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By James M. Dorsey Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan, fresh from a resounding victory in municipal elections, has chosen the football pitch to make good on his promise to “enter the lair” of his Islamist rival, self-exiled preacher Fethullalh Gulen, and ensure that what he calls an “alliance of evil” is brought to account for …
Nasserist candidate Hamdeen Sabahy reaffirms candidacy, Anan bows out
Law will now allow those convicted of a crime to run for office
Their return casts fresh doubts about the stumbling political transition in Egypt
Four contentious articles did not pass in the voting session, to be further discussed by assembly on Sunday
6 April member: We will supervise regardless of the decision
EU mission arrives in Egypt, decision on observing the referendum will be based on the mission’s report
Fouada Watch says boycott is necessary because constitution and election law do not provide guarantees for women
Islamist parties to participate, opposition parties undecided
The National Front for Egypt’s Women holds protest outside Shura Council objecting to draft election law
Comments come in run-up to 6 November federal election
Clinton’s move will be seen as an attempt to take the heat off the US president three weeks before he bids for re-election.
The Coptic Orthodox Church released on Saturday a preliminary list of papal candidates, narrowing it down from 17 candidates to five.
Nominations started Monday, elections scheduled for 19 October
Could it all be just a big bubble? How big will the clout of zealous political Islam get before Egyptians begin to realise that it’s just another trick to mobilise masses and score votes? At the expense of painting with a broad brush, political Islam in Egypt might be a bubble close tobursting. The underdog …
Church sets roadmap to papal selection
The Muslim Brothers and their people seem to have reached the dizzying heights of drunken power
Lieberman calls to oust Mahmoud Abbas, accusing him of being “uninterested or unable” to reach an agreement to end the Palestinian/Israeli conflict
Salama is known for combining Egyptian traditional rhythms with modern vocals, often leading to unexpected mixes, and the audience on Sunday were treated to yet another innovation of Salama’s musical talent.
The appointment of Mohamed Yousri Ibrahim has been widely criticised by religious and political authorities.
Mostly smooth electoral process showing early signs of a liberal win
Amid threats of a nationwide boycott of the the upcoming elections, King Abdullah II orders parliament to hold an emergency session to amend a controversial election law.
The candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party becomes the first civilian President of Egypt
Brotherhood claims “Morsi is definitely the president, appeals not enough to affect results”