February 9, 2012 |
CAIRO - Egypt refused to back down Wednesday in a dispute with the United States over Cairo's crackdown on nonprofit groups despite Washington's threats to cut aid. Meanwhile, the military deployed troops to the nation's streets after a surge in violence and protests against its rule. Egypt's official MENA news agency said the army was deploying more troops to reinforce the police, and restore security and state "prestige. " The move comes after a deadly soccer riot last week that sparked days of clashes between the police and protesters.
February 4, 2012 |
CAIRO - Protesters filled the streets and clashed for a second day Friday with police who fired tear gas and birdshot in Cairo, as a deadly soccer riot focused rising public anger over lawlessness and collapsing security a year after Egypt's uprising. Six people have been killed and more than 1,500 injured in the latest bloodshed that followed a violent melee and stampede after a soccer game Wednesday in the Mediterranean city of Port Said, in which 74 people died. Egyptians streamed out of Friday prayers in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, and several Nile Delta cities, criticizing police and calling on the military rulers led by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi to step down.
February 2, 2012 |
CAIRO - At least 74 people were killed and hundreds injured after soccer fans rushed the field in the seaside city of Port Said yesterday following an upset victory by the home team over Egypt's top club, setting off clashes and a stampede as riot police largely failed to intervene. It was a bloody reminder of the deteriorating security in the Arab world's most populous country as instability continues nearly a year after former President Hosni Mubarak was swept out of power in a popular uprising.
February 2, 2012 |
CAIRO - At least 74 people were killed and hundreds injured after soccer fans rushed the field Wednesday in the seaside city of Port Said after an upset victory by the home team over Egypt's top club, setting off clashes and a stampede as riot police largely failed to intervene. It was a bloody reminder of the deteriorating security in the Arab world's most populous country, as instability continues nearly a year after President Hosni Mubarak was swept out of power in a popular uprising.
January 31, 2012 |
CAIRO - The State Department's decision to provide refuge for three U.S. pro-democracy workers in Egypt illustrated the widening gulf between Washington and an ally it considers key to stability in the Middle East. After a month of friction over the status of Americans working to promote democracy in Egypt, U.S. officials confirmed Monday that they had agreed to provide shelter in the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to the three, who fear they could be arrested or physically harmed because of their activities.
January 27, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Building tensions between the United States and Egypt flashed into the open Thursday when Cairo confirmed that it had barred at least a half-dozen Americans from leaving the country and the Obama administration threatened explicitly to withhold its annual aid to the Egyptian military. The travel ban came to light Thursday after the International Republican Institute, a U.S.-backed democracy-building group, disclosed that the Egyptian authorities had stopped its Egypt director, Sam LaHood, at the Cairo airport Saturday before he could board a flight to Dubai.
January 1, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Egypt's government has agreed to return equipment and money seized Thursday from Egyptian, American, and other nongovernmental groups and to begin formal talks over their disputed participation in Egypt's political system, State Department officials said Friday. U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson "sought and received Egyptian leadership assurances that the raids will cease and property will be returned immediately," said a statement by a senior administration official who asked to be identified as such.
December 19, 2011 |
CAIRO - Egypt's ruling military and the revolutionaries who demand that it step down battled for a third day in the streets Sunday and competed for the support of a public that has grown tired of turmoil since the fall of Hosni Mubarak 10 months ago. The generals appear to be winning the fight for the public, despite a heavy-handed crackdown on protesters around Cairo's Tahrir Square using a roughness that rivaled even that of Mubarak's widely...
December 11, 2011 |
Sleepless, disoriented, accused of throwing firebombs at Egyptian police, Glenside native Gregory Porter, 19, didn't know whom to trust when he appeared in a Cairo courtroom last month on charges he says were false. In court, a man told him in accented English that he was on the legal team hired by Porter's parents. "Shane Victorino," he said, "is your sister's fiance!" An old family joke because Porter's sister, Hillary, is so in love with the Phillies star. "When he said that," Porter told The Inquirer in his first extended interview, "I knew he was [sent by]