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Tahrir: Shock and awe Mubarak style - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Tahrir: Shock and awe Mubarak style - Opinion - Al Jazeera English: "As befits the label given to the uprising - thaurat al-shabab (revolt of the youth) - there were plenty of mid-teens to early 30s men and women in the pro-democracy camp. But with them were children, the elderly, the ultra-pious and the slickest cosmopolitans, workers, farmers, professionals, intellectuals, artists, long-time activists, complete neophytes to political protest, and representatives of all political persuasions outside the National Democratic Party, whose headquarters were sacked and burned last Friday, and still emitting a faint ashy smell by Monday.

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Wikileaks: 3 previously unknown 9/11 plotters revealed

Wikileaks: 3 previously unknown 9/11 plotters revealed: "A newly released US diplomatic cable discloses the existence of previously undisclosed participants in the Sept. 11, 2001, plot: a group of Qatari men who conducted surveillance of targets in New York and the Washington area before leaving the United States on the eve of the attacks.

The three men flew into the United States on Aug. 15, 2001, and 'visited the World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, the White House, and various areas in Virginia' before flying on to Los Angeles, according to the cable, part of the cache of documents obtained by the antisecrecy group WikiLeaks.

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Egypt Rejects Call for Immediate Transition to Democracy -- News from Antiwar.com

Egypt Rejects Call for Immediate Transition to Democracy -- News from Antiwar.com: "Egyptian government spokesmen condemned growing western calls for the Mubarak regime to hasten the handover of power, with Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossam Zaki claiming they “sought to inflame the internal situation” with the calls.

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