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  • Islamist protesters perform Friday prayers in Tahrir Square during a April 13, 2012, rally to denounce the presidential candidacies of Hosni Mubarak-era officials, including that of his former spy chief in Cairo. (Associated Press)

    Egypt Islamists rally against ex-regime candidates

    Thousands of Islamists packed Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to pressure the country's ruling generals to bar Hosni Mubarak-era officials, including his former spy chief, from running in the upcoming presidential elections.


  • Soccer fans clash with riot police following a soccer match between the Al-Ahly and Al-Masry clubs at a stadium in Port Said, Egypt, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (AP Photo)

    Egyptians blame military for deadly soccer riot

    A narrow stadium exit turned into a death trap. Crowds of Egyptian soccer fans fleeing supporters of the opposing team armed with knives, clubs and stones rushed into the corridor, only to be crushed against a locked gate, their rivals attacking from behind, survivors and witnesses said.


  • Egyptian protesters hold a large banner depicting Gen. Hussein Tantawi, left, former President Hosni Mubarak, center, and former interior minister Habib al-Adly in nooses with Arabic writing that reads, "The peoples rule," in Tahrir Square during a rally to mark the one year anniversary of the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, with liberals and Islamists gathering on different sides of Cairo's Tahrir Square in a reflection of the deep political divides that emerged in the year since the downfall of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. The graffiti at right, in Arabic, reads, "freedom," and "down with the military rule."(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Massive protests greet anniversary of Egypt's revolution

    Hundreds of thousands of people marched Wednesday into Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of Egypt's revolution, as many shouted their outrage at the military council that took over after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president in February.


  • An Egyptian protester throws a stone toward soldiers, unseen, as a building burns during clashes near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Ahmad Hammad)

    Egypt military uses heavy hand in crushing protest

    Troops pulled women across the pavement by their hair, knocking off their Muslim headscarves. Young activists were kicked in the head until they lay motionless in Cairo's Tahrir Square.


  • Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi (Associated Press)

    A question of election timing in Egypt

    Recent demonstrations and military-sponsored violence that has killed dozens of protesters have prompted many Egyptians to question whether Monday is the best time to hold the country's first parliamentary elections since the ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak in February.


  • Protesters, including a wounded man, chant slogans and wave Egyptian national flags during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Nov. 25, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Egypt's military under pressure from protests, U.S.

    The U.S. increased pressure Friday on Egypt's military rulers to hand over power to civilian leaders, and the generals turned to a Mubarak-era politician to head a new government in a move that failed to satisfy the more than 100,000 protesters who jammed Tahrir Square in the biggest rally yet this week.


  • A woman protester attempts to dismantle a barbed wire barricade, newly erected by the Egyptian army, near Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

    Egyptian military says vote won't be postponed

    Egypt's military rulers said Thursday that parliamentary elections will start on schedule next week despite escalating unrest and they rejected protesters' calls for them to immediately step down.


  • A protester gestures to Egyptian riot police during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo on Nov. 23, 2011. (Associated Press)

    International criticism of Egypt's rulers mounts

    International criticism of Egypt's military rulers mounted Wednesday as police clashed for a fifth day with protesters demanding the generals relinquish power immediately. A rights group raised the death toll for the wave of violence to at least 38.


  • An Egyptian boy holds two Molotov cocktails during clashes with Egyptian riot police, unseen, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

    Clashes break out for 5th day in Egypt

    Egyptian police clashed with anti-government protesters for a fifth day in central Cairo Wednesday as a rights group raised the overall death toll from the ongoing unrest to at least 38. The United Nations strongly condemned what it called the use of excessive force by security forces.


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