Egypt http://kgou.org en World Views: March 28, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-28-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise explains why Russia's ouster from the Group of Eight industrialized nations is mostly symbolic with little consequence, and Joshua Landis discusses the implications of the murder convictions of more than 500 supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.</p><p>Later,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">a conversation with political scientist <a href="http://www.rethinkinstitute.org/dr-fevzi-bilgin/">Fevzi Bilgin</a> about allegations against Turkey’s prime minister, and political instability ahead of Sunday's local elections.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:05:40 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 26144 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 28, 2014 ‘Better The Devil You Know’ As Egypt Cracks Down On Morsi Supporters http://kgou.org/post/better-devil-you-know-egypt-cracks-down-morsi-supporters <p></p><p>A court in southern Egypt Monday convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police.</p><p>The defendants were arrested after violent demonstrations that were a backlash for the police crackdown in August on pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo that killed hundreds of people.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:47:19 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Associated Press 26140 at http://kgou.org ‘Better The Devil You Know’ As Egypt Cracks Down On Morsi Supporters Resignations In Egypt May Be Prelude To General's Presidential Run http://kgou.org/post/resignations-egypt-may-be-prelude-generals-presidential-run In something of a surprise, Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi announced Monday that his entire Cabinet is stepping down.<p>From Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel says the prime minister gave no reason for the mass resignation.<p>But <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/egypt-military-backed-government-resigns" target="_blank">as The Associated Press reports</a>, the resignations "could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation's military chief to leave his defense minister's post to run for president." <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/us-egypt-politics-idUSBREA1N0KO Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 23895 at http://kgou.org Resignations In Egypt May Be Prelude To General's Presidential Run Mobs Blame Muslim Brotherhood After Bombs Rock Cairo http://kgou.org/post/mobs-blame-muslim-brotherhood-after-bombs-rock-cairo <strong>Update at 11:05 a.m. ET: There's been a fourth blast in Cairo. We've added that development to the top of this post.</strong><p>The explosion of a powerful bomb outside a security headquarters in Cairo killed at least four people on Friday. Soon after that, two more smaller explosions in the city left at least one other person dead. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:44:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 21814 at http://kgou.org Mobs Blame Muslim Brotherhood After Bombs Rock Cairo Hundreds Fleeing South Sudan's Fighting Drown In Nile River http://kgou.org/post/hundreds-fleeing-south-sudans-fighting-drown-nile-river At least 200 refugees, mostly women and children, have drowned in South Sudan after a ferry sank as they were trying to cross the Nile River to escape fighting near the northern town of Malakal.<p>Army spokesman Col. Philip Aguer said the group was in an "overloaded" boat. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/world/africa/south-sudan.html?hp&_r=0"><em>The New York Times</em></a>, which places the number of dead at between 200 and 300, reports that it is the worst such ferry accident to date as tens of thousands of residents have sought refuge.<p>"They all drowned. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:58:18 +0000 Scott Neuman 21114 at http://kgou.org Hundreds Fleeing South Sudan's Fighting Drown In Nile River Morsi Is Defiant As Trial Opens, Then Is Delayed Until January http://kgou.org/post/morsi-defiant-trial-judge-adjourns-case-january <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oA3A_aZ3wE</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:59:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16499 at http://kgou.org Morsi Is Defiant As Trial Opens, Then Is Delayed Until January Reporting On The Middle East: Syria And Egypt After The Arab Spring http://kgou.org/post/reporting-middle-east-syria-and-egypt-after-arab-spring <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR assigned correspondent </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/131876588/kelly-mcevers" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kelly McEvers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to Iraq in 2010 with instructions not to miss a day ahead of the expected troop withdrawal by the end of 2011.</span></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:02:27 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 15251 at http://kgou.org Reporting On The Middle East: Syria And Egypt After The Arab Spring UPDATE: No Decision Yet On Egyptian Aid, White House Says http://kgou.org/post/egypt-us-aid-secretly-halted-brotherhood-leader-arrested <em>(We put a new top on this post at 11:50 a.m. ET and added a new development being reported by the AP at 2 p.m. ET.)</em><p>The Obama administration is still reviewing U.S. assistance to Egypt and it's incorrect to say that such aid has been "secretly" put on hold, the White House said Tuesday.<p>That message from a National Security Council spokeswoman follows a report in The Daily Beast, which we posted about earlier, quoting a spokesman for Sen. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:08:16 +0000 Mark Memmott 11921 at http://kgou.org UPDATE: No Decision Yet On Egyptian Aid, White House Says Egypt Tense After Bloody Crackdown On Protests http://kgou.org/post/egypt-tense-after-bloody-crackdown-protests <em><strong>This post was updated 1:00 a.m. ET Monday</strong> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:04:57 +0000 Scott Neuman 11826 at http://kgou.org Egypt Tense After Bloody Crackdown On Protests World Views: August 16, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-august-16-2013 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">On Thursday President Obama canceled joint military exercises with&nbsp;Egypt.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://samershehata.com/" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Samer Shehata</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, a University of Oklahoma professor of Middle East Studies and an expert on Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood, says while the move was the least President Obama could do, it was still necessary.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Foreign aid to post-conflict countries usually focuses on rebuilding physical infrastructure.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usip.org/experts/peter-weinberger" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Peter Weinberger</a>&nbsp;says in countries where there are deep divisions between religious, ethnic, or tribal groups, social reconstruction is more important, and can be much more difficult to achieve, than physical reconstruction.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Hallie Arias 11739 at http://kgou.org World Views: August 16, 2013