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  • 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.
  • Crackdown in Cairo, excuses in Washington
    November 18, 2011 — As Egyptians return to Tahrir Square, the Obama administration sides with the military.
  • 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.
  • Egyptians back in Tahrir for anti-military protests, 10 months after Mubarak's ouster
    November 18, 2011 — Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians rallied Friday in Cairo's Tahrir square with Islamists in the forefront to protest against what they say are attempts by the country's military rulers to designate themselves as the guardians of a new Egypt. It was one of the largest rallied in Egypt in recent months.
  • 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.
  • Protesters in Egypt call on military to leave power
    October 28, 2011 — Several thousand protesters in Cairo called on the ruling military on Friday to promptly transfer power to a civilian government and exclude old regime figures from politics.
  • In Egypt, corruption cases had an American root
    October 20, 2011 — Prosecutors are scrutinizing insider deals that grew out of a U.S. campaign to promote privatization.
  • U.S. officials involved in rescue of Israeli embassy guards in Egypt: media
    September 12, 2011 — More than 100 U.S. officials were involved in pressing Egypt to order the rescue operation of six security guards at the Israeli embassy in Cairo that had come under attack over the weekend, Israeli media revealed Sunday.
  • 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.
  • U.S. pro-democracy effort rubs many in Egypt the wrong way
    August 10, 2011 — The U.S. plan to pour funds into Egypt to help organize political parties has sparked a backlash from Cairo's interim military government, its Islamist parties and even some reform-minded activists.
  • 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.
  • Robert Fisk: Once untouchable, the old despot and his sons faced the wrath of the nation they had terrorised
    August 04, 2011 — This was a moment when a country proved not only that its revolution was real, but that its victims were real
  • Egyptians shocked by Mubarak's court appearance
    August 03, 2011 — Supporters, opponents of ex-Egyptian leader clash outside historic Cairo corruption trial.
  • Trial of fallen Mubarak grips Egyptians, Arabs
    August 03, 2011 — Region, world watch as former president lies on a hospital bed connected to a drip, on trial for the killing of protesters who ousted him.
  • Stretcher-bound Mubarak pleads not guilty
    August 03, 2011 — Spectators yelled for revenge as Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak pleaded not guilty to charges of corruption and murdering protesters.
  • 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.
  • Who'd be a dustman in Cairo? Revolting pictures of piled-up rubbish give Egyptian capital label of Garbage City
    July 27, 2011 — With mountains of rubbish towering over children and endless bin bags bulging from high-rise flats, these are the shocking images that show Cairo's 'Garbage City' - where thousands of Egyptians live amongst piles of stinking rubbish.
  • 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.
  • Egypt not to allow foreign poll monitors
    July 21, 2011 — The decision is part of a new election law approved by the country's ruling generals.
  • 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.
  • Egypt dismisses almost 600 police officers
    July 13, 2011 — Egypt fires almost 600 officers as part of a clean up of the unpopular force following protests against its actions.
  • 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.
  • In Tahrir Square the anger is growing again. Where is the revolution the crowds fought for?
    July 12, 2011 — Mubarak may be gone, but the new order is floundering. In Cairo, Robert Fisk finds fury returning as people still demand change.
  • Egypt's deputy PM resigns amid protests
    July 12, 2011 — Unpopular politician Yehia el-Gamal quits as sit-in at Tahrir Square enters fifth day.
  • Officials say gunmen blew up terminal of Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel, Jordan
    July 11, 2011 — Masked gunmen blew up a terminal of the Egyptian natural gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan in a pre-dawn attack Tuesday, security officials said.
  • Facing public anger, Egypt PM to reshuffle Cabinet
    July 11, 2011 — Egypt's prime minister says he will reshuffle his Cabinet within a week, but doesn't say which ministers he'll replace.
  • 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.
  • Keiser Report: Army of New Mubaraks June 16, 2011

    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.
  • Report: Suspected Israeli spy arrested in Egypt was traveling to Libya
    June 14, 2011 — Egyptian prosecution is claiming that American-Israeli Ilan Grapel met with several Europeans in southern Egypt before traveling to Cairo upon Mubarak's resignation, al-Ahram reports.
  • Alleged 'spy' in Egypt is US citizen, IDF paratrooper
    June 13, 2011 — Ilan Grapel, alleged Mossad spy who was arrested in Egypt fought in 2nd Lebanon War; Egypt claims Grapel incited youth to sectarian strife.
  • Egypt says Israeli spy arrested
    June 12, 2011 — State TV says suspect arrived after January 25 revolution, seeking to "incite chaos and sectarian strife".
  • Egypt's IMF-backed revolution? No thanks
    June 07, 2011 — Year after year, the IMF praised Mubarak's 'progress'. Signing up to its $3bn loan now hardly seems a break with the past.
