Aug 14th, 2012
1. ‘It’s Never as Bad as It Seems on Twitter’ As analysts scrambled over the weekend to interpret President Mohamed Morsy’s decrees retiring the head of Egypt’s military junta and reversing its June 17 constitutional putsch stripping the presidency of much of its executive power, assessments veered a...
Feb 9th, 2012
Cairo – Egypt’s ruling generals said on Wednesday they would deploy more soldiers and tanks across the country, an announcement seen as a warning to activists planning a national strike on the anniversary of the overthrow of president Hosni Mubarak. Campaigners demanding a swifter transit...
Feb 2nd, 2012
Cairo – Egyptian opposition lawmaker Amr Hamzawi believes Wednesday’s deadly rioting, following a football game in the coastal city of Port Said, was deliberate and politically motivated, to keep the country’s military rulers in power. “It was premeditated chaos, aimed at maki...
Nov 26th, 2011
Protesters demanding an end to army rule clashed with police firing tear gas near Egypt’s parliament building on Saturday in a flare-up that cast another shadow over a parliamentary election billed as the nation’s first free vote in decades. Protesters said one man, Ahmed Sayed, 21, died ...
Nov 25th, 2011
Cairo – Thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to military rule converged on Cairo’s Tahrir square on Friday in what activists say will be the biggest day yet of protests in a week of violence that has seen at least 41 people killed. The generals who have governed Egypt since people powe...
Apr 10th, 2011
More than 1,000 protesters ignored an army order to leave Cairo’s main square on Sunday, extending into a third day their calls for a quick move to civilian rule and a deeper purge of corrupt officials. Barbed wire blocked roads into Tahrir Square, the center of the protests that toppled Egypti...
Mar 13th, 2011
The announcement of Mubarak’s fall was greeted with the loudest cheer in Egyptian history. People power had come and triumphed in the Arab world’s most important country. There was every reason to celebrate. And with their live images broadcast around the world, celebrate they did for a whole night. ...