Egypt: Heavy prison sentence for Islamist women
The crackdown is rearranging Egypt's political map after months when authorities were focused on crippling the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist backers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. This week, security forces have moved against secular ...
Egypt: Women Protesters Get Heavy Prison Sentences
Egypt issues arrest order for two activists
Egypt jails girls over pro-Morsi demonstration
Crackdown in Egypt Fuels New Dissent
New York Times (blog)
There were street protests in Egypt's two largest cites on Wednesday, amid signs that attempts by the military-backed government to stifle dissent were fueling a backlash. Thousands of protesters marched in downtown Cairo, defying a new law that ...
Egypt prosecutors order arrest of prominent activists
Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the arrest of two prominent activists for inciting a protest in Cairo on Tuesday. Ahmed Maher, head of the 6 April youth movement, and Alaa Abdul Fattah, took part in the demonstration outside the upper house of ...
Egypt's highest-profile secular activists threatened with arrest
Arrest warrants were issued for two of Egypt's highest-profile activists on Wednesday, a day after 79 other secular campaigners were detained in Cairo in the largest crackdown on non-Islamist dissent since the fall of Mohamed Morsi. It was the first ...
Referendum on Egypt's constitution seen in December
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a referendum on an amended constitution in December, the group drafting it said on Tuesday, an important step in an army-backed roadmap meant to lead to elections. Hours before the timing of the referendum was ...
Egypt police fire water cannon to disperse rally, in first use of new anti ...
CAIRO – Black-clad Egyptian police descended on two small anti-government rallies in Cairo on Tuesday and fired water cannons to disperse them, enforcing a controversial new law restricting protests. The heavy hand fueled a backlash among secular ...
Egypt police clash with protesters in Cairo
Ten members of the panel drafting Egypt's new constitution have suspended work after authorities arrested protesters and fired warning shots, water cannons and tear gas at Cairo rallies. Egyptian police arrested and detained more than 70 protesters ...
Egypt's interim president to decide on voting system
CAIRO (Reuters) - An assembly amending Egypt's constitution has left it to the army-backed interim president to decide on the voting system to be used in a parliamentary poll next year, state news agency MENA said on Wednesday. Egypt's political ...
Egypt's constitution panel members walk out over arrests
Ten members of the panel drafting Egypt's new constitution have walked out in protest over arrests of dozens of activists rallying in Cairo. The activists were held in the capital after demonstrating against a new law which restricts public protests.
Beyonce 'banned' from Pyramids by Egypt's Indiana Jones after her 'stupid and ...
Zahi Hawass, Egypt's former head of antiquities, claims he banned the singer from visiting the Pyramids after her 'stupid and rude' behaviour. Not impressed: Controversial archaeologist Zahi Hawess claims he has banned Beyonce from the Egyptian ...