April 2, 2002 |
Anti-Israel protests escalated Monday, with demonstrators clashing with police in the Egyptian capital, as Arab leaders searched for ways to defuse the crisis. Protesters also took to the streets in Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan and Yemen. The demonstration in Egypt was the most violent here since Israel seized control of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's compound Friday.
May 12, 2000 |
Three days after a controversial novel ignited a violent student protest, the conflict continued to roil Egypt on Thursday as various officials defended or condemned the 1983 work that some claim defames Islam. Egypt's own mini-Salman Rushdie affair centers on "A Banquet for Seaweed" by Syrian author Haider Haider. The title refers to a despairing religious skeptic who commits suicide by drowning himself in the sea.
June 24, 1994 |
Mohammed Abdelaziz, head of the Cairo Lawyers Syndicate, has been hospitalized on a weeklong hunger strike, the latest development in a looming showdown between the Egyptian government and the Muslim Brotherhood. Protesting the detention without charges of 59 lawyers, most of them Islamic fundamentalists, Abdelaziz, 60, was admitted for observation in a weak condition while Sayed Khalef, 53, secretary general of the lawyers' syndicate, entered the fifth day of his own hunger strike.
May 19, 1994 |
At least eight lawyers were arrested Wednesday and accused of instigating a clash with police over the death of a colleague in police custody, the Interior Ministry said. Six of the arrested attorneys were among Egypt's leading defenders of suspected Islamic extremists. Four have represented Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric jailed in the United States on federal charges involving a plot to bomb the World Trade Center in New York.
May 18, 1994 |
In one of the strongest public confrontations so far against the Egyptian regime, thousands of lawyers seeking to launch a peaceful march to the presidential palace were halted Tuesday with tear gas and rubber bullets, touching off a melee in which hundreds of citizens clashed with police as they stampeded through the downtown here.
February 27, 1991
"Our joy is overflowing. Thanks be to God. The enemy is turning tail," declared a broadcast by the radio of the exiled KUWAITI government. SYRIA blamed Iraq for the ill-fated outcome of its Kuwait invasion. "The rulers of Baghdad cannot deny their responsibility for . . . the catastrophe," the government-run Damascus Radio said. EGYPT was skeptical. Foreign Minister Esmat Abdel Meguid said the war will not end until Iraq accepts all 12 U.N. edicts.