Egypt

  • February 2, 2011  

    Fighting raged into the night in Cairo as pro-Mubarak elements clashed with anti-government demonstrators. Rocks, bottles, firebombs and tear gas filled Tahrir Square as the army stayed on the perimeter. ITN correspondents report from Egypt’s capital and Alexandria, plus Jeffrey Brown speaks with reporter Matt Bradley. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2011    

    After a widespread shutdown of Internet and mobile phone service in Egypt as street protests intensified last week, there were reports Wednesday that Web access was restored in the country. Google’s Transparency Index has been tracking web traffic to its … Continue reading

  • February 1, 2011  

    Jeffrey Brown looks at the makeup of the opposition in Egypt with Michele Dunne, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Mona Eltahawy, a longtime reporter in the Middle East; and Tarek Masoud, an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University who just returned from Egypt. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2011  

    Ray Suarez speaks with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., about the situation in Egypt and the U.S. government’s fine line between the longstanding alliance and supporting democratic reforms. In a New York Times editorial, Kerry called on President Hosni Mubarak to step aside. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2011  

    As protests in Egypt continue to grow in strength and size, President Hosni Mubarak said he will not run for re-election. Jeffrey Brown speaks with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for an on-the-ground view, and Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the latest developments. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2011    

    Tens of thousands of protesters are filling the streets in Cairo today, responding to the call for a one-million strong demonstration against President Hosni Mubarak. While the massive uprising over the last two weeks has occurred largely without strong, centralized … Continue reading

  • February 1, 2011  

    Protesters filled the streets of Cairo again Tuesday, demanding the resignation of President Mubarak, but the crowds seeking that singular goal drew from diverse backgrounds. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2011    

    With social media helping organize the throngs of protesters taking to the streets of Egypt, we spoke with Mohammed el-Naway of North Carolina’s Queens University of Charlotte, author of “Islam Dot Com,” for some insight on social media and Internet … Continue reading

  • January 31, 2011  

    Amid the calls for leadership change in Egypt are questions of what a new government would look like and who would lead it. Margaret Warner explores the possibilities with Daniel Kurtzer, former ambassador to Egypt, Marina Ottaway of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Ian Lesser of the German Marshall Fund. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2011  

    More than 1,200 Americans have left Egypt, with more expected to depart in the coming days. As the U.S. government reacts to the uprising facing its longtime Middle Eastern ally, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have called for an “orderly transition” to a more democratic government. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading