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Feb 11, 2011

End of Mubarak era as protests topple president

CAIRO, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Hosni Mubarak stepped down as
Egypt’s president on Friday, handing over to the army and ending
three decades of autocratic rule, bowing to escalating pressure
from the military and protesters demanding that he go.

Vice President Omar Suleiman said a military council would
run the affairs of the Arab world’s most populous nation. A free
and fair presidential election has been promised for September.

Feb 11, 2011

Rage in Egypt as Mubarak hangs on

CAIRO (Reuters) – President Hosni Mubarak provoked rage on Egypt’s streets on Thursday when he said he would hand over powers to his deputy but refused to step down after more than two weeks of protests demanding that he quit.

The armed forces high command had earlier issued “Communique No.1,” declaring it was taking control of the nation in what some called a military coup seeking to end the turmoil under the 82-year-old former general, who has ruled for 30 years.

Feb 10, 2011

Mubarak says to transfer power but not resigning

CAIRO (Reuters) – Hosni Mubarak, struggling to cling on as Egypt’s president in the face of unprecedented protests over poverty, corruption and oppression, said on Thursday he would transfer powers to his vice president.

In an address that failed to meet demands by protesters for him to step down immediately, Mubarak, 82, appeared to step aside by handing over the reins of power to his deputy, Omar Suleiman, a former intelligence chief trusted by Washington.

Feb 10, 2011

Snap analysis: How will the dust settle in Egypt’s transition

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is on the verge of capitulating to protester demands to give up power but may still seek to hold on in a nominal capacity by giving presidential powers to his deputy or a joint leadership involving an army council.

The army made the first move, with an announcement called “Communique No. 1,” saying the army’s higher council was meeting in continuous session, a move that showed the army had taken charge of the situation and Mubarak’s fate was in its hands.

Feb 10, 2011

How will the dust settle in Egypt’s transition

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is on the verge of capitulating to protester demands to give up power but may still seek to hold on in a nominal capacity by giving presidential powers to his deputy or a joint leadership involving an army council.

The army made the first move, with an announcement called “Communique No. 1″, saying the army’s higher council was meeting in continuous session, a move that showed the army had taken charge of the situation and Mubarak’s fate was in its hands.

Feb 10, 2011

Analysis – How will the dust settle in Egypt’s transition

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is on the verge of capitulating to protester demands to give up power but may still seek to hold on in a nominal capacity by giving presidential powers to his deputy or a joint leadership involving an army council.

The army made the first move, with an announcement called “Communique No. 1,” saying the army’s higher council was meeting in continuous session, a move that showed the army had taken charge of the situation and Mubarak’s fate was in its hands.

Feb 10, 2011

Mubarak likely to quit, Brotherhood fears coup

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looked likely to step down on Thursday after more than two weeks of protests against his 30-year rule and the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood said it looked like there had been a military coup.

Egypt’s military announced it was moving to preserve the nation and aspirations of the people after a meeting of the Higher Army Council which was not attended by Mubarak, a former air force commander, who was shortly to address the nation.

Feb 10, 2011

Mubarak said quitting, opposition fear army “coup”

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looked likely to step down on Thursday after more than two weeks of protests against his 30-year rule and the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood said it looked like there had been a military coup.

Egypt’s military announced it was moving to preserve the nation and aspirations of the people after a meeting of the Higher Army Council which was not attended by Mubarak, a former air force commander, who was shortly to address the nation.

Feb 10, 2011

Analysis: Egypt uprising hits Mubarak’s business elite

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s uprising has alarmed business executives who fear they will be made scapegoats to appease protesters who want to bring down President Hosni Mubarak and the moneyed elite around him.

The upheaval that has gripped Egypt since January 25 has targeted links between Mubarak’s government and a privileged class of loyalist business executives who have grown rich under privatization and other economic reforms.

Feb 10, 2011

Egypt uprising hits Mubarak’s business elite

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s uprising has alarmed business executives who fear they will be made scapegoats to appease protesters who want to bring down President Hosni Mubarak and the moneyed elite around him.

The upheaval that has gripped Egypt since Jan. 25 has targeted links between Mubarak’s government and a privileged class of loyalist business executives who have grown rich under privatisation and other economic reforms.