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State Department met Wednesday with leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the highest-level contact between Washington and the once-banned group poised to dominate the country's first parliament chosen after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
Islamists looked to seal their domination of Egypt's first democratically elected parliament as Egyptians voted Tuesday in the final round of multistage elections. The end of voting and the convening of parliament, due on Jan. 23,
The Daily Star Egypt's Higher Electoral Commission, which is dealing with the country's parliamentary polls taking place this Sunday, is an independent, neutral body capable of performing its functions, according to Egyptian state officials and high-
As Islamist parties discourage women from taking public roles, Egyptian women fear step backward in their rights. It is an exciting time for Egypt as the country headed to the polls again this week for another round of parliamentary elections in what
Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee, a nationally syndicated columnist, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.
A coalition of 16 rights groups said Tuesday it expects Egypt's parliamentary elections later this month to be rigged because of severe restrictions imposed by the authorities. The Forum of Independent Human Rights NGOs warned in a report entitled
The Muslim Brotherhood, the biggest winner in the first round of Egypt's elections, has threatened to take to the streets if there is any attempt to manipulate results. The group, a moderate Islamist movement banned for decades under the rule of
Capital International Airport in Beijing was forced to cancel hundreds of flights on Monday because of heavy smog and weather conditions. The cancellations were the latest sign that pollution in China's largest cities, among the worst in the world,
Slowly coming to light in local media and dissected on Twitter by eager followers of Egypt's electoral process, figures emerged Saturday that offered details of the success of Islamist parties in the first phase of parliamentary elections last week.
A woman walks near an election poster of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood "The Freedom and Justice Party'" in the old city of Cairo Dec...Early results from Egypt's first post-revolution election showed Islamist parties sweeping to victory, including