The mass funeral in Cairo today of Copts killed in clashes in the city this week
Egyptian deputy prime minister Hazem al-Beblawi, who is also the country's finance minister, resigned from his post on Tuesday, the official MENA news agency reported. The announcement came after deadly clashes in Cairo that sparked furious condemnation of the leadership's handling of the transition from Hosni Mubarak's rule. © Owaise Mahmoud - AFP
The mass funeral in Cairo today of Copts killed in clashes in the city this week
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Last updated: October 11, 2011

Egypt deputy prime minister resigns

Egyptian deputy prime minister Hazem al-Beblawi, who is also the country's finance minister, resigned from his post on Tuesday, the official MENA news agency reported.

It was not immediately clear why Beblawi-- one of two deputy prime ministers-- resigned, but the announcement came after deadly clashes in Cairo that sparked furious condemnation of the leadership's handling of the transition from Hosni Mubarak's rule.

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