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Syria, Egypt and Middle East unrest – live updates | guardian.co.uk

Four days of protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square have brought traffic in the heart of the capital to a standstill.

Separate protests by hundreds of people were also under way in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the city of Suez. Many Egyptians say remnants of the ex-president Hosni Mubarak’s regime in the police and judiciary are trying to delay trials of those accused of crimes before the Jan. 25 uprising.

Syrians shout slogans during a demonstration in front of the French Embassy in Damascus. Photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

Syrians shout slogans during a demonstration in front of the French Embassy in Damascus. Photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

Mr. Sharaf said he had decided to “conduct a cabinet reshuffle within a week to achieve the objectives of the revolution.” Some cabinet members, mainly technocrats, were appointed in the last days of Mr. Mubarak’s rule.

Read more here: Egypt protesters reject prime minister’s offer of cabinet reshuffle.

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Follow live updates as France and the US react with fury to raids on their embassies in Damascus by Assad loyalties and protesters in Egypt reject a cabinet reshuffle.

Egypt’s ruling military junta has made a defiant response to the wave of recent protests, writes a busy Jack Shenker in Cairo.

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“President Assad is not indispensable and we have absolutely nothing invested in him remaining in power…from our perspective, he has lost legitimacy,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday – suggesting for the first time that Washington may support toppling the Syrian regime.

Although Clinton was responding to attacks on the U.S. and French embassies in Damascus by pro-Assad protesters, her words indicate a sharp deterioration in the relations between the two countries.

Read more here: U.S. must soon decide whose side is it on in Syria – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

 

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