EGYPT. Egyptians packed Tahrir Square in Cairo through the night, waving flags and chanting for the end of military rule as they waited for the name of the first president they have been free to choose.
INTERNATIONAL. Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil.
INTERNATIONAL. One aspect of this war is that both sides apparently found it necessary, despite knowing it would have no definitive military outcome. The question therefore is not what the point of all this is but where all this ends.