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  • ** FILE ** Egyptian Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Defense, Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison, File)

    Egypt's ruler partially lifts emergency laws

    Egypt's military ruler on Tuesday decreed a partial lifting of the nation's hated emergency laws, an apparent attempt to ease criticism of his policies ahead of the first anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

  • Protesters shout slogans against Egypt's military ruling council during a demonstration in Tahrir Square, the focal point of the Egyptian uprising, in Cairo on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Egypt's military ruler warns crisis must end

    Egypt's military ruler warned of "extremely grave" consequences if the turbulent nation does not pull through its current crisis and urged voters to turn out for landmark parliamentary elections starting Monday.

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