Egyptian security forces stormed a Cairo mosque and cleared it of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who had holed up for hours there on Saturday. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin gets the latest from reporter Sharif Abdel Kouddous.
Security forces cleared a central Cairo Mosque Saturday, where hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi had gathered overnight. Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been arrested, charged with murder and terrorism. Guest host Don Gonyea speaks with NPR's Peter Kenyon about the ongoing crisis.
Amid violence in Egypt, there are reportedly calls for dismantling the Muslim Brotherhood, the party of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Guest host Don Gonyea speaks with Shadi Hamid, the director of research for the Brookings Doha Center, about political and security issues in the country.
The Islamist group has been banned or repressed for much of its history. But it has operated in the gaps that successive Egyptian regimes have permitted, serving as a social, religious and political organization.
A deadly standoff continues between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who are holed up inside a Cairo mosque. Host Scott Simon gets the latest from reporter Sharif Abdel Kouddous.
The eurozone emerged from an 18-month-long recession. Host Scott Simon talks with Simon Johnson, MIT professor and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, about positive news from the eurozone, and what impact that might have on the U.S. economy.
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