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  • Is Egypt heading for civil war?     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Anthony Skinner, head of Middle East and North Africa at Maplecroft, says Egypt is very close to civil war as there is "no sign of reconciliation".

  • Egypt on the edge as violence escalates Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    As tensions in Egypt continue to rise NBC's chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, looks at the events of the past 24 hours and speaks to people on the ground.

  • Dennis Ross, Counselor at The Washington Institute and former special aide to the Obama administration, explains why Egypt's regional importance would make walking away a mistake for the U.S.

  • Egypt: international policy is limited     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports from Cairo on the latest developments in Egypt, and the international response to the conflict taking place.

  • Egypt: attack in Sinai leaves 25 dead     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Violence in Egypt looks set to continue after 25 people were killed in the Sinai peninsula on Monday, after the military reaffirmed its "road map", reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • Egyptian army defiant as protests begin Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 9:05 AM ET
    Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.

    Thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Egypt on Friday, including Tanta, Alexandria and Nasr City in eastern Cairo.

  • Egypt: army moves to block key Cairo areas     Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports on the latest developments in Egypt where an attack on the Suez canal left 7 soldiers dead.

  • Egypt prepares for 'Friday of anger'     Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    The Egyptian army has moved to block access over a key Cairo bridge and state TV as pro-Mursi supporters get ready for what they call the "Friday of anger", reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • Death toll mounts in Egypt as 'civil war looms' Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    The death toll rises from violent clashes in Egypt between the armed forces and supporters of the deposed president Mohammed Morsi, leading some to warn the country risks sliding into civil war.

  • What next for the Muslim Brotherhood?     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 9:53 PM ET

    Shibley Telhami, Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, says the Muslim Brotherhood will fight for power in Egypt, but civil war won't help either party.

  • Get into Egypt 'sooner rather than later' Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    Investors should view Egypt's political crisis as a buying opportunity and get in "sooner rather than later", the country's finance minister told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Thousands gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 5

    The United States urged Egypt to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and opened a dangerous new phase in the army's confrontation with his Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Want to run the Libyan central bank? Click here Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    Libya has posted an online advertisement seeking a candidate to run its central bank, although it is not quite clear whether that means the man who has been doing the job has been fired.

  • Egyptian security forces shoot dead at least 70 Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | 5:12 AM ET
    Supporters of Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo

    Egyptian security forces shot dead at least 70 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday, his Muslim Brotherhood said.

  • Tallying up the waste in Afghanistan rebuilding Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:27 AM ET
    The Rosoboronexport Mi-17 helicopter.

    The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has flagged several expensive failures, including an unwanted $34 million command headquarters.

  • Cairo Clashes Caught on Video     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 6:34 AM ET

    The Egyptian military released video it claims proves troops were attacked during yesterday's deadly clashes with protestors, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • Ace Is the Place With the Afghan Hardware Man Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    An Ace Hardware store under construction in Afghanistan.

    Ace Hardware has become the first U.S. business to announce a partnership to open a franchise in the war-torn country. It means more than a mere business opportunity.

  • Nonprofit Steps Up for US Troops Who Lack Basics Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Despite the military's "draw down" from Afghanistan and Iraq, budget cuts, bureaucratic red tape, and supply chain inefficiency can make obtaining needed gear difficult or impossible for many troops.

  • Morsi's Ouster Was a Coup D'Etat: Pro     Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 9:15 PM ET

    Steven Fish, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley believes what happened in Egypt was a coup d'etat by the military, despite the popular support behind it.

  • Egypt Protests Set for Showdown, Violence Feared Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 11:13 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt.

    Mass demonstrations across Egypt on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a dictator they called Pharaoh and ushered in a democracy crippled by bitter divisions.