Sunday, January 30, 2011

LIVE. Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Mubarak reject appointments

The Egyptians appear this Sunday for the 6th consecutive day against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. They are thousands to march through streets abandoned by police, and plagued with looting. The army and militia organized spontaneously by the people are the only ones able to maintain order, while thousands of convicts would have escaped from several institutions across the country. Yesterday, tens of thousands of Egyptians defied the curfew to call the fall of Mubarak, who in turn appointed a vice-president for the first time in 29 years of reign, and replace the prime minister. The dispute, which has claimed more than a hundred dead and thousands injured, has prompted many reactions of foreign diplomats on Sunday. The channel Al-Jazeera, covering the events closely, it has been banned by the government in power. 
14:50. The Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition groups have charged the Egyptian opponent Mohamed el-Baradei to "negotiate" with the regime of President Hosni Mubarak, said an officer of the brotherhood.
14:45. Iraq announced Sunday that he would organize special flights for Egypt to evacuate its nationals who want it.
14h40. The army has closed several public places and tourist districts capitale.Des rounds are organized in Cairo by the inhabitants to protect themselves from looters.
14.30. Thousands of Egyptian journalists have signed a petition demanding the departure of Hosni Mubarak.
2:25 p.m.. Hundreds of judges joined the demonstrators in downtown Cairo, Al-Jazeera
14h20. The U.S. government advises its nationals to avoid travel to Egypt due to unrest in that country, said Sunday the Department of State.
14.10. Secretary of State Bougrab Jeannette, presumably cropped by François Fillon, has made his mea culpa on Sunday on his appeal to the departure of President Hosni Mubarak. Convened in the morning at Matignon, Jeannette Bougrab issued a statement recalling that "the position of France and its government has been expressed by President Chirac and Prime Minister."
14 hours. The bodies of 14 people were taken to a mosque near a prison in eastern Cairo after a riot last night, was found Sunday a journalist from AFP. "All detainees at the prison of Abu Zaabel escaped after the riot, residents said the neighborhood where gunfire was still heard in the early afternoon.
13.30. The Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition force in Egypt, rejected Sunday in a news release political appointees decided the day before by President Hosni Mubarak. They also called on opponents to unite and have called for the dissolution of Parliament.
13:20. Greece announced Sunday it would send military planes to Egypt to Greece to repatriate its nationals, said the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
13.15. Scholarships of most Arab Gulf countries, many firms have interests in Egypt, plunged Sunday in the wake of tensions in Egypt. At the Dubai Financial Market, DFM index closed down 4.32% after opening down more than 6%. The real estate giant, Emaar Properties, flagship title of the Dubai bourse, lost in the opening 10%, the maximum level permitted by the regulations of the market. It closed down 8.26%.
1:10 p.m.. Between 3000 and 5000 people demonstrated in the mid-day in Cairo, according to Al-Jazeera.
13 hours. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, whose thousands of demonstrators demand the departure currently in Cairo, on Sunday visited a center for Army operations, said on national television.
12:50. Belgian tour operator Jetair decided to evacuate all guests present in Egypt, according to a notice published on its website Sunday. British tour operators do not provide, for now, to evacuate their clients currently on holiday in Egypt or suspend departures to countries in crisis, unlike tour operators Belgian or French.

12:30. The Al-Jazeera broadcast was interrupted by the Egypt-based satellite Nilesat.
12.20. Hamas, in power in Gaza, said Sunday the closure of the Rafah terminal on the border with Egypt on the grounds that Egyptian officials have left their positions in the wake of violence in Egypt.
12:15. Shots are to be heard Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo.
12 hours. The army has control of the Interior Ministry, according to Al-Jazeera.
11.55. An employee of the embassy of Azerbaijan was shot dead Saturday night in Cairo.
11.50. Nicolas Sarkozy said Sunday in Addis Ababa, before the African Union summit that France stood "with friendship and respect along with the Tunisians and Egyptians" and said she preferred the "peaceful change" of regime.
11:40. 34 Muslim Brotherhood detained have left their prison abandoned by his guards, was told the judicial source told AFP. In addition, dozens of bodies were found lying on the floor near a prison in Cairo, according to a source close to security services.
11:30. The balance of rioting in Egypt is now 150 dead, Al-Jazeera. Many demonstrators converged this morning towards Tahrir Square in Cairo for what promises to be another tense day.
11.15. The United States is preparing to evacuate their nationals from Monday to Egypt because of the violent anti-government demonstrations said in a statement Sunday the United States Embassy in Cairo.
11:05. Al-Jazeera said Sunday that the Egyptian authorities' decision to ban the satellite channel in Qatar for its coverage of events aimed at "silencing Egyptian people."
11 hours. Martine Aubry, the Socialist Party first secretary, said Sunday in Paris about the events in Egypt that France was "silent too long" and "the need to condemn this repression."
10:50. The departures of French holidaymakers to Egypt on Sunday and were still suspended until further notice, told AFP Georges Colson, chairman of the National Union of Travel Agencies (SNAV), indicating that the returns were going "without incident ".
10.40. The Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, called Sunday Hosni Mubarak "to avoid the use of force against unarmed protesters" and allow freedom of expression, Italian media reported.
10:25. The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon "appealed for restraint, non violence and respect for fundamental rights", Sunday in Addis Ababa.
10:15. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel wanted to keep the peace with Egypt and regional stability in response to the wave of protests threatening the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.
9:50. Egyptian Minister of Information Anas outgoing el Fekkai ordered the ban on satellite channel Al-Jazeera, which has extensively covered the anti-government protests
9:45. Turkey announced it would send two planes to Egypt to ensure the repatriation of its nationals, reported the Anatolia news agency.
9:15. Movements of the army were found in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
9.00. Without the police, the people organized as it can to protect themselves from robbers: the militias are increasing, and the Army encourages youth to defend their property and their honor, according to Al-Jazeera.
8:50 am. According to a witness quoted by Al-Jazeera, shots were exchanged this morning before the Interior Ministry.
8:40. 500 Japanese tourists are stranded at Cairo airport due to events in the country and the cancellation of flights of EgyptAir. Tokyo has asked Egypt to help the fetching.
8:30. Several thousand prisoners escaped from the prison of Wadi Natron, north of Cairo, after a riot during which they seized weapons from their guards, said a source within the security services.

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