Despite fading from the headlines, Tunisia has been abuzz with change since protesters ousted longtime leader Ben Ali earlier this year. In July, voters in the tiny North African nation will elect an assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution.
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.
Protests in the streets of Egypt are expected to grow larger Friday after the arrival of democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei in the country and the announcement from the Muslim Brotherhood that the opposition group would begin actively supporting the demonstrations.While the challenge to President
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."
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.