Elections Committee has confirmed a June run-off between Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq [Reuters] Unidentified assailants have set fire to the headquarters of Egypt’s runoff presidential candidate Ahmad Shafiq and thousands of protesters have returned to Cairo‘s Tahrir Square to rally against alleged injustice in the election process. An annex in Shafiq’s headquarters in Cairo went [...]
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Egypt protesters storm Shafiq’s Cairo office Thousands gather in Tahrir Square after official election runoff results announced, exposing poll’s polarising impact.
thecoldwhisper (CC BY 2.0) Flags and demonstrators in Tahrir Square, late 2011. Dispatches From Cairo: Blood, Youth and Revolution Posted on May 4, 2012 By Lauren Unger-Geoffroy We asked Lauren Unger-Geoffroy, an international artist who lives in Cairo, to share her perspective of life in Egypt after the revolution. In this entry, she writes about the outbreak of new [...]
THE EGYPTIANS MUST NOT GIVE IN TO THE THUGS 3 May 2012 The thuggery witnessed in Abbasiyah Square in central Cairo yesterday, resulting in the deaths of twenty and injuries to hundreds, reveals the extent to which the country’s security has deteriorated as Egypt collapses into a dark tunnel of [...]
It will be wonderful… when women can walk freely Can music and art bring together the many different political and religious factions occupying Tahrir Square?
Since the revolution, Egyptian women have much stronger and more collective responses to sexual harrassment carried out against them by men in the streets and male authority figures [GALLO/GETTY] Cairo, Egypt - This story was supposed to be about how wonderful it can be when artists, activists and intellectuals from across the Arab world and the [...]
Hossam el-Hamalawy (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Two men fly an Egyptian flag above Tahrir Square on Friday. link http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/dispatches_from_cairo_sand_and_political_excitement_in_the_air_20120421/ By Lauren Unger-Geoffroy We asked Lauren Unger-Geoffroy, an international artist who lives in Cairo, to share her perspective of life in Egypt after the revolution. In this entry, she writes about that nation’s approaching presidential election and the travails of [...]
State crime and street crime: Two sides of one coin? When society is this corrupt, are the poor entitled to rise up and take what is ‘theirs’?
Criminal acts by the state created the environment for revolution [EPA] Cairo, Egypt - The revolutionary process that erupted in this country on January 25, 2011, is an uprising against crime. This crime was structural and legalised – made legal by the political leadership of Egypt and their friends and business partners that practice it. Various [...]
Cairo protests against Mubarak-era candidates Rally called by Muslim Brotherhood backs parliamentary moves to ban former officials from running for presidency.
Thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets in support of parliamentary legislation that bans former top officials from the regime of Hosni Mubarak from the right to run for office in the next 10 years. The Muslim Brotherhood, along with ultraconservative Salafis, rallied their supporters Friday in [...]
Egypt house for expulsion of Israeli envoy Parliament’s lower chamber approves text which calls on the government “to revise all its relations… with that enemy”.
The text presented to parliament said: ‘Egypt will never be the friend or ally of the Zionist entity‘ [GALLO/GETTY] Egypt’s lower house of parliament has called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador from Cairo and halting of gas exports. The vote was taken by a show of hands on a report approved by the Arab affairs committee [...]
CAIRO (Reuters) — A truce is likely soon in the cross-border hostilities between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza but the timing depends on Israel, a senior Hamas official said on Monday. “I expect matters will calm down,” Mahmoud Al-Zahhar told Reuters in Cairo. “The statements coming from them (Israel) either in public [...]
Egypt clears ‘virginity test’ military doctor Military court denies humiliating tests even took place, despite a ruling by another court and admissions by generals.
Egypt clears ‘virginity test‘ military doctor Military court denies humiliating tests even took place, despite a ruling by another court and admissions by generals. A military court in Egypt has acquitted a doctor who had been accused of forcing female protesters to undergo virginity tests.Ahmed Adel was cleared because the [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2012 4:33 PM CONTACT: Amnesty International Tel: +44 (0) 20 7413 5566 After hours: +44 7778 472 126 Email: email@example.com Egypt: A Year After ‘Virginity Tests’, Women Victims of Army Violence Still Seek Justice WASHINGTON – March 9 – The final session of the trial of an Egyptian military [...]
