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Egypt’s embattled President Hosni Mubarak unveiled a new cabinet on Monday with key ministers retaining their positions.

Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit and Defense Minister General Mohamed Hussein Tantawi kept their jobs, as did the communications, justice, energy, information and oil ministers.

Interior Minister Habib al-Adly was replaced by Gen. Mahmud Wagdi and Finance Minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali lost his position to Gawdat el-Malt.

Egypt has been engulfed in violent protests since January 25 against Mubarak’s 30-year regime, with demonstrators demanding economic and political reforms. Some 150 people have been killed and another 4,000 have been injured, the Al-Jazeera TV channel said.

Ria Novosti

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