Egypt

Eyewitness describes deadly clashes in Cairo: “The security forces were heartless”

 
Violent clashes between Coptic Christians and security forces in Cairo Sunday left 24 people dead and more than 200 wounded. Our Observer, a Muslim bystander who witnessed the events, was shocked by the military’s behaviour. Read more and see videos…
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A country divided – Mubarak trial reveals rifts in post-revolution Egypt

 
Tensions ran high as former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s trial resumed for a third session on Monday. Fighting could be heard both within and without the courtroom walls as pro- and anti-Mubarak factions railed against each other – evidence, perhaps, that despite efforts to move forward, Egypt remains divided on the fate of its fallen president. Read more...

Egyptian protesters worried the revolution is slipping through their fingers

 
Cairo’s Tahrir Square filled up with protesters again on Friday, in a scene reminiscent of the mass protests that prompted the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. The participants in the most massive sit-in since the beginning of the Egyptian Revolution nearly five months ago claimed they felt the revolution’s goals were being abandoned. Read more...
 

Crackdown in Cairo: ‘Police violence as bad’ as during popular uprising

 
Egyptian security forces and protesters clashed for a second day in the capital Cairo on Wednesday, June 29 recalling the type of violence seen in the run up to former President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. According to our Observers in Cairo, the unrest was triggered by an earlier crackdown on a memorial honouring victims of the country’s popular uprising. Read more...
 
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Egyptians back in Tahrir Square for ‘second revolution’

 
Three months after the popular uprising that ousted former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians are back on the street to demand faster reforms and a speedy trial for the fallen president and his aides. Read more...

Sharm el-Sheikh residents: ‘We want Mubarak out!’

 
Hundreds of protesters gathered on Tuesday, April 12, in front of the hospital treating ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. They were demanding his removal from the city and immediate trial in an Egyptian court. Read more…
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Egyptian doctors send medical aid through porous eastern border

 
As Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi strengthened his grip on the country’s capital, a group of Egyptian physicians began sending out convoys transporting medical aid and doctors to Libya. Read more...
 
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Will Egypt’s Christians and Muslims stand united against Mubarak?

 
This photo shows Egyptian Copts forming a cordon to protect Muslim anti-government protesters as they kneel for afternoon prayers in Cairo last week. According to our Observer, this symbolic gesture is a sign that many of the country’s Christians are questioning the Church’s continued defence of President Hosni Mubarak. Read more...
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French expats in Egypt: 'We’re staying, no matter what happens'

 Some of the estimated 10,000 French expatriates currently living in Egypt chose to leave the country after the ongoing wave of anti-government protests took a violent turn. Others chose to stay. Read their accounts…
 

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