Last updated Friday 11 February 2011

Triumph as Mubarak quits
11 Feb 2011 22:59 GMT
Millions celebrate as Egyptian president cedes power to the army, ushering in a new era of optimism in the Arab world.

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces and ending a 30-year grip on the largest Arab nation.

Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address on Friday that the president was "waiving" his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. READ MORE>>

Muslim Brotherhood, the Future of Egypt?
Saturday 5th February, 2011
CBS News
The Muslim Brotherhood's leaders announced they won't run a candidate for president to replace Hosni Mubarak.
But, as Mark Strassmann reports, the Brotherhood does expect to play a role in Egypt's future. VIDEO>>

Yemen sees early stages of revolt after Tunisia and Egypt
Big News
Saturday 5th February, 2011
Thousands of protestors took to the streets of the Yemeni capital demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled the country for over thirty years, despite concessions made by the Yemeni strongman.
Saleh has been in power in Yemen for 32 years and, apparently looking to prevent a scenario similar to that seen in Tunisia and Egypt, recently announced that he would not seek re-election in 2013, when his current term of office ends, and that he would not seek to place his son in power.

This announcement was not met favourably by some members of the public and they took to the streets of Sanaa in their thousands, calling for Saleh to resign at once. Read More>>

Iran Sees 'Islamic Awakening' In Arab World Uprisings
Saturday 5th February, 2011
On Friday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei described the uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, and other Arab countries as an Islamic awakening. Khamenei said the uprisings, if successful, would lead to the failure of U.S. policies in the region.
The Iranian leader praised the protesters in Egypt and called President Hosni Mubaraka a traitor and America’s servant. Khamenei accused the United States of backing corrupt leaders in the region in order to protect its own interests.

Khamenei said the 1979 revolution that led to the fall of the shah served as a model for the Arab revolt. He said, however, that the 2009 protests in Iran against the disputed reelection of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad were planned by foreign countries. RadioFreeEurope>>

Once in a century drought in Amazon occurs twice in same decade
Saturday 5th February, 2011
Big News
When a severe drought hit the Amazon in 2005, it was considered a ‘once in a century’ disaster, but just six years later a drought even worse in its extent is sending chills through the scientific community.
The Amazon River has fallen to its lowest level in decades, leaving scores of towns and cities along its length, and those of its tributaries, stranded as water levels either fall too low for safe navigation by boat, or evaporate entirely. Read More>>

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