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Crowds return to Tahrir Square to cheer Egypt General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Three years after the start of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, several thousand Egyptians rallied in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square calling for another military man to become their leader. The anniversary rallies took place this year against……

Egypt marks one year since anti-Mubarak revolt

Egyptians poured into Tahrir Square on Wednesday to mark one year since the launch of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, with activists vowing to revive their unfinished revolution and the ruling army labelling it a day of celebration. Tens of thousands of Islamists, liberals, leftists and ordinary citizens packed the square, the epicentre…

Egypt’s Tahrir clashes rage on for fifth day

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian police and soldiers fired weapons and used batons and teargas for a fifth day on Tuesday in the latest effort to clear Cairo’s central Tahrir Square of opponents of army rule, amid mounting international concern about the violence. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned as “shocking”…

Egypt deports three Americans held in Tahrir protests

Egypt on Saturday deported three American students arrested during protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand an end to military rule, an airport official told AFP. The three students of the American University in Cairo were ordered released on Thursday after three days in custody. According to the official MENA…

Journalists sexually assaulted covering Egypt unrest

CAIRO — Two female foreign journalists on Thursday described harrowing sexual assaults carried out by crowds or police as they tried to cover demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy said she was sexually assaulted by police during hours under detention after taking part in protests on the…

24 dead as clashes rock Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Fresh clashes erupted in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Monday between police and protesters demanding the end of army rule, as the rulingmilitary council faced its worst crisis since Hosni Mubarak was toppled. The clashes, which have left 24 left dead in three days according tothe interior ministry, threatened to derail the country’s first elections since Mubarak’s ouster…

Extreme violence as Egypt cracks down on protests

Clashes between Egyptian protesters calling for an end to military rule and the army and police who are trying to put down the demonstrations have been going on for some 36 hours, and the Reuters News Agency is reporting at least ten dead and 214 wounded on Sunday alone. However,…

One dead, hundreds injured in iconic Egypt protest hub

A demonstrator was killed and hundreds of people injured on Saturday as Egyptian police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a sit-in organised by some of the driving forces behind the Arab Spring revolt. The dead man sustained a bullet wound to the chest, a doctor on the scene…

Egyptians march in solidarity with ‘Occupy Oakland’

Demonstrators marched on Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, in a protest against the continuing military rule of their country and the perpetual state of emergency their government has maintained since 1958. But there was another item on their agenda today: the recent violence in Oakland, California. In the photos below,…

Egyptian activist Asmaa Mahfouz speaks at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Egyptian activist Asmaa Mahfouz spoke to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now on Tuesday at the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in lower Manhattan. “Many of U.S. residents were in solidarity with us,” she said. “So, we have to keep going all over the world, because another world is possible for all…

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