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March 3

07:19pm Egypt's stock exchange, closed since Jan. 27 because of the protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, has once again delayed its reopening, the stock exchange said on Thursday.

A spokesman said the stock exchange will open when the bourse's head meets the new prime minister, Essam Sharaf, a former transport minister.

06:41pm Former President Mubarak appoints a family lawyer to fight against charges of profiteering and facilitating the acquisition of public funds


Egypt's new military rulers told visiting Turkish President Abdullah Gul Thursday they were committed to overseeing a
democratic transition after the overthrow of president Hosni Mubarak.

"The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces reiterated its will to manage a democratic transition," Gul said.

He was speaking after talks with the head of the military council and Egypt's de-facto head of state, Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi.

Gul said it was "not enough to have a strong army, there must also be a strong political system and a healthy economic base."

11:37am Egypt's military rulers have accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and appointed a former transport minister, Essam Sharaf, to form a new government, the army says in a statement. The statement was carried on the military's Facebook page and then confirmed by a military spokesman.

Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin, reporting from Cairo, said the supreme military council had responded to one of the main demands of the protesters by accepting Shafiq's resignation.

February 28

4:18pm While Mubarak's assets are being frozen, the Egyptian Stock Exchange is set to be 'unfrozen' on Tuesday, for its first day of trading in a month. It is widely expected that the market will experience a sharp fall and be forced to shut for the day (under trading rules, the stock market will shut for the day if it falls 10 per cent, and shut for 30 mins if it experiences a five per cent fall).

Between December 31, 2010 and January 27, 2011, the market slumped 21.56 per cent.

Shares belonging to people who are under an assets freeze, meanwhile, will not be bought or sold until the attorney-general decides what is to be done with them.

Other interesting figures:

- $10 billion: the amount international investors own in Egyptian equities, according to Egyptian bank EFG Hermes. 

- $2 billion: the amount of foreign investment that was pulled out of Egypt in the two weeks leading to the bourse's closure.

-  12 per cent: the amount Orascom Constructions Industries, Egypts largest publically traded builder, has fallen in off-hours trading since January 27.

3:39pm Hossan Issa, of the Judicial Committee to Recover Egypt's Wealth, in comments to Al Jazeera has termed the travel a "move in the right direction" and a "critical and important step" towards bringing Mubarak before a court. 

Issa alleged that "a great deal of the assets of Mubarak and his family have been siphoned" to other Arab states in the past few days. 

It is an act of pillage for which he should stand trial."

3:05pm Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports that the message to Egyptians from the imposition of the travel ban is clear: "Nobody from the former regime will be out of reach of the current general prosecutor." He said that a criminal investigation into Mubarak's rule could begin "as early as next week", and that the former president will likely  be sent questions for him, or his lawyers, to answer.  

2:11 pm Essam Al Aryan of the Muslim Brotherhood has hailed the imposition of a travel ban on Mubarak and his family,

It is a good step in the right direction, we need determination and good intention from the army.

"We are now calling to build a new Egypt, a new political scene.

"It is not alright at all that we can have some figures like the former minister of interior, who gave orders to kill people in the street,  and former minister of communications, to give the wrong impression to people. They must be brought to justice."

2:03 pm Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught  says of the prosecutor general's move that, "It means that he is isolated, and that some of the rumours doing the circles in Cairo that the government has merely moved to Sharm-el-Sheikh and that Mubarak was covertly running the country from there, cannot be true.

"Suspicions that the military was protecting him are most definitely not true."

1:57 pm Wael Nawara, secretary-general of Al-Ghad party says that, "It is a signal that nobody is above the law.

"They are trying to regenerate the old theme with new faces, without dissolving the state security apparatus, without bringing to justice those reponsible for the camel back attacks in Tahrir square, they cannot send a strong enough message like this.

"Beneficieries of elections, if held within months, would be those from the old regime and Muslim Brotherhood."

1:54 pm Speaking to Al Jazeera, Ibrahim Sharquieh, deputy director of the Brookings Doha Centre, has highlighted that, "the challenges are enormous, there is a long list that we need to go through before we can say that the transition is complete".

It is not a revolution against the Mubarak regime, but a call to reform the entire political system, which includes the opposition parties.

"Because they too failed to produce the change within the last 30 years to satisfy the ordinary Egyptian citizens.

"It is not fair to think that the military will fix it all within a month or two.

