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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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