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1989’s other revolutions
  • Europe
  • November 6, 2014, 06:00

At a remove of 25 years, many people remember the collapse of communism in eastern Europe starting with the fall of the Berlin Wall.But by the time th(...)

Smoke is seen over Ramses Square tonight after Islamist protests descended into a bloodbath across Egypt with around 50 killed alone on a “Day of Rage” called by followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Photograph: Steve Crisp /Reuters

Islamist protests descended into a bloodbath across Egypt today, with about 50 people killed in Cairo alone on a “Day of Rage” called by followers of (...)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi chant slogans during a rally around the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square in Cairo yesterday. Egypt’s military chief, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, called for mass rallies tomorrow to give him a mandate to tackle violence that has surged following the overthrow of the Islamist president, ramping up pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood. Photograph: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Egypt’s armed forces chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has called for countrywide rallies on Friday to grant the military and police a mandate to tackle “vio(...)

An opponent of deposed President Mohamed Morsi dresses the wound of another opponent injured in clashes with pro-Morsi protesters near Tahrir square in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Nine people were killed in Cairo yesterday in clashes between opponents and Islamist supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi, state-run (...)

Mohamed ElBaradei, a leader of the National Salvation Front (left) shakes hands with interim Egyptian president Adly Mansour after being sworn in as vice-president in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency

Egyptian prosecutors yesterday froze the financial assets of 14 senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders and began investigating deposed president Mohamed Mo(...)

Supporters of the deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi pray next to his picture during a protest in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered at various sites across the capital in demonstrations both in support of and against the army generals who de(...)

Newly-appointed prosecutor general Hisham Barakat (L) is sworn in in front of Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour (R) at El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo. Photograph: Reuters

Egypt’s grand mufti Abdulrahman Albir yesterday deepened the gulf between the country’s secular and fundamentalist political camps by announcing, o(...)

Mohamed ElBaradei: his appointment as prime minister was suspended at the insistence of the ultraconservative Salafi Nour party. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Egypt’s opposition exposed weakening divisions within its ranks when the appointment of Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, the revolutionaries’ candida(...)

Mohamed ElBaradei: has criticised successive rulers of Egypt, from Hosni Mubarak and the generals who replaced him to the now ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi.

He has no army pedigree, lived in the West for decades and has criticised successive rulers of Egypt, from Hosni Mubarak and the generals who repla(...)

Egypt’s chief justice Adly Mansour (centre) being  applauded by chiefs of the constitutional court after he was sworn in as the nation’s interim president yesterday. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP

Still in the throes of a “revolution” that started in 2011, Egypt has not rejected democracy but deposed the autocratic Muslim Brotherhood, the cou(...)