Many people in Egypt credit protesters in Suez city with spurring the popular uprising that led to the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.Three of them died in a hail of police bullets on the first day, motivating tens of thousands of people to take to the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian c
Thousands of Egyptians filled Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to call for the prosecution of top members of the former government.The protest had one of the largest turnouts since the popular uprising that toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak in February.
The chief of Egypt's elections commission says constitutional changes were approved in the country's landmark referendum, with 77 percent of the vote in favor according to final results.The changes eliminate restrictions on political rights and open the way for parliamentary and presidential electio
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Egyptians on Tuesday that "this moment of history belongs to you," and they should use it to build on the success of the revolution that ousted the country's longtime autocratic leaders and to embrace democratic reforms."Today, Egypt is rising.
He's been called "the man who changed the world," by the editorial board of the Boston Globe, and the Karl Von Clausewitz of nonviolent warfare" by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.As Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep notes, former Havard reseacher Gene Sharp has been an inspiratio
Veteran journalist Charles Sennott recently returned from Tahrir Square, where he filmed material for a documentary on the Egyptian revolution.In the documentary, which will air on PBS's Frontline on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 9 p.m.
For many years, the government of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt was the target of Islamist extremists, including al-Qaida, committed to overthrowing him by force.Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's chief lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is an Egyptian who was long associated with violent attacks there.