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# tahrir-square - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Suicide bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus
# Syria
# Syria

Suicide bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus

Jul 2nd 2017, 12:10 PM 7,458 Views 12 Comments

It’s the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months.

# tahrir-square - Monday 9 June, 2014

Seven arrested over sexual harassment during Egypt presidential celebrations
# Egypt
# Egypt

Seven arrested over sexual harassment during Egypt presidential celebrations

Jun 9th 2014, 10:17 PM 9,858 Views 9 Comments

A video has emerged purportedly showing a teenage girl naked and surrounded by dozens of men in Tahrir Square during the inauguration celebrations.

# tahrir-square - Friday 26 July, 2013

Egypt detains former president Morsi as five killed in further clashes
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt detains former president Morsi as five killed in further clashes

Jul 26th 2013, 9:55 PM 3,184 Views 0 Comments

The Arab world’s most populous country has been rocked by violence that killed some 200 people since the army ousted Morsi on 3 July.

# tahrir-square - Monday 8 July, 2013

Islamists calling for rebellion against army in Egypt after bloodshed
# Egypt
# Egypt

Islamists calling for rebellion against army in Egypt after bloodshed

Jul 8th 2013, 2:45 PM 4,136 Views 61 Comments

At least 40 dead in morning shootings on supporters of ousted Morsi.

# tahrir-square - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

IN PICTURES: Egypt protesters erupt in joy as army ousts Morsi
# Egypt
# Egypt

IN PICTURES: Egypt protesters erupt in joy as army ousts Morsi

Jul 3rd 2013, 10:30 PM 9,347 Views 43 Comments

Today the army staged a military coup after issuing an ultimatum to the country’s president on Monday.

Update: Morsi ‘no longer in charge of country’ – reports
# Egypt
# Egypt

Update: Morsi ‘no longer in charge of country’ – reports

Jul 3rd 2013, 8:10 PM 8,032 Views 116 Comments

Egypt’s army has suspended the constitution and announced early presidential elections.

# tahrir-square - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Egyptian protesters call for President Morsi to "leave, leave, leave"
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egyptian protesters call for President Morsi to "leave, leave, leave"

Jun 30th 2013, 2:47 PM 3,556 Views 39 Comments

Protesters have been gathering in Tahrir Square in Cairo, demanding Morsi be ousted from his role as President of Egypt.

# tahrir-square - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Egypt: 31 dead after football riot verdict
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: 31 dead after football riot verdict

Jan 27th 2013, 10:06 AM 4,351 Views 8 Comments

Riots took place in several cities across the country yesterday following the sentencing to death of 21 people for riots at a football game last year.

# tahrir-square - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Dec 9th 2012, 10:30 AM 6,451 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Egypt: Opposition mulls next step after Morsi gives up expanded powers
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Opposition mulls next step after Morsi gives up expanded powers

Dec 9th 2012, 9:16 AM 2,835 Views 7 Comments

President Mohamed Morsi has annulled the decree which gave him wide-ranging powers but the referendum on a controversial draft constitution will go ahead this coming week.

# tahrir-square - Friday 7 December, 2012

Amnesty launches Christmas letter campaign
# Write For Rights
# Write For Rights

Amnesty launches Christmas letter campaign

Dec 7th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,478 Views 0 Comments

Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman’s story is one of 12 the human rights group wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

# tahrir-square - Friday 30 November, 2012

Egypt draft constitution sparks mass protest
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt draft constitution sparks mass protest

Nov 30th 2012, 7:37 PM 2,141 Views 5 Comments

Giant crowds of protesters took to the streets, shouting: “No to tyranny!”

# tahrir-square - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nov 28th 2012, 8:46 AM 7,336 Views 15 Comments

Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Pics: Clashes as Egyptians take to Tahrir Square in their thousands... again
# Egypt
# Egypt

Pics: Clashes as Egyptians take to Tahrir Square in their thousands... again

Nov 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,852 Views 8 Comments

Egyptian police fired tear gas at protesters camped out in the Cairo square this morning as demonstrations against a power grab by President Mohamed Morsi took place across the country.

