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September 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The editor of a newspaper whose story on a monk's alleged sex-and-blackmail scheme sparked riots was convicted of undermining public security and sentenced to three years in prison. In its ruling against Mamdouh Mahran, editor of the small weekly Al Nabaa, the court did not say whether the allegations in the article were true, but it may issue a more comprehensive verdict later.
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April 17, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Police fired into the air with live ammunition and lobbed tear gas at crowds of rioting Christians and Muslims on Sunday, the third day of sectarian violence in Egypt's second-largest city. One man reportedly died Sunday of his injuries. Police said 40 people had been wounded in clashes and 80 had been arrested over the weekend. The riots were touched off Friday by knife attacks at three Coptic Christian churches that left one person dead and up to 16 injured.
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NEWS
January 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Egyptian police opened fire to disperse Muslim fundamentalist demonstrators, killing one person and arresting 12, security sources said. According to the sources, police used firearms after militants ignored orders to end the protest in the town of Asyut in Upper Egypt.
NEWS
September 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The editor of a newspaper whose story on a monk's alleged sex-and-blackmail scheme sparked riots was convicted of undermining public security and sentenced to three years in prison. In its ruling against Mamdouh Mahran, editor of the small weekly Al Nabaa, the court did not say whether the allegations in the article were true, but it may issue a more comprehensive verdict later.
NEWS
July 24, 1988 | From Reuters
Muslim hard-liners attacked other fundamentalists with stones and knives in this southern Egyptian town Saturday, wounding 13 people, security officials said. Three police officers were among those wounded in the clash over plans for prayer meetings today for the Muslim Eid al Adha, or feast of sacrifice, the officials said.
NEWS
April 8, 1987
President Hosni Mubarak's centrist party was winning an overwhelming majority in parliamentary elections in Egypt, but a Muslim alliance was emerging as a major new opposition force. Assistant Interior Minister Ahmed Rasikh, who oversees polling, told the state-owned Middle East News Agency that Mubarak's party was winning up to 80% of the vote. An opposition alignment including the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood was running second.
NEWS
August 14, 1988
Rioters enraged over a police attack on a Cairo mosque battled Egyptian security forces who fired weapons and tear gas, leaving one man dead and 22 people wounded, authorities and witnesses said. The Interior Ministry said Muslim extremists of the Jihad (Holy War) organization led demonstrators protesting the attack by security forces Friday night on a mosque in a Cairo suburb after getting reports that militants were meeting there to "plot acts of incitement and violence."
NEWS
January 4, 2000 | Associated Press
An area of southern Egypt was under curfew Monday after a dispute between a Christian shopkeeper and a Muslim customer exploded into three days of religious violence that reportedly left 20 people dead. Fires had been extinguished and security forces were said to have quelled gunfights and rioting, but tensions remained high. Twenty people were killed in the village of El Kosheh, the Interior Ministry said in a statement distributed by Egypt's Middle East News Agency.
NEWS
November 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police fired live ammunition and tear gas Saturday in clashes with voters in three northern villages and, elsewhere, fistfights between supporters of rival candidates in Egypt's parliamentary elections escalated into gunfire. By nightfall, four people were dead and more than 60 injured. In Dakahla, 125 miles northeast of Cairo, the capital, police tried to disperse voters angry that security forces had prevented them from casting ballots.
NEWS
October 18, 1992 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of angry earthquake victims rioted Saturday night in central Cairo, storming toward the main government television building, lighting fires and throwing rocks before security forces using tear gas drove them back into the city's rubble-strewn alleys. At least 70 people were arrested in the melee, which began about 10 p.m. when a rumor swept the crowded Bulaq district that it would take six months to find new apartments for those left homeless by last week's earthquake.
NEWS
November 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police fired live ammunition and tear gas Saturday in clashes with voters in three northern villages and, elsewhere, fistfights between supporters of rival candidates in Egypt's parliamentary elections escalated into gunfire. By nightfall, four people were dead and more than 60 injured. In Dakahla, 125 miles northeast of Cairo, the capital, police tried to disperse voters angry that security forces had prevented them from casting ballots.
NEWS
January 4, 2000 | Associated Press
An area of southern Egypt was under curfew Monday after a dispute between a Christian shopkeeper and a Muslim customer exploded into three days of religious violence that reportedly left 20 people dead. Fires had been extinguished and security forces were said to have quelled gunfights and rioting, but tensions remained high. Twenty people were killed in the village of El Kosheh, the Interior Ministry said in a statement distributed by Egypt's Middle East News Agency.
NEWS
July 3, 1997 | From Associated Press
Fifty-one farmers were jailed Wednesday after a deadly clash with police over a new law that will sharply raise rents on agricultural land, police said. Police shot and killed three people during Tuesday's confrontation with rioting farmers, including a 70-year-old farmer and a 14-year-old boy, the police said. Thirteen demonstrators were injured in the melee. It marked the first time that Egyptian police have killed demonstrating farmers.
NEWS
October 18, 1992 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of angry earthquake victims rioted Saturday night in central Cairo, storming toward the main government television building, lighting fires and throwing rocks before security forces using tear gas drove them back into the city's rubble-strewn alleys. At least 70 people were arrested in the melee, which began about 10 p.m. when a rumor swept the crowded Bulaq district that it would take six months to find new apartments for those left homeless by last week's earthquake.
NEWS
January 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Egyptian police opened fire to disperse Muslim fundamentalist demonstrators, killing one person and arresting 12, security sources said. According to the sources, police used firearms after militants ignored orders to end the protest in the town of Asyut in Upper Egypt.
NEWS
August 14, 1988
Rioters enraged over a police attack on a Cairo mosque battled Egyptian security forces who fired weapons and tear gas, leaving one man dead and 22 people wounded, authorities and witnesses said. The Interior Ministry said Muslim extremists of the Jihad (Holy War) organization led demonstrators protesting the attack by security forces Friday night on a mosque in a Cairo suburb after getting reports that militants were meeting there to "plot acts of incitement and violence."
NEWS
July 3, 1997 | From Associated Press
Fifty-one farmers were jailed Wednesday after a deadly clash with police over a new law that will sharply raise rents on agricultural land, police said. Police shot and killed three people during Tuesday's confrontation with rioting farmers, including a 70-year-old farmer and a 14-year-old boy, the police said. Thirteen demonstrators were injured in the melee. It marked the first time that Egyptian police have killed demonstrating farmers.
OPINION
March 16, 1986 | Michael Ross, Michael Ross is The Times' correspondent in Cairo.
The world seems to be closing in on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Terrorism, student demonstrations and a bloody mutiny by the Central Security Forces have rocked the country in the past few months. Diplomats and Egyptians agree that Mubarak handled the mutiny uncharacteristically well but it raises serious questions about the future, particularly the regime's relationship with the army.
NEWS
July 24, 1988 | From Reuters
Muslim hard-liners attacked other fundamentalists with stones and knives in this southern Egyptian town Saturday, wounding 13 people, security officials said. Three police officers were among those wounded in the clash over plans for prayer meetings today for the Muslim Eid al Adha, or feast of sacrifice, the officials said.
NEWS
April 8, 1987
President Hosni Mubarak's centrist party was winning an overwhelming majority in parliamentary elections in Egypt, but a Muslim alliance was emerging as a major new opposition force. Assistant Interior Minister Ahmed Rasikh, who oversees polling, told the state-owned Middle East News Agency that Mubarak's party was winning up to 80% of the vote. An opposition alignment including the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood was running second.
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