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Iraqis defy ban to rally for reforms in Baghdad

Thousands of Iraqis defied warnings from authorities and rallied in the heart of Baghdad on Friday, renewing pressure on the government to carry out reforms targeting corruption and sectarianism.

Jul 15, 2016, 16:56 PM IST

Egypt activists recall Hosni Mubarak ouster as a distant dream

As the sun began to set on February 11, 2011, the protesters in Cairo`s Tahrir Square wavered between hope and despair, waiting for a signal that Egypt`s autocrat would step down.

Feb 10, 2016, 09:45 AM IST

Video of Egyptians giving police condom balloons goes viral

The video, which has been shared 15,000 times on Facebook, showed the two men in their early 20s laughing as they unwrap and inflate condoms. "From the youth of Egypt to the police," was written on the balloons.

Jan 26, 2016, 23:26 PM IST

16 killed in firebomb attack on nightclub in Egypt

 At least 16 people, including five women, were killed today in a firebomb attack on a nightclub here by three motorcycle-borne masked assailants who threw Molotov cocktails on it, apparently after a dispute with the club's staff over their entry.

Dec 04, 2015, 17:59 PM IST

Policeman gets 15 years in jail for killing activist in Egypt

 An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced a policeman to 15 years in prison over the death of a female protester during a leftist march earlier this year, media reported.

Jun 12, 2015, 01:41 AM IST

Egypt begins demolishing Mubarak party HQ

Egypt on Sunday began tearing down the headquarters of the once-dominant party of ex-president Hosni Mubarak that was torched during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

May 31, 2015, 19:05 PM IST

Baghdad blast targeting Shiite pilgrims kill six

A bomb blast and two mortar rounds targeting Shiite worshippers marching to a Baghdad shrine killed six people Tuesday in the Iraqi capital, security and medical sources said.

May 13, 2015, 00:11 AM IST

Baghdad blast targeting Shiite pilgrims kill six

A bomb blast and two mortar rounds targeting Shiite worshippers marching to a Baghdad shrine killed six people Tuesday in the Iraqi capital, security and medical sources said.

May 13, 2015, 00:11 AM IST

I had suggested Mubarak to introduce reforms in Egypt: Obama

US President Barack Obama has said ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak had refused to listen his advice to introduce reforms in the most populous Arab nation during pro-democracy protests, recalling that he had warned him it was "genie" that could not be put back in the bottle.

Jan 28, 2015, 21:56 PM IST

Egyptian liberals demand Mubarak face court over attack by supporters on camels

Liberal Egyptian parties filed new judicial complaints against ousted former ruler Hosni Mubarak on Sunday, including over a deadly camel charge against protestors led by his supporters, after a string of court rulings in his favour.

Jan 18, 2015, 23:15 PM IST

Thousands protest Mubarak verdict in Egypt, two killed

At least two persons were killed and ten others injured when police clashed with demonstrators protesting here to denounce dropping of murder charge against former ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his sons by an an Egyptian court.

Nov 30, 2014, 15:52 PM IST

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

One person was killed in clashes between Egyptian police and protesters in central Cairo on Saturday after a court dropped a murder case against ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak, a security official said.

 

Nov 30, 2014, 06:36 AM IST

Egypt police tear-gas protesters denouncing Mubarak verdict

Egyptian police fired tear gas Saturday against more than 1,000 protesters in central Cairo who gathered to denounce a court`s decision to drop a murder charge against ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

 

Nov 30, 2014, 00:29 AM IST

Egypt braces for Islamist protest

Egyptians on Friday braced for a major protest by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government.

Nov 28, 2014, 23:54 PM IST

Police arrest 40 protesters at Islamist rallies

Egyptian police have arrested 40 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood during protests after Friday's prayers in Cairo and Egypt's second city Alexandria, Egyptian security officials said.

Oct 11, 2014, 00:16 AM IST

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sexual assault

Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video of a woman being sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square during a rally supporting the country`s newly elected president.

Jun 14, 2014, 05:17 AM IST

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sexual assault victim

Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video showing a naked woman with injuries being dragged through Cairo`s Tahrir Square after being sexually assaulted during celebrations for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi`s inauguration.

Jun 13, 2014, 15:40 PM IST

Sisi makes pre-vote campaign splash in Egypt

A huge poster of former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stands tall near Cairo`s iconic Tahrir Square, one of thousands that have sprung up across Egypt.

Apr 14, 2014, 15:13 PM IST

Crowds return to Tahrir to cheer Egypt general

Three years after the start of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo`s Tahrir Square Saturday calling for another military man to become their leader.

Jan 26, 2014, 03:50 AM IST

One dead, over 50 injured in Egypt clashes

At least one person was killed and over 50 people were injured across Egypt Tuesday as protestors marked the second anniversary of the deadly clashes that took place in 2011 on Mohamed Mahmoud Street near the iconic Tahrir square.

Nov 20, 2013, 15:50 PM IST