TIMELINE PROJECT

Note: This is an archived project that covers the period of time between June 1, 2010 and June 8, 2014. No updates have been made to it since June 2014, when Abdel-Fattah El Sisi was elected president of Egypt. Please be aware that some source links in the timeline below might be broken or outdated, and please do not hesitate to contact TIMEP at info@timep.org for further details on source citation.

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In developing this timeline, the staff of TIMEP has striven to report events as accurately as possible. The fluidity of events, however, combined with sometimes conflicting reports, means that it is impossible to say that all details presented here are definitive. In addition, the catalog of notable events occurring each day is not intended to be seen as exhaustive. The reader should thus understand that the timeline gives an impression of the course of significant events within Egypt and is not itself meant to provide the last word on, for example, precise numbers of casualties or demonstrators involved in any particular event.

Work on the timeline began with cataloging the eight-week period from the lead-up to July 3, 2013 to the immediate aftermath of the clearing of the Raba’a al-Adaweya and Nahda Square protest camps on August 14. The TIMEP staff then began working back in time, going ultimately to the lead-up to January 25, 2011. Finally, in order to enhance the utility of the timeline for a largely non-Arabic-speaking audience, we have in many cases preferred English-language links for sourcing purposes.

The first stage of the Shura Council (Egypt’s upper house) elections began today. As the Council m...Read more
Today saw the second stage of the Shura Council elections, with all required run-off elections being heldRead more
The second round of the People’s Assembly elections occurred today. Despite participating in the f...Read more
An explosion outside a Coptic church in Alexandria killed twenty-three people and ..Read more
Abdou Abdel-Monaim Kamal, a restaurant owner from Ismailia, set himself on fire Read more
Amid the ongoing protests nationwide, Christiane Amanpour interviewed President Hosni MubarakRead more
The leadership of the National Democratic Party resigned from office, including Gamal Mubarak, Hosni Mubarak’s son (and increasingly apparent heir-presumptive).Read more
Mass protests continued today, which has been dubbed the “Sunday of Martyrs"Read more
Following on the strikes in Suez and Ismailia, other Egyptian unions declared strikes nationwideRead more
The Egyptian prime minister formed a committee intended to gather evidence on “the illegitimate practices” that resulted from the events of recent weeks.Read more
The Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces [SCAF] announced, in Communique No. 5, the dissolution of the parliament and the suspension of the constitution. Read more
The Egyptian military attempted to clear Tahrir Square completely, removing the remaining few barricades ..Read more
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces named retired Tareq Al Bishry...Read more
The Muslim Brotherhood announced today that they will be forming a political Read more
The committee formed by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on February 15...Read more
Protesters in Alexandria gathered outside and then entered the state security headquarters in an attempt to recover documents Read more
Deadly Protests Following Church Burning; Int’l. Women’s Day March AttackedRead more
A referendum on a set of proposed amendments to nine major articles...Read more
Former President Hosni Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal Read more
A government-led investigation into the Egyptian revolution that ousted..Read more
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood today announced the creation of the Read more
In another case of violence resulting from Muslim protestors seeking Christians rumored to be conver...Read more
Egyptian protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to mark the "Nakba"..Read more
A rumored determination by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to grant amnesty to former President Hosni Mubarak and his family prompted thousands of protesters to Read more
An Egyptian police officer, Muhammad Ibrahim Abdul Monem, was sentenced to death in ..Read more
Over 1,000 protesters were injured during clashes with central security police last night and early this morning..Read more
“Tens of thousands” of Egyptian protesters filled Tahrir Square under the protest banner “Friday of Determination”...Read more
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) postponed parliamentary electionsRead more
Today the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) amended the Law on the Exercise of Political Rights (no.73/1956)Read more
An Amendment to the Shura Council law approved today by the Supreme Council..Read more
The Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) ratified a proposed law lowering the age to sit in the Pe...Read more
Alterations to the election methods for seats in the People's Assembly were appr..Read more
