Egypt

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    February 24, 2014   BY Morgan Till 

    From the earliest days of Egypt’s uprising in 2011, director Jehane Noujaim, producer Karim Amer and their team shouldered cameras on the streets of Cairo as a revolution unfolded. The famous “18 days” — centered on central Cairo’s Tahrir Square — led to the downfall of a dictator, Hosni Mubarak. But those days were just the beginning. The ensuing 2-and-a-half years, chronicled in their film “The Square” were — and are — much more complicated. Noujaim and Amer sat down last week with PBS NewsHour chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner in Washington to discuss the film, the hopes of the people in it, and their wishes for the ancient land they know so well. Continue reading

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    February 20, 2014  

    In Egypt, three journalists who work for the Al-Jazeera network have pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security. The Egyptian authorities have accused them of having illegal contact with the Muslim Brotherhood and manipulating the media. Paul Mason of Independent Television News offers some background on the court proceedings. Continue reading

  • Demonstrators protest outside the Egyptian embassy in London Wednesday to demand the immediate release of detained journalists in Egypt on Feb. 19, 2014. Photo by Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images
    February 20, 2014   BY Sarah Sheffer 

    Three Al-Jazeera journalists facing trial in Egypt pleaded not guilty on Thursday to terrorism-related charges. The high-profile case was adjourned until March 5 after the 40-minute hearing. The journalists have been held in Cairo’s maximum security Torah Prison, facing charges including “joining a terrorist organization, aiding a terrorist organization and threatening national security.” The Egyptian government arrested the men in December for reporting seen as bias toward the now-illegal Muslim Brotherhood. Continue reading

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    February 19, 2014  

    What differentiates Tunisia in its progress establishing a young democracy, while other countries inspired by the Arab Spring have floundered? What are the lasting consequences for nations that have plunged into long-term conflict? Jeffrey Brown asks for an assessment from Hisham Melhem of Al-Arabiya, Mary-Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress and Tarek Masoud of Harvard University. Continue reading

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    February 19, 2014  

    Three years ago, protests in Tunisia ignited a regional revolution known as the Arab Spring that has produced decidedly mixed results. Jeffrey Brown examines the outcome for Tunisia as well as the ongoing turmoil in Libya and Egypt. Continue reading

  • A picture taken on February 16, 2014, shows flames rising from the wreckage of a tourist bus at the site of a bomb explosion in the Egyptian south Sinai resort town of Taba. A bomb tore through a bus carrying South Korean tourists near an Egyptian border crossing with Israel, killing at least four people and wounding 13, officials said. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
    February 16, 2014   BY Kayla Ruble 

    At least three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian bus driver were killed in a tour bus bombing in the Sinai peninsula on Sunday. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2014   BY Kayla Ruble 

    PBS NewsHour is following the news of the day, from Bangkok to New Orleans. Continue reading

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    January 30, 2014  

    Egyptian authorities charged 20 journalists working for Al-Jazeera with being agents of the Muslim Brotherhood and plotting to distort Egypt’s media. Judy Woodruff talks to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers about their detainment and why Al-Jazeera is being targeted. Continue reading

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    January 28, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the southern U.S. got a taste of bitter cold and wintry weather as snow, ice and subzero temperatures descended on states from Texas to Virginia. Also, ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi went on trial for charges related to the 2011 revolution.
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un applauds during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images
    January 27, 2014   BY Larisa Epatko 

    The U.S Constitution requires the president to “give to Congress information of the State of the Union.” But what would such a speech look like in nations where there is no such requirement, if the government was in disarray, or locked in a struggle with its own citizens? Continue reading