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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

January 24th, 2014
07:42 PM ET

Deadly bombs push Egypt to crisis's edge

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the four car bombs that rocked Cairo as increased violence deepens Egypt's political crisis.


Filed under: Egypt • Reza Sayah
September 25th, 2013
12:40 PM ET

Egypt's top diplomat responds to Obama

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Pres. Obama covered a wide range of topics, including some strong words for Egypt. The Egyptian military helped to depose former Pres. Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood after mass protests filled the streets and led to violence that claimed hundreds of lives. Pres. Obama said of Mr. Morsy and the administration that followed him, "The interim government that replaced him responded to the desires of millions of Egyptians who believed the revolution had taken a wrong turn. But it, too, has made decisions inconsistent with inclusive democracy through an emergency law and restrictions on the press and civil society and opposition parties."

Wolf Blitzer interviews the new Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy about the ouster of Mr. Morsy and the state of democracy in Egypt.


Filed under: Egypt • Mohamed Morsy
August 16th, 2013
08:06 AM ET

Sen. McCain: "A blow to our credibility"

Sen. John McCain criticizes the Obama administration's handling of Egypt, arguing that "We violated our own rule of law" and "undercut our own values" by not calling the overthrow of Pres. Mohamed Morsy's government a "coup."


Filed under: Egypt • John McCain • U.S. Foreign Aid
August 16th, 2013
08:02 AM ET

Should the U.S. cut off aid to Egypt?

Wolf Blitzer asks two top diplomats, former State Department press secretary P.J. Crowley and former Middle East negotiator Aaron David Miller, if the United States should ends its annual $1.6 billion-dollar military aid package to Egypt after the recent surge in violence.


Filed under: Egypt • U.S. Foreign Aid
August 14th, 2013
08:53 PM ET

Egypt's deadly day

CNN's Brian Todd brings us the rawest images and one brutally honest take on what some say is Egypt's deadliest day since the 2011 uprising.

Warning: The images in this piece are graphic, and viewer discretion is advised.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Egypt • Social media
August 14th, 2013
08:44 PM ET

Egyptian ambassador: "Vast majority" support gov't actions

Mohamed Tawfik, Egypt's ambassador to the United States, joins Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room and defends his government's actions against supporters of Mohamed Morsy, arguing that its efforts were not only necessary, but also supported by the majority of Egyptians.


Filed under: Egypt • Middle East • Mohamed Tawfik
August 14th, 2013
08:21 PM ET

American journalist beaten, detained in Cairo

Newsweek and Daily Beast reporter Mike Giglio recounts to Wolf Blitzer how he was beaten and detained by Egyptian security forces who took his wallet, cell phone, and laptop. At least two other journalists were killed today, including a cameraman with Sky News who had previously worked for CNN. In total, the death toll reached at least 278, including 43 Egyptian police officers.


Filed under: Arab world • Egypt • Middle East
July 25th, 2013
01:21 PM ET

Egypt F.M.: Egypt needs a democratic system

Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy talks to Wolf Blitzer about U.S.-Egypt relations and the future of Egypt's government.

RELATED STORY: U.S. to delay F-16 delivery to Egypt


Filed under: Egypt • Interviews • Wolf Blitzer
July 5th, 2013
11:35 AM ET

What's next for Egypt?

Mohamed Tawfik, the Egyptian ambassador to the U.S., speaks about what's next for his country.

RELATED STORY: Egyptian interim president nominates two for leadership posts


Filed under: Egypt • Interviews • Mohamed Tawfik
July 5th, 2013
11:30 AM ET

U.S. military aid to Egypt on the line

Billions of U.S. aid to Egypt is on the line depending on how Egypt handles its crisis. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports

RELATED STORY: Egyptian interim president nominates two for leadership posts


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Egypt • U.S. Foreign Aid
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