Hosni Mubarak

History may remember the Arab Spring’s “noble revolutionaries” in the same terms as those of the French Revolution — utopian and doomed to failure

Exiled tyrants need no longer fear: a luxurious afterlife awaits them in a club for failed dictators

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will look to take advantage of the instability in the Arab world by changing the Middle East narrative. But will he first have to stem a popular rebellion among his own people?

‘Will Mubarak stand trial for crimes committed as president of Egypt? We only need to look at neighbouring Israel for a precedent’

‘Western intelligence agencies missed Egypt’s Facebook Revolution. What on earth are they paid for?’

Following President Mubarak’s resignation, is the Muslim Brotherhood the next threat to Egyptian democracy?

President Obama has made a hash of the crisis in Cairo so far. Rather than demanding early elections, Washington should eschew overblown rhetoric and help pro-Western parties to thwart Islamism

What has transpired in Egypt is truly historic. After covering events there for this magazine and spending long periods of time with protesters in Tahrir Square I’m disappointed to have missed their celebrations this evening. I’ve been speaking by phone to some of the people I met while out there and they tell me a massive party is underway.

The Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has promised ‘decisive measures’ against protestors today. Large scale demonstrations are likely to follow Friday prayers today, which will end within the next hour.

Internet traffic is already being disrupted and the country’s text message service is down.

We’ll keep you posted on any significant developments.