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Festive mood as speculation swirls of Mubarak leaving
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) 'Tonight, it is ending', the dramatic announcement by Egypt's top army general was met with loud cheering by the tens of thousands of expectant protesters in Tahrir Square amid speculation that President Hosni Mubarak would most likely quit Thursday night.

Friday, February 11, 2011 12:00:43 AM

Mubarak holds talks with prime minister in Cairo
Cairo, Feb 10 (DPA) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met with Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq in Cairo Thursday evening, state media reported.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 11:30:23 PM

Tonight, it is ending, says Egyptian army chief
Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS) A thunderous roar went up across downtown Cairo's Tahrir square as the Egyptian army chief Thursday announced: 'Tonight, it is ending'.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:57:15 PM

Mood turns festive in Tahrir square
Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS) The mood in downtown Cairo's Tahrir square turned festive as news spread that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may step down Thursday night.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:42:45 PM

Protesters greet armed forces statement with loud applause
Cairo, Feb 10 (DPA) Protesters in central Cairo Thursday greeted the announcement by the armed forces that their demands would be met with loud applause.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:53:16 PM

Hosni Mubarak may resign: Egyptian PM
Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS) Egyptian President Hosni Mumbarak may step down in the evening, prime minister Ahmed Shafiq said Thursday.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:44:04 PM

Egyptian armed forces meet to discuss protests
Cairo, Feb 10 (DPA) The higher council of the Egyptian armed forces are meeting and are expected to release an 'important' statement later Thursday, state television reported.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:05:08 PM

Thousands of protesters spend the night on Cairo square
Cairo, Feb 10 (DPA) Thousands of protesters were standing their ground in Cairo's Tahrir Square Thursday, in the 17th day of protests demanding higher wages, political reform and the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 2:53:31 PM

India deepens trade ties with Burkina Faso
Accra, Feb 10 (IANS) Trade between India and the neighbouring west African country of Burkina Faso has gone up over the past three years following an improvement in the bilateral relations between them, a statement by the Indian High Commission in Accra said.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:20:35 PM

Al Qaeda militants among fugitives who fled Egypt prisons
Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman has said that Al Qaeda militants and operatives from other armed organisations were among the prisoners that managed to escape from the country's prisons last month amid the confusion caused by protests calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:59:19 AM

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