# tahrir-square - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Egypt's top judges slam president's new powers
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt's top judges slam president's new powers

Nov 24th 2012, 4:05 PM 3,854 Views 18 Comments

A recent decision by the country’s president to grant himself near-absolute power has sparked public protests and been condemned by the country’s judiciary.

# tahrir-square - Friday 23 November, 2012

Egypt: Protests rage as Morsi promises democracy
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Protests rage as Morsi promises democracy

Nov 23rd 2012, 9:33 PM 4,676 Views 26 Comments

Morsi opponents began a one-week sit-in in Tahrir Square and called for a mass protest on Tuesday.

# tahrir-square - Monday 25 June, 2012

New Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi promises to be 'leader for all Egyptians'
# Olive Branch
# Olive Branch

New Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi promises to be 'leader for all Egyptians'

Jun 25th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,063 Views 2 Comments

The Muslim Brotherhood candidate is the country’s first Islamist leader, but has pledged to try and build national unity.

# tahrir-square - Sunday 24 June, 2012

And the winner of the Egyptian presidential election is...
# Result
# Result

And the winner of the Egyptian presidential election is...

Jun 24th 2012, 3:31 PM 3,665 Views 29 Comments

The result of the presidential election was finally announced this afternoon.

# tahrir-square - Monday 18 June, 2012

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood claim election win as army accused of 'coup'
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood claim election win as army accused of 'coup'

Jun 18th 2012, 11:23 AM 1,613 Views 3 Comments

Mohammed Mursi has claimed victory in the presidential election but the sweeping powers that the military have given themselves may render him toothless.

# tahrir-square - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Egypt: Supreme Court's call for parliament dissolution sparks outcry
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Supreme Court's call for parliament dissolution sparks outcry

Jun 14th 2012, 8:40 PM 1,692 Views 1 Comment

Activists accused the military of a ‘soft coup’ after a court decision also paved the way for a former ally of the deposed president Hosni Mubarak to run in the presidential run-off this weekend.

# tahrir-square - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Crowds gather in Egypt's Tahrir Square as protests continue
# Egypt
# Egypt

Crowds gather in Egypt's Tahrir Square as protests continue

Jun 5th 2012, 9:26 PM 2,587 Views 4 Comments

Demonstrations in the aftermath of the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak continued today as the ex-dictator’s health was reported to have deteriorated further.

# tahrir-square - Monday 4 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Bank Holiday Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Bank Holiday Monday

Jun 4th 2012, 8:42 AM 4,414 Views 26 Comments

Good morning! Here’s nine things you should know before your Bank Holiday brekkie.

# tahrir-square - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in jail – but immediately vows to appeal
# Egypt
# Egypt

Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in jail – but immediately vows to appeal

Jun 2nd 2012, 11:15 AM 3,566 Views 7 Comments

Hosni Mubarak, 84, will spend the rest of his life in jail for conspiring to kill those who demonstrated against him.

# tahrir-square - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Anger in Egypt: riots in Cairo over election results
# Egypt
# Egypt

Anger in Egypt: riots in Cairo over election results

May 29th 2012, 9:19 AM 1,218 Views 4 Comments

The HQ of run-off election candidate – and former PM – Ahmad Shafiq was set on fire by angry protesters.

# tahrir-square - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Egypt's military investigates activists including ex-Google executive
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt's military investigates activists including ex-Google executive

Mar 8th 2012, 7:31 PM 1,140 Views 1 Comment

A dozen leading activists are being accused of inciting hatred against the military and trying to overthrow the government.

# tahrir-square - Saturday 11 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Feb 11th 2012, 8:07 PM 5,233 Views 0 Comments

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest stories – plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# tahrir-square - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Foreign NGO workers facing trial in Egypt
# Egypt
# Egypt

Foreign NGO workers facing trial in Egypt

Feb 5th 2012, 5:59 PM 1,912 Views 3 Comments

The US has warned that it could reconsider its funding to Egypt over pressure on Americans NGOs and staff.

