06 Mar '11, 12pm

New Egypt minister takes over after offices stormed

New Egypt minister takes over after offices stormed

CAIRO : A new Egyptian interior minister took office on Sunday pledging to restore public confidence in the police a day after protesters stormed several state security buildings. The authorities meanwhile urged the return of documents taken by the protesters when they stormed the buildings in raids on Friday and Saturday, saying it was important they be returned to preserve "national security". In an acceptance statement carried by the state MENA news agency, Mansur al-Issawi said he would take "all necessary measures to restore confidence between citizens and the police". He also promised to make "every effort in the coming period to restore security and stability in the Egyptian street". Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, who was appointed on Thursday after demonstrations against the presence of associates of Hosni Mubarak in the caretaker government running affairs since the...

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