Accused NGO workers flown from Egypt Activists charged with fomenting unrest have departed Cairo after Washington paid an estimated $5m in bail.
The lifting of the travel ban came one day after the judges on the case resigned [AFP] A plane carrying activists from the United States and other countries left Egypt a day after a travel ban was lifted, an airport official in Cairo said. “They have left,” the airport official told the Reuters news agency on Thursday, without [...]
The first day of a controversial trial of 43 non-governmental organisation workers accused of working illegally and trying to push American and Israeli interests in Egypt has adjourned in Cairo. The defendants include 19 Americans and 16 Egyptians, though only seven of the US citizens reportedly remain in the country, where they [...]
Al Ahram Escalating crisis Diplomacy and threats fail to resolve tensions between Egypt and the US over pro-democracy NGOs, reports Doaa El-Bey
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hamas officials on Thursday played down reports that the movement was placing barriers in front of a reconciliation deal it signed with Fatah earlier this month. Party spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said Hamas was moving forward with the deal in line with the terms agreed in Doha by President Mahmoud Abbas and [...]
January 25 and the republic of Tahrir Square Tahrir Square, during those 18 days it took to topple Mubarak, turned into an existential ‘republican’ of its own.
Egyptians mark a full year since their January 25 revolution kicked off in Tahrir Square, where for the eighteen days it took to unseat Mubarak, it was its own ‘republic’ [REUTERS] Oxford, United Kingdom - It was a day in history when Cairo reclaimed its name as the “victorious” city. But what was launched on that momentous day at [...]
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Gaza headquarters of the Central Elections Commission reopened Tuesday and will start work Wednesday, officials said. link to article http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=455108 CEC director Jamil Khalidi received keys for the Gaza City office a day after the commission’s chairman Hanna Nasir lamented its closure. Nasir said Monday that the Hamas-led government had failed [...]
An Egyptian man casts his vote at a polling station in Cairo, Nov. 2011. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah) http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=454170 CAIRO (Reuters) — The Muslim Brotherhood‘s electoral coalition has won 38 percent of seats allocated to party lists for Egypt’s parliament, with Islamists of various stripes taking more than two-thirds of the assembly, in line with with their [...]
Demonstrators attend a rally calling for reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah in Bethlehem on March 15, 2011. (MaanImages/Luay Sababa) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A senior Hamas official has told Ma’an that ongoing talks to implement the party’s reconciliation agreement with Fatah are undermined by low confidence between the factions.Both parties want to achieve national unity but [...]
Initial report by Arab League observers claims monitors were harassed by the Syrian government and its opponents. Arab ministers meeting in Cairo have given observers in Syriathe green light to continue their mission, despite a barrage of criticism and calls for their withdrawal.The Arab ministerial committee on Syria “has decided to give Arab League [...]
Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal (C) greets the media as he enters the Arab League headquarter before his meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabi, in Cairo, Jan. 6. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih) GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal’s role as mediator in the Syrian uprising is in the interests of Palestinian refugees in the country, [...]
Senior Hamas leader Khalid Maashal talks during a news conference with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabi (R), after their meeting at the Arab League headquarter, in Cairo, Jan. 6 (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih) CAIRO (Reuters) — The Arab League chief on Friday asked Hamas leader Khalid Mashaal to ask Syria to work to halt violence, saying there [...]
Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh welcomes Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie before their meeting at the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Cairo on Dec. 26, 2011. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany) By Ramzy Baroud There was an unmistakable hint of triumph in the comments made by Ismail Haniyeh, Prime Minister of the elected Hamas [...]
Mubarak appears briefly in court Trial of former Egyptian president adjourned amid speculation he could be acquitted.
The trial of Mubarak and his aides resumed last week amid tight security [AFP] Egypt‘s former President Hosni Mubarak has briefly appeared in court, before the trial was adjourned until Tuesday. State television showed footage of Mubarak being wheeled on a stretcher into the police academy at the outskirts of Cairo on Monday as the court convened for [...]
Arab League says ‘killings continue’ in Syria Head of Arab bloc calls for “complete ceasefire”, but says government has withdrawn heavy weapons from cities.
Nabil El-Araby, the Arab League secretary-general, called on Syria to ‘fully commit to what it promised’ [Reuters] Syria’s military has withdrawn from residential areas and is on the outskirts of the country’s cities, but gunfire continues and snipers are still a threat, according to the secretary-general of the Arab League. Nabil El-Araby said on Monday that [...]
