WorldViews: Egypt


Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Here are the military leaders who have ruled Egypt since it became a republic

Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, who is almost certain to win the presidency, will become the sixth military man to lead Egypt.

By Anup Kaphle  |  08:56 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Disturbing camera phone video shows Western journalists detained in Egypt

The Egyptian government has held them without charge for over a month.

By Max Fisher  |  09:50 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/27/2014

From Field Marshals Montgomery to Sissi, a history of the military’s most misleading rank

Egypt’s de facto military leader, Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, follows in a long line of field marshals.

By Max Fisher  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/17/2014

‘The Square’ is a beautiful documentary. But its politics are dangerous.

The Oscar-nominated film contributes to Egypt’s poisonous atmosphere of polarization and distrust.

By Max Fisher  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 01/15/2014

The anecdote that perfectly explains Egypt’s self-defeating crackdowns

Security forces arrested a P.R. team in Cairo to promote the Egyptian government.

By Max Fisher  |  01:14 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Banner meant to promote Egyptian unity is mocked for strange errors

The banner had a spelling error and used stock art of people who probably weren’t Egyptian at all.

By Terri Rupar  |  01:26 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 12/16/2013

The Middle Eastern snowstorm, viewed from space

An amazing NASA satellite image shows snow across the region.

By Max Fisher  |  01:50 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Israel-Palestine, Lebanon, Syria

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Wow: Nearly half of Egyptians support suspending TV satirist Bassem Youssef

Egypt’s Jon Stewart survived the Morsi era, but is the public turning against him?

By Max Fisher  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 10/24/2013

This Egyptian writer is way, way too excited about the country’s military leader

Sometimes Egypt’s rising nationalism can look a little overheated.

By Max Fisher  |  09:40 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/16/2013

An interview with Robert Becker, the American NGO worker detained in Egypt

“That is where American leadership and American values would be useful, and we’re just not doing it.“

By Andrea Peterson  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013

The price of oil just went up because traders misread a tweet

Traders thought this tweet, about the 1973 Israel-Arab War, was about current events.

By Max Fisher  |  03:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Energy, Israel, Syria

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 10/09/2013

The U.S. may cut aid to Egypt. Five reasons that's a good idea (and six why it's a bad idea).

Will it hurt U.S. interests to cut the aid? Would it tarnish our reputation to keep it?

By Max Fisher  |  11:12 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/23/2013

‘In China, it’s never like this’: An interview with Peter Hessler

What the New Yorker’s long-time Beijing correspondent learned on relocating to Cairo.

By William Wan  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Egypt

Posted at 08:42 PM ET, 09/07/2013

Here’s Michele Bachmann thanking the Egyptian military for the coup and crackdowns

"We've seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood posed around the world. We stand against this great evil. We remember who caused nine-one-one in America."

By Max Fisher  |  08:42 PM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/26/2013

The Middle East, explained in one (sort of terrifying) chart

"Welcome to the Middle East and have a nice day."

By Max Fisher  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Lebanon, Syria

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Washington Post lobby locked down during Egyptian anti-Morsi protest

The pro-Sissi crowd accused Obama of supporting terrorism.

By Max Fisher and Peter Hermann  |  03:40 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Less than three years later, some Egyptians kind of regret ousting Mubarak

What happened to explain the change from a popular movement against military-backed Mubarak to a popular movement in support of a military that oversaw Mubarak's release?

By Max Fisher  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Here's the video of Hosni Mubarak's helicopter ride out of prison

A surprising day many did not foresee in Egypt's two and a half years since the February 2011 revolution.

By Max Fisher  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 08/20/2013

'You are almost invisible': An interview with Egyptian photographer Mosa'ab Elshamy

The widely followed photographer reflects on the Egyptian revolution and on finding intimate moments in big events.

By Max Fisher  |  01:38 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Is the Obama administration applying the Syria playbook in Egypt?

