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Syrian dissident says wife released after kidnapping in Egypt | CTV Calgary

Syrian dissident says wife released after kidnapping in Egypt | CTV Calgary | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CTV Calgary - Canadian television's online home for news about Calgary...
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Tahrir Square stands united after week of bloodshed and betrayal

Tahrir Square stands united after week of bloodshed and betrayal | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Deaths and injuries over past week have served only to harden Egyptian demonstrators' resolve...
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Egypt's generals defy Tahrir protests over elections

Egypt's generals defy Tahrir protests over elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Military junta have defied their critics and declared that national elections will begin as planned in three days' time...
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Corrupt and Brutal, Egypt’s Police Fight for Their Survival

Corrupt and Brutal, Egypt’s Police Fight for Their Survival | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Corrupt and brutal, Egypt’s police are fighting for survival, writes Ursula Lindsey.
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What's next for Egypt?

What's next for Egypt? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A roundup of Egypt analysis after the mass protests – and harsh crackdown – around Tahrir Square over the past few days. Some democracy supporters advocate delaying next week's elections.
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Why Egypt needs a second revolution - CNN.com

Why Egypt needs a second revolution - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Emad Shahin says the Egypt transitional government has been blocking demands for handing over power to a civilian authority.
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Egypt's transition: the democratic tests

The vigorous protests in Tahrir Square against Egypt's interim military rulers express the serious concerns of many Egyptians over the process of post-authoritarian change. Alina Rocha Menocal maps the problems of democratic transition and suggests how they can be overcome.

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US backs Egypt's military as Tahrir Square crackdown continues

US backs Egypt's military as Tahrir Square crackdown continues | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Security forces have killed at least 29 as Tahrir Square protests enter their fourth day. The US has come under attack for backing the military junta despite vows to support democracy and human rights.
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Egypt minister resigns as death toll in Cairo clashes reaches 24

Egypt minister resigns as death toll in Cairo clashes reaches 24 | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Culture Minister Emad Abu Ghazi confirms resignation following 3 days of violent suppression of anti-government protests in city's Tahrir Square.
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Fresh clashes hit Egyptian square

Fresh clashes hit Egyptian square | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Clashes again erupt in Cairo as Egypt's health ministry confirms at least 20 people have died and 1,750 have been wounded in a weekend of violence.
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Egypt in Chaos as Protesters Call for Military Council to Transfer Power

Egypt in Chaos as Protesters Call for Military Council to Transfer Power | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As violence rages into its second day in Egypt, protesters are calling for the military council to step down.
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Egypt: At least 11 dead in Tahrir Square protests

Egypt: At least 11 dead in Tahrir Square protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Medical sources in Cairo report rising death toll as police and military forces charge activists calling on ruling generals to hand power over to civilian govt; military rulers say violence will not delay elections.
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Riot Police March Into Cairo's Tahrir Square

Riot Police March Into Cairo's Tahrir Square | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tensions are rising again in Cairo, one day after thousands of protesters swarmed the city's famed Tahrir Square to demand the military relinquish power sooner.
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Pro-regime rally denounces Egypt's 'enemies'

Pro-regime rally denounces Egypt's 'enemies' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Mubarak supporters and revolutionaries unite against Tahrir Square's 'naive' call for junta to cede power...
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Egypt Military and Protesters Dig In for Tahrir Square Standoff

Egypt Military and Protesters Dig In for Tahrir Square Standoff | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As clashes halted, Egypt’s military rulers vowed to forge ahead with parliamentary elections on Monday despite a week of violence that is certain to tarnish the vote.
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The Second Republic of Tahrir

The Second Republic of Tahrir | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

The ruling military generals in Cairo tried to placate the swelling crowds calling for their ouster today. But as the battles raged, it appears the junta may have already lost the people's trust.

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On Cairo’s Violent Streets, an Untenable Status Quo Meets an Unwritten Future

On Cairo’s Violent Streets, an Untenable Status Quo Meets an Unwritten Future | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
With reporting by Abigail Hauslohner / Cairo "Say it, don't be afraid: the military council has to leave," chanted some of the tens of thousands of protesters who thronged Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday night.
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Egyptian protesters reject military's timetable for elections

Egyptian protesters reject military's timetable for elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gather in Tahrir Square to demand immediate exit of Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi...
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Why I am boycotting Egypt's election

With millions of Egyptians set to head to the polls on November 28, one blogger and activist argues that the only way to protect the ideals of the revolution is to boycott the election. A boycott is a vote against Egypt's military rulers and an important step in the road to democratic reform.

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Egypt 'agrees to new government'

Egypt's military rulers agree to form a "national salvation government" to steer the country to civilian rule, reports say.
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Rights campaigner on Egypt forces' 'outrageous crimes'

Rights campaigner on Egypt forces' 'outrageous crimes' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman spoke to Ghada Shahbander from the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights about the situation in the square and the violence of recent days.
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Sinai: The New Frontier of Conflict?

On November 16, 2011, Ehud Yaari and Normand St. Pierre addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Mr. Yaari is a Lafer international fellow with the Institute and a Middle East commentator for Israel's Channel Two television. Col. St. Pierre, a thirty-one-year veteran of the U.S. Army, retired recently after completing service as the Egypt representative of the director-general of the U.S.-led Multinational Force and Observers. The following is a rapporteur's summary of their remarks.

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After Egypt’s Revolution, Christians Are Living in Fear

After Egypt’s Revolution, Christians Are Living in Fear | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt’s revolution brought freedom for many, but for Coptic Christians it has brought only fear.
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Back to Tahrir: The Egyptian Revolution Tries to Repeat Itself

Back to Tahrir: The Egyptian Revolution Tries to Repeat Itself | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A weekend of bloody clashes is reminiscent of the uprising earlier this year but the turnout is relatively small and most Egyptians are worried about other things...
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Egypt Erupts: Tahrir Square Sit-In Devolves Into Violent Clashes

Egypt Erupts: Tahrir Square Sit-In Devolves Into Violent Clashes | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Police and protesters clashed for control of downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday, after security forces tried to stop activists from staging a long-term sit-in in the symbolic site.
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