Egyptian police have used tear gas to quash numerous protests across the country, arresting dozens of people rallying against the military rule and recently passed legislation outlawing spontaneous rallies near places of worship.
Syrian membership in the Arab League will be resumed immediately after an agreement is reached at the Geneva-2 peace talks and certain changes take place, the organization’s Secretary General Nabil Elaraby said in an exclusive interview with RT.
Police fired tear gas and used batons to beat back stone throwing protesters in Cairo on Saturday, as Egypt’s constitutional panel began voting on a new constitution’s final draft, amid fears that one of its laws may curb the right to peaceful protest.
Police clashed with protesters in Egypt’s capital of Cairo as hundreds of activists came out to defy the new law banning public gatherings of more than ten people. Teargas and water cannons were fired as security forces enforced the new legislation.
Egypt wants to develop its ties with Russia, bringing the two nations to the level of friendship they enjoyed during the Soviet era. However, Egypt is not looking to replace the US as its key ally, according to the country’s foreign minister.
A Cairo court has adjourned the trial of ousted President Morsi over refusing his prison uniform and the defendants' chanting "Down with the military rule". Morsi and 14 others face charges of inciting the killing of protesters in clashes.
A popular show by a daredevil Egyptian political satirist, Bassem Youssef, has canceled the airing of its latest, highly-anticipated episode after it came under fire for mocking the new military-backed government.
Amid the ongoing crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian authorities have arrested Essam El-Arian, the vice chairman of the Freedom and Justice party. He was one of the few Brotherhood leaders remaining free since the ouster of President Morsi.