The U.S. appears to be emphasizing short-term stability, high-level diplomacy and aversion to risk.

By Max Fisher  |  03:52 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Egypt is becoming a proxy conflict

The Middle East's most powerful actors are taking sides, deepening regional divisions in the process.

By Max Fisher  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Would things be different in Egypt if the U.S. had called it a coup?

A month ago, we looked at academic research suggesting that public pressure on post-coup governments hastens democratization.

By Max Fisher  |  05:14 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Taliban issues statement non-ironically condemning violence in Egypt

A insurgent group that kills civilians and opposes elections condemns the loss of life and democracy in Egypt.

By Max Fisher  |  03:40 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 08/16/2013

The 23 Twitter accounts you must follow to understand Egypt

The Egyptians, journalists, analysts and generalists who'll help you navigate a fast-paced and complicated story.

By Max Fisher  |  12:44 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Video shows Egyptian protesters jumping from bridge to avoid gunfire

A disturbing moment from a day many are worried will see large-scale violence return.

By Max Fisher  |  11:12 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Egyptian newspaper interviews 'Republican senator' who is actually conservative political consultant

A man named Maurice Bonamigo is described by the Egypt Independent as a Republican U.S. senator.

By Max Fisher  |  06:08 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Video shows how that Egyptian armored vehicle really fell off a bridge

Contrary to initial reports, it drove off rather than being pushed.

By Max Fisher  |  05:28 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 08/15/2013

The cases for and against cutting U.S. aid to Egypt, explained

There are six reasons to keep the $1.3 billion annual aid and five reasons to cut it.

By Max Fisher  |  04:27 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Will canceling U.S.-Egypt military exercises do anything? Probably not.

Operation Bright Star is a point of prestige for the Egyptian military, but not a high priority.

By Max Fisher  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Surreal photos of Cairo's protest center, 24 hours after the crackdown

A sit-in that once held thousands, including families, has been reduced to rubble and ash.

By Max Fisher  |  10:21 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/14/2013

9 questions about Egypt you were too embarrassed to ask

Yes, the first question is "What is Egypt?"

By Max Fisher  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/14/2013

What it means that Egypt is entering a 'state of emergency'

Heads of state from Anwar Sadat to Mohamed Morsi have deployed it since 1967 to enforce control.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Shocking photos, video show Egyptian protesters pushing armored police vehicle off bridge

Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi force an armored Egyptian state security vehicle off the side of the 6th of October bridge.

By Max Fisher  |  10:53 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Haunting photos from Egypt of a veiled woman trying to stop a bulldozer

Security forces cleared the pro-Morsi protest camp in Cairo Wednesday morning.

By Max Fisher  |  08:51 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 08/12/2013

What's the matter with Egypt's liberals?

A movement once dedicated to democracy is now backing military rule and violence against the Brotherhood.

By Max Fisher  |  03:57 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Egyptians try a new, potentially risky method of deterring street harassment

The goal of a well-intentioned vigilante justice plan is to curb attacks on women.

By Max Fisher  |  12:17 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Photos: Besieged pro-Morsi protest camp sets up children's carnival attractions

The month-long sit-in outside the Rabaa al-Awadiya mosque in Cairo now includes a trampoline and other rides and games.

By Max Fisher  |  12:05 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 08/06/2013

'Some girls have been married 60 times by the time they turn 18

A study finds that seasonal Gulf tourists are buying thousands of Egyptian girls every year for temporary "marriages."

By Max Fisher  |  04:27 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Egyptians flock to White House petition to designate Muslim Brotherhood a 'terrorist group'

The petition had reached more than 174,000 signatures the day before it closed, meaning the Obama administration will issue a response.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:51 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 08/01/2013

John Kerry chose a strange country from which to defend Egypt's military takeover

Could saying that Egypt's coup "restored democracy" send Pakistan's military the wrong message?