1 Image by Erik – parked in Cairothese days via Flickr A Tale of Two Squares and Two Movements by Franklin Lamb Posted on January 1, 2012 by dandelionsalad by Franklin Lamb Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Cairo, Egypt December 27, 201 This observer spent a good part of Christmas Eve divided between two main Cairo Squares, Tahir [...]
Egypt police raid offices of human rights groups in Cairo US National Democratic Institute among 17 organisations targeted as part of inquiry into funding of civic society groups
Police raided the offices of about half a dozen Egyptian and international groups. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA Egyptian security forces have launched raids on a series of high-profile human rights and pro-democracy organisations based in Cairo, including the US National Democratic Institute, founded by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, and the International Republican Institute. During [...]
Alaa Abd El Fattah, Egyptian Blogger and Critic of Military Regime, Speaks Out After Months in Jail Share123 Reddit_20 Email_20 Addthis_20
Alaa Abdel-Fattah celebrates with his family following his release in Cairo Photo: EPA Alaa Abd El Fattah, a prominent Egyptian revolutionary activist and blogger, has been released from prison after nearly two months behind bars. Fattah was ordered jailed by a military court on October 30 and summoned to face charges that included inciting violence—a charge [...]
Libya celebrates independence day Citizens celebrate the 60th anniversary of their country’s independence, for the first time in more than four decades.
Under Gaddafi, Libya‘s independence had been diverted to celebrate his ascension to power in 1969 [Reuters] For the first time in more than four decades, Libyans have celebrated the 60th anniversary of the country’s independence from Italy. Under Muammar Gaddafi‘s 42-year rule, the celebration was scrapped and instead, only the 1969 date of his coup was [...]
Egyptians Stage Mass Rally Against Army Thousands gather in Tahrir Square to protest against the ruling military, days after clashes left 17 people dead
Egyptians Stage Mass Rally Against Army Thousands gather in Tahrir Square to protest against the ruling military, days after clashes left 17 people dead. Egyptian activists have gathered in Cairo for a mass protest against the ruling military and its handling of a series of clashes between security forces and demonstrators that killed 17 people and drew [...]
Protesters Deserve to Be Thrown Into Hitler‘s Ovens, Egyptian Military Adviser Says By ROBERT MACKEY As my colleague David Kirkpatrick reports, a general from Egypt’s ruling military council insisted on Monday that soldiers had not used force against peaceful protesters after a weekend of such attacks that were “witnessed by journalists, captured on video and broadcast [...]
Egyptian women protest in Cairo against brutal treatment Hundreds of women join rally against Egypt‘s military rule as Clinton denounces treatment of female protesters Hundreds of women have taken to the streets of Cairo to protest against military rule and the brutal treatment of female protesters by Egypt‘s security services. The women rallied outside a government [...]
In Pictures: Tahrir square burns Nine people have been killed and over 300 wounded in Tahrir square as protesters clash with military troops and police.
Clashes erupted again in Tahrir Square after Egypt‘s security forces moved to retake control of the area – killing nine and wounding over 300. There were simultaneous protests in Tahrir Square and in front of nearby cabinet offices. Protesters had been camped outside of the offices since November 25 when they branched [...]
Click the image to enlarge or see more. Reuters/Stringer Soldiers beat demonstrators with batons in Cairo‘s Tahrir Square on Saturday in a second day of clashes that have killed nine people and wounded more than 300, marring the first free election most Egyptians can remember, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Related articles Photographs from inside [...]
Palestinians take part in a protest against disagreement between Hamas and Fatah in Gaza. (MaanImages/Stringer) GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Two delegations representing Hamas and Fatah are scheduled to meet in Cairo on Sunday to evaluate what has been achieved on the ground since the heads of both parties met a month ago. Fatah leader president [...]
Egyptian blogger gets two years in prison Maikel Nabil, the first blogger put on trial by the interim leadership, sentenced on charges of insulting military.
Nabil has been on hunger strike since August [Al Jazeera] An Egyptian military court has sentenced a blogger who criticised the army to two years in prison, after he went on a hunger strike to protest an initial three-year sentence. “In the name of the people, Maikel Nabil has been sentenced and punished with two [...]
Polls open in Egypt’s second wave of voting Egyptians in Giza and eight other provinces go to polls in second stage of parliamentary elections.
