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Concern at events in Egpyt appears to be spreading into the world of business. Reuters reports that oil giant Shell is preparing to pull international staff and their families out of Egypt on Sunday
Al Arabiya: Saudi Arabia has evacuated 5,000 Saudis from Egypt
Al Jazeera: 100,000 protesters in Northern Egyptian city of Mansoura chanting against Mubarak
Extra military arrives at the square but is held back by people, dramatic scenes, hundreds are blocking the tanks.
RT @Jan25voices: Now: Tantawi is now Minister of Defence and Military Production. Live on Egyptian TV. Source: "This might trigger some heat." #Jan25 #Egypt
Discontent is ample in Morocco, the poorest, least developed North African nation, and many are inspired by developments in Egypt. Meanwhile, Morocco's King Mohammed VI rests in his French luxury chalet.
RO - Gangs of armed men attacked at least four jails across Egypt before dawn Sunday, helping to free hundreds of Muslim militants and thousands of other inmates as police vanished from the streets of Cairo and other cities.
El Baradei on CNN "The Muslim Brotherhood is a minority in Egypt, they are not a majority"
"The myth about the Muslim Brotherhood has been perpetuated by the regime"
"(The Muslim Brotherhood) is in favour of a constitution where every Egyptian has the same rights & obligations"
"We need to include them (the MB). They are as much a part of Egypt as the Marxists are"
* De-escalate. No confrontation in the streets. Withdraw police from the streets. Change the government (fire everyone) and appoint new people.
* Misdirect. Re-focus on looting (property crime). Initiate looting through the use of security forces in civilian garb (reports of this). Make the people feel unsafe/scared. Increase levels of chaos. Open the doors of the prisons (reports of this). Make it seem like the entire country is burning/falling apart.
* Militarize. Bring in the military to control key intersections and protect key buildings. Increasingly, focus the military on stoping property crime and violence. Realign government to increase ties to military.
* Wait. The protests will continue. However, with the fear of violence removed and people unable to take over key buildings, Mubarak and his cronies remain. The protests eventually diminish.
* Lock Down. The police return, with military backing. The secret police begin to ratchet up operations to re-establish a fear of the government.
"The mood amongst the people, who were very positive towards the army, does seem to be changing. People are very very suspicious of the army now. They want to know why a squadron of Egypt's best tanks is sitting in the entrance to square," he said.
NicRobertsonCNN People here listening attentively to what Obama sez so far, feel he is fence-sitting, maybe even siding w/Mubarak #egypt #jan25 #mubarak
The Dubai Financial Market shed over six percent of its value at the opening of trading week, with the DFM index dropping to 1,505.62 points
Clinton : "lets not focus only on today, the mubarak gov. was a long-term ally and helped keeping peace"
The U.S. Embassy has been closed indefinitely, according to embassy spokeswoman Elizabeth Coulton.
AP : El Baradei has "unanimous support" to take presidency and depose Mubarak
RT "@bencnn: Tracer fire over Maadi, looks like it's coming from area of Victory College. #Jan25 #Egypt"
Egyptian army deploying more troops, Armour into Sinai, Reports say Israel has approved the move
NowLeb: Egyptian troops fleeing into Gaza
Israeli stocks suffered their biggest one-day fall since November 2008 on Sunday
# Egyptian Foreign Ministry issues a statement: The current events show us who the true friends of Egypt are & who wishes Egypt ill.
Egyptian FM: We will re-assess our relations with countries after the protests end.
Arab reporter: UNCONFIRMED 2 Israeli planes arrive in Egypt with supplies for Egyptian police
Al Jazeera: Ahmad al-Raysuni of the Organization of Islamic Conference in Jeddah: "Mubarak has appointed a cabinet of war"
Clinton on Egypt: 'We're not advocating any specific outcome'
LATEST: interior minister met with security officials and told them to redeploy everywhere except in Tahrir sq. & to avoid the protesters
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Muslim Brotherhood cleric says Egypt protest casualties are 'martyrs' (Ch. 10)
Hmmm yes. Even here, where we are not religious at all we would call them that.
RT @telecomix: We have reports of human rights activists getting arrested at airports when trying to leave the country. Travel with caution! #egypt #jan25
Egyptian state TV just showed footage of Hosni Mubarak meeting with new Vice-President Omar Suleiman and the new Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq. The meeting was to "set the priorities of the new government", the broadcaster reported.
#Aljazeera: Arresting security officers on a plane with a lot of Money bills and one of them is killed by the PEOPLE : ) #JAN25 #Egypt
Protesters in the square : We are disappointed with El Baradei and despair for the future
Al Jazeera reports neighborhood militias with arm bands for identification are controlling some neighborhoods.
