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Mubarak backers open fire at protesters


An Egyptian army soldier tries to contain thousands of pro-government supporters of President Hosni Mubarak pushing their way towards Tahrir square past a military check point in central Cairo February 2.

Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak opened fire on Thursday on protesters camped out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, wounding at least seven, witnesses said.

 Al Arabiya television quoted a doctor at the scene as saying one protester was killed when a barrage of gunfire rang out across the square at around 0400 am (9 p.m. EST Wednesday). Another witness said as many as 15 people had been wounded. Continue reading

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WikiLeaks sheds light on Bangladesh


KEY ISSUES
* Return of Hasina Khaleda to politics during CG rule
* Assessment of Fakhruddin’s power as cheif adviser
* DGFI’s role in promoting HUJI thru forming new party IDP
* Credible elections, keeping army out of politics

The first batch of US embassy cables related to Bangladesh released on WikiLeaks reveals the role of Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) in an effort to absorb the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) into mainstream politics through forming the Islamic Democratic Party (IDP), just before the 2008 general elections.

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