Tahrir Square

  • Egypt: Police clashes with Islamist protestors at Tahrir Square 02-12-2013 11:34 AM

    Police fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square on Sunday, as a panel tasked with amending the constitution adopted during his time in office agreed on changes to the text. The 50-member panel revising the Islamist-tilted charter adopted under...
  • Egypt revolutionaries make return to Tahrir Square 20-11-2013 10:54 AM

    Egypt's revolutionary activists, overshadowed since leading the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, showed a new vigor on Tuesday, scuffling with supporters of the military-backed government in Cairo's Tahrir Square and wrecking a state memorial dedicated to slain protesters only hours after it was inaugurated. The vandalizing of the memorial reflected...
  • Clashes across Egypt kill 51, Muslim Brotherhood calls for more protests at Tahrir Sqaure 07-10-2013 12:18 PM

    At least 51 people were killed in clashes in Egyptian cities on Sunday, security sources said, after opponents and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets in one of the bloodiest days since the army seized power. In a sign of more possible violence to come, an...
  • At least 4 killed in Egypt as Islamists mount bold protests 05-10-2013 07:40 AM

    Cairo: At least four people died in clashes on Friday as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi mounted their boldest marches since troops crushed their protest camps demanding his reinstatement on August 14. An Egyptian army vehicle fired live rounds in the direction of Brotherhood supporters who had been pushed...
  • Egypt violence: Death toll mounts as protesters defy military warning 17-08-2013 08:32 AM

    Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters thronged streets and clashed with security forces in the capital Cairo, Ismailiya, Damietta, Alexandria and elsewhere on Friday. The protesters defied a dusk-to-dawn curfew inspite of the military's warning that it will deal firmly with anyone who breaches it. ...
  • From power to protest, Egypt's Brotherhood fights for life 09-07-2013 05:40 AM

    Cairo: The Muslim Brotherhood is facing an old adversary in the fight of its life, but has few means to confront the Egyptian military that has swept it from power. Reduced to camping out on the Cairo streets, all it can do, it seems, is mourn its dead. The deaths...
  • Egypt's army ousts Morsi, posing dilemma for the West 04-07-2013 03:01 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's army was holding ousted President Mohamed Morsi at a military facility in Cairo on Thursday and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders were arrested in a crackdown on the movement that won several elections last year. The United Nations, the United States and other world powers did not condemn Morsi's...
  • Watch: Fireworks at Tahrir Square as Egypt Army ousts Morsi 04-07-2013 10:05 AM

    Egypt's first democratically elected president was overthrown by the military, ousted after just one year in office by the same kind of Arab Spring uprising that brought the Islamist leader to power. Millions of anti-Morsi protesters around the country erupted in celebrations after the televised announcement by the army chief....
  • Egypt: Army shuts down 3 TV channels, restricts Al Jazeera 04-07-2013 09:41 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's military-led authorities shut down three Islamist-run TV stations on Wednesday including one operated by the Muslim Brotherhood after President Mohamed Morsi was toppled by the army, drawing a statement of concern from a press freedom watchdog. The security forces also raided the offices of Al Jazeera's Egyptian news...
  • Egyptian army gives road map for a return to democratic rule 04-07-2013 05:02 AM

    Cairo: Egypt army overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders. Speaking on state television, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi detailed a roadmap for a return to democratic rule after the government failed...
  • Five dead in Egypt as Morsi opponents and supporters clash 04-07-2013 04:41 AM

    Cairo: At least five people were killed when opponents and supporters of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, clashed after the army announced his removal on Wednesday, state media and officials said. Gunfire broke out as rocks and bricks flew in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, witnesses said. At least one...
  • Egypt: After army's intervention, political parties fear military rule 02-07-2013 08:49 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's second-largest Islamist party said on Monday it feared the army's return to public life "in a big way" after the military gave politicians 48 hours to resolve the country's political crisis. The Nour Party believed Egypt's national security was threatened by the division between the ruling Islamists and...
  • 16 dead in Egypt protests; Oppn gives ultimatum to Morsi 01-07-2013 08:49 PM

    Cairo: At least 16 people were killed and hundreds injured in clashes across Egypt as angry protesters took to the streets for the second day on Monday, storming the headquarters of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and giving an ultimatum to beleaguered President Mohamed Morsi to quit by Tuesday. In the...
  • Five killed in anti-Mursi protests across Egypt 01-07-2013 12:10 PM

    Cairo: At least five people were killed and scores injured when millions took to the streets across Egypt demanding the resignation of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, with media outlets describing it as the largest demonstration seen in the history of the most populous Arab country. In the Egyptian capital, tens...
  • Egypt locked in standoff after millions rally against Mursi 01-07-2013 10:32 AM

    Cairo: Egypt was locked in a tense standoff on Monday after millions of protesters swarmed into the streets to demand the resignation of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and militants set the ruling Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters on fire. Young revolutionaries united with liberal and leftist opposition parties in a massive show...
  • Egypt: President Morsi faces pressure to step down 01-07-2013 10:20 AM

    A year after being democratically elected as President, Egypt's Mohamed Morsi faces pressure to step down. ...
  • Thousands march in Egypt, pushing for Morsi removal 01-07-2013 12:57 AM

    Cairo: Hundreds of thousands of opponents of Egypt's Islamist president poured out onto the streets in Cairo and across much of the nation on Sunday, launching an all-out push to force Mohammed Morsi from office on the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. Fears of violence were high, with Morsi's Islamist...
  • Protests continue in Egypt, American among 2 dead 29-06-2013 07:30 AM

    Cairo: Two people, one an American, were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist President. A third man was killed and 10 injured in an explosion during a protest in Port...
  • Egyptian court frees Mubarak-era prime minister Nazif 21-06-2013 04:26 AM

    Cairo: An Egyptian court ordered the release of former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif on Thursday because of a limit on pre-trial detention in a corruption case for which he had been held since the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Nazif, who still faces a retrial, is the highest-profile Mubarak-era official...
  • Egypt's Mubarak stays in detention despite release order 15-04-2013 08:08 PM

    Cairo: Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will stay in detention despite a judge ordering his release on bail pending a retrial over charges in complicity in the murder of protesters because he still faces other charges, court officials said on Monday. Mubarak, 84, has spent the maximum legal time of...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak's retrial to begin on Saturday 12-04-2013 08:37 PM

    Cairo: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's retrial for the killing of nearly 900 protesters during the revolution that ended his dictatorial regime is set to begin on Saturday in the deeply polarised country. 84-year-old Mubarak, his interior minister Habib al-Adly and six security chiefs will face trial for the killing...
  • Watch: Anti-Morsi protests break out in Egypt 24-11-2012 02:37 PM

    Protestors stormed the headquarters of President Mohamed Morsi's party - the Muslim Brotherhood - in Alexandria, after he assumed new powers that go beyond even those of toppled president Hosni Mubarak. ...
  • The Arab Spring faces its winter

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    At a small gathering of top Indian executives and management professionals in Bangalore this December, Egyptian blogger and spokesman for the "April 6 movement" Waleed...

  • Egypt: Prosecutor seeks death for Mubarak 06-01-2012 09:45 AM

    Cairo: Egyptian prosecutors have demanded the death sentence for former President Hosni Mubarak and other defendants including the former interior minister for their role in the killing of protesters in the uprising that swept him from power. Many Egyptians hope the trial will heal some of the scars of Mubarak's...