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Italian student found 'tortured to death' in Cairo

Italian student found 'tortured to death' in Cairo

Body of Giulio Regeni, a PhD student from Cambridge University, was found on the side of a road. In Italy, some suspect police foul play.Gil Ronen, 04/02/2016 22:22
Egypt Aflame Again: 7 Dead

Egypt Aflame Again: 7 Dead

At least seven killed as riots erupt on the third anniversary of the toppling of Hosni Mubarak.Dalit Halevy & Gil Ronen, 25/01/2014 19:04
Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Opposes New Constitution

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Opposes New Constitution

Angry Muslim Brotherhood protesters dispersed by police in the capital - but some secular groups also voice concern.Ari Soffer and Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/12/2013 17:27
Morsi Supporters Demonstrate in Tahrir Square

Morsi Supporters Demonstrate in Tahrir Square

Anti-military protesters demonstrate in Cairo's Tahrir Square for the first time since President Mohammed Morsi was removed from office.Elad Benari, 02/10/2013 03:13
Morsi Rejects Army's 48-Hour Ultimatum

Morsi Rejects Army's 48-Hour Ultimatum

Egyptian presidency: “army declaration had not been cleared by the presidency and could cause confusion.”Gil Ronen, 02/07/2013 09:57
Tense Standoff in Egypt, 10 Killed So Far

Tense Standoff in Egypt, 10 Killed So Far

Opposition demands military intervention if President Morsi refuses to resign.Gil Ronen, 01/07/2013 09:07
'A Million Protesters' in Tahrir Square

'A Million Protesters' in Tahrir Square

Huge crowds gather across Egypt to demand the resignation of President Morsi.Gil Ronen, 30/06/2013 19:36
Egyptians Brace for 'Sunday's Rage'

Egyptians Brace for 'Sunday's Rage'

Egyptians are bracing for what is developing into another revolution, this time to depose a democratically elected Islamist president.Chana Ya'ar, 30/06/2013 10:28
Games in Cairo Court Over Hosni Mubarak Jail Time

Games in Cairo Court Over Hosni Mubarak Jail Time

A Cairo court ordered the release of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak -- and then reversed itself on other charges and re-jailed him.Chana Ya'ar, 15/04/2013 17:01
Mubarak May be Freed from Jail in 3 Weeks

Mubarak May be Freed from Jail in 3 Weeks

If prosecution does not resubmit charges regarding Tahrir Square killings, Mubarak will go free., 25/03/2013 10:02
First Lady, Secy of State Honor Egyptian 9/11 Fan

First Lady, Secy of State Honor Egyptian 9/11 Fan

First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secy of StateJohn Kerry this week will honor a woman who celebrated Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack on America.Chana Ya'ar, 07/03/2013 09:27
Thousands Protest Egypt’s Morsi 2 Yrs Post-Mubarak

Thousands Protest Egypt’s Morsi 2 Yrs Post-Mubarak

Thousands demonstrated against Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohamed Morsi two years after Hosni Mubarak stepped down.Chana Ya'ar, 11/02/2013 22:00
Thousands Demonstrate Against Morsi in Egypt

Thousands Demonstrate Against Morsi in Egypt

Thousands take to the streets across Egypt for rallies demanding President Morsi fulfill the goals of the revolt that brought him to power.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/02/2013 22:26
State of Emergency Declared in Egypt

State of Emergency Declared in Egypt

Exactly two years after Hosni Mubarak was toppled, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has been forced to declare a state of emergency.Chana Ya'ar, 28/01/2013 13:01
Egypt: Protesters Clash with Police

Egypt: Protesters Clash with Police

Egyptian protesters storm government headquarters and clash with police during mass rallies on the second anniversary of the 2011 uprising.Elad Benari, Canada, 25/01/2013 22:01
Egypt: Low Turnout for Anti-Constitution Protest

Egypt: Low Turnout for Anti-Constitution Protest

Up to 2,000 people gather in Egypt to protest controversial draft constitution - far fewer than previous opposition protests.Elad Benari, 19/12/2012 02:14
Egyptian Protests Continue Despite Morsi Reversal

Egyptian Protests Continue Despite Morsi Reversal

Too little, too late: Egyptian Pres. Mohamed Morsi repealed the edict granting him sweeping new powers, but grassroots protests continue. Chana Ya'ar, 09/12/2012 14:45
MUST READ: If You Like Egypt, You'll Love "Palestine"

MUST READ: If You Like Egypt, You'll Love "Palestine"

For Israel, there is no immediately obvious military solution to the expanded threats posed by this 23rd Arab state. At the same time, the prospects for any negotiated solutions are negligible to nonexistent. There are certain options, however. Prof. Louis René Beres, 07/12/2012 15:07
Anti-Gov't Violence, Death Returns to Cairo

