Egypt

11:54am

Sat July 6, 2013
The Two-Way

ElBaradei To Be Egypt's Prime Minister

Originally published on Sat July 6, 2013 6:00 pm

Mohamed ElBaradei.
Mohamed Abid El Ghany Reuters/Landov

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The office of the interim Egyptian president is now backtracking on reports of the appointment of Mohamed ElBaradei as prime minister. NPR's Leila Fadel reports this comes "after the second-largest Islamist party in Egypt [Salfi el-Nour], which has so far been on board with the military coup, reportedly rejected the appointment."

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6:21am

Sat July 6, 2013
Political Crisis In Egypt

The U.S. Holds The Aid Card, Yet Egypt Still Trumps

Originally published on Sat July 6, 2013 7:04 pm

Egyptian protesters celebrate in Tahrir Square on Wednesday. The United States has managed to alienate just about every political actor in Egypt.
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The ouster of Mohammed Morsi puts the U.S. in an awkward position: By law, the administration is supposed to cut off aid to a country after a military coup, but Egypt's military has been a key to regional stability. As the administration considers its next steps, it's come under criticism from all sides in Egypt over how it's handling the situation.

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5:44am

Sat July 6, 2013
The Two-Way

After Deadly Clashes, Cairo Is Calmer But Still Tense

Originally published on Sun July 7, 2013 11:08 am

A poster showing ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was hanging on barbed wire outside the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo on Saturday. On the other side, guards stood watch.
Khaled Elfiqi EPA/Landov

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The death toll from clashes Friday and into early Saturday in Egypt now stands at 36, authorities say. That estimate, released just before 11 a.m. ET, was up from the 30 deaths that had been reported when the day began.

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10:37am

Fri July 5, 2013
Middle East

Shootings Reported At Demonstrations In Egypt

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

This is a week when Egypt is divided on what democracy means. In what amounted to a second uprising, millions of Egyptians poured into the streets to demand that their democratically elected president step down. When he balked, the army ousted Mohamed Morsi, which led his supporters to say it is a dark day for democracy there. Today, thousands of Morsi supporters are out protesting that military coup, in demonstrations that have reportedly turned violent.

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5:13am

Fri July 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Egypt On Edge: Nation Braces For Protests Of Morsi's Ouster

Originally published on Fri July 5, 2013 8:14 pm

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood hold a picture of deposed President Mohammed Morsi during a rally outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on Friday.
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After ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood called for mass protests Friday, there were reports of violence in the streets of Cairo and some other cities.

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