Egyptian pro-democracy activist Wael Ghonim said Monday the country's new military rulers have promised him that a referendum will be held on a revised constitution in two months.
A British government minister said on Sunday there should be an international approach to dealing with the overseas assets of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his family.
Israel’ former ambassador to Egypt was particularly pessimistic Friday after hearing of President Hosni Mubarak's dramatic resignation. Zvi Mazel anticipated that the Egyptian Army will rule for years: it’s a whole new world, with no one left to lead the pragmatic states”
Switzerland has frozen assets that may belong to Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down on Friday as president of Egypt after 30 years of rule, the foreign ministry said.
Major Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei warned of potential violent unrest after President Hosni Mubarak announced late Thursday he would not step down before the September elections.
In Wael Ghonim, Egypt's anti-Mubarak street movement finally found a hero to rally around after a period of leaderless protest. The Egyptian-born Google marketing executive first played a role in organising the opposition through Facebook, only to disappear into police custody for 12 days.
The Egyptian government is struggling to finance itself as foreign investors pull out and the currency drops. It had to scale down a bond auction on Monday as state-owned banks failed to stump up enough cash.
United States expects the Egyptian government to honour previous peace agreements with Israel regardless of who is in power, the White House said Friday.
United States and Egyptian officials are discussing a plan that would see embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak step down immediately, according to a published report.
By 3pm last Friday afternoon, the protesters in central Cairo were chanting: Where is the army? Come and see what the police are doing to us. We want the army. And that is the main question, really. Where is the Egyptian army in all this?