Merrit Kennedy

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Militants Stage Series Of Deadly Attacks In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Thursday, July 02, 2015

A day after militants killed more than 50 Egyptian soldiers in the northern Sinai Peninsula, details on the attack are emerging and the government is launching a massive military response.


Amid Tight Security, Egypt Swears In A New President

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, who led a military coup against the democratically-elected President Mohammed Morsi, called his swearing-in the country's first "peaceful handover of power."


Egypt's Activists Battle Anti-Protest Law — And Protest Fatigue

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Thousands have been jailed in Egypt since a crackdown on dissent last November. But most Egyptians are unwilling to risk jail for reform; most wish things would finally quiet down.


Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Freed On Bail

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of Egypt's best-known bloggers, has a long track record of criticizing the government; he's been doing it over the course of four regimes.


Letters From An Egyptian Prison

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Detained journalists and activists have been writing about the harsh conditions and remain sharply critical of the government despite the risk that they could face additional punishment.


Egypt's Islamic Salafi Party Walks Political Tightrope

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Salafi Al-Nour party won the second-most seats in the last parliamentary election and is now the only major Islamist political force allowed to operate in Egypt. The group supported Mohammed Morsi's overthrow and lent Islamist credibility to the military's decision. But it quickly found itself at odds with the interim rulers, and now faces a court case that could lead to its dissolution.


Murder Trial Begins For Egypt's Ex-President Then Adjourns

Monday, November 04, 2013

The trial of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi got off to a raucous start in Cairo on Monday. The country's first democratically-elected president is charged with inciting violence and murder. The judge adjourned the case until January.


Morsi Trial May Reignite Anger, Violence In Egypt

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was Egypt's first-ever democratically elected president. A year after he was elected, he was ousted by the military following massive protests against him. Morsi goes on trial Monday, accused of inciting violence against protesters.


Egypt's Political Crisis Is Creating Economic Trouble

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The crisis in Egypt is hitting businesses. Shops usually open late into the night are closing early because of the curfew, and some foreign companies stopped operations for much of last week. Economists say Egypt will be able to avoid a total collapse due to a $12 billion aid package from Gulf countries. But the interim government is unlikely to tackle Egypt's bigger economic problems because it is focused on the security situation.


As Ramadan Winds Down, Tensions Ramp Up In Egypt

Friday, August 09, 2013

Muslims are feasting at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, usually a time of peace and fraternity. But in Egypt, tension is building after the failure of international mediation efforts between the interim government and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The Prime Minister has said he's losing patience and they plan to disperse the ongoing sit-ins. Morsi's supporters are vowing to stay in the streets, building barricades and stocking up on supplies in preparation for whatever comes next.


Culture War Rages In Egypt

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

What is the cultural impact of a revolution? Egyptian artists, writers and comedians are sorting through what they can and can't express now that the Morsi government has been pushed from power and the military is in charge.


Opponents To Mark Morsi's First Year In Office With Protests

Thursday, June 27, 2013

On Sunday, it'll be one year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was sworn into office. His leadership has polarized the country and Egyptians face rising food prices, fuel shortages and power cuts just as the long hot summer takes hold. Opposition groups have planned major protests to mark the day, demanding early elections and vowing to remain on the streets until Morsi quits power.


A Big Battle Over A Tiny Isle In The Nile

Saturday, March 09, 2013

The 70-acre patch of agricultural land is prime real estate next to Cairo, and it has been the subject of a long fight over ownership.