Tag Archives: Egypt


Ancient Christian communities are being destroyed

The Arab Spring, and to a lesser extent the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, were touted as the catalysts for a major historic shift in the region. From Egypt to Syria…


A soldier in the style of ‘Stonewall’ Jackson

by Ilana Mercer Like Ilana Mercer’s Facebook page Barack Hussein Obama at war and George W. Bush at war: How does the 44th president of the United States differ from…

Scene of the explosion at Mansoura, north of Cairo

At least 14 dead in Egyptian car bomb explosion

At least 14 people are believed to have died in a large explosion that destroyed a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city north of Cairo early Tuesday morning, according…

Mohammed Morsi

Q&A: The trial of ousted Egyptian president Morsi

Another former president of Egypt is going on trial. Mohammed Morsi, the Islamist leader who became the country’s first freely elected president only to be ousted by the military after…

Chuck Hagel

‘Reconcile Egypt’ but bomb Syria

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday that he opposes cutting off US military aid to Egypt but vowed Washington would keep pressing for “reconciliation” in the country. The United…


Broad coalition demand democracy in Egypt

A coalition of South African advocacy and social groups plan to demonstrate against the military coup in Egypt at the Egyptian Embassy in Pretoria on Friday. The group calling itself…

Hosni Mubarak

Egypt’s Mubarak leaves jail for house arrest

Egypt’s toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak was transferred from prison to house arrest at a military hospital on Thursday, in a move overshadowed by a blistering crackdown against his Islamist successors….


Hundreds in Cape Town march against coup in Egypt

Hundreds of people, who have marched on Parliament in Cape Town to protest against the ousting of Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, have dispersed after handing over a memorandum to a…

A satirical programme on TV has become almost real in Egypt

Egypt ‘in a state of media and rhetorical war’

The military says Tamer Abdel-Raouf sped through a military checkpoint, ignoring soldiers’ warning shots. A colleague who was with him in the car says he obeyed the soldiers’ orders to…


Turkish PM: Israel behind Egypt coup

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Ankara has proof Israel was behind the July 3 military “coup” that toppled Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, Turkish media report. Erdogan said the…