Egyptian Brotherhood hints at election boycott at İstanbul rally

As a swelling crowd numbering near 10,000 chanted “every place is Egypt, every place is resistance,” a member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood took to the sun-scorched stage, roaring assurances that “the brotherhood of Turks and Egyptians will endure despite the efforts of foreign powers.” At a Sunday rally held in İstanbul’s massive Kazlıçeşme square, Senior…

Egypt After the Coup… Is Obama Backing El Baradei?

by Franklin Lamb Beirut — According to well-connected Washington sources, including a Congressional staffer whose job description includes following political events in Egypt, once it became evident that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi might well be ousted by Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), it did not take Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei, the Sharia legal…

Morsi calls for dialogue and vows reforms

President Mohamed Morsi has called on opposition leaders to start a dialogue and let him know what their political aspirations and vision are. In a statement on Monday, the Egyptian president’s spokesman also affirmed the right of people to demonstrate peacefully. Omer Amer told journalists that Morsi vowed to introduce reforms within the next month.…

Deadly attack on NATO compound in Kabul

At least 10 people have been killed in an attack on a NATO compound in the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say. Kabul provincial police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi said the attackers detonated a car bomb at the compound gate on Tuesday morning before attacking guards with small-arms fire. Those killed included the four suicide attackers…