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From our headquarters in Doha, we keep you updated on the developments in Egypt following the ouster of longtime president Hosni Mubarak.

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March 5

8:01pm Egyptian protesters manage to break into the state security building in Nasr Ctiy, discovering files kept on the population by the powerful regime apparatus long accused of rights abuses.

5:42pm Hundreds of protesters have surrounded the state security building in Nasr City, east of Cairo. Click here to watch live footage taken by Egyptian blogger Hossam Hamalawy (@3arabawy)


State security officers are burning documents inside state security buildings in the governorates of Sharqaya and Fayoum. Hundreds of protesters have the buildings surrounded at both sites while the army is trying to bring calm and preventing protesters from entering.

Protesters are also surrounding state security headquarters in Nasr city, east of Cairo, but no reports of documents being burned.

11:55am The trial of Habib al-Adly, the former interior minister, has been adjourned after he pleaded not guilty to corruption charges. Our correspondet Sherine Tadros, reporting from Cairo's criminal court, said dozens of protesters had gathered outside.

"They want Habib al-Adly to face more serious charges than just money laundering and profiteering which carries a maximum sentence of about seven years.

"They want him to face charges on man slaughter for ordering his forces fire on protesters during the revolution. They're calling for his execution."

March 4

10:02pm Hours after Sharaf's appearance in Cairo's Tahrir Square, several hundred protesters marched on to the state security headquarters in the coastal city of Alexandria.

Protestors had surrounded the building calling on the Egyptian government to dismantle and abolish the state security service apparatus. Eyewitnesses reported the state security forces had opened fire at one point to push the crowds away but soon after, the army took control of the building.

08:20pm Watch our latest report from Egypt by Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh on the welcoming of the country's new prime minister Essam Sharaf, was a guest of honour amongst thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Sharaf urged the demonstrators to co-operate, and to do their part to "rebuild" the country.

7:15pm Egypt will hold a referendum on reforms to its constitution on March 19, the government says on its Facebook page, quoting the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. 

"The referendum on the proposed amendments to the constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt will take place on March 19, 2011," the statement said.

Polling stations would be open to the public from 6:00 GMT to 17GMT, it said.

6:21pm Layla Souif, a professor at Cairo University, tells Al Jazeera: "Everyone is glad that Essam Sharaf has been appointed as Egypt's new prime minister, but it still remains to see what kind of cabinet he assembles.

"The most urgent demand now is to lift emergency law and dismantle Egypt's state security apparatus. But also, the appointment that protesters will be closely watching is who Sharaf will appoint as Egypt's minister of interior"

1:37pm Shadi Hamid of the Doha Brookings Institution desribes the appearance of the prime minister designate next to a member of the Muslim Brotherhood as a "reversal of fortune" for the banned opposition group, which has faced mass arrests and opression in the past. He says it shows a new Egypt where groups are coming together but that it also might spark fears that the Brotherhood is gaining influence.

1:30pm  "I pray to God to help me to serve this position. Raise your head up, you're Egyptian," Sharaf tells cheering crowds in Tahrir.

1:24pm Essam Sharaf, the prime minister, is addressing the crowds in Tahrir Square, standing just next to a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

12:49pm Thousands of pro-democracy campaigners have gathered in Tahrir Square and the new prime minister  Essam Sharaf is expected to address the crowds later.

11:15am Zahi Hawass, the antiquities minister, is being quoted in Cairo's newspapers as saying he will not participate in the new government to be led by Essam Sharaf.


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

06:27pm 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.