The unrest in Egypt has stressed the military partnership between the U.S. and Egypt, leaving a big unknown for the Obama administration as the popular uprising continues to play out.
Embattled president heads to seaside retreat after speech fails to quell unrest and the military takes over.
The White House signals disappointment with Egyptian President Mubarak's decision to stop short of meeting protesters' demands that he step down immediately.
"The door is still open for more dialogue," Omar Suleiman says on state TV, as crowds seethe.
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Political protesters in Egypt promised to turn out in even greater numbers on Friday after President Hosni Mubarak disappointed them by not resigning as expected.
Protesters react with jubilation after reports that Mubarak would step down later on Thursday.
Vice President Omar Suleiman says there will be "no ending of the regime" after a massive Tahrir Square crowd cheers a freed Google exec on Day 16 of protests.
Wael Ghonim, who was an organizer of the Facebook campaign that inspired Egypt's protests, became a hero of the anti-Mubarak movement after vanishing nearly two weeks ago.
Hosni Mubarak's full new cabinet met for the first time, amid no progress in talks with the protesters calling for the president's exit.