Egypt

  • June 15, 2012  

    Ahead of this weekend’s first presidential election in Egypt since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, tensions were high as more than 200 policemen were deployed outside parliament to block lawmakers from entering. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports from Cairo. Continue reading

  • June 15, 2012  

    More than 200 policemen were deployed outside Egypt’s parliament Friday after a court nullified recent elections. Jeffrey Brown and Harvard University professor Tarek Masoud discuss the dashed hopes of the Egyptian people as voters head to the polls this weekend for a presidential election. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Egypt’s highest court dealt a double blow to the newly empowered Muslim Brotherhood. The judges found the law governing last fall’s elections unconstitutional and ordered the new Islamist-dominated parliament dissolved. Also, U.N. observers finally entered the Syrian town of Haffa. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012  

    On Saturday, longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for his role in not stopping the killing of protesters during the Arab Spring. Also, his associates and sons were found not guilty. Gwen Ifill speaks with McClatchy Newspapers’ Nancy Youssef about the intense demonstrations in Tahrir Square. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012  

    Demonstrators protested for a third consecutive day Monday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison over the weekend. Gwen Ifill reports on the uprising, just weeks after the country’s first democratic presidential election. Continue reading

  • May 25, 2012  

    Preliminary results from Egypt’s first free presidential election show the two most-polarizing candidates for president might face each other in a mid-June runoff — a potential battle between Hosni Mubarak’s final prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohammed Morsi. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 25, 2012  

    Two of the most-polarizing candidates for Egypt’s presidency might face off in a runoff after a partial vote count Friday in the country’s first free presidential election. Jeffrey Brown and McClatchy reporter Nancy Youssef discuss the candidates, Ahmed Shafiq of the Mubarak regime, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Egyptians flocked to the polls for a second day of voting in their first freely contested presidential election. Results are expected to be announced on Tuesday. Also, Iran’s nuclear negations with the U.S. and five other countries ended in Baghdad with no breakthrough. Continue reading

  • May 23, 2012    

    With this week’s presidential election representing the end of the transition from a military to civilian government, many Egyptians will be watching not only the results but for a clean process as well. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, at least 11 people died and nearly 50 others were hurt as violent clashes erupted in Cairo, Egypt, three weeks before a presidential election. Also, a federal appeals court ruled that John Yoo, whose memos justified harsh treatment of U.S. terror suspects, has immunity against lawsuits by detainees. Continue reading