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Top military dismissals are in Egypt’s interests: Morsi (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Monday said the dismissal of the country's powerful defence minister and a top military general has been done in the country's ... Read more...

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Egypt president orders defence minister to retire


August 13th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has deposed the country's defence minister and a top military officer, pushing them into "retirement" but naming them as presidential advisors.Field ... Read more...

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Clinton, Morsi discuss US-Egypt relations


July 15th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held bilateral talks with newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Xinhua reported.The two leaders Saturday discussed Egypt's transition to democracy ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood claims victory, army promises to give up power (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS) With all votes counted in the Egyptian presidential election and Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi claiming victory, Egypt's ruling military council Monday vowed to hand ... Read more...

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Egypt passes constitutional amendments


June 18th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's ruling military council has passed a few amendments to the constitution that will outline the future president's powers and responsibilities, state television reported.The text ... Read more...

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Egypt Supreme Court calls for parliament’s dissolution


June 14th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 14 (IANS) The Egyptian Supreme Court Thursday caused outrage after calling for the dissolution of the parliament's lower house in the country.It ruled that last year's parliamentary election ... Read more...

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Emergency lifted in Egypt after decades


June 1st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 31 (IANS) Through a declaration, Egypt's ruling military council Thursday lifted a state of emergency that existed for decades in the country.The emergency was lifted after its ... Read more...

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Manipur militant nabbed in Guwahati


May 25th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) A hard core militant of a Manipur based rebel group was arrested here and incriminating documents recovered from his possession, Assam Police said Friday.Additional Superintendent of ... Read more...

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Egyptian army to hand over power May 24


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's military is ready to hand over power to a new president after the first round of the vote May 24, Egyptian Armed Forces Chief ... Read more...

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Thousands converge on Cairo’s Tahrir Square


April 20th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 20 (IANS) Cairo's Tahrir Square, symbol of Egypt's pro-democracy revolution, witnessed a massive gathering of protesters Friday in one of the largest demonstrations since last year's 18-day revolt ... Read more...

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Kenya to deploy 4,600 soldiers in Somalia


March 13th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 13 (IANS) Kenya will deploy 4,660 soldiers in Somalia as part of the Africa Union peacekeeping force, a top official said Monday.Chief of defence forces General Julius Karangi ... Read more...

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Egypt to lift three decades old state of emergency


January 25th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The 30-year-long state of emergency in Egypt will be lifted from Wednesday, the head of the country's ruling military council, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, said ... Read more...

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Egypt’s ruling military pardons nearly 2,000 detainees


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 22 (IANS) Egypt's ruling military council has approved the release of a total of 1,959 people detained in military prisons, state media reported.The move was approved by military ... Read more...

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Death penalty sought for Mubarak


January 6th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Accusing Hosni Mubarak of ordering the killing of anti-regime demonstrators, a prosecutor in the former Egyptian president's trial has demanded death sentence for the leader who ... Read more...

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Egypt’s ruling military council chief meets president hopefuls


November 27th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 26 (IANS) Head of Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Hussein Tantawi Saturday met two potential presidential candidates and discussed with them the current situation ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military council appoints new PM (Lead)


November 25th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 25 (IANS) Egypt's ruling military council has appointed Kamal Ganzouri as the new prime minister, a media report said.Ganzouri had earlier headed the government under the Hosni Mubarak ... Read more...

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Egypt protests continue despite authorities’ concessions


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A televised address by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the chairman of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), has not changed the mood of ... Read more...

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Egypt presidential polls in June 2012


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Presidential elections in Egypt will be held in June 2012, the country's military council has announced."Parliament elections will be carried out according to the earlier ... Read more...

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Protesters dispersed from Cairo’s Tahrir Square


November 21st, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 20 (IANS) Joint forces of the Egyptian police and military Sunday evening started to evict protesters from central Cairo's Tahrir Square, Xinhua reported, citing Egyptian Nile TV.The military ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military rulers approve anti-discrimination law


October 16th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Egypt's ruling military council on Saturday approved new amendments to the criminal code punishing all forms of discrimination, nearly one week after Coptic Christian protesters were attacked during ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military unveils schedule of power transfer


October 3rd, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's ruling military council Sunday unveiled a schedule of power transfer to a civilian government.As per the schedule, the People's Assembly, the lower house of ... Read more...

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Egyptian parties divided on army official’s meeting


October 3rd, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 2 (IANS) A consultant meeting held between Egyptian chief of staff of the armed forces Sami Anan and several political parties and movements pricked up divisions among parties ... Read more...

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Egypt parliamentary polls to begin Nov 21


September 18th, 2011 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's supreme election commission has proposed to hold elections to the country's parliament starting Nov 21, the Al Ahram newspaper said.Elections to both the upper ... Read more...

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Egyptians protest return of emergency laws


September 17th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Egyptians on Friday gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest against military trials and the reactivation of emergency laws by military rulers, local media reported on Saturday.Protesters held ... Read more...

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US urges fair, transparent trial for Mubarak


August 4th, 2011 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The US State Department has urged Egyptian authorities to hold a fair and transparent trial against former president Hosni Mubarak."Our concern would be that we generally ... Read more...

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Egypt to sack 700 policemen over killing of protesters


July 14th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 14 (IANS) At least 700 police officers in Egypt would be removed from their jobs over the killing of protesters during the revolution that led to the ouster ... Read more...

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Hamas hails decision to permanently open Rafah border crossing


May 27th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by BNO News
GAZA (BNO NEWS) -- Hamas, one of the main Palestinian factions, on Thursday hailed the courageous decision by the Egyptian ruling military council to permanently open the Rafah border crossing.According to the ... Read more...

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Ousted President Mubarak and sons referred to Egyptian criminal court


May 24th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- The Prosecutor's General Office on Tuesday referred the case of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to a criminal court over the killing of ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia to grant Egypt $4 bn for economic recovery


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide Egypt with $4 billion to support the north African country's economic recovery, the ruling military council said.Hussein Tantawi, chief ... Read more...

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New protests begin in Cairo


May 21st, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Protests erupted in Cairo after the Friday prayers, with one group gathering at the central Tahrir Square in the wake of media speculation that ... Read more...

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Egypt’s ruling military council not considering amnesty for Mubarak


May 19th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- Egypt's ruling military council on Wednesday informed that it is not considering granting amnesty to ousted President Hosni Mubarak even after he returned his properties and assets ... Read more...

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Mubarak to apologise to Egyptian people: Paper


May 17th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak said Tuesday he will apologise to his country for violently suppressing an anti-government uprising at the beginning of the year, ... Read more...

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Ex-Egyptian minister goes on trial for mass shootings


April 26th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Egyptian interior minister Habib el-Adly appeared before a criminal court Tuesday on charges of ordering the shooting of civilians during opposition protests in January, ... Read more...

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Ex-Egyptian president Mubarak has heart attack during questioning


April 13th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr. 13 (ANI): Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a heart attack during questioning by prosecutors investigating graft and abuse allegations which prompted his admission to the hospital overnight.State television reported ... Read more...

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Mubarak, family to reveal overseas bank accounts


April 10th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 10 (IANS) Toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak said Sunday he and his family have agreed to any measures to be taken to reveal their overseas bank accounts.Mubarak's remarks ... Read more...

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