24 dead in 3 days of Cairo anti-military protests
November 21, 2011 — Security forces fired tear gas and clashed Monday with several thousand protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square in the third straight day of violence that has killed at least 24 people and has turned into the most sustained challenge yet to the rule of Egypt's military.
Police burn protest tents to clear Cairo's Tahrir
November 20, 2011 — Egyptian soldiers and police set fire to protest tents in Cairo's Tahrir Square and fired tear gas and rubber bullets in a major assault Sunday to drive out thousands demanding that the military rulers quickly transfer power to a civilian government. At least 11 protesters were killed and hundreds were injured.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians protest army 'dictatorship' November 18, 2011 — Tens of thousands of Islamists and young activists massed Friday in Tahrir Square, confronting Egypt's ruling military council with the largest crowd in months to protest the generals' attempt to give themselves special powers over a future elected government.
Egyptian Christian marchers attacked November 18, 2011 — ATTACKERS have thrown rocks and broken glass at a march by Coptic Christians in Cairo, injuring 10, in the latest outbreak of sectarian violence less than two weeks before elections.
Egypt, Israel seek normality after embassy storming September 11, 2011 — Egypt and Israel said on Sunday they wanted a return to normal diplomatic activities after the Israeli ambassador flew home following the storming of the embassy in Cairo during violent protests.
Embassy under siege: Israeli guards fired in the air September 11, 2011 — New evidence sheds light on drama in Cairo: Three of six Israeli security guards fired warning shots into the air; used any object they could find to block room's final door after rioters broke through first two. Meanwhile, Egypt blames neighboring countries for violence.
Egypt cracks down after Israeli Embassy attack September 10, 2011 — Israel scrambled its diplomatic staff out of Egypt early Saturday after protesters tore down a wall and broke into the Israeli Embassy. As thousands more protesters torched police vehicles and clashed with security forces, an Egyptian commando squad rescued six embassy guards trapped inside the building.
U.S. and Egypt scrap major military drill for this year August 17, 2011 — The Obama administration on Egypt and the United States are scrapping this year's planned military drills, known as Bright Star, the largest exercises of their kind in the region, sources in both countries told Reuters on Wednesday.
US troubled by rising anti-Americanism in Egypt August 10, 2011 — The Obama administration on Wednesday expressed concern about a "creeping" trend of anti-American sentiment in Egypt, where it says it has noticed mounting attacks and criticism of U.S. aid and motives as the country transitions to democracy.
Egypt's new regime rules with an iron fist August 05, 2011 — The passionate youth of Egypt who drove the revolution of Tahrir Square are now being shot or jailed by the military junta and its courts. The developments form a sinister backdrop to the trial of the country's former president and his allies.
Tension Rises as Islamists Dominate Tahrir Square July 29, 2011 — As my colleague Anthony Shadid reports, tens of thousands of Egyptians poured into Tahrir Square on Friday for a day that had been billed as one of unified protest against the interim military government. But the turnout was lopsided, dominated by members of religious movements, ranging from the most conservative, the Salafists, to the relatively moderate Muslim Brotherhood.
State media: Mubarak 'completely refuses to eat' July 26, 2011 — Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is weak and refusing to eat solid food, according to a report from the country's official news agency MENA. With Mubarak due to stand trial on August 3, many Egyptians see his sickness as a gambit to avoid trial.
Hospital denies Mubarak in coma — Egypt state TV July 17, 2011 — The director of a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh were Hosni Mubarak is being treated denied a statement from his lawyer that the former president had fallen into a coma, state television reported.
Mubarak's lawyer says ex-president suffered stroke July 17, 2011 — Hosni Mubarak's lawyer said Sunday that the ousted Egyptian president suffered a stroke and is in a coma. However a top medical official with knowledge of his condition denied the report and said Mubarak was stable.
Not Satisfied, Protesters Return to Tahrir Square July 12, 2011 — Past a battered Fiat displaying T-shirts on its hood with the words "I am free," and a little way from a vendor hawking roasted sweet potatoes wrapped in membership applications for the former ruling party, a sign hangs from a tent in Tahrir Square that says something about the pride, regret and hope of Egypt's revolution.
