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  • Egypt's exspy chief testifies in Mubarak trial September 14, 2011

    Cairo: One of the most secretive figures of Hosni Mubarak's inner circle testified on Tuesday at the ousted leader's trial under a complete media blackout, facing questions over whether his former boss ordered the use of lethal force against protesters. Omar Suleiman, who was Mubarak's longtime intelligence chief and was named...
  • Mubarak's final hours: desperate bids to stay February 13, 2011

    Cairo: Hosni Mubarak was supposed to announce his resignation on Thursday. The Egyptian military expected it. The new head of his ruling party pleaded to him facetoface to do it. But despite more than two weeks of massive demonstrations by protesters unmoved by lesser concessions, the president still didn't get...
  • New era for Egypt as Mubarak steps down February 12, 2011

    Cairo: A furious wave of protest swept Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of oneman rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. Mubarak, the second Arab leader to be overthrown by a popular uprising in...
  • After Hosni Mubarak, Egypt looks forward February 12, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptians in their millions danced and partied through the night on Saturday, celebrating the fall of the man who ruled like a pharaoh for 30 years and hoping their army will grant them democracy now Hosni Mubarak is gone. With intoxicating speed a wave of people power has roared across...
  • Debate swirls over Mubarak legacy February 12, 2011

    Cairo: For nearly 30 years, one man dominated Egypt. Hosni Mubarak, 82, survived wouldbe assassins and ill health, crushed a rising Islamist radical movement, and maintained the peace with neighboring Israel that got his predecessor killed. His government's continued observance of the Camp David accords was the cornerstone of what peace...
  • Egypt: Protests on, Army commanders meet February 11, 2011

    Cairo: As Egypt was gripped by uncertainty after the refusal of President Hosni Mubarak to step down, the country's military Supreme Command Council on Friday told the people to standby for an "important statement" as hundreds of thousands of people started gathering on the streets for what appears to be...
  • Omar is 'de facto head of state': Egyptian envoy February 11, 2011

    Washington: President Hosni Mubarak is now "de jure head of the state" as he has transferred all his powers to his Vice President Omar Suleiman who is now the "de facto head of state", Egyptian Ambassador to the US has said. "President Mubarak has transferred the powers of the presidency to...
  • World leaders react to Hosni Mubarak's speech February 11, 2011

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he would not cave in under pressure from the international community. ...
  • Egyptians head to prez house, feel betrayed February 11, 2011

    Egyptians are dissatisfied with President Hosni Mubarak's decision to transfer power and not step down. ...
  • Mubarak's decision unclear, unconvincing: Obama February 11, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has asked Egypt to explain in "clear" and "unambiguous" language the "step by step" process that will lead to democracy in the country, after its President Hosni Mubarak on Friday refused to step down from power. Expressing his disappointment over the steps announced by Mubarak, in...
  • Rage in Egypt as Mubarak refuses to go February 11, 2011

    Cairo: 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...
  • Egypt failing to meet protest concerns: US February 10, 2011

    Washington: Egypt must do more to meet protesters' demands for political change, the United States said on Wednesday in a sharp escalation of rhetoric with one of its most important allies in the Middle East. Washington is waiting for "real, concrete" moves to speed the transition, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs...
  • Egyptians stage big protest, dismiss power plan February 9, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptians staged one of their biggest protests yet on Tuesday demanding President Hosni Mubarak step down now, their wrath undiminished by the vice president's announcement of a plan to transfer power. Protesters, many moved by a Google executive's tearful account of his detention by security forces, poured into Cairo's Tahrir...
  • WikiLeaks: Israel favored Egypt's VP Suleiman February 8, 2011

    London: Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman was long seen by Israel as the preferred candidate to succeed President Hosni Mubarak, secret US diplomatic cables published on Monday suggested. According to an August 2008 cable released by WikiLeaks and published by the Daily Telegraph newspaper on its website, a senior adviser from...
  • Egypt: VP meets key Oppn representatives February 7, 2011

    VP Suleiman questioned: Who would take over if Mubarak quits? ELBaradei, protesters remain unimpressed. ...
  • Egypt: Omar rules himself out as Prez candidate February 6, 2011

    Washington: Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman who is leading the regime's negotiations with the opposition has ruled himself out of presidential contention, saying he is an "old man" with no urge to run for the top post. The former intelligence chief, who was picked up by President Hosni Mubarak, to lead...
  • 'Egyptian troika plan to limit Mubarak's power' February 5, 2011

    New York: Newlynamed Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman and his top military commanders were discussing plans to limit President Hosni Mubarak's decisionmaking authority and possibly remove him from the presidential palace. Quoting US and Egyptian officials, New York Times reported that the plans did not call for Mubarak to be stripped...
  • Suleiman plans to limit Mubarak's power February 5, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appeared increasingly cornered on saturday amid reports that his deputy Omar Suleiman and top military leaders were discussing steps to nudge him from power, a day after tens of thousands of protesters rallied here demanding his immediate ouster. Despite mounting global clamour for him to step down...
  • Egyptian Vice Prez survives assassination bid February 5, 2011

    Cairo: A failed Saturday earlymorning assassination bid on Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman left two of his bodyguards dead as the mass revolt against President Hosni Mubarak entered the 12th day. Mubarak had named Suleiman as Vice President only recently in an effort to quell the unrest and possibly line up...
  • Presidential election in Egypt in Aug or Sept February 4, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman has said presidential elections would take place by August or September at the latest. In a state television interview, he said the country's constitution could be rewritten after the election. But articles related to the presidency could be revised beforehand. He also said his office was...
  • Egypt crisis worsens: Indians to be airlifted January 30, 2011

    Cairo: There is a huge concern for Indians in Egypt as the mayhem continued. Air India will begin evacuation flights from Cairo on Sunday. 290 members of embassy officials families likely to return on February 1. Most international flights are cancelled, only flights from gulf regions have been operating. Hundreds...