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Protesters clash with Egyptian riot police in Tahrir Square

Police attack Egyptian protestors as military clamps down

Violence which has rocked Egypt ahead of next week's elections was spiralling out of control last night as troops attacked thousands of protesters camped in Cairo's Tahrir Square. At least 11 were reported killed.

Mr Hague said the military should remain in charge to oversee elections

William Hague remains optimistic despite deaths in Egypt

Violent clashes in Egypt that killed at least 13 protesters over the weekend should not dampen optimism about the so-called "Arab Spring", Foreign Secretary William Hague said today.

A man is wounded in Tahrir Square

Riot police clash with protesters in Tahrir Square eviction

One person was killed and 676 injured yesterday when police clashed with thousands of protesters for control of Cairo's Tahrir Square.

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If history is written by the winners, then Zaki Sultan won't be sharpening his pencil any time soon. In February, when the Egyptian uprising was in full swing, he was one of the pro-Mubarak supporters who charged his camel into Tahrir Square to try to turf out pro-democracy activists. He failed.

Mubarak to be brought to Cairo for trial

Egypt's deputy justice minister says ousted President Hosni Mubarak will be brought to Cairo for his trial on charges of corruption and ordering the killings of protesters.

Police sacked for violence in Tahrir Square

Thousands of people were expected to return to Cairo's Tahrir Square today as Egypt's revolution continued to wilt under the pressure of renewed street clashes and suspicions about the conduct of the ruling military council.

Thousands clash with police in Cairo

Egyptian security forces and protesters clashed for a second successive day in central Cairo today in scenes not seen since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in February.

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Egyptians vote on constitutional changes

Eager for their first taste of a free vote in decades, Egyptians lined up by the hundreds Saturday to vote on constitutional amendments sponsored by the ruling military that critics fear could propel the country's largest Islamist group to become Egypt's most dominant political force.

The forgotten children of Tahrir Square

The police are back on street corners, guns slung over their shoulders. They were forced out during the revolution, but have been instructed to return to duties.

Playing Cards In Cairo, By Hugh Miles

In the wake of Egypt's revolution, this shrewd and lively record of life in middle-class Cairo by a well-embdded journalist deserves a new edition. For Hugh Miles introduces us to just the sort of people - educated, outward-looking but thwarted by hard or hidebound lives – who made the change and will ensure that it takes root.

The Hacker: It's best to stay in the bunker during the Cairo revolution

Hackers are to be found in many other places than looking for their balls in the rough. Take Cairo, for instance. Richard, who has contributed one or two of his hacking experiences to this column in the past, moved to Cairo last year for reasons he hasn't explained.

Martyrs who paid the ultimate price to topple the regime

This was not a bloodless revolution, a Twitter coup in which no one was hurt. Even the most conservative estimates say that 302 people died on Egypt's streets in the days of revolution. There are makeshift memorials to the dead in Tahrir Square and elsewhere. And on the web, accessible to anyone who wants to know the real price paid to liberate Egypt from Mubarak's grip, is a haunting page of the faces and details of the fallen. The people listed here, gathered from this site and elsewhere, are some of those who died in the 25 January uprising:

High hopes for democracy but the army is in control

There is euphoria as normal life resumes under military rule. But protesters say that Tahrir Square will be a weekly rallying point.

Cairo - My city of ruins

He's an adventure writer by trade, but how have Robert Twigger and his family coped since gunfire, mobs and crudely fashioned spears came to their home city of Cairo?
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