Key members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood are in Washington this week – hoping to restore the international image of a revolution that has so far failed to live up to its promise of democracy and progress.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has announced its presidential candidate. The move has caused a tide of public discontent, with many seeing it as a threat to democracy – and some even accusing the Islamist group of conspiracy plans.
An Egyptian administrative court has banned internet porn sites, describing them as "poisons in spreading immorality.” The move has some liberal activists worried that Egypt may be moving towards Sharia law.
Fans of Egypt’s top football team Al-Masry went insane on news their side was given a two-year ban over the February 1 massacre in Port Said, when team’s fans turned a stadium into a slaughterhouse, beating and stubbing to death at least 74 people.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, an influential group holding half of the seats in the new parliament, may field a candidate for the May presidential election. The move would break an earlier promise not to seek presidential power.
Coptic Christians have paid final respects to their spiritual leader. With the death of Pope Shenouda III, a staunch defender of the Christian minority in Egypt, millions of Copts face growing uncertainty about their future in Muslim-ruled Egypt.
More than a year after the revolution in Egypt, high hopes of a better life for everyone have faded with its faltering economy. Expectations for the civilian rulers who will take over in June are high, but the cost of failure may be higher.
Egypt calls Israel its number one enemy, saying it will “revise all its relations and agreements” with Tel Aviv. In a protest against Israeli attacks on Gaza, Egyptian MPs have voted to expel Israel's Ambassador in Cairo, and to halt gas exports.
Israel and groups of militants in the Gaza Strip have agreed to an Egypt-mediated truce, Reuters reports, citing a senior Egyptian security official. It will put an end to four days of border violence between the sides.