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The 2011 Egypt Protests


Mubarak, Sons Detained to Face Investigation
April 13, 2011
The Egyptian public prosecutor's office has been busy rounding up former top officials of late, with the latest group including former President Hosni Mubarak himself.

Mubarak, Called to Answer, Ends Up in Hospital
April 12, 2011

Hosni Mubarak, the most recent president of Egypt, is not alongside his sons who are being questioned by the country's public prosecutor in connection with a corruption investigation because he is in the hospital suffering from heart problems.

Egyptian Government 'Regrets' Crackdown
April 11, 2011
The relatively newly appointed Egyptian prime minister, Essam Sharaf, said the government felt "regret" for the violent crackdown that resulted in two deaths and several injuries, and he promised to launch an investigation into the chain of events that ended in the bloodshed.

Mubarak Speaks as Protesters Fill Tahrir Square Again
April 10, 2011
The protesters are once again ensconced in Cairo's Tahrir Square, with numbers as big as before. Their target is now the current leader of the government.

Egyptian Rulers Warn Soldiers Not to Protest
April 7, 2011
Another large protest is planned in Cairo's Tahrir Square, but military officers in uniform are being warned to stay away. The protest is to voice disappointment with the speed and transparency of the changes being made by the ruling military council

Radical Takeover Not Imminent, Egyptian Rulers Say
April 5, 2011
Egypt will not be taken over by radical groups, the ruling military council announced on Tuesday during a meeting with officials from the country's news agency and major newspapers.

Egyptian Rulers Set Term Limits for President
March 30, 2011
Egypt's ruling military council announced more details for the country's September parliamentary elections. Among the details was a provision for term limits for the President of two four-year terms.

Egyptian Rulers Set Elections, Vow to Lift Emergency Laws
March 29, 2011
In a flurry of announcements, the military rulers of Egypt set out the country's immediate future, one that many protesters can be happy with, at least in the long term.

Interior Ministry Burns as Police Stand by and Protest
March 22, 2011
The Egyptian people have approved historic changes to the constitution, but widespread unease remains on the streets of Cairo and in other cities. The latest evidence of this is the burning of the headquarters of the Interior Ministry.

Egyptians Overwhelmingly Approve Constitutional Changes
March 20, 2011
The changes in the constitution suggested by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will go forward, after a resounding vote of confidence by the Egyptian people. In a referendum, more than 77 percent of voters approved of the constitutional changes. Of Egypt's 45 million voters, 41 percent cast ballots.

Egyptian Government Disbands Secret Police
March 15, 2011
The Egyptian temporary government, the Armed Forces Supreme Council, took action that was certain to impress the opposition, announcing the dismantlement of the security police that had been the target of nearly as much outrage as President Hosni Mubarak himself.

Egyptian Prime Minister Resigns as Representations of Mubarak Dwindle
March 3, 2011
Egypt has a new prime minister, the first of what could be a series of moves by the ruling military to answer the concerns of the tens of thousands of people whose protests resulted in the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

Cameron Visits Egypt as Mubarak Assets Frozen
February 21, 2011
President Hosni Mubarak will continue to suffer monetarily, as now his foreign assets will be frozen, at the request of the country's top prosecutor. The news comes in the wake of meetings between British Prime Minister David Cameron and Egypt's Defense Minister, Hussein Tantawi, and Prime Minister, Ahmed Shafiq.

Unease Grows as Egyptian Protests Continue, Fragment
February 16, 2011
The situation in Egypt is getting more and more unsettled, with the focus of protests fragmenting and the ruling military council continuing to try to halt sweeping labor action that threatens to further paralyze the country. Protesters have planned another large march in Cairo for Friday.

The military group now running Egypt is urging the country's citizens to get back to work, with the knowledge that constitutional reform is just around the corner.

Egyptian Army Dissolves Government, Constitution
February 14, 2011
Egypt is entirely under military rule, after the Armed Forces Supreme Council announced that it had dissolved parliament and suspended the constitution.

Egyptian Army Continues on Peaceful Path
February 13, 2011

Egyptian Army Maintains Calm at the Top
February 12, 2011
The Egyptian army, now firmly in control of the country, has promised to keep the current government in place until concrete steps can be taken toward constitutional reform.

Mubarak Leaves, Fully
February 11, 2011
In the wake of protests by hundreds of thousands of people, not only in Cairo but across the country, Hosni Mubarak has finally given up the one thing he held most dear: his presidency.

Mubarak's Friends, Options Dwindled
President Hosni Mubarak found during the nearly three weeks of protests against his autocratic rule that his friends at the top of the world's governing ladder grew fewer and fewer. He had promised support from Saudi Arabia's ruler, King Abdullah, as late as February 9, but that in the end wasn't enough.

Mubarak Yields Power, Partly
February 10, 2011
Hosni Mubarak is still president of Egypt. That much is certain. What is not certain is what kind of powers he still has and whether he will leave the country or the seat of government before elections in September.

Egyptians Go on Strike En Masse
February 9, 2011
Cities across Egypt were awash in labor activity — or inactivity. Workers in the thousands refused to go to work, continuing their protest against President Hosni Mubarak and his government.

Massive Crowd Fills Cairo Square Despite Concessions
February 8, 2011
The crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square numbered much more than 100,000, their numbers swelled by tales of detention and the addition of two of the country's most famous faces. They continued to chant and sing patriotic songs and themes.

Mubarak Offers 15 Percent Pay Increase
February 7, 2011
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was out in front of things, offering to increase the salaries of public sector workers by up to 15 percent. He also made news by meeting his new cabinet, having fired the previous government in the wake of the massive protests engulfing his country's capital city.

Government Offers Big Concessions
February 7, 2011
The Egyptian government, at the instigation of Vice President Omar Suleiman, has offered major concessions to opposition groups, in an attempt to placate the large crowds of people who continue to gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square and elsewhere around the city and country.

Party Leaders Resign
February 6, 2011
Six members of the ruling National Democratic Party, including the secretary-general and the son of President Mubarak, have resigned.

Massive Protests Continue in Egypt
February 5, 2011
For the 11th straight day, huge masses of people rallied in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, protesting against the government of President Hosni Mubarak.

Hosni Mubarak: Egypt's Longest-serving President
He became president in 1981 and served until stepping down in 2011.

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