Egypt

Egyptians Vote on New Constitution

Egyptians were voting on Saturday on a proposed constitution that has divided the country, with the president, Mohamed Morsi, and his Muslim Brotherhood supporters in favour, while liberals, secular Muslims and Christians oppose it

  • December 15, 2012
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  • Associated Press

Gitmo Report Quietly Released Amid Conn. Shooting

The White House released a required report on its anti-jihad operations Friday, showing the administration is holding 166 suspected terrorists in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention camp, despite President Barack Obama’s 2008 promise to close the facility permanently

  • December 15, 2012
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  • Neil Munro

The Internet Wins

A US-led block of dissenting countries refused to sign the proposed updates, handing the United Nation’s International Telecommunication Union a humbling defeat

  • December 14, 2012
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  • Elise Ackerman

Egyptian Blogger Jailed

An Egyptian Copt arrested on suspicion of posting online an anti-Islam film that ignited Muslim protests around the world was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in prison, a court source said

  • December 12, 2012
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  • Reuters

Egypt’s Rival Rallies

Thousands of pro-government and opposition protesters are holding rival rallies in Cairo for and against a controversial constitutional referendum proposed by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

  • December 11, 2012
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  • Al Jazeera and agencies

Revealed: Muslim Brotherhood Torture Chambers

The Muslim Brotherhood operates a carefully controlled network of torture chambers designed to violently dehumanize opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, according to a journalist who exclusively toured the facilities this week

  • December 10, 2012
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  • Gregg Re

Protesters Surround Egyptian Presidential Palace…

Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said

  • December 4, 2012
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  • Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad

Speak2Tweet Re-Launched to Help Syrians

Friday night generated the strength and longing of Syrians who reside outside their country to unite their voices across the globe through social media networks to show their support to family and friends inside Syria as the country enters its second day in internet and telecommunication blackout

  • December 1, 2012
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  • KATHERINE JANE O’NEILL

Muslim Brotherhood Pays Gangs to Rape Women Protesters

Egypt’s ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said

  • December 1, 2012
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  • Ruth Whitehead

Pro and Anti-Morsi Protesters Take to the Streets of Cairo

Thousands of President Morsi’s supporters and opponents across Egypt are protesting over his expanded powers. The rallies come prior to the ratification of a new constitution. However, the document still may be dissolved by top judges

  • December 1, 2012
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  • RT News

Anonymous Declares War on the Government of Syria

Expect us. That was the message from online hacktivist group Anonymous on Thursday, as it declared war on the Syrian government and vowed to shut down all government websites hosted outside the country

  • December 1, 2012
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  • Meredith Bennett-Smith

Egyptian Courts Suspend Work to Protest President’s Decrees

Two of Egypt’s highest courts moved to suspend their work to protest decrees issued by the country’s Islamist president granting him sweeping powers. The courts vow to remain on strike until the edicts are rescinded

  • November 28, 2012
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  • RT News

Back to Tahrir

Thousands of people are gathering in the Egyptian capital for a protest against President Mohamed Morsi, who last week granted himself sweeping new powers

  • November 27, 2012
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  • Al Jazeera and agencies

Egyptian Journalists Demand Guarantee of Press Freedom

Egyptian journalists called on Sunday for a general strike to protest guarantees of press freedom in a draft constitution, amid a political crisis sparked by decree by President Mohamed Mursi granting himself sweeping powers

  • November 25, 2012
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  • AFP

Cairo Erupts in Protest

Police have fired teargas at protesters near Egypt’s Tahrir Square, Al Arabiya and Ahram Online report. It comes amid clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

  • November 23, 2012
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  • RT News

Al-Jazeera’s Cairo Office Firebombed

Egyptian protesters firebombed one of the offices of satellite broadcaster Al-Jazeera on Wednesday and attacked a police chief who tried to negotiate an end to three days of violent protests in central Cairo

  • November 21, 2012
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  • The Associated Press

Journalists Descend on Gaza

It’s hard to pin down exactly how many journalists have recently entered Gaza, given that some members of the media could have been there before Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense or have entered through the Egyptian border

  • November 20, 2012
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  • Michael Calderone

Jordanian Protesters Call for Reform

Roughly 2,000 people gathered downtown on Friday afternoon to protest a package of price increases, under which the cost of household gas will rise by 53 per cent and petrol around 12 per cent, said Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston

  • November 16, 2012
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  • Al Jazeera and agencies

Rival Protesters Clash in Tahrir Square

Thousands of supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi are battling for control of Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the recent revolution. Over one hundred protesters are reported injured in the violence

  • October 13, 2012
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  • RT News

Egypt’s President Pardons All Who Were Arrested During Country’s Revolution

Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi on Monday pardoned all those arrested between the start of the revolution that toppled president Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 and June this year, state media said

  • October 9, 2012
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  • AL ARABIYA WITH AGENCIES

The Embassy Violence Continues

Angry protests over an anti-Islam film spread across the Muslim world Friday, with demonstrators scaling the walls of U.S. embassies in Tunisia and Sudan and torching part of a German embassy. Amid the turmoil, Islamic militants waving black banners and shouting “God is great” stormed an international peacekeepers base in Egypt’s Sinai and battled troops, wounding four Colombians.

  • September 14, 2012
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  • AYA BATRAWY and LEE KEATH

People Are Killing People Over a YouTube Video

There are often times in the world of journalism where a story starts to spin out of control so much that the media world needs to stop and take a few steps backward, or else they completely miss the big picture

  • September 13, 2012
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  • Jason Worrell

Demonstrators Storm U.S. Embassy in Yemen

Demonstrators attacked the U.S. embassies in Yemen and Egypt on Thursday in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam and American warships headed to Libya after the death of the U.S. ambassador there in related violence earlier in the week.

  • September 13, 2012
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  • Mohammed Ghobari and Edmund Blair

No Info Found on Film That Incited Deadly Attack in Libya

No one knows anything about the video that incited the attack on the US consulate in Libya, origins of the video are completely shrouded in mystery

  • September 13, 2012
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  • Adam Nagourney
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