By Max Fisher  |  02:18 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Pakistan

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Despite dozens of deaths, Muslim Brotherhood finds little sympathy at home or abroad

Why are so many people shrugging after security forces killed dozens of Brotherhood members?

By Max Fisher  |  01:44 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Egyptian general's call for protest raises fears of something worse

The military coup leader says he wants a mandate to "fight terrorism," but is he seeking something more?

By Max Fisher  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 07/12/2013

How to live your life: Advice from an American student who was killed in Egypt

Two weeks before 21-year-old Kenyon College student Andrew Pochter was stabbed to death in Alexandria, Egypt, he sent a wise letter to the boy he mentored.

By Karen Tumulty  |  01:54 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  advice, alexandria egypt, andrew pochter, andrew pochter letter, Egypt

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Another reason why the U.S. hasn't condemned Egypt's coup: one high-level personal relationship

How one lunch between an American and an Egyptian may have guided the U.S. reaction.

By Max Fisher  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Beyond aid: Why it matters if the U.S. calls what happened in Egypt a coup

The Obama administration is wary of condemning the military takeover, but could that be in the country's own best interests?

By Max Fisher  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Egypt's political crisis, explained in eight surprisingly entertaining minutes

A pair of Youtube vloggers break down the current conflict in language a 10-year-old could probably understand.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Why Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood is bad for everyone

The military's decision to arrest top leaders risks exacerbating political divides.

By Max Fisher  |  11:48 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Chinese state media: Egypt proves that no one should ever protest again

The Global Times makes a strange argument about the lessons of Egypt's turmoil

By Max Fisher  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Egypt

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 07/08/2013

15 dramatic photos tell the story of a momentous week in Egypt's history

What happened in the last week? These photos tell you.

By Max Fisher  |  03:06 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Video captures military sniper firing into a crowded pro-Morsi protest in Cairo

The disturbing two-minute video was purportedly taken from within the demonstrations where shooting killed at least 40.

By Max Fisher  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Harrowing first-person accounts from the military shooting in Cairo that killed 40

Egyptian troops opened fire on pro-Morsi protesters, killing at least 40.

By Max Fisher  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 07/06/2013

Three reasons Mohamed ElBaradei is an odd choice to be Egypt's new prime minister

He has little natural constituency, is not seen as a charismatic uniter and may sacrifice some of his democratic credibility.

By Max Fisher  |  04:09 PM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 07/06/2013

Video: Meet the 12-year-old Egyptian boy who wonderfully explains his country's crisis

The video, from October, is making the rounds as outsiders attempt to understand why Morsi was ousted.

By Max Fisher  |  12:21 PM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 07/05/2013

LIVE VIDEO: Follow live coverage from Egypt

Follow the latest development in Egypt, following intense clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protesters.

By Anup Kaphle  |  04:47 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Key congressional committee backs Egypt coup

Top members of the House Foreign Affairs committee tacitly support the military's decision to remove Morsi.

By Max Fisher  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/05/2013

The 'guardian coup' theory: Was Egypt's coup actually good for democracy?

There are three theories that July 3 was a good thing for democracy. Here's what they say and how they hold up.

By Max Fisher  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Harrowing video captures fatal shooting of pro-Morsi protester in Egypt

The moment seems a symbol of wider violence in Cairo.

By Max Fisher  |  02:18 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 07/05/2013

U.S. has spotty record on law requiring it to cut aid after coups

Though presidents typically follow the law, they tend to bypass it in the Middle East and where national security may be at stake.

By Max Fisher  |  01:04 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 07/05/2013

Muslim Brotherhood site says Egypt's new president is secretly Jewish

An article on the official IkhwanOnline hints that Adly Mansour is aiding an Israeli-American plot.

By Max Fisher  |  11:03 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/03/2013

The seven people to follow on Twitter for Egypt news and analysis

Not sure how to keep up with what's going on in Egypt? Start here.

