Thursday, 31 March 2011

Egyptians rally for Radwan release

Egyptians hold a demonstration outside the Syrian embassy in Cairo to pressure authorities in Damascus to free Egyptian-American Mohamed Radwan. The 32 year old engineer was arrested in the Syrian capital as he photographed the country's political unrest on his mobile phone.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Coalition air strikes pave the way for Libyan rebel advance

Libya's revolutionaries reach the oil town of Brega, while newly released footage shows coalition forces bombarding government forces, aiding the rebels' advance

Friday, 25 March 2011

Egypt protests in defiance of ban

After cabinet approves draft legislation banning strikes and demonstrations, Egyptians take to the streets of Cairo to oppose the law, while a Coptic rally and an anti-state media protest also take place.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Hundreds of Copts protest outside TV building

Hundreds of Coptic protesters gathered outside Egypt's state television building in Cairo on Sunday.

The demonstrators say they are angry at state media for not reporting the burning of a church during a sectarian conflict in a town south of Cairo on Saturday.

The protesters were surrounded by a line of military police wearing riot gear. 

Crosses were held aloft by many of the crowd. Some priests were also present.

A number of small scuffles broke out, but it was not clear what exactly triggered them.

The stretch of the Corniche in front of the TV building is closed to traffic.