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Egyptian Protests

Egyptian Court Jails Leading Activist For Five Years

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2015 | World

By Shadi Bushra and Ali Abdelaty CAIRO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced a prominent activist to five years in jail on M...

The Oscar-Nominated Documentary Egypt Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Jehane Noujaim was meant to be in Tahrir Square on January 25, 2011, that momentous date when millions of Egyptian citizens took to the streets to pro...

Deadliest Egypt Protests In Months Leave Several Dead

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from the latest violent clashes in Egypt between Islamist protesters and security forces has risen to 17, a security off...

Egyptians Take To Streets Despite New Protest Law

AP | MARIAM RIZK and TONY G. GABRIEL | Posted 11.29.2013 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Islamist demonstrators took to the streets on Friday in cities across Egypt, days after a disputed protest law was adopted ...

Tragedy and Nonsense

James Zogby | Posted 10.17.2013 | World
James Zogby

The events unfolding across Egypt have all the aspects of a classic tragedy. The characters involved, each in their own way, have demonstrated that they have been unable to rise above their fatal flaws with the result being the horror we are now witnessing.

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...

Egypt Braces For 'Friday Of Anger'

AP | AYA BATRAWY and TONY G. GABRIEL | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

By AYA BATRAWY and TONY G. GABRIEL, The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's capital descended into chaos Friday as vigilantes at neighborhood ch...

The Spark: Starting the Revolution

Ahmed Salah | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Ahmed Salah

January 25, 2011 was not a normal day. Around 4 p.m. I gazed up at the iconic pink stone of the museum as I approached Tahrir -- with 6,000 other Egyptians marching all around me. When we entered the square, we realized we were entering a battlefield.

WATCH: Photographer Captures Own Death By Sniper?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

As unrest continues to rock the Egyptian capital of Cairo, new video has emerged that appears to show a local photographer capturing the moment of his...

WATCH: Egyptian Army Crashes CNN Broadcast

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 07.05.2013 | Media

A CNN broadcast in Cairo was cut short Friday evening when a member of the Egyptian military abruptly seized the crew's camera. Ben Wedemann, a sen...

Egypt: The Endangered Country

Robert Walker | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Robert Walker

It would be easy to blame the economic woes that now threaten to engulf Egypt on political uncertainty, corruption and bad policies, but in truth, Egypt's troubles have been a long time in the making.

Video Of Police Beating Sparks Outrage

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's Interior Ministry offered a rare expression of regret Saturday after riot police were caught on camera a day earlier beating a protes...

Morsi Annuls Controversial Decree

Posted 12.08.2012 | World

According to several sources, Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has annulled the constitutional decree he announced just weeks ago, which would have g...

Egyptian President Faces Judicial Revolt Over Power Grab

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2013 | World

By Tom Perry CAIRO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion from judges who accused him on Saturday of ...

Insult, Offense and Rage: What Muslims and Americans Need to Know

Tom Morris | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Tom Morris

A video should not result in violence. A cartoon should not result in killing. A novelist should not have to hide for years of his life because of a work of fiction. No one needs to be this sort of guardian for true greatness.

Egyptian Columnists Protest

AP | Posted 10.09.2012 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Several Egyptian journalists have left their columns blank in daily papers to protest the appointments by the upper house of parliament...

Top U.S. Official's Son Facing Trial In Egypt

Posted 04.07.2012 | World

Associated Press CAIRO - Egypt on Monday released the names of 19 Americans who face trial over foreign funding of activities of their nonprofit gr...

The Beatles, Madonna And Elvis In One

Farah Jassat | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Farah Jassat

Bundle the Beatles, Madonna and Elvis into a cultural exchange time-travelling cabinet. Open its door in Egypt and out will step Umm Kulthum. No, it's not an exaggeration. That was how much she meant to the Arab world. That is still how much she means.

Egyptians have No Intention of Allowing their Revolution to be Hijacked

Sahar Taman | Posted 01.26.2012 | World
Sahar Taman

It is clear that Egyptians recognize the honor their accomplishment of January has earned them worldwide. They also recognize the responsibility.

Egyptian Court Orders Release Of 3 U.S. Students, Say Officials

AP | KATHY MATHESON and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.24.2012 | World

PHILADELPHIA — A court in Egypt has ordered the release of three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo, a lawyer in Philadelphia ...

Joshua Hersh

Egypt Elections: Renewed Street Clashes Pose Dilemma For Popular Muslim Brotherhood | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

CAIRO -- For three days, protesters -- mainly young, urban and secular -- have taken to Tahrir Square, the site of the original uprising that ousted d...

London Halts Arab Spring-Themed Installation

ARTINFO | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

London-- As the powerful tide of the Arab Spring continues to wash over countries like Syria and Bahrain, the West has been cheering it along. But whe...

Nonviolent Revolution Clarified: Five Myths and Realities Behind Egypt's Uprising

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 09.13.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

At the end of the day, the Egyptian uprising was one of history's most significant nonviolent struggles and that is how history will remember it.

Egypt's Female Protesters Subjected To 'Virginity Tests'

Posted 07.31.2011 | World

CAIRO (AP) -- Activists and bloggers are pressing Egypt's military rulers to investigate accusations of serious abuses against protesters, including c...

Stolen King Tut Artifacts Found

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts

At a press conference on Tuesday, recently re-appointed Egyptian antiquities minister Zahi Hawass showed looted artifacts which had been recovered. Th...