By Max Fisher  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Law says the U.S. is required to cut aid after coups. Will it?

The events in Egypt would seem to meet the definition, but it's hard to imagine the U.S. wants to go through with that.

By Max Fisher  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Is what happened in Egypt a coup or a revolution? It's both.

WORLDVIEWS | Egyptians saw two very different events today. They're both right, but until they can agree the cycle may repeat.

By Max Fisher  |  04:54 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Watch this amazing live feed from Egypt's Tahrir Square

The situation's effects are uncertain but, for the moment, Tahrir is jubilant.

By Max Fisher  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 07/02/2013

The darkly funny joke that sums up Egypt's crisis

A humorous take on the Muslim Brotherhood's trajectory since taking office.

By Max Fisher  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/02/2013

The story behind an amazing sunset photo of Egypt's protests

It's actually three photos strung together, taken by a local university instructor.

By TJ Ortenzi  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Here's the Egyptian military's full statement warning it may act in 48 hours

Some are taking the statement as a threat to intervene.

By Max Fisher  |  12:14 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Egypt's protesters find a new villain: the U.S. ambassador

How did Anne Patterson become a focus of anger in Tahrir Square?

By Max Fisher  |  06:32 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Video: Egyptian army helicopter drops flags over anti-government protests

A spokesman insisted it was not meant as a show of support for the demonstrations.

By Max Fisher  |  06:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Amazing photos of Egypt's massive demonstrations

Protesters calling for President Morsi to step down filled Cairo on Sunday.

By Max Fisher  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Video appears to show worsening violence in Egypt ahead of Sunday's protests

Major demonstrations are planned for June 30.

By Max Fisher  |  05:04 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Egypt appoints member of terror group that once massacred tourists to run tourism region

President Morsi's decision seems unlikely to help flagging tourism revenue.

By Max Fisher  |  03:47 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Correspondent's Diary: Among the smugglers of Sinai

A Bedouin tribesman proposes kidnapping the Post's Abigail Hauslohner

By Abigail Hauslohner  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 05/01/2013

64 percent of Muslims in Egypt and Pakistan support the death penalty for leaving Islam

A new Pew survey on views in the Islamic world finds an alarming trend.

By Max Fisher  |  01:48 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Egypt, pakistan, Religion

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Muslim Brotherhood post from 2007: 'Don't be like the Jews and the Christians'

An old article at the Brotherhood's official Web site gave advice to families on raising young girls.

By Max Fisher  |  06:32 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Senior Muslim Brotherhood official links Boston blasts to global anti-Muslim conspiracy

The Brotherhood is earning a reputation for saying one thing in English and another in Arabic.

By Max Fisher  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Electoral analysis predicts Egyptian support for Islamists likely to slide

The Muslim Brotherhood's party is expected to remain the primary player, but will be more challenged by non-Islamists.

By Max Fisher  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/03/2013

U.S. Embassy in Cairo's controversial Twitter account deleted after one too many public spats

The American government account had sparked a number of low-level diplomatic incidents in Egypt.

By Max Fisher  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Muslim Brotherhood tweets video alleging Jews control U.S. media, in apparent dig at Jon Stewart

The message from the Egyptian brotherhood's official account appears to be a response to Stewart's criticism of President Morsi.

By Max Fisher  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Jon Stewart sparks Twitter fight between U.S. Embassy and Egyptian president's office

The embasy tweeted a segment of Stewart lambasting Morsi.

By Max Fisher  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Watch Jon Stewart mock Egyptian President Morsi for arresting famous satirist Bassem Youssef

Youssef is often called "the Jon Stewart of Egypt," so the American original came to his Egyptian compatriot's defense.

By Max Fisher  |  09:43 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Video of the Egyptian satirist arrested for 'belittling' the president, 'insulting Islam'

Bassem Youssef, the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," was released on bail on Sunday.

