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Mubarak Resigns

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down

DEVELOPING: CAIRO -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and handed control to the military, Vice President Omar Suleiman said in an address on state television Friday.Car horns were heard and Egyptian flags were waving in celebration after Suleiman made the announcement."In these difficult circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave the position of the presidency," Suleiman said. He has commissioned the armed forces council to direct the issues of the state."Nobel Peace laureate and leading Egyptian democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei applauded Mubarak's resignation."This is the greatest day of my life," he told the Associated Press. "The country has been liberated after decades of repression."ElBaradei said he expects a "beautiful" transition of power.Refresh for further updates. Read the earlier story below:As protesters filled Tahrir Square in another day of demonstrations, an Israeli military intelligence official ...

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