Eman Hassaballa Aly, an Egyptian-American, grew up in Chicago but has many family members in Egypt, including her cousin, Noura Hassaballa. Eman has been following the events during the past few weeks by translating tweets for the website Alive in Egypt. She joins us in studio.
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.
So what did Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak really say and really mean during his speech to the nation on Thursday?That's a key question following an address carried live around much of the world.In the immediate aftermath of his address, news organizations emphasized differing accounts of the
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.
On Day 15 of the crisis in Egypt:— NPR's Eric Westervelt reported on Morning Edition that while there are "no signs the [protest] movement is weakening," the government of President Hosni Mubarak is trying to project an image of "business as usual" and some Egyptians are hoping that things
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.