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Former Egyptian lawmaker pulls out of presidential race
Former Egyptian lawmaker and Sadat's nephew pulls out of presidential race, citing unfavorable political 'climate'
Ex-army chief to run in Egypt's presidential elections
A top politician says that a former Egyptian army chief of staff will contest the upcoming presidential elections in March, as other candidates have faced heavy pressure to drop out
Majority of Egypt's lawmakers want president to run again
More than 500 of Egypt's 596 lawmakers have signed "recommendations" for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to run for a second, four-year term in this year's elections
Egypt sets election for March, with outcome all but certain
Egypt will hold its presidential election over three days in March, with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi virtually guaranteed to run for and win a second four-year term amid a heavy clampdown on dissent
Egyptian former PM not to run in 2018 presidential elections
Egyptian former prime minister says he won't run against President el-Sissi in elections due later this year
2012's Most Compelling International Elections
As voters in the United States have just cooled down from the 2012 election season, contests across the globe are just heating up. From Ukrain's disputed election, to Egypt, which held its first democratic election in centuries, a stream of countries are set for or have held highly contentious and
The Global Note: Turkey & Syria…Terror Alerts…The Queen In Northern Ireland…Olympic Inspiration
SYRIA -A WARNING FROM TURKEY…As the crisis with Syria over the downing of a Turkish warplane showed no sign of easing, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, issued a blunt warning to Damascus: Don’t push us too far. “Every military element that approaches the Turkish...
Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi Wins Egyptian Presidential Election
Egypt's election commission announced today that the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, had won the country's first contested presidential election, making him the first Islamist president in the Arab world. He defeated ousted President Hosni Mubarak's last Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq
Obama's Envoy to Egypt : Don't Pick Sides
In early 2011, as the so-called Arab spring was beginning to unfold in Egypt, President Obama sent a veteran diplomat to Cairo with a message for Hosni Mubarak: Leave. The diplomat, Frank Wisner, a former ambassador to Egypt who had established a relationship with Mubarak,...
Mubarak's Health Declines as Protesters Again Fill Tahrir Square
Talk of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's declining health swirled today after the state news agency bluntly declared that he was "clinically dead," a report that many Egyptians questioned. The uncertainty over Mubarak's condition came as tens of thousands flocked to Tahrir Square on