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9:49 AM, June 20th, 2012

Frontpage: Wednesday, June 20th

1. Mubarak’s ‘Health Worsens’: Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s health reportedly continued to deteriorate on Wednesday as he was moved from prison to an Army hospital in Cairo. He is reportedly in a coma and on life support.

2. Discipline Advised in Quran Burning: A U.S. military investigation recommended discipline—but not criminal charges—for up to seven soldiers who burned the Quran in an incident that roiled Afghanistan.

3. Assange Could Face Arrest: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could face arrest in Britain for violating his bail terms, Scotland Yard said Wednesday, one day after Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

4. Spain and Italy to Be Bailed Out: At this point, who hasn’t accepted a bailout? German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders reportedly agreed late Tuesday to allow two European rescue funds to buy back the troubled bonds in Spain and Italy in a $950 billion deal.

5. Heat Beat Thunder, 104-98: Will this be LeBron James’s chance to finally win the championship? The Miami Heat ousted the Oklahoma City Thunder 104–98 in Game 4 of the NBA finals, taking a 3–1 lead on Tuesday night.

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The Microsoft tablet Surface is unveiled during a news conference at Milk Studios on June 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Read the full story here

5:57 PM, June 14th, 2012
With just 36 hours to go until Egypt’s historic presidential election, the country has no Parliament and no new constitution. In a stunning 11th-hour decision, the country’s High Constitutional Court dissolved the Islamist-dominated Parliament, declaring that elections were unconstitutional, essentially leaving the new president at the mercy of the military. In the 17 months since Egyptians joined forces to topple President Hosni Mubarak, the country has evolved from one of collective euphoria to one limp with apprehension, this latest development sending the country into a tailspin.
10:22 AM, January 5th, 2012

Frontpage: Jan. 5th

  1. Candidates Descend on NH: The Republican circus packed up in Iowa and headed straight to New Hampshire Wednesday. Most significantly, Mitt Romney accepted the endorsement of John McCain
  2. U.S. to Cut Thousands of Troops: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and President Obama will announce a new military budget that cuts troops by 10 to 15%. 
  3. Death Penalty Sought for Mubarak: Egyptian prosecutors are seeking death by hanging for the former president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, and some of his former aides. They are on trial for ordering the shooting deaths of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square last February. 
  4. Herman Cain to Launch Bus Tour: Cain will begin a national bus tour touting his 9-9-9 tax plan, a tour he is calling “Cain’s Solutions Revolution.” 
  5. Bombs Kill Dozen in Iraq: Four bombs killed at least 29 and wounded dozens more in Shiite areas of Baghdad, further raising the specter of civil war. 

Photo: Workers listen to Jon Huntsman give a speech in Pittsfield, N.H. (Matt Rourke)

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10:56 AM, August 22nd, 2011

newsweek-paris-france:

And there’s Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen with Qadhafi’s hand on his shoulder, and really yucking it up behind them, Amr Moussa, then the head of the Arab League, now an aspiring contender to become the first democratically elected president of Egypt.

theatlantic:

Qaddafi with Mubarak and Ben Ali, One Year Ago

Taken less than a year before, the photo captured the ear-to-ear smiles of the leaders of several autocratic regimes. At the center of the photo stood Gaddafi, smiling and resplendent in his golden-brown robes and trademark sunglasses.

To his far left stood then-Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, laughing, and looking for all the world like he was invincible. To his right stood then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, with Gaddafi’s elbow jauntily on his soldier.

Via The Washington Post

12:59 PM, February 11th, 2011

We’re pretty excited to announce Muhammad Cajee, Al Jazeera English Bureau Chief, has agreed to take questions from readers on our Facebook page. We’ve decided to handle things Reddit style—most-liked questions get asked. Come ask a Q about Egypt, Al Jazeera English, or whatever else may suit your fancy.

Because we love Tumblr too, we’ll post whatever questions you include in a reblog here, in the Facebook thread there, as well, including a “(from tumblr)” tag.

Ok, GO!

12:49 PM, February 11th, 2011

Follow the revolutionary week in Egypt in pictures.

10:22 AM, February 10th, 2011
The following is unconfirmed, but A: @BreakingNews is reporting, “Military officials say army will issue communique shortly that will meet Egyptian protesters’ demands,” B: the BBC says a Mubarak power handover is “being discussed,” and C: the above picture was posted on Ammon News today next to a report the Egyptian president had moved to a military airfield “on the outskirts of Cairo.” He is near an international airport “in case he decided to leave.” 

The following is unconfirmed, but A: @BreakingNews is reporting, “Military officials say army will issue communique shortly that will meet Egyptian protesters’ demands,” B: the BBC says a Mubarak power handover is “being discussed,” and C: the above picture was posted on Ammon News today next to a report the Egyptian president had moved to a military airfield “on the outskirts of Cairo.” He is near an international airport “in case he decided to leave.” 

11:49 AM, February 6th, 2011

From Reddit: “A warning to tyrants like Hosni Mubarak: in the digital age, even silence may be recorded. Thank you, Google.” This search was limited to Cairo, Egypt.

(Source: google.com)

3:32 PM, February 4th, 2011
We as civilized people must honor the president, who did a good job regardless of mistakes here and there.
Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, telling Egyptian state TV President Hosni Mubarak intends to remain in office until the September elections.

(Source: MSNBC)

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