RT @beleidy Every police car on the street now is stolen, if the police comes back how do we know who's who?!! #Jan25 Egypt
Al Hewar TV: House belonging to in law of Mubarak has been looted in Minya.
One of the sources said police would return to traffic, criminal and other work but would not be sent in to confront protesters
Govt turns off water in certain areas, fuel is low, availability of food is decreasing
45 private jets left egypt today with business-people,diplomats
Yemen evacuating its citizens from Egypt
RNN: Now: in response to news of redeployment of Police tomorrow, protestors say they will arrest any police officer they see.
Army tank joins in protesters' procession through Alexandria, Al-Jazeera TV reports. The commander of the tank insisted that the army had "no intention of stopping this march", the station says.
"Tessa in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada writes to say that the protests are having an effect there: "Hurghada has almost run out of fuel because it all comes from Suez and Cairo. There are queues at the few garages that still have fuel. Many boats have already run out. Food supplies are running short. My business partner has been telling me that last night for the first time there were protests in Hurghada on the Red Sea. Looters attacked the major supermarkets but local people have stood guard to protect the shops."
in suez death toll may be 200+, that's a small town, everyone knows at least 1 martyr personally. #Jan25
Al-Jazeera : navy ships firing guns in salute for procession of the martyr #Jan25
BBC Arabic now: Gun fire battles near head quarters of the presidential guards Army units in Masr AlGadeeda (Heliopolis) area in Cairo.
Evacs will be first on commercial airlines, then charters, then US military. #Egypt
RT @3arabawy: State Security Police Stations in Daqahliya, Kafr El-Sheikh, Rafah, Damanhour, and in many other places have been torched down by protesters
The area surrounding Presidential Palace in Heliopolis is completely barricaded by Republic Guards & the army; tanks closing off roads
RT @ianinegypt: Tahrir Square has two types of army tanks, I believe they are M60 Pattons and M1A1 Abrams. #jan25 #egypt
@blakehounshell: Wow. Police out in force in eastern Libya
Dear US government: We don't hate you because we hate your freedom; we hate you because you hate our freedom. #jan25 #Mubarak #Obama #Egypt
RT @BBCTimWillcox: Drive from airport to cairo taking hours. Army and vigilante roadblocks every 50 metres. Live gunfire in front of us (looters) #egypt less than 20 seconds ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®:
Syria Street completely closed off. Gunfire exchanged between unknown parties
Gun fire in Tahrir Square... Army arrested some of them and are claiming they are from secret police
state of emergency in Libya. All public gatherings including sports events banned until further notice
Tense in Tahrir Square tonight. Random gunfire nearby; some people in the square are blaming the army for it, verbally confronting soldiers.
"BBCTimWillcox : Burnt out police vehicles on the streets. Molotov cocktails lined up by roadside. Volatile... but youths say they are sorry for chaos #egypt 3 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® "
10.26pm: According to Egyptian state television, President Hosni Mubarak has promised that his new government will preserve subsidies, control inflation and provide jobs. "I require you to bring back confidence in our economy," Mubarak wrote in a letter to his new prime minister. "I trust your ability to implement economic policies that accord the highest concern to people's suffering."
RT @jgg_bw: food shortage, bread is being rationed - 1 pounds worth of bread per person #Egypt #Mubarak #Jan25
Hilary Clinton: ''I really consider President & Mrs Mubarak to be friends of my family'' #Egypt #jan25
In December, Vahidi said Iran would launch a Fajr (Dawn) reconnaissance satellite in the next few months, along with a Rasad (Observation) 1 satellite that was initially to have been launched in August 2010.
Palestinians are pressing the UN Security Council to pass a simmering resolution that they say attacks the "cancer" of Israel's occupied-territory settlements but which many diplomats see also targeting the United States.
Raytheon has won a $145 million contract to make Patriot missiles for Kuwait's air and missile defense systems.
"RT @embed21: Flow of ships in Suez Canal will be stopped due to strike of boat guides within the canal, hindering international commerce #Egypt #Jan25
"CruiseLog Among major Nile #cruise operators tying up ships is Abercrombie & Kent. All #Egypt trips canceled thru Feb. 28
Asian markets dip on concerns about Egypt; Japan's Nikkei off 1.6%
Al-Jazeera reporting movement by the military during the night in #Cairo. It's about 4 am local time. #egypt 7 minutes ago via web"
Nissan says halting Egypt production for one week
France's Credit Agricole and Lafarge evacuate workers from #Egypt #Jan25 - AFP 4 minutes ago via Seesmic Desktop"
Yonhap: Samsung, LG & Hyundai Motor to immediately repatriate to S. Korea families of workers in #Egypt. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck
Kyodo: #Japan gov't decides to use chartered aircraft to help rescue 1,600 of its nationals stranded in #Egypt. 43 minutes ago via TweetDeck
Bread lines in Cairo.
