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On Saturday, the Port Said Criminal Court confirmed the death sentence of 21 defendants accused of killing 72 Ahly fans after a game turned violent last year in the Suez Canal city. The court found seven of nine policemen accused in the case...
On 25 January, the date of the revolution’s second anniversary, more than 20 cases of sexual assault or rape took place in and around Tahrir Square. One video circulated on YouTube by the organization Tahrir Bodyguard appeared to show one...
PORT SAID — It’s just after 2 am on Monday, and dozens of people are milling around the gates to Port Said’s main docks. Microbus drivers stand in groups outside their vehicles, smoking cigarettes and joking as they wait for the...
Since Friday, violence has been raging in different parts of Egypt as police clash with angry protesters, the day when Egypt commemorated its 25 January revolution. While words have not been enough to capture the anger that drove this violence to...
Since the late 1990s, Vietnam hasn’t stopped growing as a tourist destination, and has become one of the main economies in the coastal countries of South Asia. So it’s no surprise that along with that trend has come a fast-growing sport...
You might expect children to be upset that the new school year has begun, but some are far from it. Many take their studies very seriously while others say they prefer going to school over the holidays so they can hang out with their friends. We...
Some 300 Syrian and Egyptian activists clashed with Central Security Forces on Wednesday evening, after their attempt to raise the flag of the Syrian revolution over the embassy in Cairo was met with birdshot fire and tear gas. Barrages of stones...
It's the second day of the presidential election in the city of Arish, North Sinai. At 11 am, people gather at Al-Wasser Primary School.  Egypt Independent counted more police officers and soldiers than voters. Women from the polling...
Egypt Independent’s Virginie Nguyen was hurt and detained while covering the clashes in Abbasseya Square last Friday. Herein, she gives an account of her journey between the frontline, hospitals and interrogation sites; an account...
On a hot spring day in Cairo, a group of amateur and professional photographers walked the city’s streets, trying to capture perfect photos for the various themes of the Egypt Photo Marathon. The concept is simple: Each photographer goes on a...