# tahrir-square - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Timeline: One year since Egypt's Arab Spring
# Egypt
# Egypt

Timeline: One year since Egypt's Arab Spring

Jan 25th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,749 Views 0 Comments

Looking back in photos at the main events of the past year which saw Egypt’s president Mubarak forced out of office after 30 years in power.

# tahrir-square - Monday 26 December, 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 4:00 PM 2,834 Views 3 Comments

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

# tahrir-square - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Human rights group calls on Egypt's military to prevent further protest violence
# Egypt
# Egypt

Human rights group calls on Egypt's military to prevent further protest violence

Dec 22nd 2011, 9:14 AM 673 Views 1 Comment

Thousands of women took to the streets in Cairo this week to protest recent violence against women by security forces.

# tahrir-square - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Dec 21st 2011, 8:42 AM 3,263 Views 4 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# tahrir-square - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Egyptian ruler defends use of force as video emerges of woman being attacked by soldiers
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egyptian ruler defends use of force as video emerges of woman being attacked by soldiers

Dec 20th 2011, 9:31 AM 1,495 Views 9 Comments

Major General Adel Emara said the attack as an “isolated incident” and that the army has a duty to protect the state.

# tahrir-square - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Nine killed as soldiers storm Egypt's Tahrir protests
# Egypt
# Egypt

Nine killed as soldiers storm Egypt's Tahrir protests

Dec 17th 2011, 5:11 PM 1,595 Views 3 Comments

Young men and women were beaten and given electric shocks during the violent crackdown on anti-military demonstrations.

# tahrir-square - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Egypt: Protester dies as demonstrations against new PM continue
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Protester dies as demonstrations against new PM continue

Nov 26th 2011, 12:10 PM 486 Views 0 Comments

It is reported a police van ran over the protester outside the country’s Cabinet building earlier today.

# tahrir-square - Friday 25 November, 2011

Protests grow in Egypt as military appoints former Mubarak official
# Egypt
# Egypt

Protests grow in Egypt as military appoints former Mubarak official

Nov 25th 2011, 7:26 AM 698 Views 0 Comments

Demonstrators are furious that the country’s ruling army council has asked Kamal al-Ganzouri to lead an interim government.

# tahrir-square - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Egyptian army apologises for civilian deaths, but holds on to power
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egyptian army apologises for civilian deaths, but holds on to power

Nov 24th 2011, 4:26 PM 797 Views 1 Comment

The ruling military council said they would not be stepping down and insisted today that elections will go ahead as planned.

# tahrir-square - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

In pictures: Fifth day of violence rocks Cairo, Alexandria
# Egypt
# Egypt

In pictures: Fifth day of violence rocks Cairo, Alexandria

Nov 23rd 2011, 6:05 PM 756 Views 1 Comment

Crowds continue to press for the immediate transfer of power from the country’s military rulers to an interim civilian council.

Government condemns violence against Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square
# Egypt
# Egypt

Government condemns violence against Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square

Nov 23rd 2011, 5:46 PM 787 Views 4 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil, Minister Seán Sherlock said the government had “deep concern” over the violence – but ruled out international intervention saying that “it is for Egyptians themselves to determine their own future”.

# tahrir-square - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Video, photos: Egyptian military leader says election will go ahead as violence continues
# Egypt
# Egypt

Video, photos: Egyptian military leader says election will go ahead as violence continues

Nov 22nd 2011, 6:20 PM 963 Views 0 Comments

Military chief Tantawi said parliamentary elections will go ahead as planned on 28 November, but the protests continue to grow in Tahrir.

# tahrir-square - Monday 21 November, 2011

In pictures: Egyptian cabinet tenders resignation amid Tahrir violence
# Tahrir
# Tahrir

In pictures: Egyptian cabinet tenders resignation amid Tahrir violence

Nov 21st 2011, 8:54 PM 1,370 Views 0 Comments

Twenty-four people have been confirmed dead in clashes between riot police and protesters calling for urgent political reform.

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