  • 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.
  • Egyptian Groups Call for Second Round of 'Rage' Protests on Lack of Change
    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.
  • Mubarak to apologize, plead for amnesty, as army asks Egyptians to rebuild nation
    May 17, 2011 — Former president Hosni Mubarak is to apologize to the nation and plead for amnesty, three months after he was overthrown by a popular uprising, the country's military leader called on his people to help improve internal security and work for a better economy.
  • Suzanne Mubarak turns over $3 million to Egypt, claiming that's all she possesses
    May 16, 2011 — Former First Lady Suzanne Thabet Mubarak told prosecutors on Monday that she would turn over all her assets to Egypt. She said that she possessed only $3 million.
  • 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 Warns Israel: Don't Interfere With Opening of Gaza Border Crossing
    April 30, 2011 — Rafah's opening would be a violation of an agreement reached in 2005 between the U.S., Israel, Egypt, and the EU; Israel official tells the Wall Street Journal developments in Egypt could affect Israel's national security.
  • Egypt FM: Gaza border crossing to be permanently opened
    April 28, 2011 — Egyptian FM tells Al-Jazeera that preparations are already underway to permanently open Rafah border crossing, which would allow goods and people in and out of Gaza with no Israeli supervision.
  • Egypt sending team to Gaza to help implement Palestinian deal
    April 28, 2011 — Egyptian security source says team will help 'settle and organize the internal security situation there,' after Hamas and Fatah reach historic agreement.
  • 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.
  • Egypt questions former vice-president
    April 19, 2011 — Omar Suleiman questioned in connection with violence against protesters during uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
  • '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.
  • Egypt orders review of gas contracts with Israel
    April 14, 2011 — Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf says review is aimed at bringing in greatest returns for country, at income boost of some $3-4 billion.
  • 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.
  • Hosni Mubarak insists he did nothing wrong as Egypt's president
    April 10, 2011 — In his first public address since leaving power, deposed leader denies stealing billions of dollars from the state and says accusations of corruption are 'a lie'
  • Egyptian soldiers attack Tahrir Square protesters
    April 09, 2011 — At least two people killed in pre-dawn raid on protesters calling for Mubarak to face trial and removal of army chief
  • Egypt's revolutionaries say abusive treatment persists
    March 25, 2011 — "Where is the revolution going, the revolution that began in Tahrir Square?" asked a short brunette holding a microphone. "What happened to the revolution we created?"
  • 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.
  • Egypt cabinet criminalises strikes that affect economy, enraging activists
    March 23, 2011 — Calling for a demonstration now a punishable offence under the new law as the cabinet cracks down hard on the very acts of defiance that have set Egypt on the road to a better future
  • 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.
  • Activists attacked in Tahrir Square as El Baradei confirms his candidacy
    March 10, 2011 — Nobel peace laureate pledges to run for President of Egypt on condition of real democratic reform...
  • Activists see state security's hidden hands behind attacks on Egypt's Copts
    March 09, 2011 — The eruption of religious sectarian strife, peaking in yesterday's clashes and killing 13 protesting the burning of a church, may have been instigated by a state security body bent on revenge and counter-revolution...
  • 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."
  • Egypt PM names first post-Mubarak Cabinet
    March 05, 2011 — Caretaker Cabinet appointed to help guide country through reform and elections later this year
  • 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.
  • Egypt's new PM gets warm reception in Tahrir Square
    March 03, 2011 — Thousands of Egyptian demonstrators greeted new Prime Minister Essam Sharaf with raucous cheers of support in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday, a day after he was named to the post.
  • 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
  • Egyptian demonstrators return to Tahrir Square hours after violent crackdown
    February 26, 2011 — Protesters returned to Tahrir Square on Saturday just hours after security forces moved aggressively to disperse them, with some military police beating demonstrators and others using tasers.
  • 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."
  • Egypt protesters dispersed by force
    February 26, 2011 — Army uses batons to break up demonstrations in capital Cairo demanding purging of Mubarak loyalists from government.
  • Egypt proposes presidency reform
    February 26, 2011 — Proposed rules would open up competition for presidency and restrict terms.
  • Egypt ex-VP survived 'car shooting'
    February 24, 2011 — Egypt's foreign minister says Omar Suleiman escaped an assassination attempt in Cairo during country's recent uprising.
  • Egypt government buildings torched
    February 23, 2011 — Interior ministry building suffers damage after protesters set fire to adjacent administration block, says official.
  • Egypt swears in new ministers
    February 22, 2011 — Key portfolios in cabinet reshuffle remain unchanged, prompting Muslim Brotherhood to dismiss reform as "an illusion".

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