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Egyptian cobra vs mongoose

With a bold stroke, President Mohammed Morsi has shaken up Egypt. Cairo woke today to learn he had reasserted his civil authority over that of the

With a bold stroke, President Mohammed Morsi has shaken up Egypt. Cairo woke today to learn he had reasserted his civil authority over that of the

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Morsi's 'revolutionary' army reshuffle in Egypt

Egypt’s new Islamist president has further stamped his authority on the country. And for much of the national press, Mohammed Morsi’s decision to

Egypt’s new Islamist president has further stamped his authority on the country. And for much of the national press, Mohammed Morsi’s decision to

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Egyptian president reshuffles army top brass

Egypt’s president has replaced the country’s head of the armed forces and defence minister, Hussein Tantawi, with immediate effect. Mohamed Mursi

Egypt’s president has replaced the country’s head of the armed forces and defence minister, Hussein Tantawi, with immediate effect. Mohamed Mursi

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Clinton meets with Egypt's top general

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has discussed Egypt’s democratic transition with the country’s top general Mohamad Hussein Tantawi. After

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has discussed Egypt’s democratic transition with the country’s top general Mohamad Hussein Tantawi. After

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Egypt's parliament set to meet in defiance of the army

Supporters of Egypt’s newly elected president are backing his defiant stance against the military barely a week since taking office. Today the

Supporters of Egypt’s newly elected president are backing his defiant stance against the military barely a week since taking office. Today the

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More dead in violence on streets of Egypts

Another night of unrest on Egypt’s streets has left six people dead in Cairo and Suez. Firefighters were slow to tackle the blaze when the

Another night of unrest on Egypt’s streets has left six people dead in Cairo and Suez. Firefighters were slow to tackle the blaze when the

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Protesters question timing of Egypt football violence

Witnesses and medical workers claim two people have been killed after police used live rounds on protesters in the city of Suez. According to

Witnesses and medical workers claim two people have been killed after police used live rounds on protesters in the city of Suez. According to

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Egypt's military chief vows action against hooligans

Amid claims of a political motive to the violence and criticism of the security forces Egypt’s military ruler has been quick to act. Field Marshal

Amid claims of a political motive to the violence and criticism of the security forces Egypt’s military ruler has been quick to act. Field Marshal

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Anger overshadows Egypt's uprising anniversary

Cairo’s Tahrir square, the cradle of Egypt’s revolution, was thronging with people once again on Wednesday, this time more in celebration than in

Cairo’s Tahrir square, the cradle of Egypt’s revolution, was thronging with people once again on Wednesday, this time more in celebration than in

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Egyptians vote in historic election

Egyptians have started voting in complex elections that will take several months to complete. The first poll beginning on Monday and Tuesday is to

Egyptians have started voting in complex elections that will take several months to complete. The first poll beginning on Monday and Tuesday is to

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Egypt: a second revolution

Back in Tahrir Square, now clashing with the army, ordinary Egyptians have been protesting that the military command will undermine elections to keep

Back in Tahrir Square, now clashing with the army, ordinary Egyptians have been protesting that the military command will undermine elections to keep

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Tahrir protesters step up pressure on the army

Thousands of Egyptians poured into Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday. Their aim is to seal the same fate for their military rulers as they did for

Thousands of Egyptians poured into Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday. Their aim is to seal the same fate for their military rulers as they did for

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Protesters unhappy at Ganzouri appointment

Early in the morning thousands of protesters arrived for the “last chance Friday” protest in Tahrir Square. They were surprised by the appointment

Early in the morning thousands of protesters arrived for the “last chance Friday” protest in Tahrir Square. They were surprised by the appointment

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Egypt's new PM says he has 'real powers'

Egypt’s new Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri addressed the press on Friday following his recent appointment by the ruling military council. Following

Egypt’s new Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri addressed the press on Friday following his recent appointment by the ruling military council. Following

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Who is the Egypt's new Prime Minister?

