Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Egypt’

Judith Miller Defends “The Hunted Men Who Brought Growth And Reform” To Egypt

Judith Miller Defends “The Hunted Men Who Brought Growth And Reform” To Egypt

Judith Miller, you may recall, is the Pulitzer Prize-winning ex-New York Times journalist who left the paper after it was discovered that she was Bush-era Vice President Dick Cheney’s “stenographer.” A Times investigation found serious errors in many of her stories about weapons of mass destruction in the run-up to the Iraq War. She also […]

Egypt: The Army’s Chess Match?

Egypt: The Army’s Chess Match?

Tensions between long-standing allies Egypt and the US climbed to a new high this week as Egypt’s ruling generals arrested 43 employees of the country’s non-profit non-governmental human rights organizations – including several from the US. But many are suggesting that the US organizations are simply being used as pawns in a larger game — […]

Egypt Security Raids US, German and Egyptian NGOs

Egypt Security Raids US, German and Egyptian NGOs

Seeming to borrow a page from the Hosni Mubarak playbook, Egyptian security forces yesterday raided the offices of two Egyptian, two American and one German non-governmental organization and held their staffs inside these offices while police and prosecutors search their papers and computers. The reason for the raids is still unclear, but it is known […]

Human Rights Group Says Army Rulers “Worse Than Mubarak”

Human Rights Group Says Army Rulers “Worse Than Mubarak”

Nassary Hassan is an Egyptian citizen living in Germany. Last March, he was in Egypt and, during a visit to Hurghada – a resort town on the Red Sea — he saw piles of garbage in the streets. He carried a banner reading, “The people want to clean Hurghada,” heading towards the City Council. He […]

Egypt: Demonstrators Push to Reverse Army’s Power Grab

Egypt: Demonstrators Push to Reverse Army’s Power Grab

As the date approaches for Egypt’s first “free” elections in thirty years, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the iconic Tahrir Square Friday to demand that the Army back off its proposal to give itself perpetual veto power over a new constitution and continued freedom from public scrutiny. Egyptians will go to the polls […]

Egypt’s Democracy: A Sometime Thing

Egypt’s Democracy: A Sometime Thing

As Egypt’s military rulers were pardoning 334 of the thousands being held for military trials, the generals may be preparing to administer the coup de grâce to Egypt’s nascent democracy. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has drafted a set of “supra-constitutional” principles that would grant the military outsized influence in writing a […]

Egypt: Minister Of What?

Egypt: Minister Of What?

Egypt has always been the land of endless surprises. Lately. the biggest surprise, of course, was the Tahrir Square revolution, which toppled 30 years of Hosni Mubarak rule in 18 days. Since then, the surprises have come fast and furious – almost too many to keep up with. Now two of the strangest just happened. […]

Suleiman: Mubarak Knew Of Killings

Suleiman: Mubarak Knew Of Killings

The man who was Hosni Mubarak’s Vice President and Egypt’s top spy is telling prosecutors that the aging dictator was aware that his security services were firing at peaceful protestors during the January 25 uprisings in Tahrir Square and elsewhere. Testimony by Omar Suleiman could constitute key evidence against Mubarak, who will be tried for […]

Egypt Rejects US AID Offer

Egypt Rejects US AID Offer

Egypt has rejected an offer of $150 million in US aid to help overcome the economic losses triggered by the January 25th Revolution and to support the country’s embryonic process of democratization. While details are still sketchy, local media is reporting that Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote an “urgent official” letter to the US […]

The Army Is Watching Over Egypt, But Who’s Watching Over The Army?

The Army Is Watching Over Egypt, But Who’s Watching Over The Army?

Mounting criticism of the way the Egyptian Army is governing Egypt grew louder yesterday with press reports that one of the country’s most prominent human rights lawyers has been arrested and will likely face a military trial. Amidst a flurry of confusion about the fate of the well-known human rights crusader, The Egyptian Daily News […]

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