International | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


RSS Feed

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Remains Defiant After Crackdown

Hundreds of people were killed in Egypt Wednesday when armed forces cleared protest camps set up by backers of ousted President Morsi. David Greene talks to Steven Cook, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the situation in Egypt.

Violent Crackdown Spread Beyond Cairo

The deadly confrontations in Egypt on Wednesday were not limited to Cairo. To find out what happened in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, David Greene talks to Mohammed Abushaqra, a civil society advocate.

Egypt Is Under A State Of Emergency

It was perhaps the bloodiest day in Egypt since the uprising in 2011. Security forces on Wednesday launched a major operation to clear supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi from two sit-in camps in Cairo but the violence quickly spread to other parts of the city.

Death Toll Mounts In Egypt After Violent Clashes

There were widespread clashes between security forces and Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi in Egypt on Wednesday.

Egypt Ambassador: Muslim Brotherhood Chose 'Path Of Exclusion'

Robert Siegel speaks with Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Mohammad Tawfik about the violence in Cairo and the possibility for reconciliation between the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim Egyptian government.

Sub Fire Called India's Worst Naval Disaster In Peacetime

The Indian Navy says it losing hope of finding any survivors among the 18-man crew onboard a submarine that sank in its berth in the Mumbai naval docks shortly after midnight local time. A massive explosion ripped through the boat in what is being called India's worst naval disaster in peacetime.

Eurozone Growth Doesn't Mean Tough Times Are Over

The Eurozone economy eked out a positive growth number for the first time in a year-and-a-half. That had some analysts speculating that Europe's long recession is coming to an end.Others think that's too optimistic.

Egypt's Military-Backed Government Condemned For Crackdown

Egypt's military-backed government is facing widespread condemnation for its violent crackdown on Islamist protesters. U.S. and European diplomats had tried to push for a negotiated solution to Egypt's political crisis and had been urging all sides to exercise restraint. However, those efforts failed and diplomats are now scrambling to head off further violence.

Egypt Government Spokesman: There Wasn't A Peaceful Solution

Robert Siegel talks to a spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry about the security forces violent actions to disperse pro-Morsi protesters in the streets of Cairo on Wednesday.

Egypt's Ominous Developments

The security forces reasserted their authority on several fronts and gave every appearance that they would press ahead with a crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood.