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Large turnout for Egypt’s constitutional referendum

March 19, 2011

0 Many Egyptians voted for the first time Continue reading the main story Related Stories Q&A: Egypt referendum Egypt voices: Constitutional referendum Vote choice splits Egyptians Millions of Egyptians have voted in a referendum on constitutional reforms, a month after a popular uprising swept President Hosni Mubarak from power. If passed, it would allow Egypt […]

Saudi Arabia: Protests Reach Eastern Province

March 12, 2011


March 6 2011 Written by Haifa Alrasheed The flame of protests raging across the Arab world, from the Ocean to the Gulf, has reached the Saudi Arabian cities Al Qatif and Al Hafouf. More than 100 people gathered in each of the two cities for the release of Shiite cleric Tawfiq Al Amir, who was […]

In Egypt’s Tahrir Square, women attacked at rally on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2011

0 After helping to overthrow Mubarak, Egyptian women – and some men – demonstrated today in favor of giving women more of a voice in building Egypt’s future. An Egyptian protester argues with a man as hundreds of women marched to Cairo’s central Tahrir Square to celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday. A protest by […]

The revolt comes to Saudi Arabia

March 7, 2011


  Meaningful change in the Middle East is not possible until the malign influence of the House of Saud is lifted. For nearly eight decades it has served as a bulwark of American power in the region, and in more recent years has emerged as a key ally of Israel. When Israel was devastating Lebanon […]

Protesters killed in Bahrain demonstrations

February 19, 2011


Diary of an Egyptian rebel: we will not turn back

February 5, 2011


Ahdaf Soueif looks back on a week of deceit and violence in Egypt – and finds it has also been a week of hope and democracy in action, Friday 4 February 2011 20.40 GMT An anti-government protester takes a break from the demonstrations against president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo today. Photograph: Sean Smith for […]

What The Uprising Means For Egyptians In Oz

February 2, 2011

0 egypt 1 Feb 2011 By Nadyat El Gawley Nadyat El Gawley didn’t see the protests in Egypt coming. She speaks to fellow members of the Australian Egyptian community about their responses to the uprising When Tunisia exploded in early January, I hoped the revolution underway there would repeat itself in Egypt, but it felt […]