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71 injured in Uganda election violence: Red Cross
Kampala, Feb 18 (DPA) At least 71 people were injured in eastern Uganda when supporters of opposing candidates attacked each other shortly after voting in presidential elections began Friday, the Red Cross said.

Friday, February 18, 2011 7:34:57 PM

Egypt effect one week on: rebellion rages across region, scores dead
Cairo/Tripoli/Manama, Feb 18 (IANS) One week after Hosni Mubarak was forced out as Egypt president, the crowds Friday thronged Cairo's Tahrir Square again as winds of change swept across the region stirring unrest in Libya, where 45 people were killed in a pro-democracy uprising, and also in Bahrain and Iran.

Friday, February 18, 2011 7:33:50 PM

Mubarak's assets not frozen in EU: Report
Cairo/Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Egypt's foreign ministry has not requested the European Union to freeze the assets of ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his family members, an EU source said Friday.

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:45:57 PM

45 killed in Libya protests
Cairo/Tripoli, Feb 18 (DPA) Libyan security forces were expecting violent demonstrations Friday, a day after an estimated 45 people were killed in clashes across the country.

Friday, February 18, 2011 1:01:39 PM

Egypt to celebrate first week without Mubarak
Cairo, Feb 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's opposition youth movement has called on people of Egypt to stage a million-strong demonstration on Cairo's central Tahrir Square Friday to mark a week without Hosni Mubarak.

Friday, February 18, 2011 10:50:36 AM

Three ex-ministers among four held in Egypt
Cairo, Feb 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian authority has detained three former ministers and a top leader of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party (NDP) for misusing public money, state-run MENA news agency reported.

Friday, February 18, 2011 8:10:49 AM

Rumours in Tunisia of Ben Ali 'stroke'
Tunis, Feb 17 (DPA) Rumours were swirling in Tunisia Thursday that ousted ex-leader Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali had been rushed to hospital in Saudi Arabia after suffering a malaise.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 11:47:47 PM

17 dead in Tanzania arms depot blast
Nairobi/Dar es Salaam, Feb 17 (DPA) At least 17 people died when a series of explosions ripped through an arms depot in Tanzania's capital Dar es Salaam, the prime minister said Thursday.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:59:20 PM

10 protesters killed, says Libyan opposition
Cairo/Tripoli, Feb 17 (DPA) At least 10 people have died in clashes between protesters and security forces in Libya amid widespread demonstrations in the country Thursday, according to the opposition news website Libya Al-Youm.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:18:39 PM

Egyptian pharoah's statue found in trash after two weeks
Cairo, Feb 17 (IANS) A limestone statue of Egyptian pharoah Akhenaten, one of the eight artefacts stolen during the uprising that brought down president Hosni Mubarak, has been found in a trash heap two weeks after it was purloined and has been returned to Cairo's national museum.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:21:09 PM

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