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By benim
In Egypt
Feb 14th, 2011
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Cairo – The omnipresent pictures of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were being officially removed from government offices and streets on Sunday. Large pictures of Mubarak, who resigned after almost 30 years in power on Friday following 18 days of street protests, were also removed from ...
By benim
In Egypt
Feb 12th, 2011
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Mubarak’s downfall at the hands of the biggest popular uprising in the modern history of the Arab world had stunning implications for the United States and the West, Israel, and the region, unsettling rulers across the Mideast. Israel is deeply worried about the prospect that Mubarak’s ou...
By benim
In Multimedia
Feb 12th, 2011
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Celebrations over the demise of Hosni Mubarak extend far beyond the borders of Egypt. Paul Chapman reports....
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 27th, 2010
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Egypt is not seeking to acquire nuclear arms and wants to rid the region of such weapons, Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Saturday. A May 2008 U.S. cable released by WikiLeaks quoted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as warning U.S. officials Egypt might develop nuclear arms if Iran obtaine...
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Dec 27th, 2010
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Egypt’s gross domestic product is expected to grow by about 5.8 to 6.0 percent in the fiscal year to end-June 2011, the ruling National Democratic Party said in a statement on Saturday. The government had been predicting growth of 6 percent during the year. Its economy grew by around 7 percent ...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 23rd, 2010
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Egypt’s opposition Muslim Brotherhood says it will shift its political struggle to the streets after elections that were “rigged” to ensure the movement was ejected from parliament. Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie said the group would use peaceful means of dissent against a parliam...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 19th, 2010
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Hosni Mubarak rejected offers of nuclear weapons and scientists, according to the cables. Photograph: Amr Nabil/APEgypt was offered nuclear weapons, material and expertise on the black market after the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to a senior Egyptian diplomat. President Hosni Mubarak turn...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 12th, 2010
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Somali pirates on two skiffs seized the Panama-flagged vessel MV RENUAR after firing small arms and rocket propelled grenades at the merchant ship, the European Union naval force said on Sunday. The MV RENUAR is a Liberian owned bulk cargo vessel, with a deadweight of 70,156 tonnes. It was en route t...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 12th, 2010
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Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday dismissed allegations that last month’s parliamentary election was rigged and said any violations were too minor to undermine its legitimacy. Analysts say Mubarak’s ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) was eager to remove opponents from pa...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 12th, 2010
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Egypt’s main opposition, the Muslim Brotherhood, said on Saturday it is gathering evidence of vote rigging and other violations in last month’s parliamentary elections and will alert international human rights groups. It also said it would turn to Egypt’s constitutional and higher a...