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  • Egypt Approves Raise for Government Workers as Protests Continue VOA 07 Feb 2011 -- Egypt's newly appointed Cabinet has decided to raise the salaries of government employees by 15 percent, the latest government action in attempts to quell anger from protesters calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
  • Muslim Brotherhood Member Denies Group Supports Terrorism VOA 07 Feb 2011 -- A prominent member of Egypt’s officially-banned Muslim Brotherhood has denied speculation the growing influence of his group, due to the ongoing crisis, will create a future haven for terrorists who could launch attacks on Israel and some Western countries.
  • EGYPT: Vigilantes fill security vacuum IRIN 07 Feb 2011 -- “The situation is becoming so dangerous these days… Thieves are everywhere and if we don’t stay up all night, we could wake up in the morning to find our properties looted,” Farouk, a civil engineer in his late thirties and one of the watchmen manning a checkpoint in the well-heeled residential area of Nasr City in northern Cairo, told IRIN.
  • Egypt Protests Continue, Despite Government Concessions RFE/RL 07 Feb 2011 -- Protests continued in the Egyptian capital today after thousands of demonstrators camped overnight at the city's central Tahrir Square.
  • Egypt accuses foreign embassies of smuggling in arms RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2011 -- The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has accused a number of diplomatic missions of attempting to smuggle weapons and special communication equipment into the country, the Youm7 web portal reported on Monday.
  • Despite Talks in Egypt, Protests Continue VOA 07 Feb 2011 -- Talks between Egypt's opposition and the government of President Hosni Mubarak have failed to stop thousands from demonstrating and calling for his immediate removal.
  • Anti-Mubarak Activists Occupy Cairo Square for 14th Day VOA 07 Feb 2011 -- Thousands of Egyptian opposition activists are occupying Cairo's Tahrir Square for a 14th day to press for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak despite new offers of political concessions from his government.
  • Egypt Opposition Doubts Talks Will Resolve Crisis VOA 07 Feb 2011 -- After 14 days of massive protests against him, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak remains in power and opposition groups doubt that talks with his government will resolve the country's crisis.
  • Indonesian Government Condemns Attack on Ahmadiyah Group VOA 07 Feb 2011 -- The Indonesian government has condemned an attack against members of the Ahmadiyah sect that left three people dead. The minority Muslim sect was banned by the Indonesian government from propagating its beliefs.
  • Ex-Pakistani president accused of Bhutto's murder RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2011 -- Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency has included ex-President Pervez Musharraf in the list of suspects in the 2007 murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
  • Report: Former British Government Helped Libya Prepare Appeal VOA 07 Feb 2011 -- Prime Minister David Cameron says the former British government did not disclose the full facts surrounding the release of the only man convicted in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am plane over Scotland.
  • Americans Deny Spying Charges in Iranian Court RFE/RL 07 Feb 2011 -- Three young Americans - two in person and one in absentia - pleaded not guilty to spying charges as their trial began behind closed doors in a Tehran court on February 6.
  • Assange starts legal battle against extradition from UK IRNA 07 Feb 2011 -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Monday started what is expected to be a long legal battle to prevent being extradited from the UK with his lawyer warning of a 'flagrant denial of justice' if he is sent to Sweden.
  • Bush risks prosecution around world, says Amnesty IRNA 07 Feb 2011 -- Amnesty International has repeated its call on US authorities to investigate the responsibility of the highest US officials for torture following former president George W Bush cancelling a visit to Switzerland.
  • Medvedev signs police reform bill into law RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2011 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed into law a bill significantly cutting the number of police officers in Russia and introducing reforms intended to improve the image of the country's law enforcement system.
  • Russian cosmonauts to conduct spacewalk Feb. 16 RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2011 -- Two Russian cosmonauts on board the International Space Station are preparing to conduct a spacewalk on February 16, mission control said on Monday.
  • NASA twin probe fetches first 3-dimensional image of Sun RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2011 -- Twin spacecraft STEREO A ("Ahead") and B ("Behind") reached their final locations on opposite sides of the Sun and transmitted the first ever three-dimensional image of the sun, NASA said.
  • ATV 2 "Johannes Kepler" is ready for launch EADS 07 Feb 2011 -- 'Johannes Kepler' built by Astrium, is the second unmanned European transport spacecraft for the International Space Station (ISS). It is currently in the final pre-launch phase at the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, from where it is scheduled for launch on board an Ariane 5 rocket on 15 February 2011.



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