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Syria: Arab League consider the first report of the observers

On Sunday the Ministerial Committee of the Arab League on terms of settlement of the political crisis in Syria met in Cairo, Egypt, to evaluate the first report of the observers on their mission in that country. During the meeting, the Sudanese General Mohammed Ahmed Mustafa al-Dabi, head of the Arab observers in Syria will intervene before the ministers to take stock of the first ten working days of the mission....

Resumption of the trial in Egypt Mubarak

On Wednesday former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been brought to court in Cairo for the resumption of his trial, after three months of suspension. The ex-raise is prosecuted for complicity in the deaths of some 840 demonstrators in the suppression of popular uprising that forced him from power on February 11. Egyptian television aired footage of Mubarak, 83, covered with a green blanket and lying on a...

Continuing violence in Cairo, the UN and the United States worried about

CAIRO (Reuters) – New clashes erupted in the night from Sunday to Monday near the Tahrir Square in Cairo between Egyptian police and hundreds of demonstrators opposed to the military in power. The UN has condemned the excessive use of force by the army and police, at least 10 people being killed in the violence since Friday. The United States, for their part expressed their deep concern. The violence occurred...

Laws in Egypt: participation of 62% of voters (Official)

The participation rate in the first elections of the post-Mubarak Egypt amounts to 62%, higher than expected participation, reporters said the president of the High Electoral Commission (HCE), Ibrahim Abdel Moez on Friday. Nearly ten months after the revolution that ended the 30 years of the reign of President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians went in polls for the first major step in the democratic transition on Monday. The...

Egypt: false bomb threat at the Cairo airport

A stranger has threatened to blow up a plane parked at the Cairo International Airport, reported Al-Akhram site. According to the site, the terrorist phoned the Cairo airport early morning and threatened to blow up the plane belonging to the UN that was on the runway near the terminal number 4, before asking a ransom 20 million dollars. The airport was immediately put on alert. Security guards with dogs inspected...

Washington calls for a rapid transition to democracy in Egypt

WASHINGTON – On Friday the Obama administration renewed its support to the demonstrators that Egyptian call for a more rapid transition to democracy after the fall of the regime of Hosni Mubarak in February. “The United States firmly believe that the new Egyptian government must have real authority immediately,” said the White House in a statement. “We believe that Egypt’s transition to...

Egypt: a new attack against the police in Cairo

On Monday unknown persons carried in Cairo to fire buckshot against the police protecting the Interior Ministry, located in the center of the Egyptian capital, local television reported. According to the source, the attack was carried out from the roof of the nearby American University. Earlier in the day Monday, the commander of the Central Egyptian police, Majid Mustafa, was wounded in the shoulder by firing...

Egypt: protesters continue to occupy Tahrir Square

Several hundred protesters continue to occupy Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo after a night of clashes with the police, announced the correspondent of local media on Sunday. “We will not leave the place until we will find that it has ceased to deceive us! The revolution did not change anything in life, pursuing the military policy of Mubarak,” said one of the demonstrators . Saturday, violent clashes...

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