A three-stage election calendar for the People’s Assembly elections was announce..Read more
Coptic groups gathered outside provincial government headquarters in Aswan to protest the...Read more
Large numbers of Coptic protesters again took to the streets around Aswan provincial headquarters ..Read more
In the morning, hundreds of Coptic demonstrators were forcibly evacuated from outside...Read more
Today, the lead prosecutor of the Aswan province authorized the release on 500 pounds bail of ..Read more
A Christian-led protest at Maspero, the state television building, was ..Read more
As yesterday’s clashes between police and protesters continue, at least two people have been ..Read more
Clashes continued today as about 20,000 protesters crowded Tahrir Square to demand an end of military rule...Read more
The conciliation offered by Mohamed Hussein Tantawi yesterday was implicitly rejected ...Read more
Today the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces apologized for the deaths of protesters over ...Read more
Today, the Obama administration threw its support behind the general demands of protesters who have Read more
The second day of run-off parliamentary elections occurred amid calls from some members of the Freedom and Justice Party to empower the parliament Read more
The second day of parliamentary elections occurred in nine mostly rural governorates throughout Egypt Read more
The run-off round of parliamentary elections began today in the governorates of Giza, Ismailia, Suez...Read more
The run-off round of parliamentary elections wrapped up today in the governorates of Giza, Ismailia, Suez, Beni Suef,Read more
Demonstrators gathered on Friday for a protest rally in Cairo’s Tahrir Square that called for an ..Read more
The Cairo offices of 17 U.S.-based NGOs and local organizations receiving foreign funding were Read more
The first day of the final stage of parliamentary voting began on Tuesday. The voting in this stage occurred in the governorates of Qalyubia, Gharbia, Dakahlia, Minya, Qena, North Sinai,..Read more
The third stage of parliamentary elections continued today with voting occurring in the governorates...Read more
The run-off for the third round of the parliamentary elections began today in the Qalyubia...Read more
The elections for Egypt’s Shura Council began today. With polls opening at 8 a.m., the elections ...Read more
Today marked the second day of Shura Council elections in Cairo, Alexandria, Gharbia, Dakahlia, Mono...Read more
A stadium riot between rival fans of Cairo's Al-Ahly soccer club and Port Said’s Al-Masry club left 79 deadRead more
Thousands of ultras (hardcore soccer fans) and others gathered for a march in Cairo the wake of the violence in Port Said...Read more
Egyptian officials announced that “43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, have been referred for trial for allegedRead more
February 7 marked the first run-off of the Shura Council elections. Unlike the run-offs during parli...Read more
The second and final round of the Shura Council elections ...Read more
Wednesday saw the second day of voting for the run-off of the Shura Council electionsRead more
Today saw the last day of voting as run-off elections for the Shura Council took place in Giza, Qaly...Read more
The Shura Council met for the first time today. The body elected Ahmed Fahmi...Read more
On March 3 the People’s Assembly and the Shura Council began to choose the 100-member body..Read more
Today the People’s Assembly and the Shura Council completed the process of selecting the Constitue...Read more
The Constituent Assembly met for the first time today. The session began amid..Read more
The Supreme Administrative Court struck down the newly elected Constituent Assembly todayRead more
The first televised presidential debate took place tonight. The debate lasted four hours and aired...Read more
The emergency law that had been in effect for decades expired today. The Supreme Council...Read more
The People’s Assembly and Shura Council came to an agreement on the composition of a new..Read more
Thousands of demonstrators, primarily supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood but including some secular revolutionaries,Read more
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and other political groups continued their Tahrir Square sit-in to...Read more
The Supreme Administrative Court nullified a constitutional decree of the Read more
Newly-elected president Muhammad Morsi threatened a confrontation with the military...Read more
The newly elected president, Muhammad Morsi, assembled his Cabinet and swore them in toda..Read more
An International peacekeeper base was attacked by gunmen in the Gora region of the Sinai..Read more
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM), an Islamist militant group, carried out an attack near the Israeli-..Read more
More than seven months after the death of Pope Shenouda III, Coptic church leaders and laypeople ..Read more
A paper slip bearing the name of Bishop Tawadros was chosen from a jar containing slips..Read more
An estimated 50,000 protesters crowded Tahrir Square today. The crowds demanded that pre..Read more
