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Latest Hosni Mubarak Items
The fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's government Friday made for a giddy day of media coverage that combined the historical sweep of an event such as the fall of the Berlin Wall with the pandemonium of New Year's Eve in Times Square.
It's fitting that one of the most politically plugged-in rock bands is debuting its world tour in South Africa on the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's first major rally after being released from prison, and at the same stadium where the anti-apartheid icon enthralled tens of thousands.
Ihope events in Egypt will turn out more positively than the army takeover of Turkey. That event established a progressive period but has given way to more pressure from Islamic theocratic factions that already existed in parts of the rural countryside.
Did you know that the nation soon will undergo a test that will determine how effectively the president of the United States can seize control of the media in the event of an "emergency"? Well, that's not the way the administration is putting it.
Calling the upheaval in Cairo a chance "to witness history taking place," President Obama on Friday said Egypt now has an obligation to follow through to full democracy now that President Hosni Mubarak has ceded power and fled the city.
Revelers swept joyously into the streets across the Middle East on Friday after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as Egypt's president. From Beirut to Gaza, tens of thousands handed out candy, set off fireworks and unleashed celebratory gunfire into the air.
When the news of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation broke early Friday evening, ecstatic protesters across Cairo rushed into Tahrir Square -- whistling, cheering and shouting “God is Great!” and “He's gone!”
Stocks are rising around the world after Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak finally relinquished power.
President Barack Obama learned of President Hosni Mubarak's decision to resign during an Oval Office meeting. And then, like people all over the world, Obama watched television coverage of history unfolding.