Anti-Gov't Violence, Death Returns to Cairo

At least five were killed in Cairo during clashes overnight between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.Chana Ya'ar, 06/12/2012 08:09
Egypt's Morsi Returns to Palace After Riots

Egypt's Morsi Returns to Palace After Riots

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi reportedly returned Wednesday morning to his palace after violent protesters left the area.Chana Ya'ar, 05/12/2012 12:01
Egypt's Supreme Court Goes on Strike

Egypt's Supreme Court Goes on Strike

Court launches open-ended protest after Islamist protesters block courthouse ahead of a key ruling.Gil Ronen, 02/12/2012 18:06
Egypt: Protests After Constitution Draft Approved

Egypt: Protests After Constitution Draft Approved

An Egyptian panel rushes through a draft constitution seen as undermining basic freedoms, resulting in mass protests in Cairo.Elad Benari, Canada, 30/11/2012 21:30
Egyptian Assembly Racing to Finish Constitution

Egyptian Assembly Racing to Finish Constitution

The Egyptian Assembly is racing the clock to finish writing the nation's Constitution by Thursday before the body is dissolved.Chana Ya'ar, 29/11/2012 14:48
Tens of Thousands Protest Against Morsi Power Grab

Tens of Thousands Protest Against Morsi Power Grab

Egyptians in huge numbers take to the streets to protest President Morsi's decision to assume sweeping powers.Elad Benari, 28/11/2012 03:45
Egypt's Morsi Pulls Back Power Grab

Egypt's Morsi Pulls Back Power Grab

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has agreed to pull back decrees announced last Thursday granting himself sweeping new powers.Chana Ya'ar, 27/11/2012 00:15
Morsi Says Sweeping Powers Are 'Only Temporary'

Morsi Says Sweeping Powers Are 'Only Temporary'

Egyptian President says the sweeping new powers he has assumed are only temporary, calls for dialogue.Elad Benari, 26/11/2012 02:15
Egypt Jurists: Morsi 'Violated Judicial Authority'

Egypt Jurists: Morsi 'Violated Judicial Authority'

Supreme Judicial Council says Morsi's declaration of new powers is an "unprecedented assault" on judiciary.Gil Ronen, 24/11/2012 20:19
10,000 Rally in Cairo, Demand Sharia Law

10,000 Rally in Cairo, Demand Sharia Law

Rally organized by minority Salafi groups, demanding Egypt's new constitution be based on the Islamic law.Gil Ronen, 10/11/2012 18:53
UK Foreign Office Raises Terror Threat in Egypt

UK Foreign Office Raises Terror Threat in Egypt

UK's Foreign Office raised terror threat in Egypt from “general” to “high”, following reports of al-Qaeda inspired plots against westerners.Rachel Hirshfeld , 04/11/2012 12:53
French Reporter Savagely Attacked in Tahrir Square

French Reporter Savagely Attacked in Tahrir Square

A French female television reporter was sexually assaulted during a protest near Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday. Rachel Hirshfeld, 21/10/2012 13:11
Rioting and Brawls in Tahrir Square

Rioting and Brawls in Tahrir Square

New clashes have erupted in Tahrir Square after Friday prayers.Scott Krane, U.S., 12/10/2012 17:09
Mubarak Chiefs Acquitted of Asssaulting Protesters

Mubarak Chiefs Acquitted of Asssaulting Protesters

Stalwarts of ousted Egyptian president Mubarak acquitted of organizing a camel-borne assault on protesters.Elad Benari, 11/10/2012 05:12
Lieberman Predicts 'Tahrir' Revolution in Iran

Lieberman Predicts 'Tahrir' Revolution in Iran

Sanctions could trigger a popular uprising in Iran like the revolt in Egypt that toppled Mubarak, says Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.Elad Benari, Canada, 30/09/2012 22:11
Egypt: Clashes Erupt During Anti-Morsi Protest

Egypt: Clashes Erupt During Anti-Morsi Protest

Hundreds of Egyptians hit the streets to demonstrate against President Morsi. Clashes erupt in Cairo.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/08/2012 21:08
Morsi: I'll be the President of All Egyptians

Morsi: I'll be the President of All Egyptians

Egypt’s new president symbolically swears himself in before a huge crowd at Cairo's Tahrir Square.Elad Benari, Canada, 29/06/2012 23:00
Muslim Brotherhood Expects its Win to be Respected

Muslim Brotherhood Expects its Win to be Respected

The Muslim Brotherhood says it expects its presidential election win to be respected as its supporters pack Cairo's Tahrir.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/06/2012 01:05
Thousands Protest Against Mubarak-Era Candidate

Thousands Protest Against Mubarak-Era Candidate

Thousands demonstrate in Egypt to demand that Ahmed Shafiq be banned from a run-off presidential election.Elad Benari, Canada, 09/06/2012 01:55
Former Egyptian Pres. Mubarak Suffers Heart Attack

