Mubarak Fails to Quell Protests With Departure Pledge
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Mubarak Fails to Quell Protests With Departure Pledge --'Your last day will be Friday.' 01 Feb 2011 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he will step down after elections for a new leader, a concession rejected by opposition leaders and protesters who refuse to wait months for an end to his regime. Mubarak said he’ll stay on to ensure "stability" [?!?] and push through political and economic changes before his departure. The Cairo crowd began chanting anti-Mubarak slogans even before the president's state television broadcast was finished. "Your last day will be Friday," some shouted, referring to the day when further demonstrations are planned.
Mubarak promises to stand down at next election after 'million-strong' march demands his resignation --President Mubarak confirms he is to stand down at election --Military holding good to pledge not to fire on peaceful protesters --18,000 passengers stranded at Cairo Airport in dash to escape --Foreign Office to send charter planes tomorrow to pick up British tourists --Google provides a Twitter lifeline after last internet provider shuts down 01 Feb 2011 President Hosni Mubarak will step down at the next election, he said tonight, following a rally by an estimated million people against his political regime. The 82-year-old former general announced on television that he would not seek re-election in a ballot set to take place in September. However, he said he would stay in office until then to respond to demands for reform, in a speech which was greeted by cheers from protesters massed in Cairo's main square.
New Egyptian VP Ran Mubarak's Security Team, Oversaw Torture --Omar Suleiman Offered to Chop Off Man's Arm for CIA, Says Author 01 Feb 2011 The intelligence chief tapped by Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak as his vice president and potential successor aided the U.S. with its rendition program, intelligence experts told ABC News, and oversaw the torture of an Al Qaeda suspect whose 'information' helped justify the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Ron Suskind, author of the book The One Percent Doctrine, called Suleiman the "hit man" for the Mubarak regime. He told ABC News that when the CIA asked Suleiman for a DNA sample from a relative of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Suleiman offered the man's whole arm instead.
Israeli planes carrying crowd dispersal weapons arrived in Egypt: Rights group 31 Jan 2011 The International Network for Rights and Development has claimed that Israeli logistical support has been sent to Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak to help his regime confront demonstrations. According to reports by the non-governmental organisation, three Israeli planes landed at Cairo's Mina International Airport on Saturday carrying hazardous equipment for use in dispersing and suppressing large crowds. In the statement circulated by the International Network, it was disclosed that Egyptian security forces received the complete cargoes on three Israeli planes which were, it is claimed, carrying an abundant supply of internationally proscribed gas to disperse unwanted crowds.
Looters included undercover Egyptian police, hospitals tell Human Rights Watch 01 Feb 2011 Human Rights Watch confirmed several cases of undercover police loyal to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's regime committing acts of violence and looting in an attempt to stoke fear of instability as demonstrations grew stronger Tuesday against the autocratic leader. Peter Bouckaert, the emergency director at Human Rights Watch, said hospitals confirmed that they received several wounded looters shot by the army carrying police identification cards. They also found several cases of looters and vandals in Cairo and Alexandria with police identification cards.
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