Tahrir Square

Latest stories

1d
The Malaysian Insider
Sisi regime eclipses Mubarak’s 5 years after Egypt revolt Published: 9 February 2016 7:57 PM Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at
Sisi regime eclipses Mubarak’s 5 years after Egypt revolt
The Malaysian Insider / Posted yesterday
Published: 9 February 2016 7:57 PM Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends the opening ceremony of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU... Read more
2d
Daily Herald
Today in HistoryToday is Monday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2016. There are 327 days left in the y
Today in History
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Today is Monday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2016. There are 327 days left in the year. This is the Chinese New Year of the Monkey. On Feb. 8, 1966, during the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson and South Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Cao Ky (nuh-WEN'... Read more
6 related stories
4d
Wired News
Social Media Made the Arab Spring, But Couldn’t Save ItFive years ago this week, massive protests toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mub
Social Media Made the Arab Spring, But Couldn’t Save It
Wired News / Posted 4 days ago
Five years ago this week, massive protests toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, marking the height of the Arab Spring. Empowered by access to social media sites like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, protesters organized across the Middle East,... Read more
5d
Al-Ahram Weekly
MUSIC AND DANCEAl-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/012 8000 9077 Sat 6, 8
MUSIC AND DANCE
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/012 8000 9077 Sat 6, 8pm: BA Orchestra, conducted by maestro Hisham Gabr, performs Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana”, one of the most popular pieces in the classical music repertoire. Sun 7, 8pm:... Read more
5d
Al-Ahram Weekly
For a communal councilOnce the law on places of worship has been passed, things will be smoother for
For a communal council
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
Once the law on places of worship has been passed, things will be smoother for both the government and the Coptic Church. Or will they? One question that will still have to be addressed is whether the Church will content itself with spiritual... Read more
5d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Five stages of griefIn 1969, the Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross published On Death and Dy
Five stages of grief
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
In 1969, the Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross published On Death and Dying, based on her studies of individuals’ responses to diagnoses that they are terminally ill. In this work she discusses what she identified as the five stages of how... Read more
5d
EuroNews
An intimate doc on the Egyptian Revolution‘I Am The People’ (‘Je Suis le Peuple’) is a shrewd, balanced and engaging docu
An intimate doc on the Egyptian Revolution
EuroNews / Posted 5 days ago
‘I Am The People’ (‘Je Suis le Peuple’) is a shrewd, balanced and engaging documentary film that chronicles the post-Arab Spring tensions in Egypt seen from the eyes of a farmer in the Nile Valley. Shunning Tahrir Square, French documentary maker... Read more
5d
International Business Times
Egypt: Dead Cambridge student Giulio Regeni 'feared for safety' over union ties and freelancing A University of Cambridge student found dead in Cairo was freelancing for a lef
Egypt: Dead Cambridge student Giulio Regeni 'feared for safety' over union ties and freelancing
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
A University of Cambridge student found dead in Cairo was freelancing for a left-wing Italian newspaper using a pseudonym, as he feared his work on trade unions antagonising the government could put him in danger. Giulio Regeni, originally from... Read more
164 related stories
5d
The Seattle Times
Social media: destroyer or creator?Over the last few years we’ve been treated to a number of “Facebook revolutions
Social media: destroyer or creator?
