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Image used for illustrative purpose. Ibrahim, a 23-year-old construction worker who is paid 30 Egyptian pounds ($4.33) per day, carries bricks along Mohamed Mahmoud street near Tahrir Square in Cairo April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh. By Mohamed Farag, Daily News Egypt.
For those in the West who are counting on a Maidan or Tahrir Square–style uprising that will depose Putin, his replacement would be more likely to antagonize the West rather than to seek reconciliation. The second is whether or not the boycott of the election called by anti-corruption campaigner Aleksei ...

Abdel Hamid took one of the new buses from Abdeen Square to Tahrir Square to follow the specifications and operation of the bus and back again. The new buses are part of the company's EGP 1 billion plan to bring a total of 180 buses and mini buses into operation along 18 lines across Cairo in its first ...
A one time actor and self-described slacker and "salon revolutionary," Pierre got his 15 minutes of (unintended) fame and then some when his spacious 10th floor apartment overlooking Tahrir Square became the not-so-secret nerve centre and safe house - or rather, apartment - of the Tahrir Occupation ...
On a winter evening in Tahrir Square, young skateboarders were practicing their moves in front of the huge Soviet-style Mogamma building. Nonchalant policemen and couples of all ages watched, and nobody seemed to notice the dust and the deafening traffic, scourges of life in Cairo that no revolution ...
Tarik Saleh is a Swedish film-maker of Egyptian background who has put together a serviceable noir thriller set in 2011 Cairo, functioning also as a satirical anatomy of the corruption and cynicism that led to the Tahrir Square uprising. It is inspired by the true story of the singer Suzanne Tamim, whose 2008 ...

He is called to a crime scene at the swanky Nile Hilton Hotel, over looking Tahrir Square. A maid has discovered the body of a woman called Lalena – but as Noredin starts investigating, it becomes clear to him that those in power would rather the crime isn't solved. His investigation reveals early on that a ...
This photo shows a supporter of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi standing in the back of a pickup truck bearing his portrait and loudspeakers, in the capital Cairo's Tahrir square. (AFP Photo). CAIRO Egypt's chief prosecutor is reminding his staff to closely monitor the media and start legal action ...
... Arab Spring protests early in 2011 that brought down the nation's long-serving dictator Hosni Mubarak. Namira's music was, quite literally, the soundtrack to a revolution. Lyrics from Ehlam Ma'aya were sung loudly and often among the crowds in Tahrir Square, like the ones from the song “Ehlam Ma'aya”:.
Egyptian families, particularly women and girls have been traumatized by a number of major sexual harassment incidents that shook the society since the 80s. These incidents were of aggressive sexual nature that took place in public areas and they contributed to the confinement of many young women ...
Thousands of Egyptians, young and old, marched on the streets of Cairo in 2011, making their way to Tahrir Square demanding an end to nearly three decades of President Hosni Mubarak's rule. When Mubarak was finally toppled, millions of Egyptians across the country celebrated, believing a more ...
The Egyptian authorities sealed off Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 25th, the seventh anniversary of the launch of the 18-day mass uprising that toppled the country's 30-year President Hosni Mubarak. During intervening years, thousands rather than millions of Egyptians poured into Cairo's streets to ...
However, the revolution has not ended, the Egyptians are still going at it, protesting at Tahrir Square and elsewhere, people still willing to die for their freedom. I decided to take my own camera and follow the Egyptian Freedom Trail, to document this event through my own eyes. The eight-hour flight to Paris ...
A temporary exhibition highlighting 120 years of archaeological excavations in Deir el-Barsha in Minya will open Thursday evening at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square. Under the title Life in Death: The Middle Kingdom at Deir el-Bersha, the exhibition will be officially inaugurated by Minister of ...
In January 2011 music, religion and politics collided in Cairo's Tahrir Square as the Arab Spring protests gathered pace. One man at the forefront of the protests was Ramy Essam. A little-known singer-songwriter at the time, Ramy's life changed on 31 January when the Egyptian President Mubarak gave an ...
Seven years ago, protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square for 18 days, forcing the resignation of Egypt's president, Hosni Mubarak. Last month, on the anniversary of the Egyptian uprising, activists released a new online archive of the revolution. The 858 archive is a vast collection that documents ...
When hundreds of thousands of Egyptians rallied in Tahrir Square to depose long-time strongman Hosni Mubarak, they were obviously undergoing a kind of collective oppositional defiant disorder.” The website points to prominent figures in the artistic tradition of the likes of Jackson Pollock, Bob Dylan and ...

