Egypt

  • July 4, 2013    

    What does Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s swift removal from power at the hands of the military on Wednesday mean for Islamist movements in other countries? Two analysts, regulars on the PBS NewsHour, said the action might lead to more violence by those disenchanted by the political process, and shows that what made them effective as opposition movements didn’t translate so well into governance. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2013    

    Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, but as wire services scrambled this afternoon to see if they could get a reaction from Mohammed Morsi, (the newly deposed former President of Egypt) they turned to a quote via a Twitter … Continue reading

  • July 3, 2013    

    The Egyptian military said Wednesday that since its deadline for the ruling party of President Mohammed Morsi and the opposition to reach an agreement had passed, Morsi was no longer in power. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2013  

    In Tahrir Square, hundreds of thousands of protesters erupted in celebration after Egypt’s military commander announced Mohammed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, had been removed from office and the constitution suspended. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2013  

    Jeffrey Brown talks with Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers in Cairo, Michelle Dunne of the Atlantic Council and Samer Shehata of the University of Oklahoma about what led up to the dramatic power shift in Egypt, how Egyptians are responding to the removal of former President Mohammed Morsi and what’s next for the military. Continue reading

  • July 2, 2013  

    According to state news, Egypt’s military chief said that the parliament should be dissolved, the constitution suspended and an interim administration created if President Morsi is unable to reconcile with opponents. Gwen Ifill reports on more massive protests, government resignations and reactions in and outside of Egypt. Continue reading

  • July 2, 2013  

    As the deadline set by Egypt’s armed forces nears, massive street demonstrations show no signs of subsiding. Gwen Ifill talks with Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers in Cairo about violence between pro- and anti-Morsi factions and how finding a workable political resolution for Egypt could prove very difficult. Continue reading

  • June 28, 2013  

    In other news Friday, dueling political rallies in Cairo between supporters and detractors of Egyptian President Morsi were held ahead of massive demonstrations planned for Sunday. Also, a heat wave brought temperatures well into the triple digits in parts of the western United States. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2013  

    Amid growing turmoil and just days ahead of planned mass protests, Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi called on his opponents to help end the country’s political polarization. For an update from Cairo on the violent clashes and reaction to Morsi, Margaret Warner talks with Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers. Continue reading

  • March 6, 2013  

    In other news Wednesday, a major winter storm hit the Mid-Atlantic area. Washington, D.C., was spared, while some areas of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland saw as much as a foot of snow. Also, a filibuster led by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over drone use stalled the confirmation of John Brennan to be director of the CIA. Continue reading