The Seattle Times / Posted 5 days ago
Over the last few years we’ve been treated to a number of “Facebook revolutions,” from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to the squares of Istanbul, Kiev and Hong Kong, all fueled by social media. But once the smoke cleared, most of these... Read more
5d
Athens Banner-Herald
Egypt official: Signs of torture on body of Italian studentCAIRO | The body of a missing Italian student was found with signs of torture,
Egypt official: Signs of torture on body of Italian student
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 5 days ago
CAIRO | The body of a missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating prosecutor told The Associated... Read more
164 related stories
6d
BBC News
Italian student Giulio Regeni's body found in Egypt - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Italian student Giulio Regeni's body found in Egypt
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America Italian student Giulio Regeni's... Read more
164 related stories
6d
Sun-Sentinel
Officials: Italian student found in Egypt with signs of torture likely had 'slow death'The body of a missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, includin
Officials: Italian student found in Egypt with signs of torture likely had 'slow death'
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
The body of a missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating prosecutor told The Associated Press on... Read more
164 related stories
6d
Mashable
Body of missing Italian student found in Egypt with signs of tortureWhat's This?Cairo's central Tahrir Square, once epicenter of Egypt's protest mo
Body of missing Italian student found in Egypt with signs of torture
Mashable / Posted 6 days ago
What's This?Cairo's central Tahrir Square, once epicenter of Egypt's protest movements, stands mostly empty of pedestrians and traffic on the fifth anniversary of the country's 2011 Arab Spring uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 25,... Read more
164 related stories
6d
Rutland Herald
Social media: Destroyer or creator? Over the last few years we�ve been treated to a number of �Facebook revolutio
Social media: Destroyer or creator?
Rutland Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Over the last few years we�ve been treated to a number of �Facebook revolutions,� from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to the squares of Istanbul, Kiev and Hong Kong, all fueled by social media. But once... Read more
7d
The Washington Times
ABRAHAM MILLER: The Arab rape gameLobbing firecrackers into the crowd gathered in the square outside Cologne’s ca
ABRAHAM MILLER: The Arab rape game
The Washington Times / Posted 7 days ago
Lobbing firecrackers into the crowd gathered in the square outside Cologne’s cathedral on New Year’s Eve, a thousand-strong violent flash mob of Middle Eastern and North African Muslim men then took their celebration to the next level, breaking into... Read more
9d
AllAfrica.com
Egypt Detains Somali Refugee Child for Six MonthsCampaigners have called on Egypt to immediately release a 17-year-old Somali re
Egypt Detains Somali Refugee Child for Six Months
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Campaigners have called on Egypt to immediately release a 17-year-old Somali refugee, who has been detained for nearly six months. Youssef Mohamed Aden was arrested in Egypt on July 6, 2015. A member of a small minority clan, he had fled home after... Read more
10d
Aljazeera
Egypt detains Somali refugee child for six monthsCampaigners have called on Egypt to immediately release a 17-year-old Somali re
Egypt detains Somali refugee child for six months
Aljazeera / Posted 10 days ago
Campaigners have called on Egypt to immediately release a 17-year-old Somali refugee, who has been detained for nearly six months. Youssef Mohamed Aden was arrested in Egypt on July 6, 2015. A member of Somalia's indigenous Majdan tribe, he had fled... Read more
10d
The Hindu
Photospeak | Guns, roses and refugeesMight makes right. Doesn't it? Of course it does. In a universe in which there
Photospeak | Guns, roses and refugees
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
Might makes right. Doesn't it? Of course it does. In a universe in which there are too many squirrels and only so many nuts to go around, conflict arises. And according to Nietzsche, "God is dead", and so the only way to deem which squirrel gets the... Read more
12d
OregonLive.com
Obama's Egyptian blunder: David IgnatiusBy David Ignatius WASHINGTON -- Five years ago, President Obama made a decisio
Obama's Egyptian blunder: David Ignatius
OregonLive.com / Posted 12 days ago
By David Ignatius WASHINGTON -- Five years ago, President Obama made a decision that helped topple Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. His policy represented a bet that the democratic surge of the Arab Spring could lead to a stable political... Read more
12d
Al-Ahram Weekly
DigestShaimaa Al-Sabbagh: Martyr of the flower Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh, a young protester
Digest
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 12 days ago
Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh: Martyr of the flower Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh, a young protester, political activist and poet, was the victim of an attempt to lay a wreath in Tahrir Square to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution. She was... Read more
12d
Al-Ahram Weekly
An uneventful dayIt is no coincidence that 25 January, the day the uprising that dislodged Hosni
An uneventful day
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 12 days ago
It is no coincidence that 25 January, the day the uprising that dislodged Hosni Mubarak began, is also National Police Day. Police abuses had reached an apogee under Mubarak’s long-time interior minister, Habib Al-Adli, and one reason people took to... Read more
12d
Al-Ahram Weekly
After 25 JanuaryEvery revolution has its own energy, capacity and political project. The commun
After 25 January
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 12 days ago
Every revolution has its own energy, capacity and political project. The communist revolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries, for example, were revolutions that sought to overturn existing orders and tear down the state because, quite simply, they... Read more
13d
Philly.com
Worldview: How Egypt's revolt failedSo what went wrong? I put that question to Harb, with whom I had spent hours t
Worldview: How Egypt's revolt failed
Philly.com / Posted 13 days ago
So what went wrong? I put that question to Harb, with whom I had spent hours talking in 2011. Why had their youthful revolt failed so badly, and what did it tell us about the future prospects for Egypt? "We were caught in the middle between the... Read more
13d
The Malaysian Insider
Cologne attacks show Germany unprepared for migration challenge Published: 28 January 2016 8:41 PM Cologne prosecutors say 945 complaints ha
Cologne attacks show Germany unprepared for migration challenge
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 13 days ago
Published: 28 January 2016 8:41 PM Cologne prosecutors say 945 complaints have been made to police over the events of New Year’s Eve, including 434 for sex crimes. The incidents have... Read more
2 related stories
13d
AllAfrica.com
Daily Press BriefingIndex for Today's Briefing MR TONER: Hi, guys. Happy first day of the week - w
Daily Press Briefing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
Index for Today's Briefing MR TONER: Hi, guys. Happy first day of the week - work week. (Laughter.) Hope everybody survived Snowzilla okay. QUESTION: I assume the government folk were working. (Laughter.) MR TONER: I can assure you I was logged in... Read more
13d
Swissinfo
Cologne attacks show Germany unprepared for migration challengeBy Michelle Martin COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - The crowds of drunk young men
Cologne attacks show Germany unprepared for migration challenge
Swissinfo / Posted 13 days ago
By Michelle Martin COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - The crowds of drunk young men had been gathering for hours outside the main railway station in Cologne on New Year's Eve when city police finally told the office that coordinates forces for the region... Read more
2 related stories
13d
Channel NewsAsia
Cologne attacks show Germany unprepared for migration challengeCOLOGNE, Germany: The crowds of drunk young men had been gathering for hours ou
Cologne attacks show Germany unprepared for migration challenge
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
COLOGNE, Germany: The crowds of drunk young men had been gathering for hours outside the main railway station in Cologne on New Year's Eve when city police finally told the office that coordinates forces for the region that they wanted to clear the... Read more
2 related stories
14d
International Business Times
Egypt: Creator of viral 25 January condom balloon video Shady Abu Zaid defends right to satirise the police One of the creators of an Egyptian viral video which poked fun at security forc
Egypt: Creator of viral 25 January condom balloon video Shady Abu Zaid defends right to satirise the police
International Business Times / Posted 14 days ago
One of the creators of an Egyptian viral video which poked fun at security forces on the fifth anniversary of the country's 25 January Revolution has spoken out over his right to create satire in the face of charges levelled against him. The condom... Read more
14d
AllAfrica.com
Egypt's Shadi H. Abuzaid 'Terrified' After Handing Out Condoms to PoliceCairo — Shadi H. AbuZaid, who is at the centre of debate after handing out cond
Egypt's Shadi H. Abuzaid 'Terrified' After Handing Out Condoms to Police
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Cairo — Shadi H. AbuZaid, who is at the centre of debate after handing out condoms to policemen in central Cairo, said Tuesday, "maybe I used to be scared before... but now I am terrified." He said in a statement that he believes his days outside... Read more
7 related stories
14d
Daily Mirror
Egyptian TV presenters facing arrest over condom balloon police prankTwo Egyptian television presenters are facing calls to be arrested with viewers
Egyptian TV presenters facing arrest over condom balloon police prank
