As the death toll from the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt climbs past 800 people, new allegations have emerged that prisoners are being killed in custody by the military government. A charge the government has had difficulty disputing.
|By: DSWright Monday August 19, 2013 6:45 am|
|By: DSWright Thursday August 15, 2013 6:45 am|
Egypt has declared a state of emergency as the death toll in clashes between the Egyptian Military and the Muslim Brotherhood has climbed from 95 to over 500 dead. Many of those dead were killed by Egyptian security forces while protesting against the removal of President Mohamed Morsi.
|By: DSWright Wednesday August 14, 2013 9:25 am|
The “non-coup” coup by the Egyptian military of democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi initiated an increasingly destructive standoff between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood. Demonstrations by the Muslim Brotherhood have often ended in bloodshed as a crackdown by the military seems to have only exacerbated the situation. Now the conflict has enveloped Egypt’s capital city with a reported 95 people being killed today.
|By: DSWright Monday July 29, 2013 6:35 am|
The Egyptian Military has opened fire on protesters supporting the recently deposed president, killing at least 72 people. The protests come in the wake of the military coup that removed freely elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who remains under arrest. In the aftermath of the coup the military has initiated a crackdown on Morsi supporters, especially those with connections to Morsi’s political party and religious organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.
|By: DSWright Thursday July 11, 2013 6:50 am|
As the conflict in Egypt escalates the government run by the Egyptian Military has ordered that the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, be arrested.
|By: DSWright Monday July 8, 2013 11:30 am|
Civil disorder has spread through the streets of Egypt in the wake of a coup by the Egyptian Military. The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have called for resistance after democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi was deposed.
|By: DSWright Friday July 5, 2013 2:00 pm|
As Washington plays the blame game over the coup in Egypt, those protesting the coup are being gunned down in the streets. Three supporters of Mohamed Morsi were killed as supporters marched towards the military barracks in Cairo where they believe Morsi is being held.
|By: DSWright Monday July 1, 2013 7:35 am|
On Sunday an estimated 14 million Egyptians took to the streets on the anniversary of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s inauguration to call for him to step down. The protesters not only opposed Morsi but objected to the Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda for the country.
|By: Niloufar Saturday April 6, 2013 4:30 pm|
There are signs of significant rifts among Syrian militias trying to overthrow Assad.
|By: E. F. Beall Monday March 25, 2013 7:35 am|
This diary is a preliminary attempt to specify a general conviction of mine that the way forward in the Middle and North Africa region (MENA) is through cooperation between the “democratic” secular movements and the Moderate Islamist movements (Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Tunisia’s Ennahda Party, and Hamas in occupied Palestine), and that this understanding is something U.S. progressives should support.
The title refers to one possible element of the specification. Given that the idea of a two-state solution, meaning Israel and a secular Palestine has become a mere fantasy that no longer has a realistic possibility of implementation, perhaps Fatah and Hamas can finally realize that it is vital for them to settle their differences, and come to an understanding on international issues to struggle for, of which one element might be a new two-state proposal.