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More cases of self immolation in Egypt

Three more Egyptians set themselves alight on Friday, apparently inspired by an act of self-immolation in Tunisia that prompted protests that led to the ousting of the president. An unemployed 35-year-old Egyptian set himself alight and was seriously wounded, security … read more

Egyptian oil worker kidnapped off Nigeria

Kidnappers abducted an Egyptian oil worker early Friday from a ship off Nigeria’s coast after seizing control of the vessel for several hours before leaving, the military said. The whereabouts of the victim were unclear after the incident aboard a … read more

Activists call for day of protest

In response to Egyptian activists calls for declaring January 25 a day of protest and civil disobedience, a pro-government group is calling on people to label the day the “day of loyalty to president Mubarak.” The group plans to go … read more