Daily Mirror / Posted 14 days ago
Two Egyptian television presenters are facing calls to be arrested with viewers threatening to boycott their show after a prank involving inflated condoms backfired. Shady Hussein and Ahmed Malek have apologised for the stunt, in which they were... Read more
7 related stories
14d
Aljazeera
Al Jazeera files claim for damages against EgyptAl Jazeera Media Network has lodged a claim for damages against the Egyptian go
Al Jazeera files claim for damages against Egypt
Aljazeera / Posted 14 days ago
Al Jazeera Media Network has lodged a claim for damages against the Egyptian government, accusing it of harassing journalists and damaging its office and equipment during repeated police raids in the country. A claim was filed with the World Bank's... Read more
14d
AllAfrica.com
African Press Review 27 January 2016In today's African press review, we take a look at the UN stance on South Sudan
African Press Review 27 January 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
In today's African press review, we take a look at the UN stance on South Sudan, gay rights in Uganda and stars gathering in Kenya to fight against elephant poaching. Plus, a "condom blowup" in Egypt that ended badly. We start with regional paper... Read more
14d
AllAfrica.com
Prosecution Looks Into Complaint Against Young Actor, TV Correspondent Over Police PrankCairo — Egyptian prosecutors are looking into a complaint filed against an acto
Prosecution Looks Into Complaint Against Young Actor, TV Correspondent Over Police Prank
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Cairo — Egyptian prosecutors are looking into a complaint filed against an actor and a correspondent for a TV comedy show over a video in which they played a prank on policemen, the head of Qasr al-Nil Prosecution told Aswat Masriya on Tuesday. The... Read more
14d
Daily Telegraph
Satirists face arrest for condom prankVideo of Egyptians giving police condom balloons goes viral | DailyTelegraph S
Satirists face arrest for condom prank
Daily Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
Video of Egyptians giving police condom balloons goes viral | DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on this website SearchUse keywords to search content on this website Egyptians give police condom balloons to mark 5th anniversary of... Read more
7 related stories
14d
News.com.au
Satirists face arrest for condom prankEgyptians give police condom balloons to mark 5th anniversary of 2011 uprising0
Satirists face arrest for condom prank
News.com.au / Posted 14 days ago
Egyptians give police condom balloons to mark 5th anniversary of 2011 uprising0:28 Video of reporter and actor giving Egyptian policemen condom balloons has gone viral Facing arrest ... Shady Hussein, a reporter on the satirical program Abla... Read more
7 related stories
14d
Adelaide Now
Satirists face arrest for condom prankA VIDEO showing a reporter and an actor handing Egyptian policemen condom ballo
Satirists face arrest for condom prank
Adelaide Now / Posted 14 days ago
A VIDEO showing a reporter and an actor handing Egyptian policemen condom balloons on the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising received more than one million views online but could land them in jail. The video was filmed on Monday, national Police... Read more
7 related stories
14d
The Courier Mail
Satirists face arrest for condom prankA VIDEO showing a reporter and an actor handing Egyptian policemen condom ballo
Satirists face arrest for condom prank
The Courier Mail / Posted 14 days ago
A VIDEO showing a reporter and an actor handing Egyptian policemen condom balloons on the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising received more than one million views online but could land them in jail. The video was filmed on Monday, national Police... Read more
7 related stories
15d
ABC News
Video of Egyptians Giving Police Condom Balloons GA video showing a reporter and an actor handing Egyptian policemen condom ballo
Video of Egyptians Giving Police Condom Balloons G
ABC News / Posted 15 days ago
A video showing a reporter and an actor handing Egyptian policemen condom balloons on the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising received more than 1 million views online but could land them in jail. The video was filmed Monday, national Police Day,... Read more
7 related stories
15d
Brandon Sun
Video of Egyptians giving police condom balloons goes viralCAIRO - A video showing a reporter and an actor handing Egyptian policemen cond
Video of Egyptians giving police condom balloons goes viral
Brandon Sun / Posted 15 days ago
CAIRO - A video showing a reporter and an actor handing Egyptian policemen condom balloons on the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising received more than 1 million views online but could land them in jail. The video was filmed Monday, national... Read more
92 related stories
15d
AllAfrica.com
Marginal Protests, Raids and Police Celebrations Mark 5th Anniversary of Egypt's UprisingCairo — While for the most part, it is police forces who have taken to the stre
Marginal Protests, Raids and Police Celebrations Mark 5th Anniversary of Egypt's Uprising
