When it comes to Egypt, the US sets the pace of the international reactions to the world’s largest Arab nation. So when Washington issues mixed messages on a fast-changing situation, the international community is caught in the lag.
Egypt’s revolution turned ugly yesterday as supporters of President Hosni Mubarak clashed with anti-government protesters. This morning as the sun rose over Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the battle was still raging with at least five people shot dead and hundreds more injured. The message from President Mubarak is very clear: he is not going anywhere without a fight.
At least three people were reported killed and scores more were injured early on Thursday after supporters of President Hosni Mubarack shot at anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, prompting condemnation from around the world.
Follow our coverage of the day's events in Egypt as opposition groups called for more protests across parts of the Arab world on Friday and Western leaders condemned violence against anti-government protesters and journalists in Egypt.
The crucial and complicated relationship between the US and Egypt continues. Two successive speeches were given last night first by President Mubarak, then President Obama. President Mubarak announced that he would not run for a sixth term at the September presidential election; then President Obama said that he wanted "an orderly and meaningful transition that begins now".
Egyptians flocked to central Cairo on Tuesday to protest against embattled President Hosni Mubarak, with demonstrations at Tahrir Square lasting into the night. FRANCE 24’s special correspondent reports from the scene.
A day after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he would finish his term but not seek another, an army spokesman called on Egyptians to "resume normal life" and to end anti-government demonstrations in a statement broadcast Wednesday.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Wed., 2/2/2011: Egypt’s continuing protest movement is making front page news around the world. We look at the headlines, reports from the protest movement and analysis of the real or imagined impact of social networks, ElBaradei’s relations with the US and other angles on the story.
With more than one million Egyptians protesting in the streets and President Barack Obama calling for political transition to begin immediately, pressure is mounting on President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Mubarak says he will remain in power until September, but will he be able to do so? Who is calling the shots now, as we enter into the 10th day of protests?