EGYPT: Report of President Mubarak resignation retracted [Update]
Both the satellite network and Al Jazeera initially reported that state television had said Mubarak, 82, resigned as leader of the country's ruling National Democratic Party on Saturday.
Others have reported that the rest of the party's leadership has resigned, including the president's son, Gamal Mubarak, who fled the country after unrest began last month.
CNN also reported that an Obama administration official said, "We view this as a positive step toward the political change that will be necessary, and look forward to additional steps."]
-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Photo: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during one of his last official meetings before the crisis started in Egypt, at the presidential palace Jan. 22. Credit: Amel Pain/EPA