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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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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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Malaysians protest Quran burning in Afghanistan


February 24th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) A group of Malaysian Muslims marched from a mosque to the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur after Friday prayers to protest against the burning ... Read more...

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73 killed in Egypt football match riot (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS) At least 73 people died Wednesday when a riot broke out after a football match at a stadium in eastern Egypt, the state-run media reported.The riot ... Read more...

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One year on, Egyptians back at Tahrir Square (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS) Thousands of Egyptians gathered Wednesday at Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak, RIA Novosti reported.Supporters of ... 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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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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Islamist parties sweep Egyptian election


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Islamist parties have won an overwhelming victory at the first parliamentary polls since last year's uprising which led to the fall of the Hosni ... 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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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 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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Hamas team embarks on Arab tour via Egypt


March 4th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Gaza, Mar 4 (ANI): A Hamas delegation has reportedly embarked on an Arab tour for the first time since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down last month.The delegation, which was led by ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military reshuffles cabinet


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) Egypt's ruling military council Tuesday appointed new ministers in the first cabinet reshuffle after the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak, media reports said.The new ministers were sworn in ... Read more...

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Egypt rulers form committee to amend constitution


February 15th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 15 (IANS) Egyptian military rulers Tuesday formed a committee to suggest amendments to the constitution that will complete its task within 10 days.The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has ... Read more...

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Egypt dissolves parliament, constitution, military consolidates control


February 14th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.14 (ANI): The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has consolidated its control over Egypt by dissolving the country's feeble parliament, suspending the constitution and calling for elections in six months.In ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military rulers dissolve parliament, suspend constitution (Roundup)


February 14th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's military leadership Sunday dissolved both the upper and lower houses of the parliament and suspended the constitution.Earlier Sunday, scuffles broke out between Egyptian soldiers and protesters ... Read more...

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All eyes on Egypt defence minister, army chief during transition process


February 12th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.12 (ANI): All eyes are now on two of Egypt's most senior military officers - Defence Minister, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Sami Hafez ... Read more...

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Valentine’s Day not Christian fest: Malaysian churches


February 11th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 11 (IANS) Valentine's Day is a secular observance that is not celebrated by churches anywhere, the Council of Churches of Malaysia said Friday, responding to a raging controversy in ... Read more...

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Malaysian Youth wings condemn state govt’s proposed Valentine’s Day crackdown


February 11th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 11 (ANI): Malaysian youth wings of MCA, Gerakan and DAP have reportedly condemned PAS youth's proposed crackdown on Valentine's Day, saying moral policing is an indication that the Pakatan ... Read more...

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Military caught between Mubarak, pro-democracy protesters


February 11th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.11 (ANI): Though the Egyptian military has managed the crisis in the country for the past 17 days, it still appears that it is caught between remaining loyal to one of ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Sisters of Islam tells party not to play Valentine’s Day moral police


February 10th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Feb.10 (ANI): The Sisters in Islam (SIS) has hit out at PAS Youth over its controversial plans to "check" sinful activities and play the moral police on Valentine's Day.The ... Read more...

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Uncertainty over which way Egyptian military-led by Mubarak’s ‘poodle’ will swing


February 5th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 5(ANI): The loyalties of the 470,000-strong Egyptian military are currently unclear despite the turmoil in the country, US officials and experts have said."The biggest question for the Egyptian military ... Read more...

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Protesters stand their ground in Cairo square


February 5th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 5 (IANS) Defiant protesters continued to camp in Cairo's Tahrir Square to seek the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, a day after tens of thousands of Egyptians held a "day of ... Read more...

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Egypt’s defence minister inspects Tahrir Square


February 4th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 4 (IANS) Egypt's Defence Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and commanders of the Egyptian army Friday inspected Cairo's Tahrir Square, a media report said.Thousands of Egyptians are congregating at the square ... Read more...

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US plans for Mubarak’s immediate exit


February 4th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) The US is holding discussions with Egyptian officials on a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately and hand over power to a transitional government that ... Read more...

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US, high-level Egyptian officials mulling interim govt headed by VP Omar Suleiman


February 4th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4(ANI): The United States is reportedly discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately and hand power to a military-backed interim government headed by Vice ... Read more...

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Senior Egyptian officials call for Mubarak’s resignation


January 31st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Jan 31 (ANI): Two senior Egyptian officials-Vice President Omar Suleiman and Defence Minister Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi have reportedly asked President Hosni Mubarak to resign.The New York Post quoted ... Read more...

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Egyptian military’s role in rendering support to ‘people or Govt’ is doubtful: Analysts


January 29th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Jan 29 (ANI): Egyptian Political analysts are finding it difficult to predict what role the armed forces would play in either suppressing the disturbances or easing President Hosni Mubarak from power."Are ... Read more...

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Egypt’s Mufti slams reports of handshake with Israeli president


December 7th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Dec 7 (DPA) Egypt's top Muslim cleric Mohammed Tantawi responded furiously to reports of his handshake with Israeli President Shimon Peres, a newspaper reported Sunday. Both Israeli dailies Maariv and Haaretz ... Read more...

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