Egypt and Iran are set to restart bilateral relations after more than three decades of animosity. Iran will place no limits on the strengthening of relations with Egypt, said President Ahmadinejad in his first phone call with his counterpart.
Three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Martin Sieff says America’s foreign policy is misguided in its attempts to export “instant democracy” – and assumptions that the US model will work the same everywhere could have potentially dangerous consequences.
Egypt’s newly sworn-in President Mohammed Morsi reaffirmed his Islamist beliefs in his inauguration speech, but promised the country would not swerve from a moderate course in its international policies.
The head of UK intelligence, Jonathan Evans, says the turmoil that followed the Arab Spring allowed extremists to gain a foothold in the Arab world. Middle East peace activist, Franklin Lamb, believes that this warning is not groundless.
Newly-elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will rekindle dormant ties between Egypt and Iran and re-consider his country’s peace accord with Israel, according to a controversial interview with an Iranian news agency.
President Morsi’s success as the new head of Egypt will depend on his ability to solve urgent problems rather then skills in political debate, says his former competitor Amre Moussa. That can only be achieved by keeping the country secular, he says.
Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi, the first Islamist head of state in the Arab world's most populous nation, has delivered an encouraging speech stating that under his rule Christians and Muslims will unite and make Egypt proud and great again.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians have descended on Tahrir Square in Cairo as the results of the country's recent presidential elections are pending. Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood claims its candidate's victory, stirring tensions along the way.
The Egyptian government has postponed presidential vote results amid conflicting reports of ex-leader Hosni Mubarak’s worsening health. His transfer to hospital prompted claims the military authorities are using him as a scapegoat to delay elections.
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have flooded Tahrir Square to protest the ruling military council’s decision to grant itself legislative power. The latest developments in the country raise fears of a showdown between Islamists and the military.