By Max Fisher  |  11:17 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Here's the trailer for 'Jews of Egypt,' which Egyptian state security has blocked from release

The documentary on the 1950s expulsion of Egypt's Jews is already controversial.

By Max Fisher  |  11:55 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 03/08/2013

The tweets that cost Samira Ibrahim her State Department award

The Egyptian activist blames the "Zionist lobby in America" for the State Department's decision to review the award.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:02 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 02/27/2013

New video shows final moments of Egyptian hot air balloon crash

New video shows final moments of Egyptian hot air balloon crash

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:02 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Egyptians nominate President Morsi to be blasted into outer space

The April 6 movement knows how to win an election after all.

By Max Fisher  |  12:14 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 02/06/2013

New State Department travel alert is bad news for Egypt

The country's all-important tourism industry never fully recovered from the February 2011 protests.

By Max Fisher  |  04:05 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Egyptians, short on food, are told to eat less

Most Egyptian households don't have enough money to buy food, shelter and clothing.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Mohamed Morsi's strange gamble on Iran and Ahmadinejad

The high-profile meeting risks political capital that Morsi just doesn't have to spend.

By Max Fisher  |  12:05 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Iran

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/05/2013

The video that helps explain Egypt and Iran's deep mutual mistrust

In 1979, Mike Wallace asked Iran's revolutionary leader why the Egyptian president had called him "a lunatic."

By Max Fisher  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Iran

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Cairo hotel tweets for help amid clashes

Egyptian security forces and anti-government protesters briefly united to protect a Cairo hotel that tweeted an SOS call Tuesday morning.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:46 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 01/25/2013

The surprising priorities of Egypt's public

Civil liberties rank near the bottom, while independent courts are a top issue.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:25 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/25/2013

'Lying and disinformation': What the Muslim Brotherhood thinks of Egypt's opposition

Hussein claims opposition groups didn't raise specific objections to the constitution

By Olga Khazan  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Meet Egypt's Jon Stewart, who is now under investigation for satire

What the investigation of a popular TV host means for Egypt's press freedom.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:33 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 12/22/2012

Egypt's incessant protests are scaring away tourists

They may be good for democracy, but protests can be bad for business.

By Olga Khazan  |  04:23 PM ET, 12/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Egypt outlaws 'romantic' songs on state TV, fearing turmoil as constitution vote looms

Instead, only “patriotic” songs will be allowed.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:39 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/08/2012

Why Egyptians are angry at Morsi, in charts

Egyptians hated autocracy in the lead-up to the revolution, and they had sky-high hopes after it.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Egyptians mock Morsi for licking his finger during national address

The Islamist president's critics pause in the country's crisis to crack wise.

By Max Fisher  |  10:14 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Photos: Tanks return to Cairo's streets

A faction of the Egyptian army has sent tanks back into the city, less than two years after the army deployed shortly before Hosni Mubarak's resignation.

By Max Fisher  |  10:58 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 12/05/2012

I'm so disgusted': How Egypt's protesters are fighting sexual assaults

A short video documentary on the assaults, and what activists are doing to stop them.

By Max Fisher  |  10:32 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Egypt's protesters reach a landmark, but Morsi's resignation not guaranteed

Demonstrators surround the presidential palace, a possible first, but don't expect the Islamist president to follow Hosni Mubarak's path.

By Max Fisher  |  05:27 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Scenes from Egypt's protests, The Last Warning'

Egyptians are storming the presidential palace, toppling a police van and urging Morsi to "leave, leave"

By Olga Khazan  |  03:08 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi holds forth on Planet of the Apes'

The leader of the most populous Arab nation shares some unusual thoughts with Time Magazine.

By Max Fisher  |  05:24 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 11/28/2012

U.S. Embassy in Cairo goes rogue on Twitter

The embattled Twitter account of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo seems to stray from the State Department's official line on President Mohammed Morsi.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:19 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 11/28/2012

On top of everything else, Egypt now risking constitutional crisis

Three reasons why the constitutional assembly's odd decision to finish its "final draft" today could be bad news for the country.

