Egypt's biggest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, said on Wednesday it would stick to its demand that President Hosni Mubarak step down in talks with the authorities that many in the opposition fear are a trick.
The Brotherhood and other opposition groups began talks with Vice President Omar Suleiman this week on political reforms promised by the government during two weeks of protests against Mubarak's rule. However, senior Brotherhood member Essam al-Erian said they had yet to tackle the central issue. "The real talks on transfer of power have not started," he told a news conference. (Reuters)