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Legitimacy comes from the people: Egyptian PM
Cairo, March 4 (DPA) Egypt's newly-appointed Prime Minister Essam Sharaf told tens of thousands of activists and demonstrators gathered in central Cairo's Tahrir square Friday that the people are the source of his legitimacy.

Friday, March 04, 2011 7:47:40 PM

Tunisian prime minister to appoint new government
Tunis, March 4 (DPA) Tunisia's new interim Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi Friday said he would name a new government in two days that would restore order and pull the economy back from an 'abyss'.

Friday, March 04, 2011 7:12:31 PM

Arab world turmoil: Libya tense, sectarian clashes in Bahrain
Tripoli/Cairo, March 4 (IANS) Libya slipped further into chaos Friday with protesters fighting for the ouster of strongman Muammar Gaddafi regrouping and angry mourners gathering for funerals of the victims of the unrest, prompting a worried Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to say the country was on the brink of civil war.

Friday, March 04, 2011 5:47:35 PM

Libyan rebels brace for attacks ahead of anti-Gaddafi protests
Tripoli/Cairo, March 4 (DPA) Libyan rebels were braced for more attacks by forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi Friday, as they prepared for mass protests across the country.

Friday, March 04, 2011 3:40:39 PM

Bomb kills up to 13 at Nigerian election rally
Nairobi, March 4 (DPA) A bomb has killed up to 13 people at an election rally in central Nigeria, news reports said Friday.

Friday, March 04, 2011 1:08:16 PM

Gaddafi's son denies reports of air strikes in Tripoli
Tripoli, March 4 (IANS) Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has denied reports of air strikes in the capital city of Tripoli, saying 'show me a single attack, one drop, one attack....'

Friday, March 04, 2011 11:52:18 AM

Gamal Mubarak attempted suicide with poisoned tea
Cairo, March 4 (IANS/AKI) Former-Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak's second son Gamal attempted suicide in the days following his father's ouster after 30 years as the president of the Arab world's most populous country.

Friday, March 04, 2011 10:15:03 AM

Tunisian council elections to be held July 24
Tunis, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tunisia's interim leader Fouad Mebazaa has announced that nationwide polls to elect a constitutional council will take place July 24.

Friday, March 04, 2011 10:12:22 AM

6,000 killed in Libyan unrest
Tripoli, March 3 (IANS/AKI) Some 6,000 people have died since the anti-government protests erupted in Libya, the Libyan Human Rights League has said.

Thursday, March 03, 2011 5:28:40 PM

Members of Gaddafi's forces held by protesters
Tripoli/Cairo, March 3 (DPA) Protesters Thursday detained members of Muammar Gaddafi's forces who had been attempting to retake control of the eastern city of al-Burayqa, broadcaster Al Arabiya reported.

Thursday, March 03, 2011 5:06:04 PM

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