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.”
The mood in Cairo's Tahrir Square is jubilant. Many believe the Egyptian leadership is ready to make some major concessions after 17 days of protests. President Hosni Mubarak is expected to give a speech tonight and it's anticipated he will step down.
Recent political unrest in North Africa has many rethinking U.S. foreign policy in the region. It remains to be seen, however, if changes in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere will produce a paradigm shift in the U.S. approach. We’ll hear a range of opinions.
This weekend's talks between opposition leaders and Omar Suleiman produced mostly hard feelings. Meanwhile the Obama administration appears to have backed away from the idea that Mubarak immediately resign from office.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Egypt today in the largest demonstration yet. Estimates fluctuate between one and two million people. Though the exact number is uncertain, the demand for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office is clear.
Illinois National Guard officials said the 440 Illinois soldiers on a yearlong peace-keeping mission in Egypt have not been seriously affected by the rioting in Cairo and other major Egyptian cities. The Illinois troops aren't able to use commercial communication method