Kamal Ganzouri,78, has previously been the Egyptian prime minister from 1996 to 1999, under deposed president Hosni Mubarak. As a result of this

Kamal Ganzouri,78, has previously been the Egyptian prime minister from 1996 to 1999, under deposed president Hosni Mubarak. As a result of this

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Mass protest as Egypt military rulers appoint new PM

Tens of thousands of Egyptians have converged on Cairo’s Tahrir Square in what activists say promises to be the biggest day yet of protest against

Tens of thousands of Egyptians have converged on Cairo’s Tahrir Square in what activists say promises to be the biggest day yet of protest against

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Protesters clash with police in Egypt provinces

There were violent scenes in provincial Egypt overnight as calls for an end to military rule multiply. Protesters clashed with police in the second

There were violent scenes in provincial Egypt overnight as calls for an end to military rule multiply. Protesters clashed with police in the second

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'Friday of the Last Chance' in Tahrir Square

They are calling it ‘Friday of the Last Chance’ in Egypt. Cairo’s Tahrir Square will again be the focal point as demonstrators gather to urge a

They are calling it ‘Friday of the Last Chance’ in Egypt. Cairo’s Tahrir Square will again be the focal point as demonstrators gather to urge a

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Reporters' claims of sexual assault in Cairo

Two female journalists have been describing how they were sexually abused while attempting to cover the protests in Cairo’s Tahrir

Two female journalists have been describing how they were sexually abused while attempting to cover the protests in Cairo’s Tahrir

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Tensions remain on streets of Cairo

With voting in elections due to begin on Monday, an uneasy calm has been restored to Cairo. But a tense stand-off remains. The ruling military

With voting in elections due to begin on Monday, an uneasy calm has been restored to Cairo. But a tense stand-off remains. The ruling military

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Egyptian military appoints former PM

Egypt’s ruling military council has appointed an ex-prime minister, Kamal Ganzouri, to form a new government, according to state media.   He

Egypt’s ruling military council has appointed an ex-prime minister, Kamal Ganzouri, to form a new government, according to state media.   He

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Egyptian army says sorry for protester deaths

Egypt’s ruling military council on Thursday apologised for the deaths of protesters in clashes earlier this week. In a message posted on its

Egypt’s ruling military council on Thursday apologised for the deaths of protesters in clashes earlier this week. In a message posted on its

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Egypt's first free elections now in doubt

Street battles raged throughout Wednesday night as Egyptian riot police fired tear gas at protesters. After almost a week of clashes calling for

Street battles raged throughout Wednesday night as Egyptian riot police fired tear gas at protesters. After almost a week of clashes calling for

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UN slams 'excessive use of force' against Egyptian protesters

The United Nations has condemned the killing of pro-democracy protesters by Egypt’s military rulers. Its human rights chief criticised security

The United Nations has condemned the killing of pro-democracy protesters by Egypt’s military rulers. Its human rights chief criticised security

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UN condemns 'excessive use of force' in Egypt

The United Nations on Wednesday condemned the killing of pro-democracy protesters by Egypt’s military rulers. Navi Pillay, the UN’s human rights

The United Nations on Wednesday condemned the killing of pro-democracy protesters by Egypt’s military rulers. Navi Pillay, the UN’s human rights

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Egypt protesters dismiss army's offer

Thousands of Egyptians returned to protest in central Cairo on Wednesday despite the country’s military rulers promising a speedier handover of

Thousands of Egyptians returned to protest in central Cairo on Wednesday despite the country’s military rulers promising a speedier handover of

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Cairo clashes follow military climb down

A night of clashes and confrontations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square greeted a military promise for a swifter handover to civilian rule. Although there

A night of clashes and confrontations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square greeted a military promise for a swifter handover to civilian rule. Although there

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Egyptian protesters set sights on democratic government

Thousands of demonstrators have continued to pour into the streets of Cairo, as they demand to see the back of their military rulers. With the

Thousands of demonstrators have continued to pour into the streets of Cairo, as they demand to see the back of their military rulers. With the

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Egypt to hold referendum on military rule

Egyptians protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square are closer to achieving a democratic government after politicians held a five-hour crisis meeting with

Egyptians protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square are closer to achieving a democratic government after politicians held a five-hour crisis meeting with

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Egyptian protesters set sights on democratic government

Thousands of demonstrators have continued to pour into the streets of Cairo, as they demand to see the back of their military rulers. With the

Thousands of demonstrators have continued to pour into the streets of Cairo, as they demand to see the back of their military rulers. With the