07 Feb '11, 4am

Talks fail to break impasse - TODAYonline

CAIRO - Representatives of the Egyptian democracy movement vowed yesterday to escalate their pressure for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, even as his government sought to portray itself as well on the way to successfully negotiating an end to the uprising now in its 13th day. In a historic first, Vice-President Omar Suleiman met with representatives of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood as part of a group of about 50 opposition members that included prominent politicians and some youth organisers. The encounter itself was remarkable for bringing together members of the brotherhood - Egypt's biggest opposition movement - and the autocratic government that has for decades repressed it as an Islamist threat. But the results appeared less momentous. The statement Mr Suleiman released after the meeting said that the sides had agreed to draft a road map for talks, and i...

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