Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

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Jan. 1: President Husni Mubarak announced that his son, Gamal, will not succeed him as president. [MEO, 1/22]

Jan. 20: President Mubarak outlined his reform program at a meeting with intellectuals at the Cairo International Book Fair. Mubarak promised to take 'small steps' to preserve security. [MEO, 1/22]

Mar. 1: Police raided the southern town of Nakhilah, freeing 160 hostages after a stand-off with drug and weapons dealers. [WP, 3/2]

Mar. 8: Thousands of Islamist teachers have been removed from teaching positions in Egypt under Education Minister Husayn Kamil Baha' al-Din. [MEO, 3/9]

Mar. 11: Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Mahir pledged to Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom that Egypt would patrol and protect the Gaza-Egypt border if Israel were to pull its troops out of the Gaza Strip. Nevetheless, Mahir maintained Egypt's opposition to sending its own soldiers into Gaza. [BBC, 3/11]

An Egyptian court acquitted five men charged with trying to overthrow President Husni Mubarak and implement a communist regime as well as harming Egypt through a defamation campaign. …

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