Clashes continued from yesterday on Qasr al-Eini Street near Tahrir Square. Gunfire was audible. Pro...Read more
Today protesters firebombed the offices of news station Al Jazeera in the belief that the broadcaster’s..Read more
At about 7 p.m. today the office of President Morsi declared that “all presidential decisions ...Read more
In response to President Morsi’s recent presidential decree, the violent protests broke out...Read more
Clashes continue today in Cairo and Alexandria as the president assured Egyptians that he was..Read more
The military constructed a wall on Qasr Al-Eini Street near Tahrir Square as clashes continued today, drawing hundredsRead more
President Morsi met with the Supreme Judicial Council tonight to discuss his presidential decree of November 22. Read more
Protests escalated today as people in Tahrir Square numbered in the tens of thousands, as opponents of President Morsi ...Read more
Today the Constituent Assembly approved a final draft of a new constitution. Human Rights Watch..Read more
Protests intensified throughout Egypt today in renewed opposition to President Morsi’s Read more
Protests continued today in Tahrir Square for the ninth day against the recent Read more
Morsi Supporters Surround Supreme Constitutional CourtRead more
The private newspapers Al-Watan, Al-Tahrir, Youm7, Al-Wafd, and others ran the same headline: “..Read more
Clashes between supporters and opponents of President Muhammad Morsi left four dead outside of the Ittihadeya Read more
As clashes continued between demonstrators supporting and opposing President Muhammad Morsi outside..Read more
A decree issued by President Morsi annulled a controversial aspect of his November 22 presidential decree which had been met..Read more
Confrontations today between Islamists and others left 42 injured in Alexandria on the day before the final round..Read more
The second day of the constitutional referendum took place today. Voting occurred in Giza, Qalyubia, Monofeya,..Read more
The High Election Commission confirmed that the constitution was approved by the two-stage referendum earlier this month. Read more
President Muhammad Morsi responded to the ongoing violence by reinstating a state of emergency..Read more
Continuing clashes in Port Said have led to increased violence, with police failing to subdue protes...Read more
Described by the New York Times as "anarchy", protests in Ismailia, Port Said and Suez continue..Read more
A week of protests, initially marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising but quickly evolving into...Read more
Protesters again attacked the Ittihadeya presidential palace in Cairo, launching petrol bombs ...Read more
A group of Islamist parties today gathered for a "Together Against Violence" rally outside of ..Read more
The Shura Council approved and President Morsi signed a law which calls for elections for a new People’s Assembly. Read more
Major protests in Mansoura were dispersed by police using tear gas—at least one person was killed,...Read more
The Administrative Court cancelled President Morsi’s decree to hold elections for the People’s Assembly. As such, Read more
In Mahalla, workers rallied across the city to protest the diesel fuel crisis and President Morsi’...Read more
Traffic-stopping strikes continued today in Mahalla against President Morsi and the poor economic co...Read more
A funeral in Cairo for victims of an April 5 clash in the village of Khusus turned violent as mourne...Read more
President Morsi added nine new Cabinet members today. Two of the new additions..Read more
An Egyptian court “convicted and sentenced to jail 43 nonprofit workers, including 16 Americans”...Read more
A sit-in in Alexandria, conducted in protest of the Culture Minister Alaa Abdel Aziz, Read more
Violence broke out in Egypt’s Sharqiya province during a protest against President Morsi. Read more
On the Friday before the Tamarod campaign planned to march to the main presidential palace in Cairo, protests erupted across EgyptRead more
Much of the violence of Sunday night carried into Monday morning. In the Cairo suburb of MoqattamRead more
The 48-hour ultimatum issued by the military expired in the afternoon of July 3. Read more
The Office of Public Prosecutor issued arrest warrants for 300 Muslim Brotherhood leaders Read more
Interim President Adly Mansour released a “presidential declaration” dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Shura Council. Read more
Protests continued through Egypt, led by both pro- and anti-Morsi activists. While many thousands participated in demonstrations organized by both sides, Read more
A transitional constitutional declaration by interim President Mansour. Read more
Today was the first day of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month. Early on Wednesday, unknown individuals fi...Read more
Two US Navy ships that were patrolling in the Middle East moved closer to Egypt’s Red Sea coast. T...Read more
Reports emerged that interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi will offer to appoint Hany Kadri, who oversaw aid talks with the IMF...Read more
The violence from Monday night continued into Tuesday morning. As the protests continued, military helicopters Read more
