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‘Mubarak must go,’ protesters in New York City chant

NEW YORK – Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of New York’s famed Times Square and downtown Chicago Friday, calling for the immediate departure of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Protesters chanted “Mubarak must go” while waving Egyptian flags and holding placards that read “End US aid to the…

Egypt President Mubarak announces plan to retire in Sept.

Watch and chat live, here UPDATE II: Mubarak still fighting Protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square rejected President Hosni Mubarak’s concession to not seek another term in office, as evidence mounted overnight that the embattled Egyptian leader was keeping up the fight against calls for his immediate resignation. “Leave, leave,” protesters…

Jordan’s king dismisses government, names new prime minister

Tuesday — Watch and chat live: Egypt’s largest protests yet aim to topple regime Jordan’s King Abdullah II dismissed his government and named a new prime minister Tuesday to carry out “true political reforms,” according to AFP. “King Abdullah II designated Maruf Bakhit to form a new government to replace…

We will ‘destroy Israel,’ Egyptian protester declares

Speaking to CNN Sunday, protesters in Egypt illustrated why the US may not be in a hurry for President Hosni Mubarak to step down. CNN’s Nic Robertson took to the streets in Alexandria, Egypt where scores of demonstrators wanted to make their voices heard. Their main message was that it…

Mubarak has not done enough: Clinton

WASHINGTON — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has not done nearly enough yet to answer his people’s concerns, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday, calling for an “orderly transition” to democracy. Asked if Mubarak had taken sufficient steps to defusing Egypt’s worst crisis in decades by appointing military intelligence…

Obama called on Egypt’s government to refrain from violence

In his first address on the political unrest in Egypt, President Barack Obama called on the Egyptian government to refrain from committing violence against peaceful protesters. “The people of Egypt have rights that are universal,” Obama said. The US president stated that President Hosni Mubarak should restore the protesters’ rights to…

Cairo erupts as Egyptian protesters demand Mubarak resign

Update: Twitter, Facebook reportedly inaccessible Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across Egypt Tuesday, facing down a massive police presence to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in protests inspired by Tunisia’s popular uprising. Gamal Mubarak, son of President Hosni Mubarak, had fled the country along…

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