Tahrir Square

Egyptian men sentenced to life in prison for sexual assaults on women during a number of public rallies in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, hide their faces their trial at a court in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Aly Hazzaa, El Shorouk)

Egypt sentences 7 to life for sexual assaults

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to life in prison on Wednesday for sexual assaults on women during public rallies in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square, in the first such heavy sentences since […]

07/16/2014

A mock coffin rests on the vandalized pedestal of a memorial dedicated to demonstrators killed in Egypt’'s revolutionary turmoil, after anti-government protesters forced the removal of Defense Minsister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi supporters from Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)

Egypt revolutionaries make return to Tahrir Square

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s revolutionary activists, overshadowed since leading the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, showed a new vigor Tuesday, scuffling with supporters of the military-backed government in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and wrecking a state […]

11/19/2013

This image from video released by Noujaim Films shows Egyptian activist Ahmed Hassan in a scene from the documentary "The Square." (AP Photo/Noujaim Films)

Netflix acquires documentary on Egyptian protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has acquired the first-run rights to a documentary on the Egyptian protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, signaling a new push by the subscription company to program movie premieres. “The Square” […]

11/04/2013

Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

At least 37 killed across country in Egypt clashes

CAIRO (AP) — Heavy gunfire rang out Friday throughout Cairo as tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with vigilante residents in the fiercest street battles to engulf the capital since the country’s Arab […]

08/16/2013

In this Wednesday, April 24, 2013 file photo, Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reviews honor guards during an arrival ceremony for his U.S. counterpart at the Ministry of Defense in Cairo. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

Personality cult built around Egypt’s top general

CAIRO (AP) — In dark sunglasses and a uniform studded with medals, Egypt’s top general is everywhere, looking down from posters and banners proclaiming him “lion of the nation.” Adoring songs vow “We are behind […]

07/29/2013

Supporter of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans as he holds up the Quran, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Tens of thousands march for ousted Egyptian leader

CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Islamists rallied Friday in cities across Egypt, vowing to sustain for months their campaign to restore deposed President Mohammed Morsi to power. Ten days after the military coup […]

07/12/2013

Egypt: Interim president sworn in amid crackdown

CAIRO (AP) – The chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in Thursday as the nation’s interim president, taking over hours after the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, while the army launched […]

07/04/2013

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Egypt: Army to suspend constitution, legislature

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s military has drawn up a plan to suspend the Islamist-backed constitution, dissolve the Islamist-dominated legislature and set up an interim administration headed by the country’s chief justice if President Mohammed Morsi […]

07/02/2013

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Masked ‘Black Bloc’ a mystery in Egypt unrest

CAIRO (AP) — An unpredictable new element has entered Egypt’s wave of political unrest: a mysterious group of masked young men called the Black Bloc who present themselves as the defenders of protesters opposed to the Islamist president’s rule.

01/28/2013

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Anti-Morsi crowds turn out in Cairo, Alexandria

CAIRO (AP) – Crowds have been increasing in size in Egypt’s capital and in the coastal city of Alexandria, as foes of the country’s Islamist president make themselves heard.

12/04/2012

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Protests erupt after new Egypt constitution passed

CAIRO (AP) – Protesters have again turned out in the tens of thousands in Egypt today to denounce President Mohammed Morsi and the draft constitution that his Islamist allies approved early today. It was approved […]

11/30/2012

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Egypt mass protests challenge Islamist president

Opponents of Egypt’s Islamist president have made a show of strength in Cairo. More than 200,000 people had flocked to Tahrir square by this evening to demand President Mohammed Morsi revoke decrees he issued last week granting him near autocratic powers.

11/27/2012

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