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.
Yemen has joined the pro-democracy wave of protests that have swept the Middle East. Last week, thousands of protestors opposed to President Ali Abdullah Saleh flooded the streets of the capital Sana’a. On Monday, smaller crowds of opposition supporters gathered in provincial towns.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square today and continued to defy the government-imposed curfew. A much bigger and potentially violent demonstration is slated to take place tomorrow. President Hosni Mubarak showed no signs of leaving office.
Protesters waving Egyptian flags picketed in front of the Egyptian consulate in downtown Chicago Saturday, calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down amid riots in the country. Protesters along Michigan Avenue chanted, "Hey Mubarak you will see, all Egyptians
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
Ahmed Rehab called Wolrdview from Cairo. He’s the executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He flew to Cairo to participate in the protests. He’s representing himself, not CAIR Chicago.
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.