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Watch live: Egyptian protesters ask for witnesses — ‘we know they’re going to kill us tonight’

Massive violence erupted in the streets of Cairo on Friday as those loyal to ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with police and military forces. According to a report in the Huffington Post, at least 50 people are estimated to have died in Friday’s violence. Though…

U.S. to deliver F-16 fighters to Egypt despite recent upheaval

The United States is pressing ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighters to Egypt despite a military coup against President Mohammed Morsi, a US official said Thursday. “It’s still the status quo,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP. There was no decision to halt the…

Jon Stewart encourages Egyptian counterpart: ‘If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don’t have a regime’

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who has stepped away from his desk to helm a feature film, took a recent opportunity to sit down with Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian political satirist known in his country as its version of the Comedy Central host, discussing the effects of satire on government.…

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