Posts Tagged ‘president’

Egypt’s president meets Hamas leader

July 28th, 2012 Comments off

In this photograph released by Hamas, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, meets the Hamas Prime Minister of Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Hamas, Mohamedf al-Ostaz)Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi met for the first time with Gaza premier Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, an offshoot of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement.

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Dear Fox Cable News: Muhammad Morsi is not the new Prime Minister of Egypt (I know you don’t really care, just sayin’)

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

Egypt’s president, Muhammad Morsi, appointed a new prime minister today, Hisham Qandil.

Given that Fox Cable News spends its time falsifying video of president Obama and others, bullying its guests, and generally spewing falsehoods, it is not surprising that they can’t get the most basic facts in the news straight. They are owned by a criminal enterprise (News Corp) founded by the sleaziest press lord since the nineteenth century, Rupert Murdoch. Their colleagues in the UK have just been arrested en masse for hacking into people’s phones.

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Egypt’s president names new prime minister

July 24th, 2012 Comments off

In this Thursday, March 29, 2012 photo, former Egyptian minister of water resources and irrigation in the outgoing, military-appointed government, Hesham Kandil leaves a meeting in Cairo, Egypt. On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, named the young, U.S. -educated Kandil as the prime minister designate and tasked him with putting together a new administration, nearly a month after Morsi was sworn in as Egypt's first freely elected civilian president .Egypt's president on Tuesday appointed a young, independent U.S.-educated Cabinet minister as the new premier, assigned to turn the nation's economy and internal security around after 17 months of instability and protests.

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Egypt president: 1952 coup fell short on democracy

July 22nd, 2012 Comments off

In this photo released by the office of the Egyptian Presidency, President Mohammed Morsi, second from right, talks with Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, second left, as they attend a military graduation ceremony with Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri, left, and Chief of Staff Sami Anan, right, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi hailed the Egyptian army and its commanders at a time the newly elected Islamist president and the military council, which took power after ouster of Hosni Mubarak last year, are in mid of power struggle. (AP Photo/Sheriff Abd El Minoem, Egyptian Presidency)On the eve of the 60th anniversary of a coup that started decades of military rule, Egypt's new president said Sunday that it failed to bring about democracy. He credited last year's uprising with correcting the path.

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Egypt’s ex-spy chief Omar Suleiman dies

July 19th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this Saturday, April 7, 2012 file photo, former Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman is escorted by police after he submitted his candidacy papers at the Higher Presidential Elections Commission, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s state news agency says former spy chief and vice president Omar Suleiman died in US. Egypt’s Middle East News Agency said on Thursday, July 19, 2012 in a brief statement that Suleiman died in a US hospital early this morning. It didn’t give further details. (AP Photo, File)Egypt's former spy chief Omar Suleiman, deposed president Hosni Mubarak's top lieutenant and keeper of secrets, died Thursday, the country's official news agency reported. He was 76.

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Egypt’s president meets Palestinian counterpart

July 18th, 2012 Comments off

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Maliki, left, negotiator Saeb Erakat, second left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, meet with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)Egypt's new president hosted the Western-backed Palestinian president Wednesday, avoiding preferential treatment toward the rival Hamas, the Gaza branch of his own Muslim Brotherhood.

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Mubarak Back in Tura; Lawyers Trying to Get Him Out

July 18th, 2012 Comments off

A month or so after that strange week when Egypt’s Schrödinger’s ex-President Husni Mubarak was reported by the State News Agency MENA to be clinically dead, but then he got much, much better, he was transported back to Tura Prison yesterday because, well, he’s not dead anymore and he’s supposed to be serving a life sentence, not receiving excellent treatment in an elite military hospital.

Tura Prison

His lawyers are trying to get him sent back to the hospital because there is a law saying heroes of the 1973 war must be respected and because Mubarak is a hero of the 1973 war. (In point of fact his role in the 1973 war, as Air Force Commander, has gotten more and more heroic since he became President n 1981, a sort of retroactive heroism. If he’d been President much longer they’d have had him manning a SAM sit and shooting down Israeli aircraft single-handed.)

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‘New clashes rock Syrian capital’

July 17th, 2012 Comments off

Activists report clashes in central Damascus and fighting spreads to the north of the city, as envoy Kofi Annan prepares to meet the Russian president.
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Hamas seeks new Gaza policy from Egypt

July 16th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In a Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 file photograph, Palestinians wait next to their luggage to leave on a bus from Gaza City to Egypt through the Rafah border crossing. Egypt's new president holds the key to blockaded Gaza, but is signaling that he won't rush to the aid of fellow Islamists from Hamas who rule the territory wedged between Egypt and Israel. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)Egypt's new president holds the key to blockaded Gaza, but he is signaling that he won't rush to help the territory's Hamas rulers by striking a border deal with them, even though they are fellow members of the region's Muslim Brotherhood.

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US role in post-Mubarak Egypt still unclear

July 15th, 2012 Comments off

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi before a meeting at the Ministry of Defense July 15, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Clinton is holding talks with Egypt's top military leaders to press for the military to work with Egypt's new Islamist leaders on a full transition to civilian rule. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)Having pressed the new Egyptian president, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday sought to mobilize what influence the United States still has with the army chief whose key role in post-Hosni Mubarak Egypt is splitting the country between those who see the military as a threat to democracy and those clinging to it as a guarantor of stability.

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