Muslim Brotherhood

  • August 13, 2012  

    After attacks on Egyptian border patrol left 16 guards dead, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi moved decisively to consolidate government power. He announced the retirement of defense minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and other top military leaders, many of whom served under former President Hosni Mubarak. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • August 13, 2012  

    In addition to removing military leaders from key government positions, Egypt’s Morsi has also abated a constitutional provision limiting presidential power. Margaret Warner talks to Michele Dunne of Atlantic Council’s Center for the Middle East about what these political moves mean for Egypt’s delicate constitutional democracy. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2012  

    Egypt’s ruling generals issued a “constitution declaration” last weekend aimed at putting in place checks on presidential powers after the parliament was dissolved. Judy Woodruff speaks to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers in Cairo about the latest developments and the emerging results of the presidential election. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2012  

    After Egypt’s presidential election last weekend, both the Islamist and former regime candidates claimed to have won more votes. 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 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

  • 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

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