Egypt’s general prosecutor ordered the arrest of Essam Sultan, a leading member of the Wasat Party...Read more
Rival rallies of pro- and anti-Morsi demonstrators occurred in Cairo and elsewhere, timed to coincide with the...Read more
In the Sinai, the spate of violent attacks continued as reports emerged that six people were killed and...Read more
Ninety people, including two shot with live ammunition, were wounded in overnight clashes between...Read more
In a speech at a military graduation ceremony, el-Sisi urged Egyptians to counter Muslim Brotherhood...Read more
Tensions rose as anticipated mass demonstrations called for by both Defense Minister el-Sisi and leading...Read more
Clashes between supporters and opponents of former president Morsi defined today’s events in Egypt...Read more
Sporadic episodes of violence continued through the night, and Morsi supporters pledged to continue...Read more
The National Defense Council warned “decisive and firm” action would be taken against protesters...Read more
A “million-man march” titled “Martyrs of the Coup,” organized by the National Coalition for Supporting...Read more
The interim government took to the airwaves to instruct security forces to end the two..Read more
The leader of the pro-Morsi movement ignored the military’s demands to vacate the Raba’a al-Adaweya and Nahda sit-insRead more
The interim government again promised Morsi supporters safe exit from their sit-ins, urging them to re-join the formal political process.Read more
There was a renewed international effort to provide a political solution to the ongoing political cr...Read more
Eleven people were arrested in connection with last week’s violence against Coptic Christians in Minya.Read more
The Egyptian presidency announced that intervention efforts by various foreign governments Read more
At least four members of the militant Islamist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis were killed...Read more
Officials at the Ministry of the Interior said that the dispersal of the sit-ins at Raba’a al-Adaweya Mosque and Nahda SquareRead more
Government declarations failed to dissuade pro-Morsi demonstrators from remaining in camps; Chris...Read more
Tensions remained high as the standoff between security forces and supporters of deposed President M...Read more
The Muslim Brotherhood’s “Friday of Rage” protests led to violence across Egypt, as Read more
Protests continued in Cairo and across the country today, with the Fath Mosque in Cairo serving as t...Read more
Amid ongoing protests following the destruction of the protest camps in Cairo, 36 prisoners died tod...Read more
The Ministry of the Interior reported that militants killed 25 police conscripts in a daylight attack in...Read more
Today, the committee of ten jurists and professors handed suggested amendments of the ...Read more
Today the interim government revealed the names of those who will constitute the 50-member commi..Read more
Al Jazeera Journalists Arrested
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Morsi Charged for Jailbreak and “Fomenting Unrest”
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Morsi Charged with Insulting the Judiciary
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Today marked the three-year anniversary of the January 25 protests in Tahrir Square that ultimately ...Read more
According to reports, two bombs exploded on a bridge in Giza Square in Giza, greater Cairo, late this morning. The explosives appeared to target two police vehicles stationed on the overpassRead more
Unidentified militants bombed the natural gas pipeline south of al-Arish city. The pipeline provides natural gas to various cement factories near al-ArishRead more
Six Month Anniversary of Morsi’s Removal
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Sisi Announces 40 Billion Housing Project; and Interim President Mansour Issues New Defense Decrees
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New Presidential Elections Law Approved
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The Presidential Elections Commission announced today that the presidential elections would take place on May 26-27 and that potential candidates have until April 20th to enter their names as candidatesRead more
Egypt Court Bans Hamas Activities in Egypt; Activist Medea Benjamin Detained; and Train Serviced to Zagazig Halted
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An appeals court upheld the three-year prison sentences of leaders in the April 6 Youth Movement.Read more
On Thursday, April 10, a march took place in central Cairo against a law that bans public demonstrations...Read more
Cairo prosecutors have referred 220 of the 1,079 protesters arrested in January 25, 2014, clashes between protesters and security forces to criminal court. The demonstrators—all of whom were arrested in downtown Cairo during clashes thereRead more
NCHR Presents Raba’a Report; April 6 Movement to Oppose Sisi Presidential Campaign
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In efforts to increase turnout in the election, with reports indicating that somewhere ...Read more
Citing poor weather and work-related issues, the Presidential Election Commission (PEC) decided...Read more