On the occasion of the anniversary of the eighteen days' occupation of Tahrir Square, beginning 25 January 2011, Mahienour el-Massry, lawyer and Revolutionary Socialist activist in interview. AA/ABACA/Press Association Images. All rights reserved. Egyptian political activists, victims and prisoners' ...
The Egyptian authorities sealed off Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 25th, the seventh anniversary of the launch of the 18-day mass uprising that toppled the country's 30-year President Hosni Mubarak. During intervening years, thousands rather than millions of Egyptians poured into Cairo's streets to ...
However, the revolution has not ended, the Egyptians are still going at it, protesting at Tahrir Square and elsewhere, people still willing to die for their freedom. I decided to take my own camera and follow the Egyptian Freedom Trail, to document this event through my own eyes. The eight-hour flight to Paris ...
The election has called into question the reforms sparked by protests during the Arab Spring in Tahrir Square seven years ago. Jane Arraf, NPR correspondent based in Cairo tells WBUR's Here & Now that the current political climate in Egypt represents a shift away from democratic progress. "There is ...
In mid-2011, they collected videos of the revolt and showed them in what became known as 'Tahrir Cinema' on Tahrir Square in the centre of Cairo. The full brutality of the regime. During the 18-day revolt that swept away long-term president Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, many of the people who would ...
In 2011, Egyptian musician Ramy Essam penned the song “Irhal” (“Leave”), which soon became the anthem of Egypt's Arab Spring. Three years later, though, he was forced to flee to Sweden, fearing that the security forces would arrest him. He currently resides in Malmo and awaits his 30th birthday, when ...
There was little traffic Thursday morning in Tahrir square, the epicenter of key demonstrations in the past, because it was a holiday and a blue police van ... with their faces covered by a balaclava have been deployed for the past two days in the area, the subway station in Tahrir square has remained open.
She is a political activist who played a leading role in the mass protests in Tahrir square during the 25th January Revolution. She was named as “woman of the year 2011” by Glamour Magazine for her leadership in organizing the historic Tahrir square movement in Egypt and named one of Arabian ...
SULAIMANI – Hundreds of Iraqis staged a protest in Baghdad on Friday (January 19) demanding reform and measures to stem corruption by the government. Despite bad weather, hundreds of people gathered in the Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Friday morning calling for reform in the government's ...
Such items stolen included 54 artifacts stolen from the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the mass protests against the regime of Hosni Mubarak, and again in 2012 and 2013 against his successor and the first democratically elected president in Egypt's history, Mohamed Morsi.
... which has operated out of the same hole in the wall near Tahrir Square since 1925. With the dark days of the 2011 revolution long gone, the historic downtown area with its eclectic mix of food outlets and bohemian (for Egypt) vibe was the perfect location for the company's first sampling tour, she adds.
On January 25, 2011, huge numbers of Egyptians began occupying Cairo's Tahrir Square and other urban spaces throughout the country. Egypt's central role in Arab politics and culture for much of the twentieth century rendered it pivotal in determining the political significance of these movements against ...
Nofal began his journey from Tahrir Square heading to Sudan, then Chad, then Cameroon and finally to Gabon. He added that he was faced with several challenges on this trip. His passport and camera were confiscated by the Chadian police and were later returned to him after the Egyptian embassy there ...
The core reading was by Jake Shenker and is a commentary on the phenomenon of the Tahrir Square revolution. In Egypt, the uprising was triggered among other things by the shut-down of the Internet in January 2011 to quash dissent against the Egyptian government. The Internet brought people ...
Members of the Egyptian police special forces stand guard on Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on January 25, 2016, as the country marks the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising. — AFP file photo. Cairo — Clashes erupted between Egyptian protesters and policemen on Saturday outside a Cairo police ...
The United States did have influence in Egypt, by virtue of its large security assistance package, in dissuading the military from using force against Tahrir Square protesters. But President Mubarak's decision to step down came not as a result of international pressure, but because his position became ...
Ibrahim described the optimism he saw at Tahrir Square, the hopes for democracy, freedom and a more just society. But soon he said, he got worried. "When I asked who the leaders were, they said no one, we have no leaders. That is when I started worrying that the revolution would be hijacked," using ...
