NewsHour Poetry Series

  • August 20, 2013  

    Mohammed Badie, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, was arrested on charges of inciting violence in reaction to the ouster of former President Morsi. Meanwhile, as the United States and European Union ponder military aid to Egypt, Gulf allies like Saudi Arabia have stepped up to offer financial support. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2013  

    With U.S. officials debating cutting Egyptian military aid while regional allies have offered to send money, what kind of influence over the interim government and political uncertainty will other nations have? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Tarek Masoud of Harvard University and Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, joins Hari Sreenivasan to examine the continuing unrest in Egypt. Professor Haykel, an expert on regional politics and culture, stresses that Egypt’s influence over its neighbors should not be underestimated: … Continue reading

  • August 19, 2013  

    According to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, Egyptians have had a "surprisingly muted" response to news that deposed leader Hosni Mubarak may be released. She talks to Jeffrey Brown about the killing of Muslim Brotherhood detainees by the government and pressures for journalists covering the turmoil. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2013  

    More than a month after President Morsi was ousted by the military, an Egyptian court ruled that it no longer had grounds to hold Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian leader who was detained in 2011 on charges of corruption. Jeffrey Brown reports on continuing violence in Egypt, where 25 officers were killed in a militant attack. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2013  

    Mohamed Tawfik, Egypt’s ambassador to the U.S., says he believes "one Egyptian dead is too many," but that it is up to the Muslim Brotherhood not to use weapons. In an exclusive interview, Tawfik joins Judy Woodruff to discuss events of the past week and the future of $1.3 billion in annual aid the U.S. provides to Egypt. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Editor’s note | Starting Sept. 7, the PBS NewsHour is expanding its family, adding a “PBS NewsHour Weekend” newscast on Saturdays and Sundays. The 30-minute show will be anchored by NewsHour senior correspondent Hari Sreenivasan. The above interview is a … Continue reading

  • August 17, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Maria Abi-Habib, roving Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Cairo via Skype. Abi-Habib looks at the growing number of neighborhood civilian “committees” patrolling the streets, a trend born of a lack of confidence in … Continue reading

  • August 16, 2013  

    Despite threats of force, thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi launched ‘Day of Rage’ rallies in Cairo resulting in violent clashes and a mounting death toll. The fury spilled into the streets of other cities across Egypt, report Johnathan Rugman and Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2013  

    It’s ‘all or nothing’ for protesters in Cairo who so far show no signs of backing down despite continued use of force from security forces. Jeffrey Brown is joined by Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers to discuss how the Muslim Brotherhood is rallying support and Egyptian reaction to the U.S.’s response to the violence. Continue reading