Hundreds of thousands revitalise Egypt's revolution on Determination Friday July 08, 2011 — Angered that no change is yet visible since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak, hundreds of thousands have gathered again at Tahrir square and in cities around the country, insisting that the basic demands of the revolution be met. Demonstrators came from across Egypt's provinces to assemble at Cairo's downtown square, now a symbol of Egypt's revolution.
Acquittals of Ex-Officials Feed Anger Across Egypt July 05, 2011 — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday acquitted three former government ministers of corruption while convicting a fourth in absentia, verdicts most likely to further inflame public anger over the pace of efforts to hold former officials accountable for killing more than 800 people during the country's 18-day revolution.
Egypt Rejects IMF Conditions June 30, 2011 — Egypt has cancelled plans to borrow 3 billion dollars from the International Monetary Fund because of conditions that violated the country's national sovereignty and a public outcry that warned against terms that were blamed for impoverishing many Egyptians.
This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, report on the Times Square hustlers of today, hawking wars and the weapons you need to fight those wars. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Saifedean Ammous about the economics behind the Arab Spring and how the IMF and World Bank loans will just create new Mubaraks and Ben Alis.
Opening Its Gaza Border, Egypt Pulls the Plug on Israel's Failed Strategy May 27, 2011 — It might have been easy, amid the raucous cheering at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Capitol Hill pep rally on Tuesday, for Israelis to ignore President Obama's earlier warning of a gathering storm on Israel's horizon. But Wednesday's announcement that Egypt plans, on Saturday, to effectively end the siege of Gaza by permanently opening the Rafah border crossing brought home the harsh truth of Israel's increasingly isolated position. (Obama, the same day, got a non-commital response from Prime Minister David Cameron in London when urging Britain to join the U.S. in opposing a September U.N. vote recognizing Palestinian statehood.)
Anti-military protest fills Cairo square May 27, 2011 — Thousands of protesters returned to downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday for what they called a "second revolution," calling for Egypt's military rulers to speed up the pace of democratic reforms in a country that is still charting its political future.
Christians worry Egypt being hijacked by Islamists May 26, 2011 — Thousands of protesters returned to downtown Last January, Nazih Moussa Gerges locked up his downtown Cairo law office and joined hundreds of thousands of fellow Egyptians to demand that President Hosni Mubarak step down.
Egypt to open Rafah crossing permanently May 25, 2011 — Egypt will open its only crossing with the Gaza Strip this weekend, the Cairo military government announced Wednesday, significantly easing a four-year blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory but setting up a potential conflict with Israel.
Hosni Mubarak charged with murder May 24, 2011 — Egypt referred Hosni Mubarak to court on Tuesday over the killing of protesters and other charges, defying speculation that Egypt's new military rulers would spare the former president public humiliation.
Mubarak to be tried for murder of protesters May 24, 2011 — Hosni Mubarak was ordered on Tuesday to stand trial for the killing of protesters and could face the death penalty, scotching speculation the former leader would be spared public humiliation by Egypt's military rulers.
ElBaradei: Egypt is 'disintegrating' as tourism drops May 22, 2011 — Egyptian pro-democracy groups are calling for a second round of so-called "rage" protests on May 27 because of a lack of political progress and perceived failure to prosecute members of former President Hosni Mubarak's regime.
Mob attacks Christian protest in Egypt
May 15, 2011 — An angry mob attacked a group of mainly Christian protesters demanding drastic measures to heal religious tension amid a spike in violence, leaving 65 people injured, officials said Sunday.
Obama Should Condemn Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt
May 12, 2011 — Even as he renews his outreach to Muslims, President Obama should seek to stem the growing tide of violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt by condemning last weekend's attacks that left a dozen people dead and scores injured.
