Once above the fray, the military is now the target of criticism in Egypt. But SCAF seems to know how to talk to Washington
Today’s global media stories look at the conviction of a prominent journalist in Ethiopia, the possibility of peace talks being revived in the Middle East, and the debate over Egypt’s new first lady.
The situation appears to be deteriorating even as the junta constricts the powers of the newly elected president
The extradition from Tunisia to Libya of Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi, former deputy to the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, may be cheered in Tripoli. But it has exposed the growing power struggle between Islamists and …
Mohamed Morsy’s election as President marked a watershed moment for Egypt, but unless he can repair the rifts with other opposition groups, the military will be calling the shots
Egypt’s most powerful Islamist organization has pulled off a once unthinkable feat, propelling itself from the niche of a banned opposition group to the seat of power. But some say that throwing a wider lens on this twist …
The long-banned Muslim Brotherhood makes a stunning turnaround as its candidate is declared President after a historic runoff with a Mubarak veteran. But how will the Brotherhood work with the all-powerful military?
The Muslim Brotherhood rather than the old regime may be a better bet for a junta looking to restore stability while retaining control
Almost immediately after polls closed, the junta announced directives on the constitution, lawmaking and, it seemed, the nature of the presidency. Activists are furious, but no one is likely to change the status quo
Close friends of Ahmed Shafik are confident that he’ll win the presidency, and prevent any revival of the Tahrir Square protest movement.
After the freest elections in the country’s history, Mohamed Morsi defeats Hosni Mubarak’s last Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq in a race that raised political tensions in Egypt to a fever pitch. Morsi won with 51.7 percent of …
After dissolving Egypt’s democratically-elected parliament, the country’s military government looks set to consolidate power, no matter the result of this weekend’s presidential election
The Muslim Brotherhood and their Islamist platform have become a powerful political force since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Their ranks include women who also advocate a greater role for Islam in Egyptian society and government. …