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Thousands of Egyptians Rally for Reforms

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Egyptians have braved scorching heat to rally in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where they are pressing the interim government to speed up the pace of reforms. Some activists taking part in Friday’s protests have camped in the square for a week. However, western news reports say the Muslim Brotherhood – Egypt’s best organized political […]

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Egyptian Media: Mubarak Denies Ordering Police to Fire on Protesters

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian media say former President Hosni Mubarak has told prosecutors that he did not order security forces to open fire on protesters during the 18-day uprising that forced him to resign in February. Transcripts of prosecutors questioning Mr. Mubarak were published in two Egyptian newspapers Thursday. The Associated Press says Egyptian judicial officials confirmed the […]

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Egypt Purges Hundreds of Police Officers as Protests Grow

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt has announced the dismissals of more than 600 senior police officers in a bid to meet the demands of thousands of protesters urging swifter justice for those involved in crimes under former president Hosni Mubarak. Interior Ministry officials said Wednesday that nearly 500 police generals and about 150 other senior officers would end their […]

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Egypt Dismisses Police Officers, Announces Election Delay

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt announced the dismissals of about 600 police officers on Wednesday in an apparent bid to meet the demands of protesters who regrouped last week. Separately, the interim government announced a delay of up to two months in parliamentary elections that were scheduled for September. The announcements come after thousands of activists began staging protests […]

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Egypt Cedes to Protesters Demands, Dismisses Hundreds of Police Officers

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s Interior Ministry announced a massive reshuffle of the police force on Wednesday, saying about 600 officers would be removed. The ministry says 37 officers accused of killing protesters during the anti-government uprising that led to former President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in February are among those being let go. The announcement follows renewed protests by […]

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Media Watchdog Criticizes Egyptian Ministry Return

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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A media watchdog group has criticized Egypt’s reinstatement of its information ministry, saying the move is a “setback for media freedom” in the country. The Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement that the ministry is not suitable for reforming Egypt’s media industry because of its history as an arm of ousted autocratic president […]

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Egypt’s Military Warns Protesters Against Disruptions

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s ruling military council has warned opposition protesters not to “deviate from peaceful means” as they stage sit-ins in Cairo and other cities to demand quicker political reforms. Major General Mohsen el-Fangari read a statement on state television Tuesday, urging Egyptians to “confront” anyone who causes disruptions and harms the public interest. It was the […]

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Egypt’s Military Warns Cairo Protesters Against Further Disruptions

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s military rulers say they will “confront” any actions that “harm public interests” as anti-government protesters occupy central Cairo’s Tahrir Square for a fifth day. In a statement Tuesday, the military council called for “all necessary measures” to prevent further disruptions after demonstrators in recent days blocked an entrance to a government building and staged […]

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Gunmen Blow Up Egyptian Gas Pipeline to Israel

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security officials say saboteurs have blown up a natural gas pipeline station that distributed supplies to Israel and Jordan. The officials say Tuesday’s massive, pre-dawn blast occurred close to the town of El-Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula, near the Israeli border. The attack was the fourth on pipelines in Sinai since February, and […]

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Egyptian Activists Block Roads, Govt. Building in Cairo

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Egyptian reformists have disrupted traffic in central Cairo and blocked access to the capital’s main government building in a third day of protests against the country’s military rulers. After spending a second night in a tent camp in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the activists blocked surrounding roads and formed a picket line outside the […]

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