February 27th, 2013
02:20 PM ET

Egyptian balloon ride turns deadly, killing 19 tourists

In Egypt, where there are conflicting reports Tuesday over the safety record of a hot air balloon company following a deadly crash.
Nearly two dozen tourists from around the world lost their lives.

Official: Egypt balloon explosion probe can take 2 weeks

CNN's Reza Sayah is covering the story and Erin Burnett asked him what went wrong.

Filed under: Egypt • News • OuterCircle
February 7th, 2013
01:38 PM ET

Footwear thrown at Iran's President during Egypt visit

In Cairo, where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was on a historic visit this week amid protest. Four men hurled shoes at Ahmadinejad as he shook hands with supporters.

It's considered one of the biggest insults in the Muslim world. This, on the first visit by an Iranian head of state to Cairo in 30 years.

CNN's Reza Sayah is covering the story. Erin Burnett asked him what punishment the men will get?

Filed under: Egypt • International • Iran • News • OuterCircle
September 17th, 2012
05:58 PM ET

Mahmoud Salem on the Muslim Brotherhood: "They can't be trusted"

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Activist and Blogger Mahmoud Salem, a.k.a "SandMonkey" about the anti-American protests happening in Egypt. Salem has been a popular voice in Egypt since the start of the 'Arab Spring'.

Burnett asked Salem, what does the U.S. not understand about the Muslim brotherhood and its leader Mohamed Morsey.

"The Muslim brotherhood in itself has certain goals that don't necessarily corresponds with the United States agenda  or even the agenda of the general people of Egypt," said Salem.

Salem also said that the U.S. should stop aid to Egypt because it won't affect the Egyptian people. He said the money goes to army and not to the people.

WATCH Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p/11p ET on CNN for the full interview with Mahmoud Salem.

Filed under: Egypt • International
September 13th, 2012
04:56 PM ET

Sen. Rand Paul calls for an end to U.S. aid to Libya, Egypt and Pakistan: "We are bankrupt"

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced two amendments in the Senate Thursday that would terminate U.S. aid to Pakistan, Egypt and Libya. Sen. Paul's new amendments were announced in the wake of the recent attacks on U.S. compounds in Egypt and Libya.

The assault on Libya's consulate left 4 Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.

Remembering Ambassadors Stevens

Sen. Paul's amendments would end the $4 billion a year of U.S. aid to Pakistan, Libya, and Egypt.

"I think until we have the assassins who killed our Ambassador and until both countries Libya and Egypt can verify they can provide support and protection for our embassies -  I see no reason to keep sending our money." Sen. Paul told CNN's Erin Burnett, " We don't have any money to spend, we are bankrupt."

Should the United States end foreign aid to Libya and Egypt?

Watch Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p ET for the full interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). FULL POST

Filed under: Congress • Egypt • Libya • Politics
September 12th, 2012
08:37 PM ET

Actress from anti-Islamic film: "This makes me sick to my stomach"

The angry protests against the U.S. in Libya and Egypt are blamed in part on an amateur film called "Innocence of Muslims" that ridicules the Prophet Mohammed.

It portrays the Prophet Mohammed as gay, a child molester, a "murderous thug". It depicts Islam as a fraudulent religion.

OutFront Tonight: CNN's Miguel Marquez, who spoke to an actress who worked on the film.

Filed under: Egypt • Libya • News • OutFront Exclusive
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