Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

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Apr. 17: In Alexandria, visiting Chinese President Jiang Zemin met with Egyptian President Husni Mubarak to discuss bilateral relations. [4/18 FBIS]

Apr. 18: At the headquarters of the Egyptian Defense Ministry in Kubri al-Qubbah, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Henry Shelton met with Husayn Tantawi, Commanderin-Chief of Egypt's Armed Forces, to discuss military cooperation between Egypt and the United States. [4/19 FBIS]

May 8: In Cairo, several thousand Al-Azhar University students held a rally calling for the release of 60 students who had been arrested after clashes with police over the release of Syrian novelist Haydar Haydar's novel, A Banquet for Seaweed, which had been accused of insulting Islam. The students also called for the resignation of Egyptian Cultural Minister Faruq Husni. [5/9 NYT, WP, 5/19 MEED]

May 12: Police officials reported that charges had been issued against Ibrahim Aslany and Hamdi Galeel for reissuing Syrian novelist Haydar's A Banquet for Seaweed. [5/12 WP]

The Cairo-based Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that police had released the students who had protested before Al-Azhar University. …

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