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2005-12-07 15:45:29

By Amil Khan DAMIETTA, Egypt (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in election clashes that killed at least four people in Egypt on Wednesday, and witnesses said security forces blocked voters in many Islamist strongholds. President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party has maintained its majority in a month of voting but the Muslim Brotherhood has surprised the country by winning five times the number of seats it had in the last parliament. At least seven people have been...

2005-12-07 13:22:03

By Amil Khan DAMIETTA, Egypt (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and two men were killed in the last stage of Egypt's parliamentary elections on Wednesday in which Islamists said security forces blocked voters to limit their gains. Five people have been killed since the staggered parliamentary election started on November 9 and which ended on Wednesday in violence that has marred the whole process. President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party has maintained a majority but...

2005-12-07 11:01:28

By Amil Khan DAMIETTA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police firing rubber bullets killed two men in election clashes on Wednesday, an official source said, and opposition Islamists said security forces were barring voters from the polls to limit their gains. Five people have been killed since the staggered parliamentary election started on November 9. President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party has maintained a big lead but the Muslim Brotherhood has surprised the country by winning 76 of...

2005-12-07 09:20:12

CAIRO (Reuters) - Police firing rubber bullets killed two men in north Egypt on Wednesday during the last stage of parliamentary elections in which voters have clashed with police in several areas, a security source in north Egypt said. The source from the Damietta area where the deaths occurred named the men as Saeed Rizk from the village of al-Khiyata and Shabaan Abdu Arbaa from the village of al-Sananiya. Both villages are near the Mediterranean coastal town of Damietta. Rights...

2005-12-07 09:16:01

CAIRO (Reuters) - Police firing rubber bullets killed two men in north Egypt on Wednesday during the last stage of parliamentary elections in which voters have clashed with police in several areas, a security source in north Egypt said. The source from the Damietta area where the deaths occurred named the men as Saeed Rizk from the village of al-Khiyata and Shabaan Abdu Arbaa from the village of al-Sananiya. Both villages are near the Mediterranean coastal town of Damietta. Rights...

2005-11-30 06:23:22

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police rounded up hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood organisers in the two days before the last stage of parliamentary elections, bringing the total in two weeks to over 1,600, the Brotherhood said on Wednesday. Spokesman Mohamed Osama said the total included 576 arrests in the last two days, mostly in the provinces which will vote on Thursday. He earlier said that 1,610 Brotherhood members had been arrested in the last two days alone. The authorities had given...