Cairo Mauritius

Island closes Cairo embassy

The ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to temporarily close the Embassy in Cairo following the second week of protests that have shaken Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade rule.

07 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Fears of civil war were raised in Egypt as supporters and opponents of Hosni Mubarak fought in the streets, leaving hundreds of people injured

In the worst violence since protests against the president began, petrol bombs, concrete slabs and rocks were thrown by mobs in the capital Cairo, amid claims that secret police provoked the disturbance. More than 600 people were injured and one security officer was killed, the government said, taking the death toll since the protests began [...]

03 Feb 2011, KotZot