Dramatic developments continue in Egypt, where anti-government protests have have extended to a third day in the streets of Cairo and Suez.Mohammed ElBaradei, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of Egypt's most influential advocates of democracy, returned from abroad and said he is ready to le
Some of the latest developments in Egypt, where a third day of anti-government protests is expected to get going any minute now:— From Cairo, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson just told Morning Edition host Renee Montagne that "it's quiet for the moment, but it probably won't be for long."
CNN's Ben Wedeman just reported there has been a "harsh police crackdown" on protesters today in Egypt, where for the second day in a row people have taken to the streets in anti-government demonstrations.Indeed, the BBC writes that:"Police have clashed with anti-government protesters in two major
The "Jasmine Revolution" in Tunisia has inspired people across the Middle East. The success of Tunisia’s revolution is still up in the air it, but it looks like a pivotal moment for the region, especially with protests erupting in Cairo.
"Anti-government protests have broken out in Egypt," the BBC writes, and the people in the streets have apparently drawn inspiration from recent events in Tunisia, where the authoritarian government was toppled following demonstrations.Al Jazeera reports that:"Egyptian police fired tear gas and used
Earlier today a series of bombings and mortar attacks targeting Christian areas killed at least five people in Baghdad, security sources said.Six districts with strong Christian majorities were hit, and at least 24 people have been injured.The attacks come days after more than 40 people died when Is
Last of three partsThe Nile River and Egypt have nearly always belonged in the same breath.The classic phrase, "He who has drunk from the Nile must return" is Egyptian -- not Ugandan, or Ethiopian, or from any other people touched by the river.Egyptians say that two colonial-era