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American, Briton among those held in Tahrir clashes

CAIRO: An American and a Briton were among those arrested in overnight clashes between police and protesters in Cairo, the official MENA news agency said, without identifying either of them. A military source said the two were not among 50 protesters who had been referred to the military prosecution earlier on Wednesday. The disturbances that …


Calm returns to downtown Cairo following clashes outside interior ministry

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Calm returned to Cairo’s downtown streets Wednesday following clashes between protesters and central security forces outside the interior ministry, as the army deployed and cordoned the building. About 30 suspects were reportedly questioned by the military prosecution, according to the army’s Morale Affairs Department, since the clashes first erupted Tuesday evening and …


Clashes continue between protesters and police in Tahrir

CAIRO: Clashes between protesters and central security forces continued early Wednesday morning in and around Tahrir Square with dozens of injuries reported. Tahrir Square, the epicenter of protests that toppled president Hosni Mubarak, was sealed off as police continued to fire tear gas into the early hours of Wednesday and a thick white cloud hung …


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