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.
"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
Without constitutional reform, democracy in Tunisia will be difficult. That’s according to Christopher Alexander, political science professor at Davidson College and author of “Tunisia: Stability and Reform in the Modern Maghreb.”
Along with the news about what's been happening in Tunisia -- where protests in recent weeks were met with harsh, deadly force from authorities and ensuing outrage then helped force the president from power -- have come commentaries about the possibility that events there might encourage democracy a
Good morning.News related to Saturday's shooting rampage in Arizona continues to dominate the headlines. As we've reported, the highlights include word that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) -- the target of the gunman -- briefly opened her eyes yesterday.