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  • Supporters of Gen. Omar Suleiman chant in front of his posters outside the Higher Presidential Elections Commission in Cairo on Sunday, April 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    HAYDEN: Some of the best intelligence is no secret at all — it's social

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  • Islamist protesters perform Friday prayers in Tahrir Square during a April 13, 2012, rally to denounce the presidential candidacies of Hosni Mubarak-era officials, including that of his former spy chief in Cairo. (Associated Press)

    Egypt Islamists rally against ex-regime candidates

    Thousands of Islamists packed Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to pressure the country's ruling generals to bar Hosni Mubarak-era officials, including his former spy chief, from running in the upcoming presidential elections.

  • Supporters of Gen. Omar Suleiman chant in front of his posters outside the Higher Presidential Elections Commission in Cairo on Sunday, April 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Mubarak's ex-spy chief runs for office to prevent 'religious state'

    Hosni Mubarak's former spy chief said in comments published Thursday that he decided to run for president to prevent Islamists from turning Egypt into a "religious state," and warned that the country would be internationally isolated if one of them won the presidency.

  • Egyptian supporters of former Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman surround his car as it is escorted by military police outside the Higher Presidential Elections Commission in Cairo on April 8, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Mubarak's VP says he won't 'reinvent' old regime

    Hosni Mubarak's former vice president and spy chief said in comments published Monday that he would not attempt to "reinvent" the regime of his longtime mentor if he is elected president of Egypt.

  • Supporters of Gen. Omar Suleiman chant in front of his posters outside the Higher Presidential Elections Commission in Cairo on Sunday, April 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Mubarak intel chief to run for president of Egypt

    The former intelligence chief of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak filed papers Saturday to be a candidate in the country's soon-approaching presidential election, a surprise move viewed by many as an attempt by Egypt's military rulers to promote one of their own and block a government takeover by Islamist parties.

  • Fireworks are seen over Tahrir Square as Egyptians celebrate after President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed power to the military in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)

    Mubarak's resignation sparks new day for Egypt: 'He's gone!'

    When the news of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation broke early Friday evening, ecstatic protesters across Cairo rushed into Tahrir Square -- whistling, cheering and shouting “God is Great!” and “He's gone!”

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  • Egyptians celebrate the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who handed control of the country to the military, at night in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

    Egypt's Mubarak steps down, hands power to military

    Egypt exploded with joy, tears and relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak with a momentous march on his palaces and state TV. Mubarak, who until the end seemed unable to grasp the depth of resentment over his three decades of authoritarian rule, finally resigned Friday and handed power to the military.

  • Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman

    Egyptian protesters not seen accepting Suleiman as new leader

    Gen. Omar Suleiman emerged in recent weeks as the man most likely to oversee a transition toward political reform in Egypt. However, he is an unpalatable choice for the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians who have gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

  • Anti-government protesters celebrate in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

    Mubarak transfers power to vice president

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced he is handing his powers over to his vice president, Omar Suleiman, and ordered constitutional amendments Thursday. But the move means he retains his title of president and ensures regime control over the reform process, falling short of protester demands.

  • 'GET OUT': Anti-government protesters scream with rage in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak makes a televised speech to the nation on Thursday. The president did not step down as the protesters had hoped he would. (Associated Press)

    Mubarak refuses to resign; crowds furious with decision

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced late Thursday that he had relinquished authority to his vice president but refused to step down, enraging thousands of protesters who had thought he would resign — and even had begun celebrating his departure in the hours before his speech.

  • Protesters carry a giant Egyptian flag in front of the country's parliament in Cairo on Wednesday in the anti-Mubarak movement's first expansion outside Tahrir Square. The demonstrators chanted slogans demanding the dissolution of the legislative body, which is controlled almost entirely by the ruling party. (Associated Press)

    Strikes erupt as Egyptian protesters defy vice president's warnings

    Egypt's anti-government activists pushed to expand their protests and sought to drum up labor unrest as thousands launched strikes at state firms and offices around the country, in defiance of the vice president's warning that demonstrations calling for President Hosni Mubarak's ouster would not be tolerated for much longer.

  • Egyptian Wael Ghonim (center), a Google Inc. marketing manager who was a key organizer of the online campaign that sparked the first protest on Jan. 25, talks to the crowd at Tahrir Square in Cairo on Tuesday. Another young protester drew applause when he declared: "We will not abandon our demand and that is the departure of the regime." (Associated Press)

    Egyptians show no signs of weariness

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  • Egyptian Wael Ghonim, a Google Inc. marketing manager who became a hero of the demonstrators since he went missing on Jan. 27, hugs the mother of Khaled Said, a 28-year-old businessman who died in June 2010 at the hands of undercover police, on Tuesday at Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Associated Press)

    Freed young Egyptian energizes protests

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  • Anti-government protesters sit on and lie inside the tracks of an Egyptian army tank, both to prevent the tank from moving and to shield themselves from the rain, at a protest site opposite the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Egypt's regime offers new concessions to opposition

    Egypt's vice president met a broad representation of major opposition groups for the first time Sunday and offered new concessions including freedom of the press, release of those detained since anti-government protests began nearly two weeks ago and the eventual lifting of the country's hated emergency laws.

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