In his second major speech since protests began, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced that he would not stand for re-election in September. He said that, at 82, he was actually not planning to run for re-election anyway, so… there.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday February 1, 2011 1:31 pm|
|By: Gregg Levine Tuesday February 1, 2011 12:31 pm|
Mubarak Announces he will not run in the next national election and says it was always his intention to retire at the end of this term. The embattled ruler swears he will die on Egyptian soil.
|By: Siun Tuesday February 1, 2011 6:08 am|
As we watch the Million Person March in Egypt, reports are that the protesters are energized and upbeat. President Mubarak is trying to minimize the turnout by shutting down trains, turning off mobile phones and taking down the only remaining internet connection, Nour, which is used by Egyptian financial networks, but his efforts are not working.
|By: Rayne Monday January 31, 2011 6:00 am|
Tensions are mounting in Egypt:
About two hours before this post’s publication, six of Al Jazeera’s journalists in Egypt were apparently taken into custody by the Egyptian military, their equipment confiscated. Al Jazeera’s broadcast programming are still connected to several members of their team in Cairo, but they are not giving their names for security reasons. Al Jazeera now reports that their team members have been released but that their ability to report has been hampered by the loss of their equipment.