The second round of parliamentary elections began in Giza and eight other electorates on Wednesday [Reuters] link http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/12/20111214638574816.html Egyptians in nine provinces have begun voting in the second stage of the first parliamentary elections since a popular uprising toppled former president Hosni Mubarak in February. Dozens of people were lining up under campaign posters outside a [...]
Out of Guantanamo, into an Egyptian jail After 10 years of unjust imprisonment, Adel al-Gazzar returned to his family in Egypt, only to be arrested again.
Adel al-Gazzar was re-imprisoned in Cairo‘s Tora Prison, where a prisoner was allegedly tortured to death [GALLO/GETTY] As parliamentary elections begin in Egypt, Reprieve‘s Life After Guantanamo team is working against the clock for the luckless Egyptian ex-Guantanamo prisoner Adel al-Gazzar, now re-imprisoned in Cairo. Like that of most Egyptians, Adel’s future hangs in the balance, as [...]
Tahrir’s late night conversations New challenges face Tahrir Square, from dealing with infiltrators to gaining support from all social classes.
Tahrir Square is almost a refugee camp for those in Egypt‘s marginalised classes [GALLO/GETTY] On Thursday, this column was going to be titled “Egypt’s last dance?” to indicate the fear felt by many artists I know at the seemingly inevitable rise of “Islamists” to political dominance in Egypt. On Friday, I had decided to change [...]
The battle of Cairo’s Muhammad Mahmoud Street The street battles taking place in Cairo are emblematic of its Second Revolution: tear gas, hair gel and tramadol.
Protesters from all social strata took part in the battle of Muhammad Mahmoud Street [EPA] Cairo, Egypt - “The people in Muhammad Mahmoud are decidedly not revolutionaries, they are vandals,” a police captain insisted in a phone-in to Yusri Foda’s prime TV show Akhir Kalam. The officer in the video had a point. Four days into what [...]
Palestinians take part in a demonstration organized by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine near the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on March 19, 2009. (MaanImages/Hatem Omar) GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Palestinian political factions are due to meet with Egyptian officials in Cairo this week to discuss implementation of the [...]
Egyptians gather during a sit-in at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 27. Thousands of people packed Cairo’s Tahrir Square, with Islamist groups dominating the protest meant to show unity during a fragile transition from ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. (AFP/Khaled Desouki, File) CAIRO (AFP) — Salafi politicians, forecast to become powerbrokers in Egypt‘s first [...]
Early results from Egypt’s first post-revolutionary elections indicate the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party will emerge as the biggest winner. We speak with Democracy Now! special correspondent Anjali Kamat, who has just returned to the United States after reporting in Cairo since the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak. Anjali describes how Egypt’s elections [...]
Egypt poll results delayed Muslim Brotherhood expected to be dominant force after it said its party had taken at least 40 per cent of the vote.
Nine of Egypt‘s 27 governorates went to the polls this week and full results will not be known until January [Reuters] Egypt’s election commission has again delayed the release of results of the opening stage of the country’s first polls, saying counting was still taking place. The results, which had already been pushed back from Wednesday [...]
Syrian President Bashar Assad salutes a crowd after attending the Eid Al-Adha prayers. (AFP/SANA) By Dominic Evans BEIRUT (Reuters) — The Arab League decision to suspend Syria and impose sanctions after nearly eight months of unrest will encourage tougher international measures against Damascus but is unlikely to lead to Western military intervention. Unlike the Arab [...]
Egyptians cast ballots in post-Mubarak polls Long queues seen outside polling stations amid logistical problems, as country votes in parliamentary elections.
There were logistical problems at polling stations, with claims of judges not turning up at the correct place [Reuters] Egyptians have started casting their ballots in the first parliamentary elections since former president Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a popular uprising earlier this year. Long queues were seen outside many polling stations amid tight security arrangements as voters flocked to the polls on [...]
How do the military get power apart from force and threats. From out of the barrel of a gun they live and breathe.
On the eve of Egypt‘s election, Tantawi rejects calls from protesters that ruling generals must step down. Last Modified: 27 Nov 2011 19:43 video at http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/11/20111127144858738355.html Egypt’s military ruler has warned of “extremely grave” consequences if the country does not pull through its current crisis, and urged voters to turn out for landmark parliamentary elections starting on Monday. Field [...]