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Egyptian opposition leader slams US support of Mubarak

Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei urged the United States to end its support for President Hosni Mubarak on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday. Sixty-eight-year old ElBaradei, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, said the idea that “a dictator who has been in power for 30 years will…

Aiming to dethrone Mubarak, Egyptians set ‘March of Millions’ for Tues.

CAIRO – Egyptian protesters on Monday called for an indefinite general strike and a “million man march” on Tuesday in Cairo, upping the stakes in their bid to topple President Hosni Mubarak’s creaking regime. “It was decided overnight that there will be a million man march on Tuesday,” Eid Mohammed,…

Carter says ‘people have decided’ in Egypt: report

WASHINGTON — Former US president Jimmy Carter, who brokered the existing peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, predicted Sunday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will have to resign because “the people have decided,” a report said. “This is the most profound situation in the Middle East since I left office,”…

ElBaradei emerges as leader of Egyptian opposition

With throngs cheering, Mohamed Elbaradei, the Nobel Prize-winning former director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, joined protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square Sunday night. “Today, I have come to share with you the most beautiful day for Egypt,” he told the demonstrators. “Today, I look into the eyes of each…

Egypt shuts down al-Jazeera; 100 dead in protests

CAIRO — Egypt moved on Sunday to shut down Al Jazeera’s coverage of mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, but the pan-Arab broadcaster vowed that it would not be silenced. Outgoing information minister Anas al-Fikki has “ordered the closure of all activities by Al Jazeera in the Arab republic…

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…

US, Iraq to evacuate nationals as Egypt revolt rages

CAIRO (AFP) – The United States and Iraq started organising Sunday the evacuation of their nationals from Egypt as an angry anti-government revolt raged into a sixth day amid increasing lawlessness and mass jail breaks. “The US embassy in Cairo informs US citizens in Egypt who wish to depart that…

Hundreds at anti-Mubarak protest in Washington

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of opponents of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak called at a rally in Washington Saturday for his overthrow and urged Washington to “stand on the right side of history” and cut off aid to his regime. Amid a sea of Egyptian and American flags and protest placards in…

China micro-blogging sites censor ‘Egypt’

The word “Egypt” was censored Saturday by several micro-blogging sites in China, where the ruling Communist Party is wary of issues of political reform, demands for democracy and disturbances to public order, including overseas. On the sina.com and sohu.com sites, the Chinese equivalents of Twitter, which is censored in China,…

White House spokesman refuses to say if Obama will ‘stand by’ Mubarak

It’s the classic non-answer: At a White House press briefing Friday afternoon, reporters pelted outgoing Press Secretary Robert Gibbs with questions about the revolution in Egypt, but there was one key query he just could not address. It was Associated Press reporter Ben Feller who lodged the unanswerable, asking Gibbs…

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