February 5, 2011 5:28 PM

Mubarak allies make concessions in bid to quell protests

Senior officials resigned from Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party on Saturday in the latest government shake-up aimed at quelling the massive movement demanding President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. Among those quitting was Mubarak's son and onetime heir apparent, Gamal. Officials opened talks with opposition leaders over the transition to a post-Mubarak era.

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