Egyptians packed Tahrir Square in Cairo through the night on Saturday, waving flags and chanting for the end of military rule as they waited to know the name of the first president they have been free to choose.
CAIRO — Egypt’s military rulers moved to consolidate power Friday on the eve of the presidential runoff election, shutting down the Islamist-led Parliament, locking out lawmakers and seizing the sole right to issue laws even after a new head of state takes office. The generals effectively abandoned
TONY EASTLEY: Two decisions by Egypt’s top court have thrown the nation’s democratic reform process into chaos. The nation’s top court has dissolved the Islamism dominated parliament just two days out from the final round of presidential elections.
Egyptian youths camped out on Thursday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and vowed to stay put until the army hands power to civilians, a day after a mass demonstration marked a year since an uprising which brought down Hosni Mubarak.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s powerful political wing has backed down from demands that Egypt’s new parliament should have the right to quickly replace the military-appointed government. The secretary general of the Freedom and Justice Party, which is poised to win by far the most seats of any party in the lower house of the next parliament, […]
The group of Russian military ships that set sail for violence-grippled Syria has reached its destination on Sunday, report agencies. The fleet, reported to include carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, has arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus,
Violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and soldiers continued for the second day on Saturday as tensions between activists and the country’s ruling military chiefs exploded. In more than 24 hours of violence, at least eight people were killed and more than 300 wounded
Egyptian riot police fired barrages of tear gas at hardcore protesters demanding Egypt’s army relinquish power in a sixth night of violence which has led the interior minister, according to one report, to propose postponing elections due on November 28.
The raging clashes between police and protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Saturday injured dozens of people and prompted a call from a prominent grass-roots group for citizens to resist the military-led government.