"It is important to understand the situation from a holistic point of view, the travel ban came from the prosecuter, not the army.

"So it shows that thereare other political players alongside the army who will contribute towards making the transition smoother."

1:46 pm Tarek Osman, an Egyptian writer has just spoken to Al Jazeera about the latest developments saying that, "If you look at the major demand of Egypt's middle class, they want to see prosecution of the corrupt leaders".

"However, the demands are much wider than that, including political reforms, a secular government.

"The revolution has not achieved its aims yet because the new political players have not really emerged yet and Mubarak and his family are history now.

"We have not seen any new, structured narratives being put forward, if we have elections in six to twelve months then the same political parties will continue to dominate.

"Egypt has suffered over the last 20 - 30 years a decline in secularism, religious right, be it Muslim or Christian, has been dominant."

"The fact that we have had many financial players associated with Mubarak's regime, still active in the Egyptian society, this is a strong message to them that the era is over."

1:34 pm Al Jazeera's correspondent, Anita McNaught, has reported from Cairo, "Just yesterday we discussed the setting of the date of the prosecution of the former interior minister, the man who was in charge of security in Egypt at the most unpleasant time for the country.

"And now we hear that he will be investigated for the abuse and torture.

"So laying charges of one sort merely opens doors for laying charges of another sort."

1:30 pm Khalid Fahmy of the American University in Cairo told Al Jazeera that the travel ban "is a significant step, we have three centres of power in Egypt now. We have the old regime, the new military rule, and thirdly we have the people on the street".

"It is significant to realise that all the investigations are about financial mismanagement, nothing about torture.

"It is important to remember that police torture and brutality triggered the revolution - torture had been at the
centre of the previous remie's centre of power.

"We have not yet seen any serious charges of tortures levelled against any member of the former regime."

1:15 pm Egypt's public prosecutor has issued a travel ban on Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's ousted president, and his two sons, pending further investigations. He has also ordered their financial assets inside the country frozen.

Mubarak is the most high profile and most senior official of the previous regime who has now had a travel ban imposed on him along with several former ministers, businessmen and ex government officials.

8:00 am 
Officials in Egypt have unveiled the first proposed political reforms since the revolution. While they allow new political parties, restrictions on the participation of the Muslim Brotherhood have not been lifted.

Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports from Cairo:

February 26

1:30 pm The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has apologised for the military's response to the protests overnight and said the situation "wasn't intentional".

In a statement, the council promised such confrontations would not happen again.

6 am Military police place barbed wire on all roads leading to Tahrir after violent clashes in the capital shortly after midnight.

The army fired into the air to disperse protesters in Tahrir and used tasers and batons in front of the parliament building, an Al Jazeera producer in the capital reported. Activists had gathered to demand the removal of Mubarak loyalists from the interim cabinet.

Below is video from Twitter user @AmrKhairi from a high vantage point of protesters fleeing after the army began dispersing activists near the parliament building.

To see more from video, from Twitter user @Gsquare86, of protesters fleeing the scene click here and here.

February 25

7 am Standoff between governor and union workers in US state of Wisconsin evokes sympathy from former protesters in Egypt - in the form of deep-dish pizza. Read John Terret's blog about it:

"It was really cool, I took a call from Cairo in Pennsylvania, put the phone down and immediately took one from Cairo, Egypt!"

February 20

10:14 am An Egyptian Facebook user who identifies himself as Eng Amen, a resident of Suez, has posted a video that purports to show men who officials intentionally released from prison during the chaos of Egypt's uprising. The video has now made its way to YouTube. Here's the video, followed by a transcript provided by Twitter user @Elazul:

Questioner: "You son, you the one rolling around on his right side, who let you escape from prison?"

Man #1: [indecipherable]

Questioner: "What? Raise your voice!"

Voice off camera: "I will confess everything." 

Man #1: "Why don't you talk to Youssef, sir."

Questioner: "What happened?"

Man #2: "What happened is that all the police, the inspectors and the police controlling the prison themselves, they dressed in civilian clothes, I swear, and they got weapons and they destroyed the prison doors and the prison themselves, and they let us out."

Questioner: "Which prison are you from?"

Man #2: "440."

Man #3: "I'm from 430."

Questioner: "Wadi Natroun Prison?"

Man #2: "Yes."

Man #2: "Sir, they hit us with tear gas. They said whoever doesn't leave they will kill i swear. We were dying by the [indecipherable]."

