CAIRO — Egyptian soldiers and police set fire to protest tents in Cairo's Tahrir Square and fired tear gas and rubber bullets in a major assault Sunday to drive out thousands demanding that the military rulers quickly transfer power to a civilian government.
Leaders of the Palestinian Authority and the Islamic Hamas movement completed an agreement to end an almost four-year rift and establish a unity government.Israeli officials say the accord will harm the peace process.
On Monday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn issued a disaster proclamation for southern parts of the state. Representatives from the National Weather Service predict that the Ohio River could reach record levels there by this weekend.
The Army Corps of Engineers is waiting to decide if it will intentionally break a levee to help relieve flooding problems in a Southern Illinois town. But farmers in Missouri are objecting to the plan.Flooding in Cairo, Illinois is so bad, more than 100 people have been evacuated.
On Saturday, Egyptians will vote in a historic referendum that will be the first real test of the country’s transition to democracy. They’ll be voting on a series of amendments to the nation’s constitution. Proposed amendments include limiting presidential terms to two fo
Google executive Wael Ghonim is considered a hero of the Egyptian revolution. In a CNN nterview he credited Facebook with starting the uprisings in his country and told the interviewer, “I’ve always said that if you want to liberate a society, just give them the Internet.”