Mohamed Hussein Tantawi News
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
The Global Note: In Syria, Rebel Atrocities…In Israel, Bluster - Or War?…Beating Ebola…For Saudis, A Women-Only City?
SYRIA’S WAR -REBEL ATROCITIES…For a long time the opposition held the unquestioned high ground: just as revolutionaries had done in Egypt and then Libya, the Syrian people were rising up against an autocratic regime – and that regime responded with a brutality that the U.N....
The Global Note: Asylum For Chen Guangcheng?…Iran - Back From the Brink?…The Ultimate Crash Test?
CHINA DISSIDENT: ASYLUM DEAL? -THE PLOT THICKENS…As the case of a blind legal activist unnerves Chinese officials, thrills human rights organizations, and throws a wrench in U.S.-China relations, U.S. and Chinese officials are said to be ironing out a deal to secure American asylum for...
Americans Barred from Leaving Egypt Seek Protection at Embassy
TEL AVIV – Americans barred from leaving Egypt due to their involvement in pro-democracy work have taken shelter at the U.S. embassy in Cairo, it was reported today. A U.S. official confirmed to ABC News that individuals are at the embassy but no details were...
The Global Note: Landmark In Egypt …Baghdad Bombs…Pope To World: Quiet Down…Pass The Grenade!
EGYPT ENDS EMERGENCY LAW From Alex MARQUARDT in Cairo: Big news here: head of the military council Field Marshal Tantawi just finished speaking – the day before the first anniversary of the revolution – and just announced the end of the detested emergency law after...
Egyptian-American Journalist Tweets She was Sexually Assaulted, Beaten While in Custody in Cairo
Acclaimed Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy, released today in Cairo, said Egyptian security forces sexually assaulted and beat her so severely that an arm and hand were broken during her overnight detention. "I AM FREE," she wrote on her Twitter page just after noon local time. "12 hours
Egyptian Military Budges in Face of Tahrir Square Protesters
The head of Egypt's interim military government pledged today to hold a referendum on transferring power to a civilian government, but throngs of angry protesters insisted instead that the military give up power immediately. Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the head of the military
The Global Note: Egypt ’s 2nd Revolution…Turkey to Assad: Time To Go…Bush Helping Africa…$1 Million Left in Pizzeria
EGYPT — THE SECOND REVOLUTION -MILLION-MAN MARCH…The crowds continue to jam Tahrir Square. And the story at the moment appears simple — and stark: Either the military mollifies the masses; or the fury grows. It could go either way tonight. Egyptian protesters may not have...
The Global Note
TERROR PLOT? -WHERE DID THE ALLEGED PLOTTERS COME FROM?: While New York and Washington ramp up bag checks, and checkpoints, and (as NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly reminded us, there are a lot of measures we cannot see)…and while counterrorism officials chase down hundreds of leads...