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  • Illustration Morsi by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    PIPES AND FARAHAT: Morsi could discredit Muslim Brotherhood rule

    Earlier this year, most analysts in Egypt assessed Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi to be the key figure in that country's politics and President Mohamed Morsi to be a lightweight. Mr. Morsi fired Field Marshal Tantawi on Aug. 12.

  • Egyptian general hits Brotherhood

    Egypt's top general on Sunday raised the stakes in the military's political standoff with the Muslim Brotherhood, saying the armed forces will not allow a "certain group" to dominate the country.

  • Egyptian Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi greets U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton before a meeting at the Ministry of Defense in Cairo on Sunday, July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

    Clinton urges Egypt to commit to 'durable democracy'

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged Egypt to commit to "a strong, durable democracy" that protects the rights of all citizens, hoping to appeal both to supporters of the popularly elected Islamist president and to minorities fearful of being repressed by their new government.

  • Hajiaj Ad Dustour, Amman, Jordan

    PIPES AND FARAHAT: Egypt's real ruler: military leader Tantawi

    What does it mean that Mohammed Morsi is the president of Egypt? The American consensus is that Egypt has been lost. However, the election was not just symbolic, but illusory. Egypt's future remains very much in play.

  • An Egyptian chants slogans as thousands gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Divisions in Tahrir as Egyptians mark uprising

    Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, with liberals and Islamists gathering on different sides of Cairo's Tahrir Square in a reflection of the deep political divides that emerged in the year since the downfall of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.

  • Egyptians set up an obelisk with the names of people who were killed during the 18-day uprising as they marked in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday the first anniversary of the start of the revolt that forced President Hosni Mubarak from power. (Associated Press)

    Massive protests greet anniversary of Egypt's revolution

    Hundreds of thousands of people marched Wednesday into Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of Egypt's revolution, as many shouted their outrage at the military council that took over after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president in February.

  • An Egyptian protester reads a newspaper outside a tent in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, a day before planned demonstrations to mark the first anniversary of the start of the uprising that deposed President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Egypt's ruler partially lifts emergency laws

    Egypt's military ruler on Tuesday decreed a partial lifting of the nation's hated emergency laws, an apparent attempt to ease criticism of his policies ahead of the first anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

  • ** FILE ** Egyptian Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Defense, Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison, File)

    Egypt's military ruler warns of 'grave dangers'

    Egypt is facing unprecedented "grave dangers," but its military will protect it, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the country's military ruler, said in remarks published Wednesday that appeared aimed at rallying public opinion against protests planned for next week's anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising.

  • Protesters, including a wounded man, chant slogans and wave Egyptian national flags during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Nov. 25, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Egypt's military under pressure from protests, U.S.

    The U.S. increased pressure Friday on Egypt's military rulers to hand over power to civilian leaders, and the generals turned to a Mubarak-era politician to head a new government in a move that failed to satisfy the more than 100,000 protesters who jammed Tahrir Square in the biggest rally yet this week.

  • A boy looks at Egyptian Army soldiers standing guard atop a concrete block barricade on the street between Tahrir Square and the interior ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Police and protesters demanding that Egypt's ruling military council step down are observing a truce after five days of deadly street battles in which dozens have died. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Egyptian military says vote won't be postponed

    Egypt's military rulers said Thursday that parliamentary elections will start on schedule next week despite escalating unrest and they rejected protesters' calls for them to immediately step down.

  • An Egyptian boy holds two Molotov cocktails during clashes with Egyptian riot police, unseen, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

    Clashes break out for 5th day in Egypt

    Egyptian police clashed with anti-government protesters for a fifth day in central Cairo Wednesday as a rights group raised the overall death toll from the ongoing unrest to at least 38. The United Nations strongly condemned what it called the use of excessive force by security forces.

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates (left) meets with Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, head of the Egyptian Armed Forces Supreme Council, in Cairo on Thursday, March 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

    Gates: Egypt's new groups need time to organize

    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Thursday that Egyptian authorities should give nascent political organizations time to organize, as the country begins to take tentative steps toward democracy.

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