Egypt Elections http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22162/all en Rural Egypt breaks from its Islamist past http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120510/rural-egypt-breaks-from-its-islamist-past <p>FIDIMIN, Egypt &mdash; This sleepy farming hamlet is where Omar Abdel Rahman &mdash; an extremist sheikh now serving time in US federal prison for conspiring to blow up the World Trade Center &mdash; gave some of his first fiery sermons. But even as Egypt&rsquo;s political Islamists rise to power following last year&rsquo;s ousting of Hosni Mubarak, Fidimin is breaking with its fundamentalist past, giving way to a more pragmatic political landscape ahead of the May 23 presidential election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120510/rural-egypt-breaks-from-its-islamist-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt Elections Elections Want to Know Thu, 10 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5703837 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt presidential hopeful campaign office torched, Tahrir erupts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120528/egypt-presidential-hopeful-campaign-office-torched-ta Demonstrations erupted in Cairo's Tahrir square Monday night, while in the nearby neihborhood of Dokki, presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq's campaign headquarters was set ablaze. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120528/egypt-presidential-hopeful-campaign-office-torched-ta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt Egypt Elections Middle East Tue, 29 May 2012 01:50:16 +0000 Alexander Besant 5705955 at http://www.globalpost.com