Latest Cairo Stories

2006-05-18 04:45:43

By Tom Perry and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO (Reuters) - Plainclothes security men beat, kicked and clubbed protesters demonstrating in support of Egyptian judges and judicial independence in Cairo on Thursday. Police detained some 260 members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood, the largest of several groups which came out in solidarity with two judges facing disciplinary proceedings for speaking out about election abuses last year. Some 180 members of the Islamist group were injured in the...

2006-05-18 02:15:04

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian riot police closed down parts of central Cairo on Thursday as a precaution against demonstrations in solidarity with two judges facing disciplinary action for talking about election abuses. Thousands of police, armed with sticks and shields, sealed off streets around the High Court and the nearby Judges Club, flashpoints during weeks of protests against the authorities' attempts to punish the two judges. In the same High Court building, the Court of...

2006-05-11 04:19:52

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces beat activists and arrested journalists in Cairo on Thursday during protests in support of judges facing a disciplinary committee for criticizing election abuses last year. Activists organized at least three separate demonstrations in central Cairo but in each case plainclothes security men moved in, beating and detaining selected protesters. Thousands of riot police, armed with sticks and shields, sealed off main streets...

2006-05-11 04:03:46

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security briefly detained at least six journalists covering a protest on Thursday in support of judges who are facing a disciplinary committee for criticising election abuses last year, a Reuters witness said. Plainclothes policemen dragged away cameramen from news organizations, including Reuters and Al Jazeera television, and confiscated their cameras. An Al Jazeera cameraman was badly beaten. Plainclothes policemen also beat demonstrators trying to...

2006-04-29 18:02:01

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces killed one person and captured four others early on Sunday in a gun battle in the center Sinai while investigating bomb attacks in the resort of Dahab and north Sinai, security sources said. Two people involved in the gunfight escaped.

2006-04-27 06:52:36

CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of Egyptian police sealed off the area around the High Court in central Cairo on Thursday as two judges appeared before a disciplinary committee to face questioning about their criticism of the government. The intense security measures, designed to prevent demonstrations in solidarity with the judges, brought traffic to a standstill in many central parts of the crowded capital. Motorists waited an hour in traffic without moving as the gridlock extended...

2006-04-26 06:04:27

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two men blew themselves up in Egypt's north Sinai on Wednesday, one near an airport used by an international observer force, security sources said. A spokesman for the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), Normand St. Pierre, said the first bomber appeared to target observer force vehicles but there were no MFO injuries. Egyptian security sources had said two members of the multinational force were injured.

2006-04-26 05:41:56

CAIRO (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near an airport in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Wednesday and two members of the multinational observer force were injured, Egyptian security forces said.

2006-04-24 13:30:20

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday and smoke could be seen rising from the town's tourist bazaar, witnesses said. At least 12 people were killed and more than 90 were wounded, Al Jazeera television reported. "The victims and the wounded are being taken to hospitals," Jazeera's correspondent in Cairo told the Doha-based television. Residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. A...

2006-04-24 13:38:52

CAIRO (Reuters) - Twenty-two people were killed and 150 wounded by three explosions that ripped through the Egyptian Sinai resort town of Dahab on Monday, a security official said. "It is twenty-two dead and 150 wounded ... There were three explosions," said the official, who did not want to be named. An official with the local ambulance service said many of the dead appeared to be foreigners.

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This word is partly Irish in origin.