February 12, 2011 Triumphant Egyptians, fresh from toppling President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian regime, once again poured into Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday, many vowing to stay put until the military guarantees the protesters' hard-fought freedoms.
February 11, 2011 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed control to the military on Friday after 30 years in office. The announcement by Vice President Omar Suleiman electrified hundreds of thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, who hugged one another and chanted, "The people have brought down the regime!"
February 11, 2011 Egyptians have welcomed military rule with a massive display of joy. But many questions remain about what comes next — and there are strong doubts about whether military rule will lead to the demonstrators' ultimate goal: a credible transition to democracy.
February 11, 2011 For the Obama administration, forging an Egypt policy requires balancing competing goals and perceptions. The White House wants to be seen as sympathetic to the protesters' demands, but it has major interests at stake besides democracy, including counterterrorism and support for Israel.