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Egypt's military reshuffles cabinet
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) Egypt's ruling military council Tuesday appointed new ministers in the first cabinet reshuffle after the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak, media reports said.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:46:26 PM

Gaddafi refuses to step down
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Tuesday refused to step down amid widespread anti-government protests, which he said had tarnished the image of the country, BBC reported.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:06:22 PM

Gaddafi says he will not step down
Cairo, Feb 22 (DPA) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said he will not step down, in an address broadcast on state television Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:58:17 PM

Tripoli airport functioning normally: Report
Tripoli/Cairo, Feb 22 (DPA) The Tripoli International Airport was functionally normally Tuesday, Libya's state news agency JANA reported, after speculation that it had been shut to air traffic.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:36:43 PM

France, Egypt send planes to Libya to evacuate people
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) France and Egypt sent armed forces' aircraft Tuesday to evacuate their nationals from Libya, after fighter jets bombed parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli where furious anti-government protesters demonstrated against their ruler, Muammar Gaddafi.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:04:41 PM

Protests continue in Arab world, aircraft bomb Tripoli
Tripoli/Manama/Rabat, Feb 22 (IANS) Intense unrest continued to rock the Arab world Tuesday as teeming protesters in the Libyan capital stood firm despite aerial bombing, fresh pro-democracy protests broke out in Morocco, and the Bahrain king attempted to quell the upheaval by agreeing to pardon political prisoners.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:05:07 PM

Fighter craft bomb Tripoli, Gaddafi insists he is still there
Cairo/Tripoli, Feb 22 (IANS) Fighter aircraft bombed parts of the Libyan capital where angry anti-government protesters had gathered, witnesses told a TV channel Tuesday, as a defiant Muammar Gaddafi, one of the Arab world's longest ruling leaders, insisted he was 'in Tripoli and not in Venezuela'.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:20:42 PM

Morocco tense after new riots erupt
Rabat, Feb 22 (DPA) Morocco remained tense Tuesday after new pro-democracy demonstrations were held in several cities.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:00:10 PM

Libyan officers urge troops to oust Gaddafi
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Libyan army officers has urged the military to 'join the people' and march on the capital Tripoli to oust long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi, Al Jazeera said Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:04:29 PM

Libya bloodshed: Defiant Gaddafi says he is in Tripoli
Cairo/Tripoli, Feb 22 (IANS) Scotching rumours, a defiant Muammar Gaddafi, one of Arab world's longest ruling leader, appeared on the state TV and insisted he was 'in Tripoli and not in Venezuela' Tuesday, a day after a bloody crackdown saw the military launch an airstrike on protesters.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:50:05 PM

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