Egypt's parliament defied a military order for its dissolution and convened briefly today, but did so merely to determine how to respond to a Supreme Court ruling declaring the parliament invalid.
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court upheld its earlier ruling that one third of the country's parliament was elected illegally. Following that ruling the country's military dismissed the government. Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi aims to reconvene the lower chamber of parliament in defiance of the court.
The recent Geneva agreement is ill fitted to reality in Syria, and a new Human Rights Watch report details torture by the Bashar al-Assad regime. Intervention appears to be the only means for halting human rights violations, stabilizing the conflict, and ensuring a sustainable transition.
Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi addressed a throng of adoring supporters in Tahrir Square today. He is from the Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest Islamist organization in the world. So what does that mean, exactly?