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01-29-2011, 01:50 AM #1
Egypt crisis: Mass protests erupt against MubarakTens of thousands of anti-government protesters clashed with police in several cities in Egypt after noon prayers on Friday in a major escalation of nationwide demonstrations which gained momentum after pro-democracy leader Mohamed ElBaradei joined the wave of protests.
As cries of change grew louder in the largest Arab state, police fired warning shots and used water cannons in a bid to quash the rising tide of popular anger against 82-year-old Hosni Mubarak on the fourth-day of protests that has left seven people dead.
In an unpredented crackdown, authorities cut Internet and cell-phone data services across the country in a bid to hamper protesters from organizing mass rallies after Friday noon prayers as part of the biggest challenge to Mubarak who has ruled for nearly three decades.
Police armed with batons beat some of ElBaradei's supporters, who surrounded the former IAEA chief to protect him, and fired rubber bullets into the crowd and used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters outside a mosque in Giza square in the Egyptian capital....being a human...
01-29-2011, 01:52 AM #2
01-29-2011, 10:27 AM #3
Egypt: Mubarak refuses to quit, calls for peaceEgypt's president, the target of angry protests in the country, spoke out after days of unrest and calls from the people for his resignation.
President Hosni Mubarak told his nation it needs dialogue, not violence and that he has asked for the government to step down. He made no indication he would leave office.
He said, "As the President of this country, I assure you that I'm working for the people and giving freedoms of opinion as long as you are respecting the law. There is a little line between freedom and chaos."
Thousands of anti government protesters took to the streets and demonstrators hurling rocks clashed with riot police in Cairo.
Tear gas filled the air as law enforcement tried to break up the crowds. This unrest is an outpour of people fed up with Mubarak and a troubled economy, as many are calling on their President to step down.
The Egyptian government is trying to quiet the message in an otherwise open society, shutting down major internet and cell phone services, making communication and organization difficult. A curfew was issued, but ignored by protesters.
The Obama Administration is standing up for the rights of the Egyptian people.
US President Barack Obama said, "I want to be very clear in calling on the Egyptian authorities to refrain from any violence against peaceful protesters. The people of Egypt have rights that are universal and that includes the right to peaceful assembly."...being a human...
01-29-2011, 10:28 AM #4
Egypt protests escalate, world markets plungeStock markets around the world slumped, crude oil prices surged and the dollar gained on Friday as images of escalating violence and chaos in Egypt gripped investors and raised concerns the protests will spread across the Middle East.
Money managers, who in recent months had been accelerating moves into riskier assets, dumped stocks and piled into safe-haven investments like US Treasuries, the dollar and gold as non-stop media coverage of skirmishes between protesters and Egyptian police overwhelmed all other news.
Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index suffered its biggest one-day loss in six months....being a human...
01-29-2011, 11:07 AM #5
01-29-2011, 11:09 PM #6
Egypt snubs Mubarak speech, fresh clashes eruptThousands of anti-government protesters clashed with police in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria on Saturday after President Hosni Mubarak spurned demands that he end his 30-year authoritarian rule.
A Reuters witness said police used teargas and live ammunition against demonstrators in Alexandria. Protesters also gathered on a main square in the capital Cairo in defiance of military orders for them to disperse.
The fresh unrest broke out as Mubarak clung to power, replacing his cabinet in an effort to appease angry Egyptians, complaining about poverty, corruption and unemployment.
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01-31-2011, 08:34 AM #7
Egypt Shuts Down InternetEgypt shuts down internet and blocks mobile phones as security forces gear up for biggest anti-government protests yet
-->Total blackout on internet access and text messaging services disrupted
-->Six protesters so far killed in violent clashes with police
-->Biggest protests yet expected to take place after morning prayers
-->Opposition group leaders arrested in series of raids overnight
Anger: Smoke rises over Suez after protesters torched the fire station during clashes with police
Demonstrators continued to clash with security forces in Egypt in the early hours of this morning ahead of the biggest protests yet against President Mubarak's 30-year rule.
Galvanised by the mass demonstrations which toppled the authoritarian leader of Tunisia, Egyptians have planned to stage further protests after weekly prayers.
It comes after the Egyptian government shut down access to the internet in the country in a bid to stamp out unrest and text messaging services were also partially disabled.
Activists have been relying on social networking services including Twitter and Facebook to organise the protests.
Police clashed with mobs of protesters in Suez - the centre of some of the most violent demonstrations - this morning, firing tear gas at crowds who hurled stones and petrol bombs.
Waves of protesters attacked a police station in the city and the fire station was set alight.
Six protesters have been killed so far in the clashes, including one who was shot dead by security forces in the north of the Sinai region yesterday.
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including at least eight senior officials of the opposition group, were arrested overnight.
A security source said authorities had ordered a crackdown on the group.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei, who returned to Egypt from Vienna yesterday, has called for Hosni Mubarak to resign and said he would join the protests.
U.S.-based internet monitoring firm Renesys said the total shut-down earlier today was 'unprecedented in internet history'.
