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Egypt cabinet reshuffle by Tuesday morning

Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil said 11 new ministers will be announced by Tuesday morning in a cabinet reshuffle that falls short of opposition demands and bolsters the ruling Islamists. The opposition had demanded a unity government and Qandil's sacking, but a partial list of new ministers published by the official MENA agency includes at least one affiliated with President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

One dead in gunfight between Egypt PM guards, 'thugs'

A passerby who was wounded in a firefight between Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil's bodyguards and a group of "thugs" died of his injuries on Monday, a security official said. The man, a street vendor, was shot in the neck on Sunday night when a group of people driving a pick up traded fire with Qandil's bodyguards who were travelling in a convoy with him. Qandil was not hurt. His bodyguards opened fire at the truck carrying five people that had cut into Qandil's convoy as it crossed Cairo's October 6 bridge across the Nile.
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