Latest Cairo Stories

2006-05-18 09:11:38

By Mohammed Abbas and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces clubbed demonstrators in the streets on Thursday and a court rejected an appeal against a jail term by a former election challenger to President Hosni Mubarak in twin blows to the opposition.

2006-05-18 05:50:46

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian judicial disciplinary panel on Thursday punished one of two judges at the center of a dispute with the government over judicial independence by withholding his next promotion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.