Ben Joravsky at it again in The Reader: The state's lawmakers had passed a pension bill for all of about ten minutes—socking it to little old retirees from Cairo to Waukegan—when Mayor Emanuel issued a statement to the press."The pension...Show More Summary
(CAIRO) — Prosecutors on Thursday sent to trial two of the most prominent Egyptian activists involved in the 2011 uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak, charging them with taking part in an “illegal” protest and allegedly assaulting policemen during demonstrations last month, judiciary officials said. Show More Summary
CAIRO (AP) — The century-old home of Egypt’s mummies and King Tutankhamun’s treasures is trying to make the best out of the worst times of political turmoil. But the Egyptian Museum is taking a hammering on multiple levels, from riots on its doorstep to funding so meager it can’t keep up paper clip supplies for its staff. Show More Summary
(Credit: Screenshot by Nick Statt/CNET) At Microsoft Research Redmond -- one of 13 labs worldwide, with locations from Beijing and Banglaore to Cairo and Cambridge -- there exists Studio 99, an art space that mashes up data and coding with creative expression. Show More Summary
CAIRO (AP) — The century-old home of Egypt's mummies and King Tutankhamun's treasures is trying to make the best out of the worst times of political turmoil. But the Egyptian Museum is taking a hammering on multiple levels, from riots on its doorstep to funding so meager it can't keep up paper clip supplies for its staff.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Prominent Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, renowned for his witty criticism of authorities in Egypt, passed away on Tuesday at age 84, state media reported.
CAIRO (AP) — During his year as president, Egypt's Mohammed Morsi cultivated ties with Islamic radicals, making them a key support for his rule by pardoning dozens of jailed militants, restraining the military from an all-out offensive against jihadis in Sinai and giving their hard-line sheiks a platform to spread their rhetoric.
CAIRO (AP) — Extensive amendments of the constitution adopted under Egypt's ousted Islamist president give the military more privileges, enshrining its place as the nation's most powerful institution and the source of real power, while removing parts that liberals feared set the stage for the creation of an Islamic state.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's draft constitution amending the charter adopted under ousted President Mohammed Morsi limits the scope of Islamic law and introduces new articles seen as a victory for rights advocates, while expanding the powers of the military in politics.
CAIRO (AP) — Police fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square on Sunday, as a panel tasked with amending a constitution adopted during his time in office convened for a second day.
(CAIRO) — Police swiftly swung into action on Sunday to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president from Cairo’s famed Tahrir Square, firing heavy tear gas to clear them from the central plaza barely minutes after they took it over. Show More Summary
CAIRO (AP) — The panel amending Egypt's suspended constitution began voting Saturday on some 250 changes, the first step toward democratic rule following the July military coup that ousted the country's president.
Late Thursday, a prominent Egyptian political activist, Alaa Abd El Fattah, was arrested in his home in Cairo. Alaa Abd El Fattah at his home in Cairo, 2007. Credit: NOW on PBS Abd El Fattah's wife, Manal Hassan, told the Egyptian independent...Show More Summary
(CAIRO) — A panel in Egypt tasked with amending the country’s suspended constitution began voting Saturday on hundreds of changes to it, the first step in an effort authorities say will move the country toward democratic rule following a July military coup that ousted its president. Show More Summary
[An Egyptian riot policeman fires tear gas in Cairo on Friday to disperse hundreds of Islamist demonstrators defying a new protest law that has drawn widespread criticism from the international community and democracy advocates. Photo by Ahmed Gomaa via AP] Read more...
CAIRO (AP) — A panel in Egypt has begun voting on a series of constitutional amendments, a milestone in the country's transition to democracy after a July coup.
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What an eye-catching headline! The tarboush, a/k/a the fez of Middle Eastern and Arab lore, was pegged as the root cause of the recent flap between Egypt and Turkey. The powers-that-be in Cairo are on the wrong side of Ankara's grand...Show More Summary
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Islamist demonstrators took to the streets on Friday in cities across Egypt, days after a disputed protest law was adopted and police forcefully broke up unauthorized gatherings.
Prominent Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa And El Fattah was arrested in Cairo late Thursday night. Supporters suspect the arrest took place under Egypt's new anti-protest law.