* Egypt: Despite over two weeks of intense protests against him president Hosni Mubarak said in a televised speech that he will not resign from his post and that he will delegate some powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman.
* Africa: For a second straight day ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor skipped proceedings at his war crimes trial.
* Russia: President Dmitry Medvedev tried to strengthen Russia’s claim over a group of islands that are also claimed by Japan.
* China: “High-profile” human rights activist Chen Guangcheng claimed in a video smuggled out of China that he has been under house arrest for the past five months.
Image – Egypt TV caption via APTN/AP and featured on CSMonitor.com (“Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak makes a televised statement to his nation in this image taken from TV aired on Feb. 10.”)
Online Sources- MSNBC, BBC News, Voice of America