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2005-12-01 20:52:37

By Mohammed Abbas KAFR EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Voters fought with riot police restricting access to the polls in the last stage of Egyptian elections on Thursday and the Muslim Brotherhood said the government was trying to limit Islamist gains in parliament. One man was shot to death outside a polling station where police were holding voters back, the third death in the elections. Rights activists said police shot the man, but the authorities denied it. The Muslim Brotherhood...

2005-12-01 12:30:12

By Mohammed Abbas KAFR EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Voters fought with riot police restricting access to the polls in the last stage of Egyptian elections on Thursday and the Muslim Brotherhood said the government was trying to limit Islamist gains in parliament. One man was shot dead outside a polling station where police were holding voters back, the third death in the elections. Rights activists said police had shot the man, but the authorities denied it. The Muslim Brotherhood...

2005-11-26 14:08:53

By Amil Khan and Tom Perry ALEXANDRIA/TANTA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police restricted voting in areas contested by the opposition Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday and detained more than 800 Islamists trying to build on early success in parliamentary elections. Thousands of riot police deployed in constituencies where the Muslim Brotherhood has a candidate, in many cases sealing off polling stations or severely limiting the number of people who could go in and vote, witnesses said....

2005-11-26 11:42:31

By Amil Khan and Tom Perry ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police restricted voting in areas contested by the opposition Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday and detained hundreds of Islamists trying to build on early success in parliamentary elections. Thousands of riot police deployed in constituencies where the Muslim Brotherhood had candidates, in many cases sealing off polling stations or severely limiting the number of people who could go in and vote, witnesses said. A...

2005-11-26 05:47:26

By Amil Khan and Tom Perry ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police detained over 270 Muslim Brotherhood supporters and restricted voting on Saturday, day four of elections in which Islamists have made a strong showing, the Brotherhood and witnesses said. In the Nile Delta village of Hayatim, men with machetes and clubs attacked Brotherhood organizers outside polling stations, helping to frighten off people who wanted to vote in the parliamentary elections, witnesses and...

2005-11-26 04:53:31

By Amil Khan and Tom Perry ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police detained over 140 Muslim Brotherhood supporters and restricted voting on Saturday, day four of elections in which Islamists have made a strong showing, the Brotherhood and witnesses said. In the Nile Delta village of Hayatim, men armed with machetes and clubs attacked Muslim Brotherhood organizers outside polling stations, helping to frighten off people who wanted to vote in the parliamentary elections,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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