It said: 'Renesys observed the virtually simultaneous withdrawal of all routes to Egyptian networks in the internet's global routing table.
'The Egyptian government's actions tonight have essentially wiped their country frmo the global map.'
An elite special operations counterterrorism force has been deployed by the government in strategic locations in Cairo, including central Tahrir Square, to deter protesters.
Opposition: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak talks with President Barack Obama. The protesters are also angry about the government's intolerance of dissent
The U.S., a major donor in Egypt, has responded cautiously to the protests.
President Barack Obama avoided signs he was abandoning support of Mubarak, but made it clear he sympathised with demonstrators.
'I've always said to him that making sure that they are moving forward on reform - political reform, economic reform - is absolutely critical to the long-term well-being of Egypt,' he said.
'You can see these pent-up frustrations that are being displayed on the streets.'
ElBaradei and other opposition figures said the government exploits the Islamist opposition to justify authoritarianism.
The Muslim Brotherhood has kept a low profile during the protests, although supporters were expected to join today's demonstrations.
The government has accused it of planning to exploit the youth protests for its 'hidden agendas'.
Egyptians are frustrated over surging prices, unemployment and a government that tolerates little dissent.
ElBaradei, 68, a former head of the UN nuclear watchdog who has campaigned for change in Egypt since last year, said: 'I wish we did not have to go out on the streets to press the regime to act.'...being a human...
01-31-2011, 10:38 PM #8
Egypt protests worsen, stranded Indians returnAn Air India plane, carrying about 300 stranded passengers from strife-torn Egypt, landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Airport in Mumbai on Monday afternoon.
The Boeing 747-800 was flown to Cairo on Sunday as a special measure to airlift the Indians stranded there amidst nationwide unrest against the Egyptian government.
Air India has also decided to send its Mumbai-Jeddah flight further to Cairo on Monday evening to pick up more Indians stuck in the Egyptian capital that has been rocked by violent protests for a week now, airport sources said.
Indian external affairs ministry officials said that the arrangement for the special flight was made at the request of the Indian community in Egypt in view of the worsening situation there. The arrangements to bring back the Indians are being coordinated by the Indian Ambassador to Egypt R Swaminathan....being a human...
02-01-2011, 12:43 AM #9
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02-01-2011, 12:46 AM #10
this is not good people saying this could lead world war3
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02-01-2011, 10:07 PM #11
Crowds rally to demand end of Mubarak regimeHundreds of thousands of Egyptians, from students and doctors to the jobless poor, swamped Cairo on Tuesday in the biggest demonstration so far in an uprising against an increasingly isolated President Hosni Mubarak.
Waving Egyptian flags and banners saying "Bye-Bye Mubarak," the protesters rejected promises of reform to his authoritarian rule and demanded that he quit.
Huge rallies also took place in the cities of Alexandria and Suez, where protesters chanted: "Leave, leave. Revolution, revolution everywhere."
Opposition figurehead Mohamed ElBaradei said Mubarak, 82, must leave the country before the reformist opposition would start talks with the government on the future of the Arab world's most populous nation.
"There can be dialogue but it has to come after the demands of the people are met and the first of those is that President Mubarak leaves," he told Al Arabiya television.
Mubarak's grip looked increasingly tenuous after the army pledged on Monday night not to confront protesters, effectively handing over the streets to them after they pledged to bring out one million people nationwide.
The uprising of a population fed up with corruption, oppression and economic hardship broke out eight days ago and quickly spiraled to a crisis unprecedented during 30 years of rule enforced by ruthless security forces.
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02-01-2011, 10:20 PM #12
Egypt crisis internal matter, India reacts at lastDescribing the anti-government protests in Egypt ] as an "internal affair", India on Tuesday hoped that the African nation finds a solution, acceptable to the protesters, to end the crisis there.
"With reference to what is happening there, it is an internal affair of that country...We hope that a resolution would be found which would be acceptable to those who are demonstrating there," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told mediapersons at the Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi after meeting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi
He said the government will make necessary arrangements to bring back Indians from there to the country if they are willing and the Indian embassy in Cairo is in constant touch with the community.
Krishna said two planeloads of women and children from Egypt have already landed in India....being a human...
02-02-2011, 08:38 AM #13
March of the millionsClose to a million Egyptians from diverse sections marched into central Cairo in an unprecedented mammoth rally on Tuesday mounting relentless pressure on President Hosni Mubarak to quit after three decades in power.
The anti-government protesters, determined but peaceful, jammed in shoulder-to-shoulder turning famed Tahrir, or Liberation, Square here into a sea of humanity in the "march of a million", hours after the powerful military showed signs of distancing itself from the besieged President vowing that it would not fire on the protesters....being a human...
02-02-2011, 08:40 AM #14
Finally, Egyptian President decides to quitEmbattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in his address on Egypt's state television has announced that he will quit.
After US President Barack Obama urged him, Mubarak said he will not contest next elections.
