Friday, February 11, 2011


* Mubarak Reportedly Leaves Cairo The Egyptian military appeared to assert its leadership Friday amid growing indications that President Hosni Mubarak was yielding all power.

* Digging on Temple Mount 'to Erase Traces of Jewish Altar' Muslim religious authorities are concluding a clandestine eight-month dig on the Temple Mount that is intended to erase traces of the Jewish Temple's Altar, Temple activists charge.

* Ahmadinejad: No Israel in new Mideast Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday called on Western powers not to "interfere" in the situation in Egypt and Tunisia.

* US spy chief: Muslim Brotherhood secular US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said during a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday that Egypt's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement was "a very heterogeneous group".

* Mubarak, family leave Cairo amid persisting unrest Al Arabiya television reported on Friday that President Hosni Mubarak and his family had left Cairo from a military airbase in the suburbs.

* Iran marks revolution, puts pressure on opposition Hundreds of thousands turned out on Friday to mark the 32nd anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution in a rally the clerical establishment billed as a chance to show solidarity with "Islamic" protesters in Egypt.

* Sharansky Marks 25 Years of Freedom Friday marks 25 years since Natan Sharansky, now head of the Jewish Agency, was released from prison.

* EU leaders renew call for government change in Egypt EU leaders renewed calls Friday for a new government in Egypt, after President Hosni Mubarak vowed to remain in power.

* Barak: Israel must move ahead toward peace Defense Minister discusses peace and stability in light of developments in Egypt, Tunisia with UN Secretary-General Ban.

* 'Protests offer chance to build new pact with Arab world' Natan Sharansky, whose walk to freedom across Berlin’s Glienicke Bridge precisely 25 years ago presaged the collapse of the Soviet Union, has urged the free world to give its backing to the Arab masses.