The unrest in Tunisia seems to have spread to Egypt. Opposition groups staged a major demonstration in Cairo, with possibly more than a hundred thousand participants on the streets. The Muslim Brotherhood reportedly fielded a large number of agitators who helped spark violence against police and businesses. Hosni Mubarak’s son and likely successor is said to have fled to London with his family.
Unrelated unrest is also underway in Lebanon, in response to the attempt by Hezbollah to gain control in advance of an expected decision by the UN tribunal to indict some of its leaders for the murder of Rafik Hariri.
In other news, Mervyn King, the chief of the Bank of England, warns that Britons’ standard of living will drop drastically this year, more than it has since the 1920s.
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