Egypt: News Updates

Al Jazeera and Agencies
July 16, 2012
Marc Lynch
June 18, 2012

Egypt’s military rulers have asked the constitutional court to rule on whether top officials from Hosni Mubarak’s era can run for the presidency, a judicial source said on Thursday, after the Islamist-dominated parliament passed a law banning them.

Activists, meanwhile, have called...

April 19, 2012

Leaning on a crutch to support his broken leg, Coptic Christian activist Boulis Zake explains to our group that the church had encouraged him not to participate in the demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Coptic Orthodox church leaders, he says, regarded former Egyptian president and...

W. Evan Golder
April 5, 2012

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, in control of almost half the seats in parliament, has said it will field its own presidential candidate, reversing an earlier decision not to do so and escalating its confrontation with the nation's ruling generals and the group's secular and progressive critics....

April 1, 2012

Like other presidents before him, Barack Obama made Middle East peace a priority when he took office. He appointed former Sen. George Mitchell as his special envoy to the region.

Four months ago, Mitchell began to mediate indirect negotiations, or "proximity" talks...

by Jackie Northam, National Public Radio
August 5, 2010