We created a country within a country in Tahrir Square. There was no sexual harassment, no sectarianism, no racism. For a moment it felt like we the people were more powerful than anything else. It was the only time we actually felt like we belonged in our country.” While the protestors held a united front ...
Day after day in early 2011, massive crowds gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square, calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Away from the square, the protests had another effect, as a study co-authored by an MIT professor shows. The demonstrations lowered the stock market valuations of ...
In 2011, a few days after yet another major protest in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Sana (not her real name) and I sat in a coffee shop close to the square where so much had happened in a few months. In the immediate aftermath of Hosni Mubarak's resignation, the protesters' spirit and optimism seemed to ...
Omar pulled up in his red Toyota on the edge of the traffic circle in Tahrir Square, where just six years earlier, he and tens of thousands of other Egyptians had converged to protest the presidency of Hosni Mubarak. I hopped in and we sped north up the Nile Corniche, windows down, taking in the lights of ...
Hundreds of Egyptians joined protests after Friday prayers at the famous al-Azhar mosque, as well as in Tahrir Square in Egypt's capital city Cairo, amid heightened security. The protesters chanted "down with Israel" and “we shall give our blood and souls to Palestine” while burning pictures of Trump and ...
Egypt's Tahrir Square is emblematic of the Arab Spring uprising. In January 2011, thousands of Egyptians thronged onto the Cairo square to protest society-wide corruption and police brutality. Today, and despite the country's financial crisis, some Arab Spring participants still converge there in a bid to relay ...
The summer of 2017 saw the release of Revolution without Revolutionaries by Asef Bayat, an author read by some during the Tahrir Square sit-in back in 2011. Preluded by another work, Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change in the Middle East, this latest book explores how time and space affected ...
Members of security forces keep watch in Tahrir Square during the fifth anniversary of the uprising that ended the 30-year reign of Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt, January 25, 2016. © 2016 Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters. (Beirut) – Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi's government during 2017 ...
File photo: Thousands of Egyptians attending a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt in March 2011 in what became a revolution that overthrew then-president Hosni Mubarak. AP. Iran protests explained: Why are thousands of Iranians taking to the streets · Analysis Iran spends billions on proxy ...
The 2011 protests and Tahrir Square revolution interrupted the government's suppression of the LGBT community. Despite some protesters' pro-LGBT message, Mubarak's forces did not use 10/1961 during the few weeks of protests before his government's collapse, and the community began to thrive ...
A year earlier, at the height of the Arab Spring, young Egyptians had massed in Tahrir Square to press for the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, their president of almost 30 years. Emboldened by the revolution, young Egyptians embraced new forms of cultural expression, biting political satire and unconventional ...
Day after day in early 2011, massive crowds gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square, calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Away from the square, the protests had another effect, as a study co-authored by an MIT professor shows. The demonstrations lowered the stock market valuations of ...
Ms. Friess, a 29-year-old German student, went to Egypt to study social and cultural anthropology. It was there she met her partner, Ahmed Said, a physician. But Mr. Said was arrested in 2015 for participating in a sit-in commemorating a large riot near Tahrir Square, known as the clashes of Mohammed ...
In 2011, a few days after yet another major protest in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Sana (not her real name) and I sat in a coffee shop close to the square where so much had happened in a few months. In the immediate aftermath of Hosni Mubarak's resignation, the protesters' spirit and optimism seemed to ...
Hundreds of Egyptians joined protests after Friday prayers at the famous al-Azhar mosque, as well as in Tahrir Square in Egypt's capital city Cairo, amid heightened security. The protesters chanted "down with Israel" and “we shall give our blood and souls to Palestine” while burning pictures of Trump and ...
Egypt's Tahrir Square is emblematic of the Arab Spring uprising. In January 2011, thousands of Egyptians thronged onto the Cairo square to protest society-wide corruption and police brutality. Today, and despite the country's financial crisis, some Arab Spring participants still converge there in a bid to relay ...


 

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