03 Feb

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective






Running battles rage in Cairo

Violence continues between pro-democracy protesters and loyalists of Hosni Mubarak near capital’s Tahrir Square.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 15:59 GMT

Egypt bans ex-ministers from travel

Three former ministers and a prominent businessman also have their bank accounts frozen.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 15:17 GMT

Egypt PM ‘sorry’ for violence

Ahmad Shafiq promises not to allow street violence again, after clashes in Cairo left seven dead and hundreds wounded.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 14:00 GMT

Battle of Tahrir Square

Scenes of violence as anti-government protesters and pro-Mubarak supporters clash in the centre of Cairo.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 13:39 GMT

Tahrir: Shock and awe Mubarak style

Al Jazeera writer in Cairo 03 Feb 2011 14:29 GMT
Pro-Mubarak thugs weren’t enough to deter the calls of democracy from the crowds gathering in Tahrir square.

Uprising in Egypt

Riz Khan 02 Feb 2011 09:50 GMT
Who will win the standoff between millions of angry Egyptians and the country’s defiant leader?

Opposing protesters rally in Yemen

Anti-government demonstrators reiterate calls for president to stand down while his supporters stage a counter rally.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 15:10 GMT
Social media used in bid to mobilise Syrians for rallies demanding freedom, human rights and the end to emergency law.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 01:10 GMT
A supporter of President Hosni Mubarak tries to get to opposition lines near Tahrir Square

Battle of Tahrir Square

Egypt army moves to stop assault on protesters new

Egypt’s prime minister made an unprecedented apology for the assault by regime backers.


The former foreign secretary Jack Straw arriving at the Chilcot inquiry yesterday, where he was the last witness to give evidence in public

We’ve heard all we’re going to hear. But are we any closer to the truth?

After 14 months of public testimony, Oliver Wright reveals what Iraq Inquiry has brought to light – and what remains in the dark.


Washington’s strong words underline US impotence

Rupert Cornwell: The chaos on the streets of Cairo has raised the stakes even higher for President Barack Obama.



Donald Rumsfeld memoirs reveal no regrets over Iraq

3 Feb 2011: Defence secretary at time of Iraq invasion says human, financial and political toll has been worth it to remove Saddam Hussein



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