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Egyptians vote after deadly clashes

Egyptians turned out to vote again on Wednesday in the run-off of a staggered election marred by deadly clashes between protesters and security forces that have left 14 people dead in five days. Polling stations opened at 8:00 am (0600 GMT) in a third of the country’s 27 provinces with a visibly…

Obama urges Egypt army chief to lift state of emergency

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama urged Egypt’s army chief to lift a state of emergency and end military trials for civilians, according to a telephone conversation announced Monday by the White House. Obama also asked Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi to “reaffirm the close partnership between the United States and…

Egypt’s deputy premier quits over deadly clashes

Egypt’s deputy prime minister resigned on Tuesday over clashes that killed 25 people, mainly Coptic Christians, amid mounting anger at the ruling military and calls for the premier to quit. Hazem al-Beblawi announced his resignation, saying that despite having no direct involvement in the clashes, the government ultimately bore responsibility…

Israel deports activists from Gaza-bound flotilla

AMY TEIBEL AP News Jun 02, 2010 06:53 EDT Israel on Wednesday began deporting the bulk of nearly 700 international activists detained during its deadly raid on an aid flotilla bound for Palestinians in the blockaded, Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The raid that ended with Israeli soldiers killing nine activists has…

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