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Security Forces Surround Parliament in Egypt, Escalating Tensions

The developments, reported on the Web site of the official newspaper Al Ahram, further escalated tensions over court rulings on Thursday that invalidated modern Egypt’s first democratically elected legislature. Coming on the eve of a presidential runoff, they thrust the nation’s troubled transition to democracy since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak last year into grave doubt.


Egyptians vote to pick president for first time

Egyptian Elections

Egyptians began voting freely on Wednesday for the first time to pick their president in a wide open election that pits Islamists against men who served under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.


Egypt's Mubarak refuses to quit

Egypt's Mubarak refuses to quit

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak says he will stay in office and transfer all power only after September's presidential election.


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