Egyptian police have used water cannon and tear gas to disperse several thousand demonstrators in Cairo protesting against a court’s ruling to dismiss a case against former president Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising against him.
Sat, 29 Nov, 2014
This week’s first indication that Ireland is indeed a different, peculiar place came yesterday when the European Commission reported that Irish mobile phone users pay, on average, five times more for calls than users in the EU country where calls are cheapest.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2013
Watching the celebrations in Tahrir Square in Cairo as the army assisted in carrying out the will of people in removing a leader who threatened to turn a bastion of culture into a fundamentalist state, I have pangs of jealousy as we approach the centenary of 1916 and live in a despotic state.
Sat, 06 Jul, 2013
Egypt’s military issued a “last-chance” ultimatum to President Mohammed Morsi, giving him 48 hours to meet the demands of millions of protesters seeking his resignation or face intervention by the generals, who will impose their own plan for the country.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2013
Hundreds of thousands thronged the streets of Cairo and cities around the country and marched on the presidential palace, in an attempt to force out the Islamist president with the biggest protests Egypt has seen in two years of turmoil.
Mon, 01 Jul, 2013
Egyptian riot police fired tear gas and clashed with dozens of protesters all day today as they tried to tear down a cement wall built to prevent demonstrators from reaching the parliament and the Cabinet building in central Cairo. Some in the crowd threw rocks and Molotov cocktails
Thu, 24 Jan, 2013
Egypt’s judges yesterday said most of them would not oversee a nationwide referendum on a contentious draft constitution, as tens of thousands of opponents and supporters of the country’s Islamist president staged rival rallies in Cairo, four days ahead of the vote.
Wed, 12 Dec, 2012
Egypt delayed early voting on a contentious draft constitution and might even call off the entire referendum, in the first signs that Islamic leader President Mohammed Morsi is finally yielding to days of protests and deadly street clashes.
Sat, 08 Dec, 2012
A protest by at least 100,000 Egyptians outside the presidential palace in Cairo turned violent today as tensions grew over Islamist president Mohammed Morsi’s seizure of nearly unrestricted powers and a draft constitution hurriedly adopted by his allies.
Tue, 04 Dec, 2012