Egypt

  • 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

  • April 13, 2012  

    In other news Friday, demonstrators poured into the streets in Syria, testing the regime’s commitment to a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. In Egypt, more than 10,000 people amassed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, protesting the newly launched presidential campaign of Hosni Mubarak’s former spy chief, Omar Suleiman. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood had initially pledged not to field a candidate for president. But last Saturday, the country’s oldest Islamic movement nominated Deputy Chairman Khairat el-Shater to run in the May 23-24 election. Margaret Warner reports on the announcement’s subsequent unease. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood and other conservative Islamic political parties have advanced candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Margaret Warner and Harvard’s Tarek Masoud explore the implications for the political and social life of post-revolution Egypt. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012   BY  

    Protests across North Africa and the Middle East gained steam after revolts toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. Track all of the unrest in our interactive timeline.