29 Jan '11, 5pm

Mubarak names VP, new PM as deadly protests continue

CAIRO: Embattled Hosni Mubarak tapped Egypt's military intelligence chief as his first-ever vice president and named a new prime minister as tens of thousands took their deadly revolt to the streets on Saturday for a fifth day demanding that the president step down. Fresh riots erupted in several cities. In Cairo, three people were killed, and an enraged mob killed three police in the Sinai town of Rafah. That brought the death toll from the nationwide protests to at least 51 since Tuesday. As the violence raged, the president went into crisis talks with officials late in the afternoon, after which news broke that army career man and Mubarak confidante General Omar Suleiman had been sworn in as his deputy. Suleiman, 75, is chief of military intelligence and a well-known player on the world scene. He has spearheaded years of Egyptian efforts to encourage an eventual Israeli...

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