11 killed, churches burned in Cairo
May 08, 2011 — Christian-Muslim clashes in Cairo killed at least 11 people and wounded hundreds as two churches were burned, Egyptian authorities said Sunday.
Egypt: At least 846 killed in protests
April 19, 2011 — At least 846 Egyptians died in the nearly three-week-long popular uprising that toppled long-serving President Hosni Mubarak, electrifying the region, a government fact-finding mission announced Tuesday.
'Iran appoints first ambassador to Egypt in 30 years'
April 19, 2011 — Iran appointed its first ambassador to Egypt in over thirty years, Iranian TV network PressTV reported Monday. According to the report, the appointment comes amid a thawing of relations between the two countries, which were strained since just after the Iranian revolution in 1979.
Egypt: Mubaraks had wealth beyond their means
April 18, 2011 — Egypt's financial oversight body says the former president of Egypt and his family have amassed wealth beyond their means in the form of properties and bank accounts.
Egyptian junta steps up violence as protests and strikes continue
April 14, 2011 — On Tuesday, the Egyptian military once again stormed Tahrir Square and violently dispersed a peaceful sit-in by demonstrators. At 17:00, the military drove onto the square with armoured vehicles, forcing protesters from the centre, and then occupied the area with heavily armed soldiers.
Ex-president Mubarak and two sons detained for 15 days
April 13, 2011 — Former president Hosni Mubarak has been placed in detention for 15 days as part of an investigation into the use of force against protestors during the unrest in January and February. Mubarak's detention came shortly after state media announced that his two sons had also been detained.
Egypt to protest against anti-protest law
March 24, 2011 — The Egyptian cabinet approved yesterday a decree-law that criminalises strikes, protests, demonstrations and sit-ins that interrupt private or state owned businesses or affect the economy in any way. The decree-law also assigns severe punishment to those who call for or incite action, with the maximum sentence one year in prison and fines of up to half a million pounds.
Not so fast, Egypt
March 24, 2011 — Following any revolution, there is likely to be a hangover as both citizens and leaders begin to face tough questions about the future of their country. One month after Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Egypt is now facing these questions in earnest, as made apparent after a referendum last Saturday on constitutional changes. While 41 per cent of Egyptians turned out to vote -- and nearly 80 per cent of those who did vote approved the amendments -- there is a risk that Egypt is moving too quickly to build a lasting democracy.
Young Leaders of Egypt's Revolt Snub Clinton in Cairo
March 15, 2011 — A coalition of six youth groups that emerged from Egypt's revolution last month has refused to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who arrived in Cairo earlier today, in protest of the United States' strong support for former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who was ousted by the uprising.
Muslim brotherhood asks people to support Army and Government — March 09, 2011 — The supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Dr Mohammed Badie, said in a statement released late today following a meeting of the Guidance Council that attempts by the ousted regime of the National Democratic party and state security to ignite sectarianism in these delicate circumstances calls for everyone to safeguard state institutions, adhere to the law and present demands in a peaceful manner. The statement added that "sectarianism is asleep" and "God curse anyone who wakes it."
Millions call for civilian rule in Egypt
March 04, 2011 — Millions of people have taken to the streets across Egypt for another day of protests, demanding the military government hand over power to a civilian one.
Mubarak Regime 'Provoked' Attacks on Christians
March 03, 2011 — Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak portrayed himself as a paradigm of stability in a country he once described as a "powder keg" of sectarian unrest. Yet far from promoting stability, his regime may have actually been the source of much of the religious strife it claimed to suppress.
Army appoints new Egyptian PM
March 03, 2011 — Former transport minister Essam Sharaf appointed premier by country's military rulers, replacing Ahmed Shafiq.
Egypt imposes travel ban on Mubarak
February 28, 2011 — Prosecutor also orders financial assets of former president and his family inside country frozen pending investigation. February 28, 2011
Egypt army says sorry after protester clashes
February 26, 2011 — Soldiers used force Saturday to break up a protest demanding more political change in Egypt in the toughest move yet against demonstrators who accused the country's military rulers of "betraying the people."