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Egypt (and Beyond) Live Coverage: The 2nd Anniversary of Mubarak's Fall

11 February 2011: The crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square reacts to news of Hosni Mubarak's resignation

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2030 GMT: Egypt. Clashes continue at the Presidential Palace --- Sherine Tadros of Al Jazeera English tweets:

1812 GMT: Egypt. Journalist Ahmed Aboul Enein is providing a running commentary on Twitter of clashes between police and protesters in front of the Presidential Palace. Security forces have used tear gas and water cannon, with protesters throwing stones and fireworks.

1742 GMT: Egypt. Thousands of anti-Government protesters in Cairo and other governorates have taken part in marches on the second anniversary of the overthrow of the Mubarak regime.

The main stage in Cairo's Tahrir Square showed the statement of then-Vice President Omar Suleiman that President Hosni Mubarak had stepped down.


Two marches are planned to set out tonight for the Presidential Palace. As of 6:30pm, around 200 protesters had reportedly gathered in front of one of the starting points, the Nour Mosque, carrying flags bearing the slogan of the Egyptian Popular Current movement.

1422 GMT: Israel and Palestine. The Netanyahu Government gave final approval on Monday for 90 new Jewish settler homes in Palestinian West Bank


The dwellings will be built in Beit El, north of Jerusalem, and will house educational staff, the Minister of Defense said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged that 300 new homes will eventually be erected in Beit El, where 30 settler families were evicted last June after the Supreme Court ruled they were living illegally on private Palestinian land.

1322 GMT: Tunisia. The party of President Moncef Marzouki has reversed its decision to withdraw from the Government led by the Ennadha Party.

The secular Congress for the Republic said it would stay in the coalition for another week to give talks a chance.

On Sunday, a CPR official said it was withdrawing its three ministers from the coalition because Ennadha refused to change the Justice and Foreign Ministers.

1242 GMT: Iraq. A bomb exploded on the roof of satellite channel Nalia in Sulaimaniya on Saturday, a day after the broadcaster aired a caller's criticism of a Kurdish leader.

On Friday evening, the station briefly aired the denunciation of Mullah Mustafa Barzani, a Kurdish nationalist leader and the father of Kurdistan's current president Masoud Barzani.

On Saturday, 300 supporters of Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) tried to storm the broadcaster's offices but were turned away by riot police. Abdulwahab Ali, the KDP's chief in Sulaimaniyah, said the party had not orchestrated the demonstration.

1206 GMT: Israel, Gaza, and Turkey. Israeli officials has authorised the most significant delivery of Turkish humanitarian aid to Gaza to date.

Turkish trucks carrying materials for the construction of the Turkish-Palestine Friendship Hospital will be allowed to pass checkpoints.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is likely to attend the hospital’s inauguration within the next year.

The Israeli authorisation was granted last month after two months of study of the list of proposed materials.

Lifting the siege on Gaza is one of three Turkish conditions for normalising relations with Israel. The other two are an official apology from Israel for the killing of nine Turkish citizens aboard the Freedom Flotilla, bringing aid to Gaza, in May 2010, and compensation for the families of the victims.

1034 GMT: Egypt. Two years ago, as millions celebrated in Cairo's Tahrir Square and across the country, Hosni Mubarak stepped down after 31 years in power and 17 days of an uprising.

Today, with the political and economic situation far from settled, security forces are on high alert ahead of protests. Plice have been deployed around the Presidential Palace, the Ministry of Interior and around Tahrir Square, as well as around key public installations.

Marches are due to set off at 5:00 pm (1500 GMT) from several locations in the capital towards Tahrir Square and the Presidential Palace. Opposition parties and movements have called for a day of action, demanding President Mohamed Morsi fulfill the goals of the revolution.

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