Articles by Egypt
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi: Solving Syria Crisis Is An Arab Responsibility
September 05 2012 9:14 AM EDT
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said representatives from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran would meet behind closed doors during the Arab League summit to discuss the path toward ending the Syrian crisis.
Egypt: Female State TV Host Wears Headscarf On Air For First Time
September 03 2012 5:29 AM EDT
A female news presenter appeared on the Egyptian state television wearing a headscarf Sunday for the first time since an unwritten ban on women covering their head during telecast was lifted after the Muslim Brotherhood-led government took charge.
Rebels Plant Bombs in Assad's Army HQ; 1,600 Reported Killed Just Last Week
September 02 2012 2:34 PM EDT
Syrian rebels said they planted bombs inside the army's General Staff headquarters in central Damascus Sunday as regime forces bulldozed parts of the capital that have backed the uprising.
NAM Sharply Divided On Syria: Egypt Supports Rebels While India Opposes Intervention
August 31 2012 7:34 AM EDT
Divided opinion on Syrian crisis among the members led to a walkout by the Syrian delegation at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit Thursday hosted by Iran after Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi said the uprising was a "revolution against an oppressive regime."
Not So Aligned: Egypt's Morsi Slams Syria At Non-Aligned Summit In Iran
August 30 2012 1:53 PM EDT
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi announced his presence at the 16th Non-Aligned Movement Summit by announcing Egypt's support for the Syrian Free Army. This did not sit will with Syria, or with the summit's host country, Iran, one of Assad's closest allies.
The African Autocrat You Never Heard Of: Why Dos Santos Is Likely To Win Again As Angola Votes
August 30 2012 1:08 PM EDT
One of Africa's quietest dictators will be put to the test when the southern African country of Angola goes to the polls on Friday.
NAM Summit Opens: UN Chief Slams Iran On Rights, Syria And Nukes
August 30 2012 6:52 AM EDT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon communicated to Iranian leaders his strong disapproval of Iran's rights record and of its stand on key issues causing regional and global tensions, within hours of his arrival in Tehran to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit Wednesday.
Condoleezza Rice Criticizes Obama's Foreign Policies: 'We Cannot Be Reluctant To Lead'
August 30 2012 3:37 AM EDT
In a speech that strongly criticized President Barack Obama's foreign policy record without ever mentioning his name, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice addressing the Republican National Convention Wednesday said, U.S. "cannot be reluctant to lead."
Egypt Intensifies Hunt For Still-Anonymous Sinai Militants; Israel Nervous, But Supportive
August 29 2012 1:56 PM EDT
The Egyptian mliitary is increasing its presence in the Sinai Peninsula in an attempt to root out the mysterious jihadist group suspected of carrying out the August 5th attacks near the Israeli border. Meanwhile, Israel nervously waits for Egypt to once again demilitarize the area.
Thanks To Developing Nations, America Is King Of The International Arms Market
August 29 2012 11:52 AM EDT
A surge in orders for weapons, most of which from developing nations, has turned into a boon for U.S. companies -- and they have the Saudis to thank more than anybody else.
Total Russian Wheat Ban Unlikely, But Country Could Annouce Exports Curb
August 29 2012 11:39 AM EDT
Russia's agricultural ministry will meet Friday to discuss limiting wheat exports as the country's key Black Sea-producing region has been wilted by drought, but few believe it will repeat the total ban on exports it implemented in 2010 during similar drought conditions.
NAM Summit: Has Morsi’s Iran Visit Led To Unwarranted Finger-Pointing Against Egypt?
August 29 2012 7:25 AM EDT
The last time the nations participating in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit came under fire due to the host country's obvious anti-American stance was in 1979 when Cuba hosted the event. Iran, which is hosting the summit this year, has made sure that the summit, that usually doesn't generate substantial interest, is back in the limelight.
Morsi Reassures Israel Sinai Operations Will Honor 1979 Peace Treaty
August 28 2012 3:28 PM EDT
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi indicated that he fully intends to honor his country's peace treaty with Israel during his first press conference with Western media Tuesday.
Gambia Threatens To Execute All Death Row Prisoners, But Africa Moving Towards Abolition Of Capital Punishment
August 28 2012 11:12 AM EDT
Gambia;s plan to execute all prisoners on death row may jeopardize EU funds it is scheduled to receive.
Morsi Arrives In Beijing Before Visiting Tehran, Talks Money And Syria
August 28 2012 11:10 AM EDT
The Egyptian president courts investment and talks to China's leaders about the biggest issue troubling the Arab world today -- and about what China can do to solve it
The Endless War: Saudi Arabia Goes on the Offensive Against Iran
August 27 2012 5:57 PM EDT
Saudi Arabia has gone on the offensive against Iran to protect its interests. Their involvement in Syria is the first battle in what is going to be a long bloody conflict that will know no frontiers or limits. Ongoing Disorders in the island kingdom of Bahrain since February of 2011 have set off alarm bells in Riyadh. The Saudis are convinced that Iran is directing the protests and fear that the problems will spill over the twenty-five kilometer long COSWAY into oil rich Al-Qatif, where The b...
Gaza May Be Unlivable By 2020
August 27 2012 4:11 PM EDT
Over the next eight years, the population in the narrow band of land will increase by half a million people to 2.1 million
Egyptian President’s Team Of Assistants Include Christian And Female Academic
August 27 2012 12:15 PM EDT
The president also named the first 17 members of his "advisory team."
Pre-Opening Wheat Market Report
August 27 2012 10:24 AM EDT
December Chicago wheat is trading 1/2 cent higher near 7:30 am CST. Kansas City and Minneapolis wheat are slightly higher. The November Matif Milling wheat contract is trading 1.50 Euros higher. Grain markets are seeing support from higher energy markets and fears that Tropical Storm Isaac will damage row crops in the southeast and Delta. The wheat market is struggling to keep up with corn and soybeans after another purchase of Russian wheat was announced by Egypt over the weekend. European and ...
Libya: Anti-Sufi Violence Tests Transitional Government As Interior Minister Resigns
August 26 2012 6:10 PM EDT
Libyan Interior Minister Fawzi Abdel A'al resigned on Sunday after his security forces failed to stop violent attacks against Sufi Muslim shrines in two major cities.