Carter Warns Egypt ‘Stands on the Precipice;’ Laments Morsi’s Fall

Former US president calls on Cairo to change course; Carter Center will not monitor Egyptian elections

 

The former US president Jimmy Carter has warned Egypt that its transition to democracy after years of political turmoil is faltering, ahead of presidential elections later this month.

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Egypt’s Sisi Asks for U.S. Help in Fighting Terrorism

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who ousted an elected Islamist president and is set to become Egypt's next head of state, called on the United States to help fight jihadi terrorism to avoid the creation of new Afghanistans in the Middle East.

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Sudan Woman Gets Death Sentence for Apostasy

Judge orders Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag to be hanged for apostasy and given 100 lashes for adultery, prompting protests

A Sudanese judge has sentenced a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, despite appeals by Western embassies for compassion and respect for religious freedom.

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The Middle East’s Christians and “the Jordanian Option”

King Abdullah may propose during the Pope’s visit a global plan for the protection of Christian communities in the Middle East

 

There are just two weeks to go before Pope Francis’ arrival and the streets of Amman are already brimming with revelatory zeal: on what is going to be Francis’ fourth trip to the Holy Land, his visit to the Hashemite Kingdom is certainly not going to be a mere gesture of politeness, for the sake of following protocol.

Read more: The Middle East’s Christians and “the Jordanian Option”

The Muslim Brotherhood Struggles in a New Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood is trying to regroup from a crackdown of historic proportions

The Muslim Brotherhood is no stranger to official repression. The venerable Islamist organization has been subject to regular government purges for most of its 86-year history. Along the way, the Brotherhood has developed a resilient and adaptable command structure—one designed to withstand the arrest of multiple members of its senior leadership.

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