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Iraqis keep up sit-ins amid fears of 'bloodbath'

Nov 10, 2019 - 6:57 PM

(UPDATED) 12 protesters die on Saturday, November 9, when security forces cleared out protest sites, medical sources say

PROTESTERS MOURN. Mourners carry the casket of an Iraqi protester, who was killed the day before during protests in the capital, during his funeral in the central Iraqi city of Najaf on November 10, 2019. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

Iraq students join protests as pressure on government swells

Oct 27, 2019 - 6:46 PM

The protests are unprecedented in recent Iraqi history for their ire at the entire political class, including Abdel Mahdi, parliament speaker Mohammed Al-Halbussi and even traditionally revered religious leaders

PROTESTS. Iraqis demonstrators wave a national flag (L) and another bearing the words 'O Hussein' in Arabic, referring to the prophet Mohamed's grandson Imam Hussein ibn Ali, in the capital Baghdad's Tahrir square on October 26, 2019. Photo by AFP

More than a dozen dead in renewed Iraq protests as thousands rally

Oct 25, 2019 - 10:58 PM

(UPDATED) The demonstrations represent a second phase of a weeklong movement in early October demanding an end to widespread corruption, unemployment and an overhaul of the political system

NEW PROTESTS. Iraqi protesters march with national flags and pictures of people who were killed before in previous protests earlier in the month, during an anti-government demonstration in the central holy shrine city of Najaf on October 25, 2019. AFP photo

Protests multiply in Iraqi capital after 3 killed

Oct 02, 2019 - 9:29 PM

(UPDATED) The demonstrations are the first major challenge to Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, who formed his government a year ago this month and who controversially blamed the violence on 'aggressors' among the protesters

PROTEST. Smoke rises from burning tires during a demonstration against corruption and lack of basic services in Baghdad's al-Shaab neighborhood on October 2, 2019. Photo by Salam Faraj/AFP

One person killed as Egypt police and anti-Mubarak protesters clash

Nov 30, 2014 - 12:40 AM

Protesters gather at an entrance to Cairo s Tahrir Square chanting The people demand the toppling of the regime

Egypt refers 13 to trial over Tahrir sex attacks

Jun 15, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Egypt s prosecution service refers 13 men to trial for alleged sex attacks on women at Cairo s Tahrir Square including during inaugural celebrations for new President Abdel Fattah al Sisi

Egypt's Sisi faces challenge over 'sexual terrorism'

Jun 11, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Egyptian rights organizations say their government is incapable of addressing sexual violence without a comprehensive strategy

Egyptian journalist killed as police, Islamists clash – security

Mar 29, 2014 - 8:17 AM

The casualties include an Egyptian woman journalist who worked for privately owned Al Dustour newspaper She was shot in the head while covering clashes

Clashes kill nearly 50 as Egypt marks 2011 uprising

Jan 26, 2014 - 12:03 AM

UPDATED Forty nine people were killed in 24 hours of fighting across Egypt as police and supporters of the military installed government clashed with Islamist backers of president Mohamed Morsi

Egypt draft charter handed over ahead of referendum

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:08 AM

The vote on the draft charter has been billed as the first stage in a democratic transition promised by the military installed authorities

EXPULSION. Egypt expels the Turkish ambassador.

Protests as Egypt army retains powers in draft charter

Dec 02, 2013 - 8:39 AM

The charter approved by the 50 member panel allows the military to prosecute civilians in some cases appoint the defense minister and keep its budget beyond any civilian scrutiny

PRAYERS IN TAHRIR. Egyptian students supporting the Muslim Brotherhood pray upon their arrival to protest in Tahrir square, Cairo, Egypt, 01 December 2013. EPA/Hazem Abd Elhamed/Almasry Alyoum

Protesters wounded as Egypt police storm Tahrir Square

Nov 20, 2013 - 8:24 AM

A health ministry official said at least 16 people had been injured in the clashes

MORE PROTESTS. Egyptians activists shout slogans as they rally near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, 19 November 2013. EPA/Al-Masry al-Youm

Are there lessons from the Philippines for Egypt?

Aug 02, 2013 - 11:47 PM

Despite the similarities between the current events in Egypt and the People Power protests in the Philippines there are significant structural differences between the two countries

Bloodshed at Egypt protests: 72 dead

Jul 28, 2013 - 8:19 AM

UPDATE The Cairo bloodshed the worst since Morsi s ouster in a military led coup on July 3 prompting domestic and international condemnation

DEATH IN THE STREETS. People mourn next to a body of killed supporter of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in a field hospital at Rabaa Adawiya mosque following clashes with security forces, in Cairo, Egypt, 27 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Ahmed Hayman

At least 169 women raped at Egypt protests

Jul 06, 2013 - 4:47 PM

Human Rights Watch a group based in New York says the threat of being sexually assaulted at rallies prevent women from participating fully in the public life

Egypt deeper in crisis as Morsi rebuffs army ultimatum

Jul 02, 2013 - 7:44 PM

UPDATE Egypt s political crisis deepened as President Morsi snubbed an army ultimatum and five ministers led a spate of government resignations

TAMAROD. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptian demonstrators gather outside the presidential palace in Cairo during a protest calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi on June 30, 2013. AFP /Mahmud Khaled

Millions flood Egypt streets to demand Morsi ouster

Jul 01, 2013 - 8:44 AM

As chants of Leave rang out around Cairo the presidency insisted dialogue was the only way out of the crisis

ANGER IN THE STREETS. Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans while holding a giant Egyptian flag during a protest calling for his ouster outside the presidential palace in Cairo on June 30, 2013. AFP/Mahmud Khaled

Riot police deployed after Egypt palace clashes

Feb 02, 2013 - 10:42 PM

The Egyptian presidenct has warned that security forces will deal with violent protests with utmost decisiveness

Low turnout for Egypt protests ahead of referendum

Dec 19, 2012 - 8:47 AM

Analysts cautioned that adoption of the proposed charter would not heal the deep divisions gripping the Arab world s most populous country

Egypt's Islamists to rally for Morsi as court calls strike

Nov 28, 2012 - 11:41 PM

The courts push Morsi further into a corner after crowds poured into the streets top denounce the new Egyptian dictator

"DICTATOR" MORSI? Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi waves to his supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on November 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/STR

Egypt's leader under pressure as protesters decry power grab

Nov 28, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Tens of thousands have packed Tahrir Square to protest a power grab by Mohamed Morsi piling pressure on Egypt s Islamist president as he faces his most divisive crisis since taking power in June

BACK AT TAHRIR. Tens of thousands people take part in a mass rally against a decree by President Mohamed Morsi granting himself broad powers on November 27, 2012 at Egypt's landmark Tahir Square in Cairo. AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Triumphant Morsi vows to be leader for all Egyptians

Jun 25, 2012 - 3:41 PM

The Muslim Brotherhood s Mohamed Morsi pledged to be a leader for all Egyptians after being crowned successor to ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak in a triumph for the long repressed Islamist movement

Egypt delays poll results, ousted president in coma

Jun 21, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Egypt s election commission delayed the announcement of presidential results scheduled for Thursday June 21 as tension spiked over who will succeed ailing ousted president Hosni Mubarak after moves by the ruling military to extend powers