"Today, we state it very clearly and frankly that the armed forces and its supreme council are committed to handing over power at the scheduled time or even before 30 June."
- MOHAMMAD AL-ASSARmember of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, allaying widespread fears surrounding the military's political ambitions as Egypt prepares for its first presidential elections since the revolution
"He changed the way we saw Iraq, Egypt, Syria over the last, crucial decade. There is no one to replace him."
- PHIL BENNETTformer managing editor of the Washington Post, who worked closely with Anthony Shadid, the New York Times reporter who died Thursday of an asthma attack in Syria
"The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces presents its regrets and deep apologies for the deaths of martyrs from among Egypt's loyal sons during the recent events in Tahrir Square."
- EGYPTIAN GENERALSin a statement to protesters. At least 38 people have been killed and hundreds injured since demonstrators clashed with soldiers on Nov. 19
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