HAMZA HENDAW / The Associated PressJan 23, 2018
Sami Annan becomes the latest in a string of potential competitors to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who have dropped out or been driven from the race. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigFeb 16, 2015
The murder by Islamic State (Daesh) thugs in Sirte, Libya, of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians this weekend has provoked the first formal Egyptian military incursion into another state’s territory since the 1991 Gulf War. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigFeb 15, 2014
Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed the possibility of a run for the presidency of Egypt by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the architect of the July 3 coup against the elected Muslim Brotherhood government. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 15, 2013
In response to the massacre of more than 500 Egyptians by the country's military, President Obama said Thursday that he "deplore[s] violence against civilians" but made no indication he would suspend military aid. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Eugene Robinson / TruthdigJul 9, 2013
What's happening in Egypt is not a second revolution or a "correction" to the first. It is a coup d'etat that puts the military as firmly in command as it was during the autocratic reign of Hosni Mubarak. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
BLANKJul 5, 2013
"For the first time in the history of the world, a coup is not a coup," Robert Fisk writes in The Independent. "The army take over, depose and imprison the democratically elected president, suspend the constitution, arrest the usual suspects, close down television stations and mass their armour in the streets of the capital." But the American president does not name it as so. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Lauren Unger-Geoffroy / TruthdigJun 23, 2012
Egyptians, beset by a heat wave and overheated politics, resent American meddling in their contested presidential election.Egyptians resent a U.S. attempt to influence the outcome of their contested presidential election. Editor’s note: Since this dispatch was posted, election authorities have declared Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi the winner and Egypt’s new president. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
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