On Wednesday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  February 2, 2011 at 5:00 PM EST

EGYPT PROTESTS | Fighting raged into the night in the heart of Cairo as pro-Mubarak elements, many on horse or camel back, clashed with demonstrators. Rocks, bottles, firebombs and tear gas filled Tahrir Square as the army stayed on the perimeter. Independent Television News’ Jonathan Rugman reports from Egypt’s capital and Lindsay Hilsum reports from Alexandria on the day’s events.

EGYPT’S RIPPLE EFFECT | Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh said he would not run for another term in 2013 after three decades in office, and in Jordan there were calls for the newly-appointed prime minister to step down. Jeffrey Brown discusses the regional repercussions with guests Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver and Leslie Campbell of the National Democratic Institute.

LEGAL BATTLE OVER HEALTH CARE | Ray Suarez looks at what’s next for states and patients after four conflicting court rulings on the health care reform law with guests Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Thomas Miller of the American Enterprise Institute.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW | Charles Sennott of GlobalPost sat down with General David Petraeus, commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, for an extended interview about where the fight for Afghanistan stands.

Jeffrey Brown and Ray Suarez anchor Wednesday night’s program. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top headlines and a look at features on our website.

We hope you’ll join us.