Al Jazeera: High hopes, mixed support for Egypt’s cabinet

Cairo — It was not exactly a warm welcome: As Egypt’s new cabinet started its first day on the job, thousands of people were protesting outside, angry about a body that has already been met with criticism or tepid praise by everyone from ultraconservative salafis to liberal revolutionaries. The new ministers are perhaps the most technocratic … Continue reading

France 24 ‘The Debate’: Egypt’s endless revolution, how to break the stalemate Part 1

The missing: Egypt’s political prisoners issue presses Morsi

Nationwide protests on Friday called for the release of Egypt’s prisoners of conscience; with thousands still missing and 600 facing trial for political activity, the battle for justice continues Thousands took to the streets Friday in  protests calling for compensation and the release of revolutionaries imprisoned through military or civilian courts since last year’s popular … Continue reading

Celebrations fade as constitutional crisis edges closer in Cairo

Jubilant scenes on Tahrir Square, as the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohammed Morsi was announced Egypt’s first post-Mubarak president, were dulled as the future of the country’s recently-dissolved parliament and the constitution-drafting body were left hanging in the balance after crucial rulings were postponed on Tuesday. Consequently, thousands have remained on Cairo’s flashpoint square. “Of course … Continue reading

SCAF ‘restraint’ proves hollow as more Egypt protesters killed

                A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition and there are unconfirmed reports of another four casualties afterEgyptian Central Security Forces (CSF) and army personnel stormed Tahrir Square in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as clashes raged on into their fifth consecutive day. The latest attacks follow … Continue reading

Video: Security forces kill two more protesters in Egypt

As the fierce fighting between protesters, the military and Central Security Forces entered its fourth day, at 3:50am Monday morning Egyptian security forces attacked Tahrir Square, leaving two protesters dead. Despite video footage showing the contrary, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) claimed in a televised press conference Monday afternoon that there was … Continue reading

“There are so many rocks, it looks like rain”

    The fighting between protesters, the Egyptian army (SCAF) and now the Central Security Forces on Egypt’s Tahrir Square has entered its fourth day with very bloody scenes taking place on the midan over night. This morning, both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton have separately made statements condemning … Continue reading

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