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by: AP 2005-10-13

 Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, officially outlawed but widely tolerated, may have its candidates run under the movement’s own name in November’s parliamentary polls, rather than as independents as they have done in the past...

by: AP 2005-11-9

Egyptians Vote in Rare Contested Election
Egyptians Cast Ballots in Parliamentary Election Seen As Test of Mubarak’s Promise to Open System
The Associated Press
CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptians cast ballots Wednesday in their most robustly contested parliamentary election in more than 50 years, but no one expected the vote to unseat the long-dominant party of President Hosni M..

by: AP 2005-11-10

High turnout, little violence, change face – if not outcome – of Egyptian vote

By Maggie Michael

CAIRO, Egypt – Turnout was better than expected Wednesday, violence was sparse and the opposition Muslim Brotherhood – still officially banned – ran an active and open campaign in what many viewed as Egypt’s freest parliamentary vote.
Regardless, Presid..

by: AP 2005-11-10

Turnout Better Than Expected in Egypt
Turnout Better Than Expected in Egyptian Election; Opposition Party, Though Banned, Runs Campaign
The Associated Press
CAIRO, Egypt - Turnout was better than expected Wednesday, violence was sparse and the opposition Muslim Brotherhood still officially banned ran an active and open campaign in what many viewed as Egypt’s freest..

by: AP 2005-11-11

80 Percent of Egypt Seats to Go to Run-Off


Associated Press Writer

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Egypt’s ruling party secured the most seats in the first stage of parliamentary balloting, but the banned Muslim Brotherhood made its mark as well, sending 42 candidates to run-off elections.

Run-offs will be needed for about 80 percent of the 164 ..

by: AP 2005-11-13

Mideast democracy summit ends in disagreement over declaration


MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - A Mideast democracy and development summit ended in rancour Saturday over the wording of a draft declaration on democratic and economic principles.

The conference did adopt two initiatives that are part of U.S. President George W. Bush’s push to expand political freedo..

by: AP 2005-11-16

Heated run-off poll in Egypt

 Cairo - The Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s ruling party competed in a heated runoff vote in the country’s parliament elections on Tuesday, with scattered outbursts of violence, protests by hundreds of Brotherhood members at counting centers and reports of irregularities at the polls.

The Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest Islamic fundamentalist part..

by: AP 2005-11-19

Egypt voting results show Muslim Brotherhood’s power


CAIRO, Egypt -- A surprise showing in the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections has given the Muslim Brotherhood its strongest political foothold heading into today’s vote, hinting at what democracy might look like in the Arab world’s largest country.

Secularists an..

by: AP 2005-11-19

Egypt: Second round of parliamentary election
Egyptians in nine provinces - Alexandria, Gharbia, Qalyoubeya, Beheira, Ismaelia, Suez, Port Said, Qena, Fayyoum - started voting Sunday in the second round of a parliamentary election. All in all, there are 1,706 candidates competing in 72 constituencies in this round. Some 10,531,000 voters will take part in voting which will be held in more t..

by: AP 2006-6-5

Egyptian police raided a Cairo study centre connected with the opposition Muslim Brotherhood and arrested nine leading members of the Islamist group, police and the Brotherhood said on Monday.

After giving the Brotherhood a margin of freedom last year, Egyptian authorities have started to crack down on the movement, calling it a secret organisation despite the presence of 88 of its ..

by: AP 2006-8-19

A federal judge ruled Thursday that the government’s warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt to it.
U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the National Security Agency’s program, which she says violates the rights to free speech and privacy as well as the separation of powers enshrined in the Constituti..

by: AP 2006-9-15

Islamic leaders in the Middle East denounced Pope Benedict XVI’s recent remarks about Islam and demanded an apology.

"The remarks do not express correct understanding of Islam and are merely wrong and distorted beliefs being repeated in the West," said Mohammed Mahdi Akef, the leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, in a written statement.

by: AP 2007-5-15
Several human rights groups here appealed to the United Nations on Monday not to accept Egypt’s candidacy for membership of the U.N. Human Rights Council.

The 19 groups and organizations expressed their "surprise" that Egypt is applying for membership in the council that addresses human rights violations, according to a statement.

"The Egyptian government’s record is full of serious hu..

by: AP 2007-6-6
U.S. President George W. Bush criticism of jailed dissidents during a speech Tuesday in the Czech Republic cast a spotlight on Egypt’s most prominent opposition prisoner whose wife recently accused the U.S. of ignoring him in favor of winning Egyptian government support.

In his speech celebrating democracy’s progress around the globe but also called out places where its reach is either inco..