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#Tahrir Square

# tahrir-square - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Suicide bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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’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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# tahrir-square - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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'

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...

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'

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Anger in Egypt: riots in Cairo over election results

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

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 This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

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

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 This post contains videos This post contains images

Timeline: One year since Egypt's Arab Spring

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 This post contains images

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

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

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 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

In pictures: Fifth day of violence rocks Cairo, Alexandria

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

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 This post contains videos This post contains images

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

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 This post contains images

In pictures: Egyptian cabinet tenders resignation amid Tahrir violence

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

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