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Egypt’s vice president under Mubarak dies in US


July 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Omar Suleiman, Egypt's vice president under Hosni Mubarak, who announced the president's resignation to the world, has died in a US hospital, CNN reported Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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Egypt confirms bid was made on ex-vice president’s life


February 24th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit confirmed that former vice president Omar Suleiman survived an assassination bid at the height of the recent nationwide revolution, the Middle ... Read more...

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Post-Mubarak, Egypt army vows peaceful power transition (Second Lead)


February 13th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) Egyptian military committed itself to oversee the peaceful transition of power Saturday, a day after Hosni Mubarak resigned as Egypt's president after ruling the country for 30 years.The ... Read more...

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Australia calls for election timetable to steer new Egypt


February 12th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Saturday said Egypt must now have a clear timetable for free and fair elections, following the resignation ... Read more...

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Mubarak quits as Egypt president, hands over power to military council


February 12th, 2011 - 8:16 am ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.12 (ANI): Hosni Mubarak has resigned as the president of Egypt and handed power to the country's key military council, leadint to widespread celebrations in the streets of the country on ... Read more...

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Mubarak departure reflects people’s ‘hunger for change’: Obama


February 12th, 2011 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday said the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reflected the people's "hunger for change" and urged the country's military to ensure a ... Read more...

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Joy in Egypt as Mubarak quits after 30 years in power (Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) Tens of thousands of jubilant Egyptians waved national flags and cheered in joy as Hosni Mubarak quit as president Friday, the 18th day of intense protests against ... Read more...

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Hope Egyptian governmental bodies will function normally: Russia


February 12th, 2011 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that he expected Egyptian authorities would ensure the normal functioning of governmental bodies.Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday after 18 ... Read more...

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Key events of the 18-day Egyptian uprising


February 12th, 2011 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) Here are the landmark developments of the mass uprising in Egypt that led to the fall of the three-decade rule of Hosni Mubarak.Jan 25: Demonstrations sparked across Egypt ... Read more...

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Egyptians welcome liberation at Tahrir Square


February 12th, 2011 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) Tahrir Square, a large public square in downtown Cairo, Friday lived up to its name as Hosni Mubarak quit as president in the face of massive protests. `Tahrir' ... Read more...

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Egypt erupts in joy as Mubarak steps down after 30 years


February 12th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Egyptians danced and cheered in joy as Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president Friday, the 18th day of intense protests against his 30-year ... Read more...

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Omar Suleiman’s statement on Mubarak’s exit


February 12th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) It was a terse statement from Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman Friday evening that led to the eruption of joy in Egypt - the announcement of Hosni Mubarak ... Read more...

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India welcomes Mubarak’s quitting (Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) India Friday night welcomed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down after more than 30 years in power and hoped for a "peaceful transition of power ... Read more...

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An explosion of emotion in Alexandria


February 12th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) There was an "explosion of emotion" in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria as soon as Vice President Omar Suleiman announced Friday night that Hosni Mubarak has decided ... Read more...

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Suleiman a key member of Egypt’s military council


February 12th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, whose key member is Vice President Omar Suleiman, was handed over power by Hosni Mubarak before he quit as president after ... Read more...

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India welcomes Mubarak’s quitting


February 12th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) India Friday night welcomed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down after more than 30 years in power."We welcome the decision of President Mubarak to step ... Read more...

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Mubarak quits as Egypt’s president (Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday, handing over power to the military, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced."Mubarak has decided to resign as president," Suleiman announced in a brief ... Read more...

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Mubarak leaves Cairo as protesters march towards presidential palace (Roundup)


February 11th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Caro/Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak left Cairo Friday as protesters gathered in their thousands at the capital's Tahrir Square marched towards the presidential palace, intensifying their demand ... Read more...

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Mubarak leaves US confused: Media


February 11th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's refusal to quit has led to what many US media reports are portraying as a sense of confusion in Washington, leaving ... Read more...

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Mubarak baiting protestors or inviting military action?


February 11th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's "shocking" refusal to resign has been interpreted by analysts as less than adequate to a bait for the crowds to turn ... Read more...

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Egypt crisis: Experts say US will have to put everything on the line now


February 11th, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.11 (ANI): With cornered Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak playing a seemingly cat and mouse game with the Western powers, including the United States, rights activists and experts on Middle East affairs ... Read more...

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Mubarak refuses to step down, says won’t bow to pressure (Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) A defiant Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Thursday refused to step down and said he will not bow to pressure, squashing swirling speculation that he was going to ... Read more...

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Egypt military says it is intervening


February 11th, 2011 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo/New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Egypt's powerful military has said that it is intervening in state affairs in an effort to quell the mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak that entered ... Read more...

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We are witnessing history unfold in Egypt: Obama


February 11th, 2011 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Keeping a close watch on developments in Egypt as speculation mounted that President Hosni Mubarak would step down Thursday night, US President Barack Obama said "we are ... Read more...

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Festive mood as speculation swirls of Mubarak leaving (Fourth Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) "Tonight, it is ending", the dramatic announcement by Egypt's top army general was met with loud cheering by the tens of thousands of expectant protesters in Tahrir ... Read more...

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Egypt situation very fluid: US


February 11th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS) Amid mounting speculation of Hosni Mubarak likely to quit as president Thursday night, the US described the situation in Egypt as "very fluid"."We're watching a very fluid ... Read more...

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Mubarak to address nation among reports of pending resignation


February 11th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will address the nation on Thursday evening, the state-run Nile Television reported amid media reports that he will be announcing his resignation.Egypt plunged into ... Read more...

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Hosni Mubarak may resign: Egyptian PM (Second Lead)


February 10th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS) Egyptian President Hosni Mumbarak may step down in the evening, prime minister Ahmed Shafiq said Thursday. Ahmed Shafiq told the BBC that the president may step down Thursday ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Suleiman told Israel he would ‘cleanse’ Sinai of arms runners to Gaza


February 10th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.10 (ANI): Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman told the Israelis he wanted to start "cleansing the Sinai" of Palestinian arms smugglers.According to WikiLeaks-related leaked diplomatic cables, this is more evidence of the ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda militants among fugitives who fled Egypt prisons


February 10th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman has said that Al Qaeda militants and operatives from other armed organisations were among the prisoners that managed to escape from the country's ... Read more...

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US denies dictating to Egypt


February 10th, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The US is not trying to dictate anything on how Egypt should move out of the crisis engulfing it, State Department spokesman Philip Crowley has said.He was ... Read more...

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Labour unions join protesters in Egypt


February 9th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 9 (IANS) Thousands of Egyptian factory workers Wednesday went on strike amid calls from their union leaders to join the ongoing mass agitation against President Hosni Mubarak.Around 20,000 workers stayed ... Read more...

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Egypt turmoil continues as government patience wears thin (Lead)


February 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington/United Nations, Feb 9 (IANS) Protests at Cairo's Tahrir Square entered the 16th day Wednesday, a day after many first timers took part in a massive demonstration to oust Egyptian President Hosni ... Read more...

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US going slow on Egypt under pressure of Mid-East allies


February 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.9 (ANI): Key allies of the United States such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates have reportedly advised the Obama administration not to act hastily against the ... Read more...

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US criticises Egyptian regime over slow pace of reform


February 9th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) As Egypt continued to be roiled in turmoil, the United States criticised the embattled Cairo regime, calling comments by Vice President Omar Suleiman that Egypt is ... Read more...

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