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Mubarak supporters make comeback amid instability

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Just who is, and has been running Egypt? February 11th marks the third anniversary of the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in power. The army took over, followed by a democratically elected government led by the Muslim Brotherhood. And now once again the military is in charge. While some revolutionaries are disillusioned, many people who once supported what critics called Mubarak's "corrupt regime" are now reclaiming their place in public life.

By Sonia DRIDI , Kathryn STAPLEY

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2018-05-22 France

France's newest political parties go to school

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2018-05-21 Americas

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