Muslim Brotherhood's success isn't surprising, but rise of Egypt's ultraconservative Salafis is.
The Muslim Brotherhood, an 80-year-old Islamist organization banned under Mubarak, has made an impressive showing in the first round of Egypt's elections.
Egypt's elections have begun amid high turnout and public optimism. But Tahrir Square's protesters are promising to keep the pressure on the country's military rulers.
The Arab Spring could open the door for Islamists – as seen in Egypt elections – and threaten Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned.
Egypt's parliamentary election began today, but the real prize is the presidency. Top candidate Amr Moussa recently offered his vision for Egypt in an interview.
Today's parliamentary elections in Egypt saw a high turnout. Some voters confessed they didn't really know the candidates, but were excited to participate nonetheless.
If this election is fair, it will mark a sharp departure from the past. But with two rounds to go, Egypt's rulers could still tighten control – just as they did after the Muslim Brotherhood did well in 2005.
The first day of voting in Egypt's parliamentary election has been surprisingly calm and orderly. But the process will stretch out over three rounds set to culminate in January.
The high turnout in Egypt elections comes after a week of clashes in Tahrir Square and elsewhere that left more than 40 dead and intensified calls for the military to step down.
After months of tepid statements, the US yesterday condemned the 'excessive force' used by Egyptian security forces. Meanwhile, three US students were arrested for protesting in Tahrir Square.
Egypt's de facto military ruler, Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, promised presidential elections by July. But the masses in Tahrir Square vowed to stay put until he stepped down.
Security forces have killed at least 29 as Tahrir Square protests entered their fourth day. Many Egyptians have criticized the US for its cautious response to the military junta's heavy hand.
At least 24 have been killed in fresh Tahrir Square protests against the military junta. The cabinet resigned today, but many say the standoff can be ended only by significant concessions from the military.
It was one of Egypt's biggest demonstrations since Mubarak was toppled, a show of force against military efforts to maintain control. Amr Moussa recently discussed some of the key issues in an interview.
In a rally called by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups, one of the largest protests since the fall of Hosni Mubarak demanded a quick end to the military's rule of Egypt.
The hefty victory of an Islamist party in Tunisia's election kicks off a year of constitution writing. Urgently needed now is a bill of rights to guarantee freedom for all, regardless of creed or politics.
A swap today of alleged Israeli spy Ilan Grapel for 25 Egyptian prisoners helps patch up relations between Israel and Egypt.
The Egyptian military said today that they are investigating who killed 17 Christian protesters on Sunday. Their denial of guilt has angered many Egyptians, who complain of a new dictatorship.
Coptic Christians in Egypt, already dealing with a massacre, are now contending with the state-run version of events, which has convinced many Egyptians that Christians were at least partially responsible for the violence.
If Egyptian organizer Esraa Abdel Fattah wins the Nobel Peace Prize tomorrow, it could reinvigorate Egypt's flagging activists. But some say it could overstate social media's role in Egypt's revolution.
The Egyptian military has postponed by three weeks an appeal hearing for blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad, whose case symbolizes the lack of freedom of expression in Egypt today.
The case of Tahrir activist and Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil, who has been on a hunger strike for nearly a month, shows torture and prisoners of conscience aren't just a thing of Egypt's past.