Questioner: "Enough, enough, enough."

Questioner: "So you came from Hadaye El Obba?" 

February 19

11:27 pm In the aftermath of Egypt's revolution, the country has seen a number of social reform intiatives crop up. Eed Wahda, or One Hand in Arabic, is one coalition of online youth groups that's translating ideas into action from ways to preserve their environment to building a memorial in Tahrir Square that would commemorate the victims of the uprising.

10:46 pm Just after Mubarak transferred power to the Egyptian military, LCA Media Productions wandered the streets of Egypt asking people how they wish to see Egypt in the future and released this video a few days ago

8:48 pm With international press focused primarily on Tahrir Square in Cairo and, to a lesser extent, the coastal city of Alexandria, sometimes it's easy to forget that there is another Egypt, one that extends into the desert fringes of the country as well as the troubled Sinai Peninsula, where Bedouin tribes have long complained of mistreatment at the hands of the government.

The tribes were far from ignorant of the revolt springing up around them, and they have issued a statement expressing full support for the revolution. They demand an end to Egypt's emergency law, the prosecution of security forces responsible for killing hundreds of protesters, and officially acknowledging the tribes' ownership of their ancestral lands. Video courtesy of Rowan el-Shimi, communications officer for Characters Egypt, an advocacy organisation that promotes the cultures and traditions of Egypt's tribes (English translation here).

February 18

11:00 pm Information is power, but 21st century technology has unleashed an information revolution as seen in Egypt and Tunisia. Are social networks triggering social revolution? Al Jazeera's Empire finds out:

7:00 pm More news from Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin: Egypt will open the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip, but only in one direction: to allow Palestinians who have been stranded since the uprising to return to home. It will be open for "a few hours" tonight and for around eight hours on Saturday.

6:53 pm Would this have happened with an Egypt still ruled by Mubarak? Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Cairo that the foreign ministry will allow two "Iranian warships" to pass through the Suez Canal, though they apparently will not be carrying "any weapons, chemical or nuclear materials".

6:50 pm Our latest report from a raucous Tahrir Square, with fireworks exploding in the background. Despite the celebration, protesters still have demands: Many members of the old regime remain, and many prisoners haven't been released:

6:11 pm Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid, still reporting live from Tahrir Square amid a huge, boisterous crowd, with fireworks exploding in the air, describes a festive atmosphere - a stark contrast with the violence we've seen today in Libya and Bahrain.

4:00 pm Tens of thousands of people continue to crowd into Tahrir Square, where the crowds are so loud they threaten to drown out Al Jazeera correspondent Hoda Abdel Hamid. With a giant Egyptian flag snaking through the crowd behind her, Hamid reports that Egyptians remain wary about the role of the military council that currently runs their country, even though the army has played a "friendly" role on the ground today, sending in a band to play patriotic songs.

In Alexandria, Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports a crowd of tens of thousands that swelled after midday prayers let out. The march is heading toward the Sidi Gaber train station, and protesters are holding up pictures of the "martyrs" who died during the 18-day revolt. 

"I've never seen the military so popular," Elshayyal said. "Speaking to the elder generation, they talk to me about the glory days of the military during the 19873 war well it seems to me the military of these days has that popularity if not more."

1:24 pm Thomas Gorguissian, an Egyptian journalist and writer, currently working for the Egyptian online daily Dustour, speaks to Al Jazeera about today's planned 'victory march' through Tahrir Square, marking the fall of Hosni Mubarak last week.

1:03 pm Pictures on Twitter from Friday prayers in Tahrir Square.

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12:50 pm Al Jazeera's latest report from Egypt:

12:49pm Qardawi: "One final word to Arab leaders, don't fight history, you can't delay the day when it starts. The Arab world has changed."

12:34 pm Sheikh Qardawi's currently speaking in Tahrir Square. To follow his lecture on Twitter, click here.


My sons and daughters, children of Egypt. Usually I say "My fellow Muslims", today I say my fellow Copts and Muslims. It's a day for all

10:29 am Qatar-based Egyptian scholar, Yusuf Qaradawi, will deliver the sermon at Friday prayers in Tahrir Square.

Qardawi, a popular scholar and president of the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS), was reportedly invited by the "coalition representing the youth of the Egyptian revolution".

