Four die ahead of Egypt constitutional referendum results

Jan 18, 2014

Four die ahead of Egypt constitutional referendum results

Four people were killed and 15 injured Saturday as Egyptian authorities prepared to announce the results of a constitutional referendum the interim government is hailing as a ringing endorsement of the army’s ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Initial tallies suggest this week’s two-day ...

Voting over, Egyptian army chief moves on to other problems

Jan 17, 2014

Voting over, Egyptian army chief moves on to other problems

Having secured victory in a referendum on a relatively liberal constitution that he championed, Egypt’s military chief is turning his attention to the country’s overwhelming array of problems — from health and education to government subsidies and investment, insiders said Thursday. The revelations offer ...

Egyptian support of army bubbles to top amid vote on new charter

Jan 15, 2014

Egyptian support of army bubbles to top amid vote on new charter

A referendum on a new constitution laid bare the sharp divisions in Egypt six months after the military removed the elected Islamist president, with pro-army voters lining up Tuesday outside polling stations, singing patriotic songs, kissing images of Egypt’s top officer and sharing upbeat ...

Egypt military eyes key charter vote

Jan 13, 2014

Egypt military eyes key charter vote

With a presidential run by Egypt’s powerful military chief seeming more likely by the day, this week’s constitution referendum, to be held amid a massive security force deployment, is widely seen as a vote of confidence in the regime he installed last summer. The ...

Egypt's El-Sissi seeks mandate from vote on new charter

Jan 12, 2014

Egypt's El-Sissi seeks mandate from vote on new charter

Egypt’s military chief is looking for a strong turnout in this week’s constitutional referendum as a mandate to run for president. But the popular general who ousted President Mohammed Morsi and ordered a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood could be disappointed: His Islamist foes ...

Egypt: Morsi's trial adjourned until Feb. 1

Jan 8, 2014

Egypt: Morsi's trial adjourned until Feb. 1

The trial of Egypt’s former Islamist president on charges of inciting murder was adjourned Wednesday until next month, after bad weather prevented a helicopter flight from bringing Mohammed Morsi to court. The helicopter, which was to fly Morsi from a prison near the Mediterranean ...

Pillar of police state reclaims role in Egypt

Jan 7, 2014

Pillar of police state reclaims role in Egypt

After a bombing hit a security headquarters in Egypt’s Nile Delta, calls flooded in to a hot-line run by security agencies as people reported suspected members of the Muslim Brotherhood in their neighborhoods. In the weeks that followed, hotline numbers have run in a ...

Jan 4, 2014

Egypt protests turn bloody as 11 killed

Riot police clashed with supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Friday, leaving at least 11 dead in ongoing street battles where an increasing number of protesters are carrying firearms ahead of a key referendum they urge to boycott later this month. Fighting spread through ...

Dec 31, 2013

A terrible year for Syria and Egypt

by Ramzy Baroud

Even with the most optimistic assessments, the Syrian conflict is unlikely to be settled in 2014. As for Egypt, nearly 20,000 people have been sentenced or are now facing trials for belonging to or supporting the "wrong" political camp.