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FAQ on U.S. aid to Egypt: Where does the money go?

We've taken a step back and tried to answer some basic questions about the aid, including how much the U.S. is giving Egypt, what's changed in the years since the Arab Spring and what all the money buys.... Read more»

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Managing change in Egypt was never going to be easy

The United States faces tremendous challenges balancing the need to support genuine political reform in Egypt with broader regional security interests. ... Read more»

Mubarak on life support, Egypt's media reports

Egypt's state media reported on Tuesday that Hosni Mubarak, the country's deposed president, is on life support after suffering a stroke.... Read more»


Egypt's run-off election: Nightmare in Tahrir Square

For the largely secular, liberal activists in Egypt who spearheaded the anti-Mubarak uprising, the country's presidential election it is a difficult and some say demoralizing predicament.... Read more»

Mubarak convicted, sentenced to life for Arab spring killings

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president ousted in last year's Arab Spring uprisings, has been convicted of involvement in the murder of nearly 1,000 protesters and sentenced to life in prison.... Read more»

Egypt goes to polls, Muslim Brotherhood triumphant

As final election returns are tallied in Egypt, the people have spoken and the resounding message is clear: “Don’t underestimate the Muslim Brotherhood!”... Read more»

The hidden feminine side of Egypt's revolution

If not for a group of Egyptian women leading the way to Tahrir Square last Jan. 25, the revolution might never have begun.... Read more»

Checking the facts at the GOP debate

We found several exaggerations and misstatements in the latest Republican presidential candidates’ debate. Romney issued a hollow threat to take China’s currency manipulation to a world body that doesn’t actually deal with overvalued money, and he claimed federal spending consumes more of the nation’s economic output than it really does.... Read more»

Mubarak denies charges as trial begins in Cairo

Hosni Mubarak arrived in Cairo to go on trial Wednesday for serious charges of corruption and killing protesters.... Read more»

Egypt struggles to lure tourists back

More than four months after the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak, police are back on duty and Egypt's top archeologist believes the celebrated Egyptian Museum in Cario, which was looted during the revolution — as well as the rest of the country — is ready to open for business.... Read more»

Obama offers aid to Mideast nations

President Barack Obama on Thursday promised new aid to nations that embrace democracy while condemning attacks on demonstrators, notably in Libya and Syria. In a speech meant to define U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa, Obama also announced $1 billion in debt relief for Egypt and another $1 billion in loan guarantees for both Egypt and Tunisia. ... Read more»


Arab spring could sweep in changes to U.S. policy

The hot winds of change in the Middle East will present a challenge for what is shaping up to be a crucial policy speech by President Obama.... Read more»


Mubarak's wife held on corruption suspicions

Suzanne Mubarak, the half-Welsh wife of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, has been taken into custody on suspicion that she "abused her position for the illegal acquisition of wealth." ... Read more»

Protesters in Yemen intensify efforts

Activist leaders hope to unify parties and pick up steam with general strikes and demonstrations across the country in a 10-day push to force the president out of power, ending with a march on the presidential palace.... Read more»

Violence erupts in Egypt, Tunisia

Tunisian police dispersed anti-government demonstrators on the fourth day of protests as Coptics took to the streets in Cairo to protest the burning of a church.... Read more»


Bin Laden successor may be more ruthless than slain al-Qaeda leader

Arrogant and abrasive, many believe Ayman al Zawahiri may not have what it takes to maintain respect and last as a terrorist leader. ... Read more»

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