By Max Fisher  |  12:35 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Video: One of Cairo's thousands of protesters explains why he's demonstrating

The young Egyptian man repeats growing views that President Morsi's government lacks legitimacy.

By Max Fisher  |  02:40 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Time's Person of the Year is a popularity contest for Morsi and other controversial leaders

The peoples' choice contest is meaningless, but it can be somewhat of a popularity contest abroad.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:37 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 11/26/2012

The best arguments for and against Egypt's presidential power grab

Some commentators see cause for sympathy in President Mohammed Morsi's decision to grant himself sweeping new authority.

By Max Fisher  |  10:14 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/24/2012

Egyptians set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices

Protesters march on the High Judiciary Court and set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices

By Olga Khazan  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Who won' the Israel-Gaza conflict?

Short answer: no one. Longer answer: sort of everyone, except for civilians, Mahmoud Abbas, and prospects for long-term peace.

By Max Fisher  |  03:43 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Israel-Palestine, Turkey, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 11/14/2012

How will Egypt respond to Israeli strikes on Gaza?

Cairo has already recalled its ambassador over the Israeli strikes.

By Max Fisher  |  05:32 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Israel, Israel-Palestine, Middle East

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Analysts fear wide-reaching fallout from Israeli strikes on Gaza

Middle East-watchers, never an optimistic bunch, worry about ripple affects across the region.

By Max Fisher  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Iran, Israel-Palestine, Middle East, Turkey

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 11/06/2012

It does not matter much: Egyptians shrug at U.S. presidential vote

Egypt has problems enough of its own, some say.

By Ingy Hassieb  |  11:09 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, Egypt

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2012

As Israel-Gaza truce takes hold, propaganda war continues online

Both sides are sharing old photos and videos purporting to be from the current fighting.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, online propaganda

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Sam LaHood, NGO worker, hid in U.S. Embassy in Cairo for four weeks under ‘real fear of arrest’

Back in Washington after more than four weeks of hiding in the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, he says he may not return to Egypt anytime soon.

By Leila Fadel  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Sam LaHood, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Egyptian officials say travel ban on U.S. NGO employees is lifted

The decision signaled the end of the worst crisis in U.S.-Egypt relations in 30 years.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:16 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, travel ban, NGOs

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Egyptian minister says U.S. tried to use NGOs to control country’s future

He said the United States tried to use NGOs to control the country’s post-revolutionary future.

By Ernesto Londoño  |  01:57 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Gunmen kidnap two American tourists in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

The tourists were traveling in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula when their minivan was intercepted, authorities say.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:16 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Sinai, tourists, security

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Egypt soccer riot: Are security forces to blame?

Witnesses say security forces did nothing to stop the violence.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:53 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, soccer, riots, Egypt soccer riot

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Egypt soccer riot joins long history of ugly sport riots caught on camera

Egypt soccer game riot joins long history of ugliest sport riots around the world

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:31 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, soccer, sports riots

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Egypt: More than 70 killed following clashes after soccer game (video)

The deaths occurred after fans rushed the field after a game between fierce rivals.

By Ernesto Londoño and Ingy Hassieb  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, soccer, riots, Port Said

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Mickey Mouse tweet lands Egyptian billionaire in court

A tweet about Mickey Mouse and Islam lands Naguib Sawiris in court.

