Undeterred by sexual attacks blamed on migrants on New Year’s Eve, cannon fire followed by a rain of confetti heralded the start of Cologne’s annual Carnival, when hundreds of thousands of revellers take to the streets and pubs of the ancient German city for five days of boisterous partying.
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016
Nationalist supporters of Russian president Vladimir Putin brought together controversial far-right politicians from across Europe yesterday to demonstrate international support for Russia and weaken EU commitment to sanctions imposed on Russia over its role in Ukraine.
Mon, 23 Mar, 2015
A constitutional reform panel recommended opening Egypt’s presidential elections to competition and imposing a two-term limit on future presidents – a dramatic shift from a system that allowed the ousted Hosni Mubarak to rule for three decades.
Sun, 27 Feb, 2011
A COALITION of opposition groups called for a million people to take to Cairo’s streets today to demand the removal of President Hosni Mubarak, the clearest sign yet that a unified leadership was trying to emerge for Egypt’s powerful but disparate protest movement.
Tue, 01 Feb, 2011
Police clashed with voters who were struggling to enter a cordoned-off polling station in an opposition stronghold in the Nile Delta city of Zaqaziq today as Egyptians voted in the final day of their staggered legislative elections, which have been marred by violence and state interference.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2005
The leading opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, won no seats in the final round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections after police barred thousands of its supporters from casting ballots, according to official results announced today.
Fri, 02 Dec, 2005
Riot police clashed with would-be voters and blocked off polling stations to prevent people from casting ballots in several Muslim Brotherhood and opposition strongholds today, as Egypt entered the final round of legislative elections marred by violence and allegations of rigging.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2005
EGYPTIANS voted yesterday in the country’s first contested presidential election, but charges of fraud and a big boycott rally marred balloting that longtime leader Hosni Mubarak portrayed as a major democratic reform.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2005