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US wants women on Egypt’s constitutional committee

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States voiced regret Saturday at the absence of women on a committee tasked with proposing amendments to Egypt’s constitution despite their participation in protests that ousted Hosni Mubarak. “Women in #Egypt protested for change. It is a concern that women are excluded from the constitutional…

First new political party in 15 years formed in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – A court on Saturday approved a new political party that had sought a license for 15 years, making it the first to be recognized since Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow and illustrating the political earthquake shaking the new Egypt. In a move to placate reformists and strikers and distance…

Millions of Egyptian protesters remind military to keep promise

CAIRO (Reuters) – Millions took to the streets to celebrate the new Egypt on Friday, reminding military rulers to keep their promise of a swift transition to civilian rule after people power swept away autocrat Hosni Mubarak in just 18 days. On an emotional day that will become a landmark…

US spy chiefs grilled over Muslim Brotherhood

WASHINGTON – Top US intelligence officials faced tough questions from lawmakers Wednesday over Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, acknowledging the spy agencies lack certainty on the opposition group’s views. The intelligence chiefs struggled to answer questions about the agenda of the Islamist movement, amid accusations the spy services were caught off-guard by…

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood rejects ‘religious state,’ won’t seek presidency

Representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt said the opposition group would work to promote democracy and does not intend to field a candidate for the presidency, CNN reported Wednesday. “The Muslim Brotherhood are not seeking power,” a member of the group’s media office, Mohammed Morsi, said at a news…

Not That I’m Saying Obama Is The Muslim Hitler

But, well, he is. This is not to say, necessarily, that Mr. Obama actually is a Muslim any more than Mr. Clinton actually is black. After his five months in office, and most especially after his just-concluded visit to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, however, a stunning conclusion seems increasingly plausible:…

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