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Fri, Jan 28, 2011 | Jerusalem Post | BBC

In this still image taken from video, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak addresses the nation on Egyptian state TV in Cairo. (January 28, 2011; REUTERS/Handout)

Mubarak: ‘There will be new government tomorrow’

Mubarak not stepping down, will appoint new government on Saturday. “I have asked the government to present its resignation today,” Mr Mubarak said, adding that he would appoint a new government on Saturday.

However, Al-Jazeera quotes unnamed officials from Egypt’s main opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, reacting to Mr Mubarak’s speech tonight: “Mubarak must step down. It is time for the military to intervene and save the country.” [BBC, Fri, Jan 28, 2011]

Jerusalem Post reports:

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made his first public statement since anti-government protests began four days ago. He said he is aware of the problems faced by Egyptian people, called for order and announced that the government will be replaced on Saturday.

Mubarak said that the Egyptian people’s goals cannot be achieved through violence or chaos, they can only be achieved by national dialogue and concerted efforts.

“In my capacity as president of the republic, I always stressed and continue to reiterate that sovereignty belongs to the people.” However, he continued, “There is a fine line separating freedom from chaos.” He said that he has been monitoring the protests and the demands of the people, adding that he “regrets the innocent casualties and victims,” both civilians and policemen.

However, the Egyptian president warned that “our plans to combat unemployment and provide more educational services, healthcare and housing, will remain conditional on our efforts to maintain Egypt’s security.”

Read full report here.

A protester looks at a burnt Egyptian Army armoured vehicle in downtown Cairo, January 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)

Number of dead rises to 18, 13 in Suez, in Egypt protests

Jerusalem Post reports:

The number of people killed in the latest day of anti-government protests in Egypt rose to 18 on Friday, with 13 people killed in the port city of Suez, al-Jazeera reported.

Nearly 20 people were also reportedly injured in the protests in Suez, with over 900 people injured throughout the country. Earlier, five people were confirmed dead in protests in Cairo.

As night fell, several government officials and businessmen fled Egypt in private jets, reported Reuters.

Meanwhile, Egyptian authorities were reportedly holding talks to establish a “transitional government,” following the series of deadly protests against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime.

Read full report here.

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