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Cairo Protests

Erdogan, Sisi and Western Hypocrisy

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Soumaya Ghannoushi

A funereal atmosphere descended over western capitals with the announcement of Turkey's parliamentary elections' results, widely described in European and American media as a "shock" and a "black day for Turkey." The picture painted appeared very bleak, as a stream of reports, editorials and op-eds by opposition figures warned of a "return to autocracy and despotism" and declared the outcome as a threat to the "survival of democracy" in the country.

Egyptians Say No to Sisi's Propaganda

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Egypt looks nothing like the promised heaven of stability and cohesiveness. Scores of Egyptians have been murdered by an ever more rampant police, sentenced to death in kangaroo courts, or jailed in the most inhumane conditions where torture is routine. Dissent is not tolerated, with the media and the press reduced to the role of state propagandists singing the General's praises and parroting his words.

At Least 17 Killed In Protests On Anniversary Of Egypt Uprising

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

CAIRO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed on Sunday in Egypt's bloodiest protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president, as ...

The Square: Cinema Verité and Egypt's Revolution

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Corinna Clendenen

Where would the Arab spring be without Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? Phones with digital video? The Square, an edge-of-your-seat documentary on Egypt's uprisings, is testament in style and substance to the game-changing role technology has come to play in revolutions.


Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

By Maggie Fick and Lin Noueihed CAIRO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Mass protests called by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mostly failed to material...

Bombs of the Nile

Shan Wells | Posted 10.22.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


In Egypt, Life Has Become Safer Without A Beard

Agence France Presse | Haitham El-Tabei | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

Abdul Salam Badr had no choice but to shave his beard to save himself from becoming a target in Egypt's crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist pre...

Egypt Teeters On Edge Of Anarchy

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

By Crispian Balmer and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities rounded up more than 1,000 Islamists as the Muslim...

Jaweed Kaleem

Dozens Of Churches Torched Under Violent Attacks In Egypt | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.16.2013 | Religion

Human rights groups decried reported attacks and torchings targeting dozens of churches in Egypt amid a mounting death toll as fighting between suppor...

Joshua Hersh

'They're Going To Kill Us Tonight, And All We Ask Is That You Be Our Witnesses' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

CAIRO -- The streets of downtown Cairo erupted in a frenzy of violence on Friday, as protest marches and high emotions brought tens of thousands of pe...

LOOK: People Jump Off Cairo Bridge To Avoid Gunfire

Posted 08.16.2013 | World

As many sought to escape the violence that rang out on the streets of Cairo Friday, some risked life and limb to avoid gunfire. In photos and video...

Joshua Hersh

Egyptian Military Balked At Deal That Could Have Averted Killings | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

CAIRO -- A week before the Egyptian government ordered Wednesday's deadly clearing of two Muslim Brotherhood protest camps, military leaders and the B...

HAUNTING: The Day After Egypt's Massacre

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

Egyptians awoke to a somber reality Thursday. On Wednesday, Egyptian security forces unleashed a bloody crackdown on supporters of ousted preside...

Obama Weighs In On Crisis In Egypt

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke out on the crisis in Egypt on Thursday, saying he's "concerned" by recent events. "The United States strongly condemns...

Obama To Speak On Situation In Egypt

Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating statement in Egy...

Muslim Brotherhood Plan To Hold March In Cairo

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

By Tom Perry and Michael Georgy CAIRO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called on followers to march in protest in Cairo ...

Cairo's Dispersal Dilemma

Brian Dooley | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Brian Dooley

Cairo is abuzz with talk of "dispersals" of the two long-running sit-ins by supporters of deposed president Morsi. Many expected the police to clear the protests today but so far they remain.

Joshua Hersh

A Deeply Polarized Egypt Waits For Something To Give | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

CAIRO -- In a trash-strewn alley in the working-class neighborhood of Imbaba, Mohamed Selim sat in the shade of a small shop, taking an afternoon brea...

Egypt: From One Nobel Laureate to Another

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 10.04.2013 | World
José Ramos-Horta

If the position of Nobel Peace Prize laureate adds authority and force to one's words, it is better used to encourage calm, dialogue and peaceful resolution than to further polarize.

The Latest From Cairo

Victor J. Willi | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Victor J. Willi

It remains to be seen how large the numbers will be who will follow Egyptian Commander of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's call, and whether al-Sisi indeed commands the authority to mobilize large sections of Egyptians into the streets. It is by all means a risky strategy.

No Sign Of Compromise As Morsi Supporters Rally In Egypt

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

By Alexander Dziadosz and Ulf Laessing CAIRO, July 19 (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi...

Muslim Brotherhood Claims HQ Under Attack

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

(Adds fire, Reuters witness) By Ashraf Fahim CAIRO, June 30 (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters set the national hea...

Egypt Violence Rages On For 4th Day

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2013 | World

* Seven people shot dead, hundreds injured in new clashes * Deadly Port Said riots erupted after court verdict * Protest...

Violence Flares In Egypt On Anniversary Of Uprising

Reuters | Ahmed el-Shemi and Tom Perry | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

By Tom Perry and Abdel Rahman Youssef CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Protesters clashed with police across Egypt on Frida...

Cairo Protester: 'There's A Huge Backlash Towards America Right Now'

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

As more than 100,000 Egyptians marched on the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday over President Mohammed Morsi's recent seizure of nearly unrestr...