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And after several hours and two SMS with the same confirmation that army council will issue its Statement no.2 soon , the statement came to light in a very critical and amazingly it was not said by army officers or general but by a news reader at the Egyptian TV.
21:15 - Thanks very much to a contact who has been on the phone to the Epigraphic Survey team at Chicago House (Oriental Institute in Luxor) and can confirm that as of a couple of hours ago they are safe.
Egyptian employees of service companies owned by the Suez Canal Authority have joined workers across the country in strike action.
The sickening, rapid click-click-clicking of the electric shock device sounded like an angry rattlesnake as it passed within inches of my face. Then came a scream of agony, followed by a pitiful whimpering from the handcuffed, blindfolded victim as the force of the shock propelled him across the floor.
François Fillon a été hébergé par le gouvernement égyptien pendant ses vacances de fin d'année et a emprunté un avion "de la flotte gouvernementale" du pays pour une excursion , a annoncé Matignon mardi, dans un communiqué publié à la suite d'informations du Canard enchaîné. En pleine tempête sur les vacances tunisiennes de la ministre des Affaires étrangères Michèle Alliot-Marie , le Canard enchaîné rappelle que le Premier ministre français s'était rendu à la fin de l'année 2010 en famille en vacances en Egypte , à Assouan. C'est à cette occasion qu'il s'est rendu pour une excursion à Abou-Simbel, qui abrite deux temples de l'Egype antique, à bord d'un avion appartenant à Hosni Moubarak , poursuit le journal.
The tear gas canisters used on protesters during the “Anger” demonstrations Friday had surpassed their 2008 expiration date, according to investigations by Al-Masry Al-Youm. Al-Masry Al-Youm reporters managed to collect canisters off Cairo's streets.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who has not picked a vice president since his took office in 1981, appointed his intelligence chief and confidante Omar Suleiman to the post amid escalating protests against the regime.
Last Updated: Sun Jan 30, 2011 01:29 am (KSA) 22:29 pm (GMT) Saturday, 29 January 2011
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, in his capacity as military ruler, extended on Friday a curfew to Cairo, Alexandria and Suez, state TV reported, following countrywide protests calling for the president to step down. State TV had earlier said the curfew would be imposed nationwide. Mubarak ordered the Egyptian military to aid the security forces in controlling the growing protests nationwide, the Egyptian state TV said.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday Cairo will maintain its current pro-Western foreign policy despite the widening political protest. The ministry said the "latest events have shown who is the real friend of Egypt and who is not" and made it clear who wants to undermine security in the Arab country.
The United States and other leading European nations have urged Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, to refrain from violence against unarmed protesters and work to create conditions for free and fair elections. Washington told Mubarak on Saturday that it was not enough simply to "reshuffle the deck" with a shake-up of his government and pressed him to make good on his promise of genuine reform.
From our headquarters in Doha, we keep you updated on all things Egypt, with reporting from Al Jazeera staff in Cairo and Alexandria.
Protests in Egypt have entered their sixteenth day, following probably the biggest number of pro-democracy demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir [Liberation] Square yet. The square resembled a tented city on Wednesday, with protesters refusing to budge until their demands for Hosni Mubarak's resignation were met. The president's message has thus far been that he will not leave until his term expires in September.
Tens of thousands of people have staged protests against Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, in Alexandria, on what activists have dubbed his " Day of Departure ". An Al Jazeera producer said the crowds had gathered on Friday at the Qaed Ibrahim mosque in the centre of Egypt's second city, which sits on the Mediterranean coast.
Omar Suleiman, the Egyptian vice-president, warned on Tuesday that his government "can't put up with continued protests" for a long time, as tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square for the sixteenth day in a row. In a sharply worded statement reflecting the regime's impatience and frustration with the mass demonstrations, the newly appointed Suleiman said the crisis must be ended as soon as possible.
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