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Cairo — While for the most part, it is police forces who have taken to the streets of Cairo on the fifth anniversary of the 2011 Uprising, minor protests reportedly erupted in Sharqiya, Bani Suaif, Kafr el-Shiekh, and other provinces. Small, brief... Read more
92 related stories
15d
AllAfrica.com
Five Years After 2011 Uprising - Polishing Policemen's Shoes for Free in Tahrir SquareAhmed spends his day sitting in Tahrir Square, beating his wooden box from time
Five Years After 2011 Uprising - Polishing Policemen's Shoes for Free in Tahrir Square
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Ahmed spends his day sitting in Tahrir Square, beating his wooden box from time to time to attract customers. He polishes shoes in return for a few Egyptian pounds. Some do not need to hear his beats to come and have their shoes polished: Police... Read more
15d
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
10 Things to Know for TuesdayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that wil
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 15 days ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. IN BLIZZARD'S WAKE, TALE OF TWO CITIES New York did well in the big snowstorm, while Washington struggled — again. Why? For one thing, D.C.... Read more
6 related stories
15d
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
10 Things to Know for TuesdayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that wil
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 15 days ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. IN BLIZZARD'S WAKE, TALE OF TWO CITIES New York did well in the big snowstorm, while Washington struggled — again. Why? For one thing, D.C.... Read more
6 related stories
15d
WFTV 9 Orlando
10 Things to Know for TuesdayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that wil
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 15 days ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. IN BLIZZARD'S WAKE, TALE OF TWO CITIES New York did well in the big snowstorm, while Washington struggled — again. Why? For one thing, D.C.... Read more
6 related stories
15d
Channel NewsAsia
Five years after Egypt uprising, police - not activists - celebratedCAIRO: About 300 people gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday, not to cel
Five years after Egypt uprising, police - not activists - celebrated
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
CAIRO: About 300 people gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday, not to celebrate the instigators of the revolt that five years ago overthrew Egypt's longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak but to praise the police who tried to stop them. "We are here to... Read more
92 related stories
15d
WAND TV 17 Decatur
Amid heavy security, Egypt marks 5th anniversary of uprisingCAIRO (AP) - Amid heavy security Monday, Egypt marked the fifth anniversary of
Amid heavy security, Egypt marks 5th anniversary of uprising
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 15 days ago
CAIRO (AP) - Amid heavy security Monday, Egypt marked the fifth anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak, with activists taking to social media - but not the streets - to express frustration that their demands for... Read more
92 related stories
15d
The News & Observer
Photo Gallery: The Day's Best | 01.25.16 | News & Observer Workers guide a large, red tarp filled with snow as
Photo Gallery: The Day's Best |
The News & Observer / Posted 15 days ago
01.25.16 | News & Observer Workers guide a large, red tarp filled with snow as it is hoisted by a crane from the top deck of the Hudson Yards construction site, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in New York. Workers are clearing... Read more
15d
Zawya
Five years after Egypt uprising, police -- not activists -- celebratedEgyptUPDATE 1-Five years after Egypt uprising, police -- not activists -- celebrated
Five years after Egypt uprising, police -- not activists -- celebratedEgypt
Zawya / Posted 15 days ago
UPDATE 1-Five years after Egypt uprising, police -- not activists -- celebrated * Streets empty amid widespread crackdown * Only supporters of Sisi, police in Tahrir Square * Activists lament roll back of uprising freedoms (Adds quote from April... Read more
92 related stories
15d
WBNS-10TV Columbus
10 Things to Know for Tuesday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that w
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 15 days ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. IN BLIZZARD'S WAKE, TALE OF TWO CITIES New York did well in the big snowstorm, while Washington struggled —... Read more
6 related stories
15d
KXXV Waco
10 Things to Know for TuesdayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that wil
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
KXXV Waco / Posted 15 days ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. IN BLIZZARD'S WAKE, TALE OF TWO CITIES New York did well in the big snowstorm, while Washington struggled - again. Why? For one thing, D.C.... Read more
6 related stories
More

People in this news