TAHRIR SQUARE

  • At least 42 killed in suicide bombing in Yemeni capital October 9, 2014

    A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the powerful Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement had planned to hold a rally, medics and witnesses said. A witness in Sanaa counted at least 20 bodies immediately after...
  • Egypt: 7 arrested for assaulting women on presidential inauguration June 11, 2014

    Egyptian security officials say police have arrested seven men for sexually assaulting a 19yearold student during celebrations marking the inauguration of a new President. Video footage posted on social media shows the student completely naked with parts of her body bloodied as policemen struggle to escort her out of Cairo's...
  • Egypt: Police clashes with Islamist protestors at Tahrir Square December 2, 2013

    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 50member panel revising the Islamisttilted charter adopted under former...
  • Egypt revolutionaries make return to Tahrir Square November 20, 2013

    Egypt's revolutionary activists, overshadowed since leading the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, showed a new vigor on Tuesday, scuffling with supporters of the militarybacked 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 the...
  • Clashes across Egypt kill 51, Muslim Brotherhood calls for more protests at Tahrir Sqaure October 7, 2013

    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 alliance...
  • At least 4 killed in Egypt as Islamists mount bold protests October 5, 2013

    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 back...
  • Egypt violence: Death toll mounts as protesters defy military warning August 17, 2013

    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 dusktodawn 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 July 9, 2013

    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 of...
  • Egypt's army ousts Morsi, posing dilemma for the West July 4, 2013

    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 removal...
  • Watch: Fireworks at Tahrir Square as Egypt Army ousts Morsi July 4, 2013

    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 antiMorsi 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 July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's militaryled authorities shut down three Islamistrun 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 channel...
  • Egyptian army gives road map for a return to democratic rule July 4, 2013

    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 alSisi detailed a roadmap for a return to democratic rule after the government failed to...
  • Five dead in Egypt as Morsi opponents and supporters clash July 4, 2013

    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 July 2, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's secondlargest 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 their...
  • 16 dead in Egypt protests; Oppn gives ultimatum to Morsi July 1, 2013

    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 capital...
  • Five killed in antiMursi protests across Egypt July 1, 2013

    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 of...
  • Egypt locked in standoff after millions rally against Mursi July 1, 2013

    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 of...
  • Egypt: President Morsi faces pressure to step down July 1, 2013

    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 July 1, 2013

    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 allout push to force Mohammed Morsi from office on the oneyear anniversary of his inauguration. Fears of violence were high, with Morsi's Islamist...
  • Protests continue in Egypt, American among 2 dead June 29, 2013

    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 Mubarakera prime minister Nazif June 21, 2013

    Cairo: An Egyptian court ordered the release of former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif on Thursday because of a limit on pretrial 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 highestprofile Mubarakera official to...
  • Egypt's Mubarak stays in detention despite release order April 15, 2013

    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 April 12, 2013

    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. 84yearold Mubarak, his interior minister Habib alAdly and six security chiefs will face trial for the killing...
  • Police and protesters clash in Egypt, army sent to Suez January 26, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian protesters scuffled with police in Cairo on January 26 and troops were deployed in Suez after nine people were shot dead in nationwide protests against President Mohamed Mursi, exposing deep rifts two years after Hosni Mubarak was ousted. After a day of clashes on January 25, tension remained high...
  • Egypt approves new constitution drafted by Mursi allies December 26, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved a drafted by President Mohamed Mursi's allies, results announced on December 26 showed, proving that liberals, leftists and Christians have been powerless to halt the march of Islamists in power. Final elections commission figures showed the constitution adopted with 63.8 per cent of the vote...
  • Gunmen attack Egyptian opposition protesters December 11, 2012

    Cairo: Masked gunmen attacked opposition protesters camped out at Cairo's Tahrir Square early on Tuesday, firing birdshot at them and wounding nine people, security officials said. The attack stoked tensions just hours ahead of rival mass rallies in the Egyptian capital by supporters and opponents of the country's Islamist president...
  • Egypt's top court shuts down, blames protesters December 3, 2012

    Cairo: Protests by Islamists allied to President Mohamed Mursi forced Egypt's highest court to adjourn its work indefinitely on Sunday, intensifying a conflict between some of the country's top judges and the head of state. The Supreme Constitutional Court said it would not convene until its judges could operate without "psychological...
  • Egypt assembly seeks to wrap up constitution November 29, 2012

    Cairo: The assembly writing Egypt's constitution said it could wrap up a final draft later on Wednesday, a move the Muslim Brotherhood sees as a way out of a crisis over a decree by President Mohamed Mursi that protesters say gives him dictatorial powers. But as Mursi's opponents staged a sixth...
  • Watch: AntiMorsi protests break out in Egypt November 24, 2012

    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. ...