Category: Egypt

Intense Clashes Ease in Cairo

  Khalil Hamra/Associated Press Demonstrators walked through a cloud of tear gas during clashes with the Egyptian security near the interior ministry on Wednesday in Cairo. By DINA SALAH AMER Published: June 29, 2011   CAIRO — Clashes between Cairo residents and security forces eased Wednesday afternoon after deepening into pitched street battles, the first …

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Egyptian novelist hails revolution as a ‘great human achievement’

Alaa al-Aswany: ‘When you participate in a real revolution you become a much better person. You are ready to defend human values.’ Photograph: Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian   On 28 January a young Egyptian man was urging the novelist Alaa al-Aswany to write a book about the revolution that was gathering momentum in Cairo’s …

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