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Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi wins Egyptian presidency (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 25 (IANS) Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party won the presidential election here Sunday by defeating his rival Ahmed Shafiq, ex-premier and a senior leader of Hosni ... Read more...

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Mohamed Morsi wins Egyptian presidential election


June 25th, 2012 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 25 (IANS) Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party won the presidential election here Sunday.Head of Egypt's Higher Presidential Election Commission (HPEC) Farouq Sultan announced in the afternoon ... Read more...

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Egyptians vote for new leader


June 17th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 17 (IANS) Egyptians were Sunday participating in the second round of the presidential election, the first since Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down from his position by ... 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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Two ‘terrorists’, 27 others killed in Syria blasts (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 17 (IANS) Syrian state-TV said Saturday that two "terrorists" were killed when their bomb-attached car exploded at the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk area south of the capital Damascus ... Read more...

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27 die in Syria blasts


March 17th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 17 (IANS) As many as 27 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Saturday in two suicide bombings targeting security headquarters in the Syrian capital of Damascus, Syrian ... Read more...

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Egyptian court clears doctor of virginity test charges


March 12th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 12 (IANS) An Egyptian military court Sunday acquitted an army doctor of charges of forcing a virginity test on a female detainee last year, official MENA news agency ... Read more...

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Over 600 injured as police-protesters clash in Egypt


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 600 people were injured in clashes between police and protesters that broke out in downtown Cairo following a deadly football-match riot in Port ... Read more...

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‘Egyptians believe Islamists will make a better nation’


January 29th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) A year after the people's uprising in Egypt that toppled the 30-year regime of president Hosni Mubarak, a university scholar says Egyptians believe it is ... Read more...

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Egypt after a year of civilian uprising


January 25th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS) As Jan 25 marked the first anniversary of Egypt's civilian uprising that led to president Hosni Mubarak stepping down after nearly 30 years in power, many ... Read more...

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Enforce law, don’t gag social networking sites: Experts


December 12th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal has clarified that the government did not intend to either interfere or restrict social networking sites but the furore over his ... 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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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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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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Thousands of Iraqis protest against foreign intervention


September 17th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Thousands of supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gathered in the center of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Friday to protest against foreign intervention in the country, ... Read more...

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Five killed as gunmen attack police station in Egypt’s Sinai


July 30th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by BNO News
ARISH, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- At least five people were killed and dozens more were injured when clashes between unknown masked men and Egyptian security forces erupted in the northern Sinai city ... Read more...

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A new, safe Egypt woos Indian travellers


July 27th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Want to visit the "new" Egypt? Five months after the uprising in the north African country, its battered tourism sector is looking at Asia, especially ... Read more...

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Egypt extends suspected Israeli spy’s custody for 15 days


June 26th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Egyptian court has extended the custody of a US-Israeli citizen, suspected of spying for Israel, for 15 days, Egyptian news agency MENA said Saturday.Ilan ... Read more...

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Mubarak trial demanded by protest victims’ kin


June 25th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 25 (IANS/AKI) Relatives of those killed during Egypt's 18-day protests that led to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak from power in February have now issued a statement demanding ... Read more...

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Ousted Egyptian President Mubarak to stand trial on August 3


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:18 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- An Egyptian court on Wednesday announced that ousted President Hosni Mubarak will stand trial for corruption and murder charges on August 3, the Daily News Egypt reported.The Cairo ... 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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A woman in black robe saved me from Cairo rapists: Lara Logan


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 02 (ANI): CBS war correspondent Lara Logan, who was stripped naked by a mob of crazed men in Egypt's Tahrir Square, has revealed that she was rescued by a ... Read more...

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Cairo mob raped me with their hands, says CBS reporter Lara Logan


April 29th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 29 (ANI): CBS foreign correspondent Lara Logan has spoken out for the first time about her terrifying sexual assault in Egypt.Describing how attackers raped her with their hands, Logan said ... Read more...

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Mubarak to be quizzed on violence, graft charges


April 11th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 10 (IANS) Toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his sons will be questioned over the use of violence against anti-government protesters and corruption during his tenure, media reports ... 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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42 people arrested at Egypt’s Tahrir square


April 10th, 2011 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 10 (IANS) Forty two people were arrested during turmoil at central Cairo's Tahrir square in Egypt Saturday, Xinhua quoted Egypt's Supreme Council of Armed Forces as saying.The arrested ... Read more...

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Indians in US rally in support of Hazare’s crusade


April 9th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Hundreds of Indian-Americans and Indian expatriates converged on New York's Times Square at noon Saturday in support of Indian social activist Anna Hazare's ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare has become symbol for a better India (Comment)


April 9th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
It needed a 72-year-old man with no pretensions, a school dropout at that, to wake up India.And in just five days, Anna Hazare proved that it wasn't enough to have an ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military criticised for dictatorial rule


April 9th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 9 (ANI): Egypt's military rulers are now being criticised for behaving like the ousted President Hosni Mubarak by trying to exert control over people in a dictatorial manner.Protesters staged ... Read more...

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‘Panic button’ to erase mobile details in offing


March 28th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) A "panic button" that erases mobile phone address books and sends emergency alerts is being developed in the US, which would be of help to ... Read more...

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Egyptian women protesters forced to take ‘virginity tests’


March 24th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Mar.24 (ANI): Women arrested by Egyptian military personnel during protests at Cairo's Tahrir Square were subjected to "virginity tests" and other forms of humiliation, claims an Amnesty International report.Eighteen demonstrators were ... Read more...

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Clinton vindicated over UNSC Libya no-fly zone proposal


March 18th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 18 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's who has been pushing President Barack Obama to join the fight to liberate Libya from Muammar Gaddafi, felt vindicated Thursday, ... Read more...

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Police kill six in Yemen anti-government protests


March 12th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sana'a (Yemen), Mar. 12 (ANI): Police have reportedly killed six people and injured over a thousand others during anti-government demonstrations in Yemeni capital Sana'a.Reports on Saturday said hundreds of police moved in, ... Read more...

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MEA advises some Indians expats to leave Yemen


March 11th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 11 (ANI): The Indian Government on Friday said that in view of the evolving situation in Yemen, Indian nationals residing in Yemen, whose presence was not essential, particularly families, ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey denies rumours she’ll host Cairo show


March 5th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 5 (ANI): Bedridden Oprah Winfrey has taken to Twitter to brush away rumours that that she's planning to host a live show in Cairo's Tahrir Square."In bed with flu ... Read more...

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