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Millions of Egyptian protesters remind military to keep promise

CAIRO (Reuters) – Millions took to the streets to celebrate the new Egypt on Friday, reminding military rulers to keep their promise of a swift transition to civilian rule after people power swept away autocrat Hosni Mubarak in just 18 days. On an emotional day that will become a landmark…

Bahrain forces break up protesters’ camp, 2 killed

MANAMA – Two people were killed and at least 50 injured overnight Wednesday as Bahrain’s security forces moved in to clear protesters camped out in a central Manama square, a Shiite opposition spokesman told AFP. “Two people have been killed and at least 50 others injured, at least 10 of…

Military rulers suspend Egyptian constitution

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s new military rulers said on Sunday they had dissolved parliament, suspended the constitution and would govern only for six months or until elections took place, following the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. In a statement, the Higher Military Council which took over after 18 days of protest…

Egypt’s military backs democratic civilian rule

CAIRO – Egypt’s new military rulers told the nation on Saturday they were committed to civilian rule and democracy after Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow and said they would respect all treaties, a move to reassure Israel and Washington. Pro-democracy activists in Cairo’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square, the epicenter of an earthquake of…

Journalist: Egypt’s police treating us like ‘prisoners or war’

Al Jazeera’s Cairo bureau chief Ayman Mohyeldin said Monday that he was blindfolded, handcuffed and taken in to custody by Egyptian military police the previous day. He was released after nine hours in detention. Mohyeldin told the network Monday that he and other detainees were treated like “prisoners of war.”…

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