Mubarak said his top priority is to restore peace and stability in the next six months.
"The protests have been manipulated by political forces. I have initiated a new government which will respond to the needs of the younger people of the country. I never wanted power or prestige. My first responsibility now is to restore security and stability of the homeland. I was not intending to stand for the upcoming elections. I ask the parliament to speed up the election procedures. I want to conclude my work for Egypt by presenting Egypt to the next govt. Egypt will come out of these circumstances much stronger than before," said Mubarak in his speech.
But opposition leader Elbaradei wants Mubarak to quit immediately and said Egypt cannot wait for six months.
"It's an act of deception by a dictator who doesn't want to go. He doesn't want to listen to the people...he is going to extend the agony for 6-7 months. He will continue to polarise the country. People could get more angry and resort to violence. He just have to let go...he won't only be blamed as the president but he will be a dead man walking. I don't understand the reason behind 6-7 months of instability rather than prepare the ground for a new Egypt," said Elbaradei...being a human...
02-02-2011, 11:15 AM #15
this is really sad
hope everythng ends soon n wid a happy note
02-02-2011, 10:33 PM #16
Mubarak not to quit now; army orders protesters to leave
Massive Egyptian crowds kept up their protest in Cairo and other key towns on Wednesday, seeking immediate ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak rejecting his offer to quit by September and defied orders from the military to "go home".
Thousands of people converged on the Tahrir Square, chanting slogans like 'Mubarak you have to go now. Go, Go now,' as the military for the first time since the outbreak of the uprising against the 30-year rule of Mubarak nine days ago, issued a decree asking the protesters to end their demonstrations.
"Your message has arrived. Your demands have become known," Military Spokesman Ismail Etman said on the state television in an address, marking a shift in the army's stand, with the men in battle fatigues apparently throwing their weight behind Mubarak.
Opposition parties defied the army orders to "go home" saying they planned to go ahead with a massive rally after the Friday prayers. Their leaders have served an ultimatum on Mubarak to quit by then....being a human...
02-03-2011, 09:32 AM #17
Egypt-govt backers, opponents clash, 3 killed
Clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continued into the night in Cairo on Wednesday.
Throughout Wednesday, the two groups were engaged in fierce battles in central Tahrir Square, raining stones, bottles and firebombs on each other in scenes of uncontrolled violence even as soldiers stood by without intervening.
The Egyptian Health Ministry said that three people have been killed and more than 600 people have been injured in the clashes.
The protesters didn't even spare the famed Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square, dumping bricks and firebombs from the rooftop onto the crowd below - in the process setting a tree ablaze inside the museum grounds.
Government backers galloped in on horses and camels, only to be dragged to the ground and beaten bloody.
Meanwhile, condemning the attack on peaceful demonstrators, the United Nations has said that a peaceful transition must take place.
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02-03-2011, 09:53 AM #18
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I am really concerned for the Egyptian people tonight and worried about the further implications of this.
02-03-2011, 10:26 PM #19
With just hours left for Friday's showdown between protesters and the government in EWith just hours left for Friday's showdown between protesters and the government in Egypt, the army on Thursday rolled out tanks and positioned soldiers to separate warring pro-and anti-Hosni Mubarak demonstrators, who clashed leaving seven people dead and 700 injured in fresh violence.
Shortly after automatic gunfire hit the anti-government protesters at the historic Tahrir Square killing seven people, including three on the spot, tanks and armoured cars ferried rifle-wielding soldiers to line up between the clashing groups.
The pre-dawn firing apparently by Mubarak's supporters appeared to be orchestrated to evict thousands of opposition supporters from the Square ahead of a massive rally on Friday, also the day when the opposition deadline to the embattled President, who has been in power since 1981, to quit expires....being a human...
02-03-2011, 10:28 PM #20
Facebook post that sparked Egypt revolutionA 26-year-old woman worried about the state of her country wrote on Facebook: "People, I am going to Tahrir Square". The message was soon to snowball into a movement to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
The Facebook appeal by Asmaa Mahfouz led to popular protests that saw tens of thousands congregating at Tahrir Square to demand an end to Mubarak's unbridled 30-year rule. Mubarak has said he is ready to step down at the end of his term in September, but has refused to quit immediately now.
Violent clashes during the protests have left six dead and over 800 injured.
Asmaa Mahfouz told Al-Mihwar TV (Egypt) that the first activity was on Facebook.
"Yes. I was angry that everybody was saying that we had to take action, but nobody was doing anything. So I wrote on Facebook: 'People, I am going to Tahrir Square today'. This was a week before January 25."
"I wrote that I was going to demand the...rights of my country. I wrote that I was 26 years old...," the Middle East Media Research Institute quoted her as saying in a report Thursday.
Referring to the uprising, Asmaa said: "Whenever we talked to the people and told them to express their views, they would say: 'Who can we talk to? We will be thrown in prison and tortured.' When they saw what happened in Tunisia, the people realized that there was an Arab people that revolted and demanded its rights."...being a human...