Last updated Thursday 3rd February 2011

The home-made "helmets" worn in the Middle East street war
Daily Mail, Thursday 3rd February 2011
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Desperate times call for desperate measures. The anti-Mubarak protesters in Tahrir Square have resorted to a variety of headgear - at times comical - to protect themselves in the pitched battle against President Mubarak's thugs.

Stones are the preferred weapon in this Old Testament-style fight within the Egyptian capital and the protesters have made use of whatever lies closest to hand.

There's the man with a saucepan on his head, another with what looks like a latticed litter basket - so he can still see where the rocks are coming from - and another with a piece of styrofoam tied with a scarf to the top of his head.
In Yemen, one protester was even more inventive - he created a makeshift helmet with two baguettes, a chapatti and clingfilm. Read More>>

Egyptian President Mubarak will stand down
Tuesday 1st February, 2011
President Mubarak, the authoritarian leader of Egypt, has announced in a national address that he will not run in upcoming elections.

Mubarak told his country that "as your president" he must uphold peace and stability first and foremost, and therefore could not stand down immediately. Read More>>

One dead, 50 hurt in protest against the proposed Bangabandhu Airport plan
The West Australian
Monday 31st January, 2011
DHAKA (Reuters) - Angry protesters in Bangladesh clashed with police on Monday over a government plan to acquire their land for a new airport, killing one policeman and injuring dozens.

Bangladesh has three international airports: in Dhaka, the southeastern city of Chittagong and Sylhet in the northeast.

Critics say those airports are not operating at capacity and there is no need for another one. Read More>>

'Mega protest' planned in Egypt
Monday 31 Jan 2011 11:21 GMT
Opposition movement calls for one "million people demonstration" on Tuesday in a bid to topple president Hosni Mubarak.
Egyptian protesters have called for a massive demonstration on Tuesday in a bid to force out president Hosni Mubarak from power.

The so-called April 6 Movement said it plans to have more than a million people on the streets of the capital Cairo, as anti-government sentiment reaches a fever pitch.

Several hundred demonstrators remained camped out in Tahrir Square in central Cairo overnight, defying a curfew that has been extended by the army. Aljazeera>>

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Death toll from Egypt unrest hits 95
Saturday Jan 29, 201112:33 PM GMT
At least 95 Egyptian protesters have been killed during clashes with police as the explosion of anger at President Hosni Mubarak continues to rock the North African country.
Medical sources stated on Saturday that at least 95 people, including 23 protesters in the port city of Alexandria have lost their lives in streets fighting with police forces across Egypt since the outbreak of anti-government protests, while 13 people were killed and 75 others injured in the flash point city of Suez, along the strategic Suez Canal.
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