Army Vehicles Deployed on Streets of Cairo

(Euronews: 0549 PT, May 9, 2011) The Egyptian Army is demonstrating its promised "iron fist" in Cairo, after two days of deadly clashes between Coptic Christians and Muslims. At least 12 people were killed and more than 200 injured.


Clashes flared between Christians and Muslims in the capital on Saturday and Sunday. Stones were thrown and there were reports of gunfire and bullet wounds; 190 people were arrested. The army's aim now is to reassure the people.



Deadly Sectarian Clashes Erupt in Cairo

(Al Jazeera English: 1610 PT, May 8, 2011) Christians marching against the military in the Egyptian capital and calling for more rights have come under attack. While some blamed hardline Muslims, others said the attack is symptomatic of rampant lawlessness in the country following the revolution that overthrew long-time leader, Hosni Mubarak. Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Cairo.



Rising Sectarian Tension in Cairo

(Democracy Now! 0752 PT, May 9, 2011) Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports from Cairo, where 12 people died and more than 180 were wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo over the weekend.


"This was a major attack," says Kouddous. "What many people, many Coptic people in particular, do not understand is why the military, who was present at the scene while the violence was happening stood by while the worst of it took place and did not intervene."




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Day of Protests in Middle East

(Al Jazeera English: 0227 PST, April 8, 2011) More mass protests are planned across the region following noon prayers on Friday. Al Jazeera has a liv report from Egypt and Syria.




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Egypt Military Trying Political Prisoners

(Al Jazeera English: 0808 PST, April 6, 2011) Mohamed Ibrahim Soliman, Egypt's former Housing Minister, has been arrested on corruption allegations, becoming the latest member of the former Mubarak government to be detained over allegations regarding deals worth billions of dollars.


Much less publicized in Egypt, however, are the cases of political activists who have been detained since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Many have been charged with spreading "false information" and insulting the country's powerful military, which currently controls the state. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports on one such case from Cairo.




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Protesters Return to Egypt's Tahrir Square

(Al Jazeera English: 1029 PST, April 1, 2011) Thousands of people have gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Pro-reform activists say they fear the country's revolution is under threat. They are calling for the country's military government to punish the remaining members of former President Hosni Mubarak's regime. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Cairo, Egypt.




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Egyptian Presidential Poll Due by End of Year

(Euronews: 0148 PST, March 31, 2011) Egypt is set to vote for a new president by the end of the year. The announcement was made by the ruling military council which has held power since Hosni Mubarak was ousted by a mass uprising in February.


The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said it would cede legislative powers to a new parliament once it is elected in September. The presidential poll would take place a month or two later.




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Egypt Prepares for Key Referendum

(Al Jazeera English: 1056 PST, March 18, 2011) Egyptians are preparing to vote on key constitutional reforms in a nationwide referendum. The vote was one of the key demands of protesters in the run up to former president Hosni Mubarak's departure from office. But some are worried that the proposed amendments do not go far enough. Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports.




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Clashes in Cairo as Activists Demand State Security Reforms

(Euronews: 0028 PST, March 7, 2011) For the first time in weeks protesters in Egypt have been attacked on the streets of Cairo. Men in plain clothes set upon demonstrators who'd been calling for reform of the country's security services. Quickly arming themselves the activists tried to break into Interior Ministry offices to recover documents they believe will prove state backed torture and other abuses.




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Fresh Fighting in Libya, Protests Across Middle East

(Al Jazeera English Headlines: 0600 PST, March 4, 2011) In Libya, rebel fighters are continuing to take on Colonel Gaddafi's security forces in towns across the country. Fresh fighting has erupted in the western towns of Az Zawiyah and Misurata, and there are reports of anti-government protests in the capital Tripoli.


And after Friday prayers there have been more protests calling for change across the Arab world, including demonstrations in Egypt, Iraq, and Yemen.




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The Man Behind Omar Suleiman

(Mosaic Video Alert: February 17, 2011) As Egyptians celebrated the achievement of the revolution's main goal, a new star emerged: the man who stood behind Omar Suleiman during his announcement of Hosni Mubarak's resignation. The "Man Behind Omar Suleiman" has become a media and online sensation in Egypt. But his true identity remains elusive and Egyptians are left wondering: who is the "Man Behind Omar Suleiman"? Lebanon's New TV comically explores the answer to this question.



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Protesters Killed in Bahrain and Iran

(Al Jazeera English Headlines: 0635 PST, February 15, 2011) The king of Bahrain has made a rare appearance on television, offering condolences for protesters who have died in anti-government demonstrations. Two people were killed in clashes with police; the king has also promised an investigation.


Police in Iran confirmed that two people were killed during Monday's anti-government protests in Tehran, but they blame oppositions protesters for starting the violence.


The head of Egypt's ruling military council has issued a decree ordering the constitutional amendment committee to finish its work within 10 days. It's hoped reforms can speed up the transition to democratic rule and subdue ongoing labor protests. Sectors such as tourism have been hit economically due to disruptions caused by anti-Mubarak protests.


And the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to stand trial on charges he paid for sex with an underage girl and then tried to cover it up.




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