Latest in Tag: January 28 Highlight

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Latest in Tag: January 28

Tanks deployed in Cairo, Suez, NDP HQ set ablaze in Cairo

  CAIRO: Reuters witnesses have said that in Suez dozens of protesters climbed on to tanks as soldiers try to wave them off. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced a nationwide curfew in place from 6 pm Cairo Local Time until 7 am tomorrow. Yet there have been media reports that shots were heard in Central …


Communication lockdown ahead of Egypt’s Friday protests

  CAIRO: Mobile phone services, internet and practically all modes of communication were blocked to Egyptians on Friday morning as the Egyptian government took unprecedented measures to nip planned protests after Friday prayers in the bud. Starting midnight on Wednesday, short text message services and Blackberry messenger (BBM) were no longer available to subscribers of …


166 of 1,000 arrested in Cairo released, say lawyers

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: More than 1,000 have been detained in Cairo since Jan. 25 protests, including 166 released on Thursday afternoon, civil rights lawyers said. Numbers of detainees remain unconfirmed in other governorates with 65 in Alexandria and 25 in Suez confirmed. Prosecution ordered them to remain in custody for 15 days pending investigations, …


Safwat El-Sherif denies NDP officials fled when protests erupted

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Speaker of Egypt’s Shoura Council and leading figure in the ruling National Democratic Party Safwat El-Sherif denied that any NDP officials left the country when the protests erupted on Jan. 25, at a press conference held Thursday at the NDP headquarters in downtown Cairo. “These are all rumors,” he said. “The …


Violent clashes in Suez, police station set on fire

By Marwa Al-A’asar SUEZ, Egypt: Around 1,000 demonstrators clashed with security forces in Al-Arbeen Square and Al-Geish Street in the northern city of Suez Thursday, protesting the security’s alleged use of live ammunition during earlier protests which killed four people. A police station was set on fire as families of the victims who died in …


Could Suez be Egypt’s Sidi Bouzid?

By Alexander Dziadosz / Reuters SUEZ: Mosaics lining the road to Suez glorify Egypt’s achievements in a 1973 war with Israel but, further on, toppled billboards, charred signposts and shattered glass stand as monuments to a more recent conflict. The port city has jumped onto the world’s radar as the scene of clashes between government …


Opposition forces call for thousands to join Friday demos

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: Egypt’s opposition forces are galvanizing their calls for change through peaceful demonstrations, hoping to enlist thousands to join protests after Friday prayers today. Political movements and parties joining the protests will include the National Association for Change, the April 6 Youth Movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, Kefaya movement and the Popular Parliament. …


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