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Chants on Friday in the square included, “The people want the implementation of Shari’a law,” “The Constitution is our constitution,” and “Islameya.”
Bishop Tawadros, a trained pharmacist who headed a medicine factory, was chosen Sunday as the 118th Pope to lead Egypt’s Coptic Church on the same day he celebrated his 60th birthday.
In memory of Essam Atta, the driver allegedly tortured and killed by the police, activists held a protest calling for abolishing torture in Egyptian prisons on Saturday night in downtown Cairo, on Mansour street.
Hundreds of doctors and other protesters formed a chain along Qasr Al-Eini Street in downtown Cairo on Thursday in support of the ongoing doctors strike.
Monday’s election will determine which three papal candidates out of the remaining five will be part of the Church’s ballot next Sunday, and potentially be selected as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The papal selection is the first in 41 years and follows the death of Pope Shenouda III in March. The …
President joins worshippers at Al-Rahman mosque for Eid Al-Adha prayers
After communal prayers at the beginning of Eid Al-Adha, celebrations continue with the ritual slaughter of animals and social gatherings. Children wear their new clothes bought specially for Eid while the family goes to the park or enjoys a cruise on the Nile.
Politics infuses Eid prayers on Tahrir Square
Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist and political activist, addressed a crowd of roughly 1,000 at the American University in Cairo on Tuesday. In his address Chomsky attempted to shed light on the concept of the emerging world order and the Arab spring. Chomsky discussed the implications of the United Nations charter, which forbids the use …
As the new constitution is drafted a fresh controversy erupts over the rights of women
Egypt got seed bombed today
Civil groups marched Friday from different mosques in Cairo and Giza demanding a new represetitive constituent assembly, fair wages, end of corruption among other demands. Thousands fo protesters flooded tahrir square after calls has been made for the last seven days by civil coalition, most notable Al-Dostor Party and the Poular Current. Last Friday, protesters …
The Administrative Judiciary Court adjourned the case calling for the assembly’s dissolution to 23 October and reserved the session for a verdict. A Muslim Brotherhood affiliated lawyer had to be escorted out of the courthouse by police after he went on a 10 minute outburst and insulted the judge, calling him biased and a traitor …
Tahrir square clashes continued on Friday night, between supporters of President Mohamed Morsy and protesters criticizng his 100-day plan. Protesters took to the streets today, Friday, after calls all week by civil and leftist parties and coalitions for demonstrations demanding a new constituent assembly to write the post 25 January constitution as well as accountability of the …
Clashes ensued today in Tahrir square as well as adjacent streets between supporters of President Mohamed Morsy and protesters criticizng his 100-day plan. Protesters took to the streets today, Friday, after calls all week by civil and leftist parties and coalitions for demonstrations demanding a new constituent assembly to write the post 25 January constitution as well as …
Hundreds of Egyptian protesters march in Cairo to mark one year since the Maspero massacre in 2011
CirCairo 2012 opened with dazzling performances in front of the Abdeen Palace last Thursday.
Demanding social justice, a rally of hundreds of university workers gathered outside the Cairo University dome
Political activist Alber Saber’s trial for contempt of religion postponed to 17 October
Following attempts by striking AUC students to lock the gates of the campus to prevent people from entering, the university’s administration elected to completely remove the gates to allow free traffic. Later on, it closed its campus and subsequently announced the university would suspend all operations until further notice. Photos by Hassan Ibrahim
March organized by 15 different movements in Tal’at Harb Saturday evening demanding the resignation of the ministry of interior and a new constitutional committee
Colour returns to Mahmoud Street
Workers are cleaning, paving and planting Tahrir square following the orders of Prime Minister Hisham Qandil who declared his intention to turn the square into a global tourist attraction. According to Qandil, the plans aim to upgrade the square that was the epicenter of the revolution against Mubarak’s rule at the beginning of 2011. Tahrir …
Protesters hurled rocks and the occasional Molotov cocktail while CSF forces replied with tear gas and charges with armoured trucks to force the crowds back.
Violent clashes broke between Central Security Forces (CSF) protecting the United States embassy in Garden City and protesters enraged the anti-Islamic film.
Protesters scaled the US Embassy walls and pulled down the American flag
Daily News Egypt takes a tour through the Beautiful Egyptian city “Al-Fayoum”
Only one block away from Tahrir square, a huge pink building is found. Racks of motherboards and other computer parts are scattered on the walls of the small shops of the four-floor building. Computers, mp3 players, and flash drives are only few examples of the products found there, in Al-Bustan Commercial Centre.