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State Dept. reduces staff in Egypt amid violence

The US State Department on Sunday moved to reduce its diplomatic presence in Egypt, saying it had authorized the voluntary departure of dependents of diplomats and non-essential workers. The move came amid violent demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria and other parts … Continue reading

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Suez residents continue protests on day seven

By Marwa Al-A’sar Daily News Egypt CAIRO: Thousands of Egyptians in Suez continued protesting for the seventh day, mostly in Al-Arbeen Street, the main street in the city, calling for sacking the governor. “There is no police presence in Suez … Continue reading

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Unrest in Egypt: a timeline

Unrest in Egypt: a timeline CAIRO: Here are the main developments this year in Egypt, rocked by the most serious anti-government demonstrations since President Hosni Mubarak came to power in 1981: JANUARY 2011 – 17: A 50-year-old man sets himself … Continue reading

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Opposition calls for million man march Tuesday, general strike

By Safaa Abdoun Daily News Egypt CAIRO: The April 6 Youth Movement called for a million man march and a general strike on Tuesday. “We are renewing our demands, we have to continue what started [last Tuesday] and protect the … Continue reading

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Clinton: Egypt must transition to democracy

By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON: The US appealed for an orderly transition to lasting democracy in Egypt even as escalating violence in the American ally threatened Mideast stability and put President Barack Obama in a diplomatic bind. Secretary … Continue reading

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12 referred to military prosecution, says law center

By Tamim Elyan Daily News Egypt CAIRO: Twelve people, including a member of the Kefaya Movement for Change, were referred to the military prosecution and are being interrogated there, according to the Hisham Mubarak Law Center. “We still can’t confirm … Continue reading

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Al-Jazeera appeals for social media help in Egypt

DUBAI: The pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera is calling out for help from Egyptian bloggers and others after authorities closed its Cairo office amid unprecedented anti-state protests. A statement by the Qatar-based network urges Egyptians to send blog posts, eyewitness accounts and … Continue reading

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