Foreign journalists are being blamed for inciting violence.
Egyptian state television shows hundreds arrested in anti-government demonstrations
AFP: Mubarak requests from new Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik to open dialogue with opposition parties
Fearing that he and his forces were being sidelined, al-Adly was rumored to have ordered the police forces to stay home and leave it to the army to deal with the crisis. Meanwhile, multiple STRATFOR sources reported that many of the plainclothes policemen were involved in a number of the jailbreaks, robberies of major banks, and the spread of attacks and break-ins into high-class neighborhoods that occurred Jan. 29. In addition to allowing the police to blow off steam, the implicit message that the Interior Ministry was sending to the army through these actions was that the cost of undermining the internal security forces was a complete breakdown of law and order in the country that would in turn break the regime.
RT @Jan25voices: Multiple confirmed reports from egyptians trying to withdraw funds from Egy Banks in Cairo: unable to get cash. #Jan25 #Jan28 #Egypt
Egyptian protestors camp out in central Cairo square (Reuters)
Syrian President Assad says he will initiate reforms in Wall Street Journal interview (Haaretz)
7:37am MP Ghazi Youssef to VDL (100.5): The decision is clear. The March 14 forces won’t participate in Miqati’s cabinet.
Jerusalem seeks to convince its allies that it is in the West's interest to maintain the stability of the Egyptian regime.
... Egyptian protesters have called for a massive demonstration on Tuesday in a bid to force out president Hosni Mubarak from power. The so-called April 6 Movement said it plans to have more than a million people on the streets of the capital Cairo, as anti-government sentiment reaches a fever pitch. Several hundred demonstrators remained camped out in Tahrir square in central Cairo early on Monday morning, defying a curfew that has been extended by the army. "It seems as if they are saying: 'We are here to stay. We are re-invigorating our movement and we are not going anywhere'," one of Al Jazeera's correspondents in Cairo said. .....
Israeli officials are keeping a low profile on the events in Egypt, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even ordering cabinet members to avoid commenting publicly on the issue.
Senior Israeli officials, however, said that on Saturday night the Foreign Ministry issued a directive to around a dozen key embassies in the United States, Canada, China, Russia and several European countries. The ambassadors were told to stress to their host countries the importance of Egypt's stability. In a special cable, they were told to get this word out as soon as possible.
Israel called on the United States and a number of European countries over the weekend to curb their criticism of President Hosni Mubarak to preserve stability in the region.
Jerusalem seeks to convince its allies that it is in the West's interest to maintain the stability of the Egyptian regime. The diplomatic measures came after statements in Western capitals implying that the United States and European Union supported Mubarak's ouster.
The state-imposed curfew in Egypt is lifted. Al Jazeera's correspondent in Cairo reports the military is setting up roadblocks around the capital.
Crowd in Freedom Square is bigger than yesterday at the same hour
Assad Prepares for ‘Day of Rage’ in Syria
Egypt troops arrest 2 armed Palestinians in Sinai (AP)
Gulf stock markets lose $10b in single session on Egypt turmoil
Egypt protesters call for strike and “million man march”
Moody cuts rating of Egypt debt on political crisis
Amid food shortages, army distributing food
@glcarlstrom: Banks closed too, more tanks on the street, police also being redeployed. Egyptian gov't trying to reassert itself.
Egypt Stock Market to remain closed for the "foreseeable future"
Egyptian banks in meetings to decide whether to fully close
Jordanian opposition doesn't want regime change
An officer on the street asking people to go back home, was stripped and left on the street in his underwears
The top envoys from nearly all of America's 260 embassies, consulates and other posts in more than 180 countries will be gathering at the State Department beginning on Monday. Officials say it's the first such global conference.
because when you say nothing against the atrocities, and you see them, that means you approve of them.
And? Those dictators need to go. And Turkey isn't lost nor is Lebanon yet. Egypt not yet either.
Originally posted by Eliad
That's a load of simplistic bull.. Israel has the most to lose out of speaking up in this matter, even if it disapproves of Mubarak it can't speak up against him or it might lose the peace treaty if he stays in control.
Originally posted by Eliad
Originally posted by Eliad
reply to post by harryhaller
What has he ever done to help Israel that has harmed his own people? Maintaining border security with Gaza? How has that hurt the Egyptians?
Where do you get these notions?
Is there any reasons Israel should be in a conflict with Egypt after 30 years of peace?
Aren't we all trying to promote peace? Or does peace not fit your narrative of Israel being the evil terrorist nation of the world?
Originally posted by Eliad
For *decades* the regime in Egypt has oppressed the people of Egypt for the sake of this autocracy. The only thing that changed along the way is that due to the peace treaty with Israel Egypt got a "reward" of 2.3 bil a year.