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In Egypt, 90 percent vote for constitution charter

Maggie Michael, The Associated Press
Jan 16 2014 - 9:52am

CAIRO -- An overwhelming majority of Egyptians who voted on the country's new constitution backed the draft charter, a senior Egyptian official said Thursday, despite criticism from an international monitoring group of a clampdown on free speech ahead of the election.The election official told The Associated Press that unofficial results after...

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GALLERY: Mideast Egypt

Egyptian protesters an Egyptian national flag as they chant slogans at a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, May 4, 2012 to condemn this week's deadly clashes and denounce the ruling military council. Thousands rallied in Egypt against the country's ruling military council on Friday, two days after a flare-up of street violence left at least nine dead and fueled a wave of Islamist-led opposition to the generals ahead of presidential elections. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

The Associated Press
May 4 2012 - 10:49am

Thousands rallied in Egypt against the country's ruling military council on Friday, two days after a flare-up of street violence left at least nine dead and fueled a wave of Islamist-led opposition to the generals ahead of presidential elections.

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GALLERY: Egyptian president resigns 02-11-11

In this photo taken from Egyptian television, Egypt's vice president Omar Suleiman makes the announcement that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down from office, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in Cairo, Egypt. On screen Arabic writing reads "President steps down, he calls the High Council of the army to take over." (AP Photo/Egypt TV)

The Associated Press
Feb 11 2011 - 1:11pm

Egyptians celebrated the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who handed control of the country to the military, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.

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GALLERY: Unrest continues in Egypt - February 10, 2011

A Palestinian demonstrator hold flags of Egypt and Tunisia during a rally marking 40 days since Jawaher Abu Rahmeh, a 36-year-old villager collapsed at the weekly protest in the village and died a day later, in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. Palestinians, Israelis and international activists attend weekly demonstrations against the Israeli separation barrier in the village. (Majdi Mohammed/Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Feb 10 2011 - 11:03am

Labor unrest across the country gave powerful momentum to Egypt's wave of anti-government protests.

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GALLERY: More clashes in Egypt - February 3, 2011

An Egyptian anti-government protester uses a bucket as a helmet during clashes in Cairo's Tahrir square, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Feb 3 2011 - 12:45pm

Protesters and regime supporters skirmished in a second day of rock-throwing battles at a central Cairo square while new lawlessness spread around the city. New clashes are heating up again and shots are being fired in the air around Cairo's central Tahrir Square. The two sides are trading volleys of stone-throwing and gun fire. Gangs of thugs supporting President Hosni Mubarak attacked reporters, foreigners, and human rights workers and the army rounded up foreign journalists.

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GALLERY: Chaos in the streets of Egypt - February 2, 2011

An anti-government protester displays an Egyptian flag, covered with blood, during clashes in Tahrir, or Liberation square, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn. (Tara Todras-Whitehill/Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Feb 2 2011 - 11:57am

Pro-government and anti-government protesters clash in the streets of Egypt.

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GALLERY: Egypt protests - February 1, 2011

In this image from Egyptian state television aired Tuesday evening Feb 1 2011, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak makes what has been billed as an important speech. Mubarak has faced a week of public and international pressure to step down from the role he has held for 30 years, culminating in a day when a quarter-million people turned in the largest protest yet to demand his ouster. (Egyptian state television via APTN/Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Feb 1 2011 - 6:09pm

After President Hosni Mubarak announced Tuesday he would not run for a new term in September elections but rejected protesters' demands he step down immediately and leave the country, clashes erupted between protesters and government supporters in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and gunshots were heard, according to footage by Al-Jazeera television. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.

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GALLERY: Egyptians evacuate - February 1, 2011

Young evacuees from Egypt arrive at the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, in Spata, near Athens, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. (Thanassis Stavrakis/Associated-Press)

The Associated Press
Feb 1 2011 - 11:47am

Greece sent three C-130 military transport planes to Alexandria to evacuate about 220 Greek citizens wishing to leave. Cairo airport officials say EgyptAir employees have scuffled with passengers who were shoving to get into the ticket office, desperate to secure a flight out of the country as thousands of foreigners fled the chaos.

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GALLERY: Foreigners leaving Egyptian unrest 01-31-11

People evacuated from Egypt pick up their luggage from outside Larnaca airport terminal, Cyprus, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. They were among 42 people evacuated from Cairo aboard a U.S. military plane. Most of the 42 were U.S. citizens working at embassies including South Africa, Uganda, Ghana, Ukraine and Russia, but several were third country nationals - also employees at U.S. embassies - who were in Cairo for a conference. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)

The Associated Press
Jan 31 2011 - 11:14am

Hundreds of foreigners are being evacuated from the unrest in Egypt, with countries scrambling to send planes to fly their citizens out and Cairo's short-staffed international airport a scene of chaos and confusion.

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