10:23 am Egyptian pro-democracy leaders plan a nationwide "Victory March" today to celebrate the overthrow of Mubarak's 30-year rule one week ago and to remind the military of the power of the street.

The scale of the march, which will also act as a memorial to the 365 people who died in the 18-day uprising that shook the Middle East, will be a gauge of Egyptian people power as well as of the nation's feeling about the transition to civilian rule.

Already, several thousand flag-waving citizens and sightseers gathered at Cairo's Tahrir Square. The mood in the square was celebratory, with everyone all smiles.

February 17

2:21 pm A Brigadier with Cairo's police exclusively tells Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons that many lives could have been saved if police personnel would have undergone correct training for riot control.

February 16

11:01 pm  Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass said today that two of the eight missing artefacts which went missing when looters broke into the Egyptian Museum have been found. Soldiers are still guarding the museum.

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Army special forces personnel stand guard beside a golden funerary mask of King Tutankhamun [Reuters]

10:41 pm Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says that while he hope Egypt's efforts to achieve democracy succeeds, he has to "prepare for the worst" as well.

Netanyahu reiterated hopes that that Egypt will stick by a 1979 peace treaty with Israel, as the new military rulers in
Cairo said they would in a statement issued on Saturday.

"No one knows what the future in Egypt will bring," he told American Jewish leaders in speech in Jerusalem, adding "I cannot simply hope for the best, I must also prepare for the worst."

9:50 pm Safwan Nasser El Din has posted this video on YouTube, showing the efforts made by volunteers during and after the uprising.

7:40 pm Around 365 people were killed and about 5,500 wounded in the 18-day uprising, the health ministry says.

6:30 pm In the latest episode of Empire, Al Jazeera looks at how YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have become the new "weapons of mass mobilisation". Watch it TOMORROW Feb.17 at 20:30 GMT. If you don't have access to our channel, remember that you can always follow the live stream on our website.

5:50 pm Egypt has asked Switzerland for assistance in recovering assets belonging to officials from the ousted government, the Swiss government says.Switzerland ordered a freeze of assets that may belong to Hosni Mubarak shortly after he stepped down as president. The asset freeze covers Mubarak, his wife and her brother, his two sons and their wives as well as four former ministers.

12:48 am Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher expresses his condolences for Lara Logan from CBS News in the US. She was beaten and sexually assaulted while covering the protests in Egypt. 

Thoughts with my friend and former colleague @CBSNews Lara Logan who suffered brutal attack in #Egypt - hope she gets well and recovers soon.

12:27 pm WikiLeaks: Egypt's new man at the top 'was against reform'- the military leader charged with transforming Egypt opposed political reform because he believed that it "eroded central government power", reports The Telegraph.

3:30 am The mobilising capabilities of the internet were key in helping Egypt's pro-democracy camp send out their messages and rally protests across the country. Then president Hosni Mubarak's government switched off the internet, in a move that shocked many.

The internet block only lasted five days, but as The New York Times reports, even telecommunications engineers were perplexed as to how the cut-off was able to occur, saying that the move:

has mesmerized the worldwide technical community and raised concerns that with unrest coursing through the Middle East, other autocratic governments ... may also possess what is essentially a kill switch for the Internet.

1:30am Social networks were a-buzz and people were angered by reports that a female news correspondent for the American broadcaster CBS was sexually assaulted and beaten while reporting in Cairo at the time of Mubarak's fall.

Lara Logan was reporting from Tahrir Square when she, her team and their security "were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration,'' CBS said in a statement. Logan was recovering in a US hospital, the statement said.

The Associated Press had this report on YouTube:

Below are some reactions to Logan's assault, recorded from the micro-blogging site Twitter


#Mubarak resignation was huge moment for all in Cairo. It sickens me anyone wld use that time to sexually assault a woman, reporter or not


 I am so angry when I read the news :(


I'm sure egypt is like any other country and has it's bad elements..maybe the attack had no govrmt motives, just criminals

1:10 am Al Jazeera's correspondent in Cairo, Ayman Moyheldin, reports that an eight-member panel has been given 10 days to revise Egypt's constitution.

The constitution has been the focus of much recent debate, especially parts that deal with issues of the presidency, and how long an incumbent should be allowed to remain in office.

1:00 am Reuters news agency reports that Egypt's military has outlined a timetable to hand power to an elected government, insisting it does not want political power in a country where it propped up an authoritarian state for six decades.

12:00 am We continue our live blog of February 15 here.