Archive for November, 2011

Live updates: Egypt’s first post-Mubarak elections kick off

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An old man reads a ballot paper before casting his vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Cairo  

Egypt’s Copts view election with concern

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Marginalised for years, Coptic Christians struggle to define their status as a new government takes shape.    

Egypt’s Copts worry about election outcome

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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Looking out at the Mediterranean Sea from this ancient port city’s dilapidated Corniche, the chaos and political violence of Cairo seems a world away, rather than a two-hour trip by train.

Egyptian Australians demand democracy

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Egyptian Australians have marched on consulates here demanding a swift end to military rule and a smooth passage to democracy through this week’s elections.  

Deadly clashes grip Tahrir Square

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Police and military forces used batons, tear gas and birdshot to clear the central square of thousands of protesters demanding that the ruling military cede power to a civilian authority.    

Deadly clashes erupt in Cairo

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At least seven people have been killed as security forces try to clear protesters from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, casting a dark shadow over Egypt’s first elections since Hosni Mubarak’s downfall.    

Dozens hurt as Christian march attacked in Cairo

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AIRO — Hundreds of Coptic Christians marching in Cairo on Thursday came under attack by assailants throwing stones and bottles and 25 people were lightly injured in subsequent clashes, a security official said.  

Arab spring’s danger signs

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IT IS heartbreaking to see photographs of Lance-Cpl Luke Gavin with the wife and three small children he left behind, when he was killed while serving in Afghanistan on the weekend.  

Revolution Hijacked

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With over 50 new political parties, the upcoming round of elections draw many candidates to Tahrir Square each week hoping to influence the voters.    

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