Ahmed Shafiq News
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
The Global Note: Mubarak & the Revolution, Redux…Global Boo$t?…Asian Millionaires…Turtle Sex
EGYPT: MUBARAK AT DEATH’S DOOR; EGYPTIANS TRY TO SAVE THE REVOLUTION -A DICTATOR’S LAST DAYS…From Alex MARQUARDT and Nasser ATTA in Cairo: The rumors are still swirling this morning. Security officials say Hosni Mubarak is in a coma but off life support - and that...
Mubarak Reportedly Has Stroke as Egyptians Stage Massive Protest
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was rushed to a military hospital after suffering a stroke today, stoking public confusion over his condition. State media reported that Mubarak was clinically dead, but his lawyer denied this. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said the 84-year-old
Egyptian 'Coup' Dissolves Parliament
In the final days before this weekend's landmark presidential run-off election, Thursday brought a pair of decisions that threw Egypt's fledgling democracy into doubt. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that one third of the Muslim Brotherhood-led Parliament must be immediately dissolved.
The Global Note: Inside Qubeir…War & Suicide…Obama's Iraq Envoy…Swallowing Sardines To Cure Asthma?
SYRIA: FROM UPRISING TO WAR -BIG PICTURE…It’s a sad and basic story today: U.N. monitors stuck in their tracks (though late word they may have reached the village); Syrian forces moving on other towns; Hillary Clinton and Kofi Annan leading the search for a reset...
The Global Note: God Save The Queen…U.S. To Europe: "Act Now"…Trouble For Elmo In Pakistan
THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE: FINAL DAY -HER JUBILEE SPEECH…Queen Elizabeth II makes a rare address to the nation this afternoon – at the conclusion of festivities marking her 60 years on the throne. Buckingham Palace said the queen recorded the two-minute message on Monday before the...