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Egypt transition strains a month after Mubarak quit

By AFP CAIRO: A month after president Hosni Mubarak was forced to quit in the face of an unprecedented popular uprising, Egypt’s new rulers are grappling with the political and economic aftermath as tensions still run high on the streets. On February 11, newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman somberly announced on state television that …

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Egyptian opposition fears Islamists and old guard

By Yasmine Saleh / Reuters CAIRO: Suppressed for decades, secular Egyptians have finally got their chance to enter politics but are worried they will be steam-rollered by Islamists and remnants of Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party. Activists in Egypt, who united to overthrow Mubarak, are setting about forming new political parties, saying they are concerned …

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Prosecutor bans Mubarak, family from travel

By Agencies CAIRO: Egypt’s top prosecutor seized all the funds of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak and his family on Monday and banned them from travel abroad. Egypt’s graft authority said on Monday it would take the necessary steps to expose secret bank accounts of the ousted president and his family, the official news agency MENA …

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Mubarak’s retreat a far cry from the real Egypt

By Alexander Dziadosz / Reuters SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Anyone wondering how veteran President Hosni Mubarak lost touch with Egyptian reality needs look no further than this Red Sea resort, where he took refuge after his overthrow last week by a popular uprising. With its tidy rows of palm trees and wide streets, Sharm El-Sheikh looks more like …

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Mubarak given up, wants to die in Sharm, says Saudi official

By Alexander Dziadosz /Reuters SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Egypt’s ousted president has given up and wants to die in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where he has been living since a popular uprising ended his rule, a Saudi official said on Wednesday. Hosni Mubarak, 82, has suffered from health problems in recent years and travelled …

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