Mubarak Resigns

One day after vowing to serve until September, Hosni Mubarak has resigned the Egyptian presidency. A military council will now take over the country—and its first act, troublingly, was to suspend both houses of parliament, sack the cabinet, and announce plans to govern with the head of the Supreme Court. Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi will lead the council. Mubarak fled Cairo to his estate on the Red Sea.