Monthly Archives: June 2012

Women groped and molested by mob at Tahrir Square rally

Cairo: A mob of hundreds of men have assaulted women holding a march demanding an end to sexual harassment, with the attackers overwhelming the male guardians and groping and molesting several of the female marchers in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

From …

Egypt votes to choose Mubarak successor

Cairo: Egyptians were voting Saturday in the country’s landmark presidential run-off, choosing between Hosni Mubarak’s ex-prime minister and an Islamist candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood after a race that has deeply polarised the nation.

The two-day balloting will produce Egypt’s …

Egypt’s Shafiq votes amid heavy security

Cairo: Ahmad Shafiq — Hosni Mubarak’s last premier who is vying to be his successor — cast his ballot Saturday in the country’s presidential run-off under heavy guard.

Shafiq, a former air force commander, is up against Muslim Brotherhood candidate …

Zeal gives way to dismay in Egypt runoff vote

Cairo: Three weeks ago, Tamer Fouad, a political science student, showed up at this polling station in northern Cairo two hours before it opened to vote in the first round of Egypt’s first presidential election since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.

“I …

Iraq’s fugitive Vice-President Al Hashemi leaves Qatar

Manama: Iraq’s Vice-President Tarek Al Hashemi has left Doha, the Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

“He left on Wednesday morning at the end of an official visit of several days and he was seen off at the airport by Shaikh …