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The Pyramid of Chefren (Khafre) has been reopened, as Egypt tries to revive its tourism industry, badly hit by last year’s uprising. (more…)

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The trial of former Egyptian president started on Wednesday in Cairo. Speaking from a hospital stretcher where he lay inside a cage for defendants, Hosni Mubarak (photo, from nytimes.com) has denied charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters. This last charge carries the death penalty. (more…)

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After talks in Cairo, the Hamas and Fatah (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), the party of Palestinian authority president Mahmoud Abbas, both agreed to form an interim government and fix a date for general elections. (more…)

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Maikel Nabil, an Egyptian internet activist, has been sentenced by a military court to three years in jail for criticising the armed forces.

Since president Hosni Mubarak resigned on February 11, the military has been ruling the country. (more…)

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Some 3,000 of people rallied in Cairo’s Tahrir Square (photo, from aljazeera.net) in order to call for prosecution of Hosni Mubarak who was toppled on February 11. (more…)

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Earlier this month clashes broke out when the military tried to clear protesters from Tahrir Square on 9 March (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). According to Amnesty International 18 women protesters were arrested, tortured and forced to take “virginity tests” by the Egyptian army. (more…)

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Nobel laureate and former head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency, Mohammed El Baradei (photo, from aljazeera.net) said he will run for president in Egypt, urging for a new real democratic system. (more…)

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Weeks of protest in Egypt forced president Hosni Mubarak (photo, bbcimg.co.uk) to step down. He has handed his power over to the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces. (more…)

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In a bid to stave of unrest, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s president, said the country’s 19-year state of emergency will be lifted in the “very near future”, state media has quoted. (more…)

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A ruling has been upheld by a court in Cairo, urging the government to consider stripping Egyptian men who are married to Israeli women of their citizenship.

The ruling requires officials to send all such cases to the cabinet, in order to be decided on an individual basis. (photo from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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