Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood promotes moderate path, but is mistrusted by the West and some in Egypt

by BBC News February 20, 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood - the biggest opposition force in Egypt - is mistrusted in the West and by some in Egypt. The BBC's Tarik Kafala investigates its platform and activities....

Egypt’s army helped oust President Mubarak

by BBC News February 19, 2011

The full picture of the exact role played by the Egyptian army in forcing President Hosni Mubarak to step down has yet to emerge....

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Swiss locate funds linked to Mubarak

by David Rohde and Aram Roston New York Times February 18, 2011

Investigators have discovered tens of millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts belonging to the ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, his family or five prominent associates, officials in Switzerland announced Friday. The officials said the accounts had been frozen, but declined to break down w...

As food prices soar, most developed countries ignore 2009 promise to fund food security initiative

by Howard Schneider Washington Post February 18, 2011

World financial leaders gathering in Paris this weekend have put the recent rise in food prices high on their agenda, examining whether new trading rules or better...

Women stand for equality in Tahir Square

by Kathy Lally Washington Post February 18, 2011

CAIRO - Women think as differently as they dress here, but they have emerged from the barricades agreeing on one thing: This is their moment in history, and they cannot afford to lose it. ...

Egypt’s missing stir doubts on military’s vows for change

by Liam Stack New York Times February 17, 2011

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Egyptians say military discourages an open economy—military runs many businesses, pays no taxes, employs conscripted labor, buys public land on favo...

by David D. Kirkpatrick New York Times February 17, 2011

CAIRO — The Egyptian military defends the country, but it also runs day care centers and beach resorts. Its divisions make television sets, jeeps, washing machines, wooden furniture and olive oil, as well as bottled water under a brand reportedly named after a general’s daughter, Safi....

Food prices pushing millions into poverty

by Howard Schneider Washington Post February 16, 2011

Rising food prices pushed tens of millions of people into extreme poverty last year and are reaching "dangerous levels" in some countries, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said Tuesday as he released new data showing that the cost of grain and other staples is near a historic high. ...

Unrest spreads in Middle East to Bahrain, Yemen, Iran, Libya, and Iraq

by Neil MacFarquhar New York Times February 16, 2011

From northern Africa to the Persian Gulf, governments appeared to flounder over just how to outrun mostly peaceful movements, spreading erratically like lava erupting from a volcano, with no predictable end. ...

Bahrein citizens return to protest in Pearl Square after security forces stop attacking

by Michael Slackman New York Times February 16, 2011

MANAMA, Bahrain — Thousands of jubilant protesters surged back into the symbolic heart of Bahrain on Saturday as the government withdrew its security forces, calling for calm after days of violent crackdowns....

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