What do you say to your 10-year-old daughter when she cries on the phone, asking: 'Are you really a traitor to Egypt?'
Activists are nervous about what an advanced American surveillance system could do to their already diminished freedoms.
The Prince Nasser ruling does not spell the end of the immunity system, but it curtails it. The government can still offer immunity to diplomats posted to embassies or to those on a "special mission" who come for official meetings.
I fear that, eventually, a vicious and bloody revolution will bring about an Iranian-style theocracy in Egypt. It is all too often forgotten that the CIA coup of the democratically elected Mosaddegh government in Iran led to the Iranian revolution twenty years later.
CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Egypt's Islamist-led constituent assembly finalised a new constitution on Friday and will send
During the Telemundo interview, Obama characterized the relationship with Morsi's Islamist government as a "work in progress
I landed in Cairo earlier today expecting to see significant changes. In many ways everything has changed, yet on the drive from the airport to the hotel in Zamalek across the Nile, Cairo still appeared the same.
Beyond learning about the intricacies of democracy, my experience taught me that IRI is a U.S.-funded NGO, but it is truly a multinational organization, working with people from many nations who share one utopian goal: supporting democracy across the world.
WASHINGTON -- A delegation of Egyptian military officials in town for high level meetings with their American counterparts
Egypt's military rulers have moved to assert and extend their power so broadly that a growing number of lawyers and activists are questioning their willingness to ultimately submit to civilian authority.
A U.S. Treasury spokesperson was asked whether it would follow the Swiss government's lead and freeze fallen Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak's ill gotten assets. The Treasury's answer was properly non-committal and evasive. It shouldn't be.
By all journalistic reports, it was the Egyptian government of President Hosni Mubarak that sent thousands of armed thugs into Tahrir Square and the streets of Cairo yesterday to bring violence to what had been a peaceful and nonviolent protest for democracy. Some think many of those who were attacking the protesters were police in plain clothes. Others are believed to have been hired and bused in to foment violence with machetes, clubs, and razors -- some riding in on horses and camels into the peaceful crowds. A call for peace now must mean a call for Mubarak's immediate resignation.
"The Political Language of Islam" by Bernard Lewis (University of Chicago Press) By simply turning a corner in central Cairo
The dramatic images streaming out of Egypt over the past week suggest that the 30-year dictatorship of America's close ally