Jan 30, 2011
FINANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS
|As Egypt teeters, the world watches|
|The political drama unfolding in Egypt could redraw power politics in the Middle East.|
The PM's day, per the press office: Julia Gillard is in Canberra today, and she will attend a meeting of the government's mutli-party climate change committee. She is not scheduled to meet the press at this stage.
Tony Abbott is in Sydney today. He will talk to Steve Price and Andrew Bolt on Melbourne radio station MTR just after 830am this morning.
Appointed: Word reaches us that Stephen Hutcheon has been appointed iPad editor of the SMH.
Driving the day: The world has stopped, watched and waited as events have unfolded in Egypt.
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John Lyons reports from Cairo: EGYPT'S Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition groups last night charged leading dissident Mohamed ElBaradei with negotiating with President Hosni Mubarak's regime as the veteran leader clung to power, appointing the first Vice-President of his 30-year rule as the death toll from the uprising topped 100. Gangs of armed men attacked at least four jails across Egypt, helping to free hundreds of Muslim militants as police vanished from the streets of Cairo and other cities.Australians have been told not to travel to Egypt, and to leave if they are already in the country.
Haaretz: U.S. President Barack Obama voiced support for an "orderly transition" in Egypt that is responsive to the aspirations of Egyptians in phone calls with foreign leaders, the White House said on Sunday.
Aljazeera - which has been blocked by the Egyptian regime - has a live blog from the streets.
Guardian: The Egyptian opposition leader, Mohamed ElBaradei, tonight predicted change within "the next few days" as western leaders pointedly d