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Hackers shut down government sites

world Updated: Feb 03, 2011 23:20 IST
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Egypt crisis

The online group Anonymous said on Wednesday it had paralysed the Egyptian government's websites in support of the anti-government protests. Anonymous, a loosely defined group of hackers from all over the world, gathered about 500 supporters in online forums and used software tools to bring down the sites of the ministry of information and President Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party, said Gregg Housh, a member of the group who disavows any illegal activity himself.

Journalists targets of violence in Cairo

Cairo: As chaos gripped central Tahrir Square in Cairo on Wednesday, journalists covering the scene on the ground found themselves the targets of violence and intimidation by demonstrators chanting slogans in favor of President Mubarak. One prominent American television correspondent, Anderson Cooper of CNN, was struck in the head repeatedly.

Jordan govt may include opposition

AMMAN: Jordan's premier and Islamists have met as part of efforts to form a new cabinet that could include opposition figures but pro-reform protests are set to continue, officials said on Thursday.

Kazakhstan passes early poll amendment

Astana: The Kazakh parliament has approved an amendment to the constitution, which enables the head of the state to announce early elections. Deputy

head of the presidential administration Talgat Danakov said yesterday that the proposed amendment to the constitution will secure constitutionality of early presidential polls.