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Thousands flee Egyptian prison: Reports
Cairo, Jan 30 (IANS) About 5,000 Egyptian prisoners broke out of a prison in the Fayyoum Govenorate amid the nationwide riots Saturday night, Xinhua quoted the Dubai-based Arabiya TV report Sunday.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:37:18 AM

Firing cabinet not enough, Mubarak must go: El Baradie
Cairo, Jan 30 (IANS) Protests in Egypt continued unabated as the pro-democracy leader Mohamed El Baradie stuck on the demand of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation and said the appointment of a new vice president and a prime minister was not enough.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 4:17:24 AM

Protests continue in central Cairo
Cairo, Jan 29 (DPA) Protest demonstrations continued Saturday in central Cairo after the government-ordered overnight curfew expired, with the military taking charge of security after Friday's violence.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:07:14 PM

Football matches postponed in Egypt for security reasons
Cairo, Jan 29 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's Football Association has postponed all football matches scheduled for Saturday citing security reasons related to the ongoing wave of anti-government protests that have shaken the country since Tuesday, a news website said.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:28:23 AM

Mubarak fires ministers, vows to stay, appeals for calm
Cairo, Jan 29 (DPA) Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak refused calls to step down, instead calling late Friday for his cabinet to resign amid nationwide protests.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 8:04:21 AM

Mubarak fires ministers, appeals for calm
Cairo, Jan 29 (DPA) Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak in the early hours of Saturday ordered the existing government and ministers to step down and promised a new leadership.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 4:47:47 AM

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

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