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Egypt under curfew as protests continue
Cairo, Jan 29 (DPA) Egypt was under curfew Friday night as the government sought to put an end to nearly a week of demonstrations designed to unseat it.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 1:31:03 AM

Egypt cut off ahead of major protest
Cairo, Jan 28 (DPA) Telecommunications in Egypt were curtailed Friday ahead of a major anti-government protest, with internet sites blocked and Egyptians unable to send text messages from their mobile phones.

Friday, January 28, 2011 5:13:50 PM

No need to panic over Mandela's health, says government
Pretoria (South Africa), Jan 28 (IANS) The South African government has tried to allay people's fears about former president Nelson Mandela's health, saying medically there is no need to panic.

Friday, January 28, 2011 4:16:24 PM

Opposition leaders arrested in Egypt
Cairo, Jan 28 (DPA) Egyptian authorities have arrested a number of dissidents, including eight leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood opposition group, a news report said early Friday.

Friday, January 28, 2011 12:30:30 PM

Tunisia's interim government reshuffled
Tunis, Jan 28 (IANS) Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announced the make-up of a new interim government in an effort to quell the protests against his cabinet which included allies of the ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

Friday, January 28, 2011 4:27:18 AM

El Baradie joins anti-government protest in Egypt
Cairo, Jan 28 (IANS) Former chief of UN nuclear watchdog agency and Egypt's reformist leader Mohamed El Baradie arrived in Cairo to join the ongoing protests against the country's 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak.

Friday, January 28, 2011 3:17:26 AM

Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (IANS) South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela, 92, was admitted to hospital for age-related medical tests.

Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:05:18 AM

Interpol issues global alert for Ben Ali
Paris/Tunis, Jan 27 (IANS) The international police organisation Interpol said it has issued a global alert for the arrest of Tunisia's ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his six relatives.

Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:39:46 AM

Egypt president's son, family flee to Britain
Cairo, Jan 26 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son, who is considered as his successor, has fled to Britain along with his family, a US-based Arabic website reported.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:49:08 PM

Egypt president's son, family flee to Britain
Cairo, Jan 26 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son who is considered as his successor has fled to Britain along with his family, US-based Arabic website Akhbar al-Arab reported.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:24:46 AM

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