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ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Both candidates for governor of the cartel-plagued state of Guerrero declared themselves winners Sunday evening as polls closed in an election shadowed by corruption scandals, political violence and the drug war. The vote in Guerrero, home to the resort city of Acapulco and a battleground for feuding drug cartels, is the first ...

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber killed the deputy governor of strategic Kandahar province Saturday, raising fears that insurgents were reigniting an assassination campaign against public servants that terrorized the south's main urban hub for much of last year. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed Abdul Latif Ashna and injured three of ...

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Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Cairo — Egypt's military moved more aggressively Sunday to take control over parts of the capital, but the sixth day of unrest ended with increasing questions about how much longer President Hosni Mubarak could withstand calls for his resignation, including an electrifying demand from opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei that he step ...

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Haaretz: The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group,is in talks with other anti-government figures to form a national unity government without President Hosni Mubarak, a group official told DPA on Sunday. Although the Muslim Brotherhood is officially banned from running for elections for parliament, some movement members have presented candidacy for parliament as independents. Gamal Nasser, a ...

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Washington Post: CAIRO - The Egyptian military moved on multiple fronts Sunday to display its strength and consolidate support as factions within the government and on the street vied for control of this strategically vital nation at the heart of the Arab world. With pro-democracy demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak for a sixth ...

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CAIRO (AP) -- Cairo residents boarded up homes and set up neighborhood watches of citizens armed with guns, clubs and knives as looting and violence engulfed the capital. With the police having disappeared from the streets, the army expanded its presence of tanks and armored personnel carriers but mainly around government buildings. As night fell Saturday ...

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New York Times: TEHRAN — Hopeful that the protests sweeping Arab lands may create an opening for hard-line Islamic forces, conservatives in Iran are taking deep satisfaction in the events in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, where secular leaders have faced large-scale uprisings. While the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confronted its own popular uprising two years ago ...

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The Hill: The administration tried to strike a cautious balance Friday between backing a longtime U.S. ally and supporting pro-democracy demonstrators as violent protests against the regime in Egypt spiraled out of control. After a day of wondering whether President Obama would speak on the crisis, the commander in chief spoke to reporters in the state dining ...

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The Telegraph: The American Embassy in Cairo helped a young dissident attend a US-sponsored summit for activists in New York, while working to keep his identity secret from Egyptian state police. On his return to Cairo in December 2008, the activist told US diplomats that an alliance of opposition groups had drawn up a plan to overthrow ...

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Fox News: In his first public appearance since mass anti-government protests, embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said in a televised address that he would dissolve his government, but stay in power. Mubarak called for calm and said that he was aware of the suffering of his people and the desire for his government to combat unemployment, poverty ...

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CAIRO (AP) – Egypt's military deployed on the streets of Cairo to enforce a nighttime curfew as the sun set Friday on a day of rioting and chaos that was a major escalation in the challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. Thousands defied the night curfew in the capital Cairo and were trying to ...

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CAIRO (AP) —Egyptian state TV says President Hosni Mubarak has ordered a night curfew from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. in Cairo, the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria and the flashpoint city of Suez east of the capital. It said the military will work in tandem with the police to enforce the ban. It was the ...

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt rounded up members of the Muslim Brotherhood including at least eight senior leaders of the group ahead of planned countrywide protests on Friday, a lawyer representing the detained men said. Lawyer Abdel-Moniem Abdel-Maksoud said at least eight senior figures had been held in raids in the early hours of Friday, including spokesmen ...

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Washington Post: The world's Muslim population will grow at double the rate of non-Muslims over the next 20 years, according to a broad new demographic analysis that is likely to spark controversy in Europe and the United States. If current trends continue, the study found, the number of Muslims in the United States will more than double, ...

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