Former Egyptian Pres. Mubarak Suffers Heart Attack

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 84, suffered a heart attack Saturday upon his arrival at Tora Prison.Chana Ya'ar, 03/06/2012 01:27
Riots Follow ‘New Democracy' in Egypt

Riots Follow ‘New Democracy' in Egypt

Scenes of last year’s anti-Mubarak uprising return to Cairo. Thousands rioted, some of them torching the HQ of a presidential candidate.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 29/05/2012 08:16
Security Forces, Demonstrators Clash in Cairo

Security Forces, Demonstrators Clash in Cairo

At least 130 injured as Egyptian armed forces and protesters, including hardline Islamists, clash in Cairo.Elad Benari, Canada, 04/05/2012 23:21
Thousands Protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Thousands Protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Tens of thousands of protesters pack Cairo's Tahrir Square, demand an end to military rule.Elad Benari, Canada, 21/04/2012 00:03
Trial to End for Egypt's Former President

Trial to End for Egypt's Former President

The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, accused of the murders of protesters in the 2011 Arab Spring revolt, ends Wednesday.Chana Ya'ar, 22/02/2012 15:59
Egyptian Revolution Changes Nothing for Women

Egyptian Revolution Changes Nothing for Women

The Egyptian Revolution appears to have done nothing for women who attempt to support “change” in Tahrir Square.Chana Ya'ar, 26/01/2012 11:55
Thousands Mark Cairo's Tahrir Square Revolution

Thousands Mark Cairo's Tahrir Square Revolution

Crowds packed Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution despite cold and rain, but with little celebration.Chana Ya'ar , 25/01/2012 10:17
Death Penalty for Hosni Mubarak?

Death Penalty for Hosni Mubarak?

Egypt's prosecutor seeks death by hanging for former President Hosni Mubarak, his sons Gamal and Ala'a, and his former Interior Minister. Chana Ya'ar, 05/01/2012 16:35
Thousands of Egyptian Women Protest Brutality

Thousands of Egyptian Women Protest Brutality

Some 10,000 women marched Tuesday chanting "Egyptian women are the red line," protesting military brutality against female protesters.Chana Ya'ar, 21/12/2011 11:19
Egyptians Return to Polls for Runoff Elections

Egyptians Return to Polls for Runoff Elections

Egyptians return to the polls Wednesday in a run-off for round two of parliamentary elections not due to end until early next year.Chana Ya'ar, 21/12/2011 11:10
Egypt's Islamist Parties Claim Victory

Egypt's Islamist Parties Claim Victory

Egypt’s two leading Islamist parties say they have won the second round of a parliamentary election.Elad Benari, 19/12/2011 07:15
Deadly Clashes Continue in Cairo

Deadly Clashes Continue in Cairo

Egyptians on Sunday entered a third day of deadly clashes between protesters and government forces in Cairo's Tahrir Square.Chana Ya'ar, 18/12/2011 15:37
New Tahrir Square Violence Mars Elections

New Tahrir Square Violence Mars Elections

Fresh violence at Cairo’s Tahrir Square wounded 88 people by early Wednesday during the second day of legislative elections. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 30/11/2011 09:40
US, Britain Praise Egypt's First Post-Mubarak Poll

US, Britain Praise Egypt's First Post-Mubarak Poll

The US and Britain are congratulating Egypt on completing the first historic round of three parliamentary polls to elect a new government.Chana Ya'ar, 29/11/2011 03:12
Egypt: Protesters Reject New Prime Minister

Egypt: Protesters Reject New Prime Minister

More than 100,000 demonstrate in Cairo's Tahrir Square, rejecting the appointment of Mubarak's former prime minister.Elad Benari, Canada, 25/11/2011 21:02
Egypt Braces for More Protests Friday

Egypt Braces for More Protests Friday

Egyptian protesters promise a 'million man march' in Cairo as the interim junta appoints a Mubarak-era Prime Minister to head gov't.Gabe Kahn., 25/11/2011 10:04
3 US Students Freed in Egypt on Thanksgiving

3 US Students Freed in Egypt on Thanksgiving

The parents of three American students are celebrating a real "Thanksgiving" after hearing an Egyptian court has freed their children. Chana Ya'ar, 24/11/2011 21:31
Egyptian Revolution II: Tourism Cancellations

Egyptian Revolution II: Tourism Cancellations

Egyptian Revolution II is just a week old, but already the tourist industry is taking its first hit. Coud Israel be affected?Chana Ya'ar, 24/11/2011 10:04
Turkey: Syria at 'Point of No Return'

Turkey: Syria at 'Point of No Return'

Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned the Royal Society Wednesday in London that Syria has “come to a point of no return.”Chana Ya'ar, 23/11/2011 18:01
Video:Egyptian  Police Club Protesters, One Dead

Video:Egyptian Police Club Protesters, One Dead

Egyptian soldiers and police killed one more protester Wednesday morning as anarchy threatens the country. Thee US students arrested. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 23/11/2011 09:10