By Leila Fadel  |  05:10 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Naguib Sawiris, Egypt, Mickey Mouse, Twitter

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Samira Ibrahim is the woman behind Egypt’s ban of virginity tests

Samira Ibrahim, the 25-year-old woman who took the government to court in August, is vindicated today as Egypt bans virginity tests.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:09 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, virginity tests, Samira Ibrahim

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Egyptian ‘blue bra’ rescuer interviewed by activists (Video)

A woman who tried to intervene in a brutal beating in Egypt was beaten herself

By Melissa Bell  |  09:36 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Egyptian protesters’ videos detail violence in Tahrir Square

Protesters record accounts of their experiences in Tahrir Square.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Tahrir Square

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Occupy Cabinet: Egyptian security clash with food-poisoned protesters

Egyptian forces stormed a sit-in early Friday outside the Cabinet building in Cairo

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:48 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Occupy Cabinet, protests

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Egyptians play dead outside U.S. tear gas manufacturer

Egyptians protested Friday outside U.S. tear gas manufacturer Combined Systems Inc.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:16 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, tear gas, Combined Systems Inc.

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Egypt dock workers protest U.S. tear gas shipments to Tahrir Square

The tear gas used by Egyptian security forces in their crackdown against protesters has now been traced to an unlikely place: Jamestown, PA.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:50 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, tear gas, Combined Systems Inc.

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Egypt elections marred by allegations of fraud

The first free elections in Egypt in decades were marred Tuesday by allegations of election fraud.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:10 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, elections

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Egyptian novelist Alaa al-Aswany tops Foreign Policy magazine’s ‘top 100 global thinkers’

Egypt’s Alaa al-Aswany makes the list, as does President Obama.

By Anup Kaphle  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Alaa al-Aswany, Foreign Policy

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/24/2011

Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy tweets of sexual assault, beating by police (Video)

Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy wrote on Twitter that she had been assaulted and beaten by police

By Melissa Bell  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mona Eltahawy, Twitter, Egypt, Arab Spring

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Tear gas released in Egypt, South Korea

Tear gas, a chemical weapon that stimulates nerves in the eyes to cause tears and pain, was used in Egypt and South Korea this week.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, tear gas, Egypt, South Korea, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Tahrir Square: Tens of thousands protest, military council may cede power (scenes from Tuesday)

Battles rage as tens of thousands stream into Tahrir Square to protest.

By Ernesto Londono and Elizabeth Flock  |  10:34 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Tahrir Square, Egypt

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Luke Gates, American student arrested in Cairo, wrote on Twitter of wanting to die in Egypt

Luke Gates, of the three American students from the American University in Cairo who was arrested Tuesday, wrote on his Twitter account of how he wanted to die in the country.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  10:27 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Luke Gates, Tahrir Square, American University Cairo

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Derrik Sweeney third American student arrested in Cairo

Derrik Sweeney, a Georgetown University student, has been identified as the third American student from the American University in Cairo who was arrested and paraded on state television Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  10:26 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Derrik Sweeney, American University Cairo, Tahrir Square

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Gregory Porter, Luke Gates and Derrik Sweeney identified as 3 American students arrested in Cairo

The three American students from the American University in Cairo were arrested and paraded on state television Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  09:05 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Tahrir Square, American University Cairo

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Three Americans arrested in Cairo (video)

Three American students from the American University in Cairo were arrested and paraded on state television Tuesday, accused of participating in the protests in Tahrir Square.

By Leila Fadel and Ernesto Londoño  |  07:55 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, American University Cairo

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Egypt headlines: Time warp to Jan. 28

With national elections just around the corner, Egypt has been rocked by violent protests that resemble those that took place in January.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Arab Spring, elections

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, in letter from prison, accuses army of hijacking revolution

“After a revolution that deposed the tyrant, I go back to his jails?” Abdel Fattah wrote in the letter, reported by the Guardian.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Alaa Abdel Fattah, SCAF

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah jailed for defying military court

Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Adbel Fattah has been jailed for 15 days for refusing to be interrogated by a military court.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, SCAF, Alaa Adbel Fattah, Baha Saber, blogger, military trials

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Copts at center of deadliest clashes in Egypt since protests began (videos)

The clashes Sunday involving Coptic Christian demonstrators were the deadliest in the country since the popular revolt that toppled the country’s autocratic leader in February.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:45 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Coptic Christians