhood civilian “committees” patrolling the streets, a trend born of a lack of confidence in … Continue reading

  • August 16, 2013  

    Despite threats of force, thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi launched ‘Day of Rage’ rallies in Cairo resulting in violent clashes and a mounting death toll. The fury spilled into the streets of other cities across Egypt, report Johnathan Rugman and Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2013  

    It’s ‘all or nothing’ for protesters in Cairo who so far show no signs of backing down despite continued use of force from security forces. Jeffrey Brown is joined by Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers to discuss how the Muslim Brotherhood is rallying support and Egyptian reaction to the U.S.’s response to the violence. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Judy Woodruff about the week’s top political news, including how the U.S. should be responding to continuing clashes in Egypt, their take on the new N.C. Voter ID law and late political columnist Jack Germond’s greatest legacy. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2013   BY Associated Press  

    After security forces attempted to forcibly shut down Pro-Morsi sit-ins, the country erupted into chaotic violence that has left hundreds dead and thousands reported injured. President Barack Obama addressed press from Martha’s Vineyard Thursday. CHILMARK, Mass. — President Barack Obama … Continue reading

  • August 15, 2013  

    A Cairo mosque was filled with hundreds of bodies after a violent crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters by Egypt’s interim government. Independent Television News correspondent Jonathan Rugman reports on the palpable grief and pockets of continuing violence — including torched government buildings — as Egyptians try to regroup. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2013  

    President Barack Obama condemned the Egyptian government’s use of violent force on protesters but stopped short of suspending $1.5 billion in aid the U.S. provides to Egypt each year. Judy Woodruff asks former U.S. ambassador Nicholas Burns and Joe Stork of Human Rights Watch for views on how the U.S. should proceed. Continue reading