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  • April 25, 2011  

    Two months of uprisings against the 33-year reign of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh have left at least 140 people dead. Margaret Warner discusses the political upheaval and what’s next for Yemenis with Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Barbara Bodine, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2011  

    As thousands of Yemeni protesters crowded streets Monday calling for President Saleh to step down, at least two more protesters were killed — bringing the death toll to at least 140 in two months. Meanwhile, Saleh signaled that he could leave power within a month if he and relatives are granted immunity from prosecution. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011  

    The U.S. called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the use of violence after government forces attacked protesters with live ammunition. Judy Woodruff discusses protesters’ demands and the government’s crackdowns with the International Crisis Group’s Robert Malley and democracy activist and blogger Ammar Abdulhamid. Continue reading

  • April 20, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, students demonstrated against the Syrian government and planned massive rallies for Friday. President Bashar al-Assad ended the 50-year-old emergency law on Tuesday but warned against more protests. In Yemen, gunmen on motorcycles killed at least one protester in a Red Sea port city. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2011  

    Egypt’s prime minister apologized and promised an investigation after troops stormed protesters in Tahrir Square, killing two and hurting dozens. Margaret Warner examines the latest unrest with Nabil Fahmy, former Egyptian ambassador to the U.S., and former National Security Council and State Department official Michelle Dunne. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2011  

    Two months after former President Hosni Mubarak was forced from office, thousands of protesters defied orders and returned to Cairo’s Tahrir Square demanding Mubarak and his family be prosecuted for corruption. Mubarak denied the corruption allegations but was summoned for questioning by a prosecutor. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • April 8, 2011  

    Syrian government forces opened fire on protesters as demonstrations erupted across the country. Human-rights activists reported 32 protesters were killed, and Syrian state television said 19 police officers were shot by gunmen. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 8, 2011  

    Protesters seeking political reforms gathered across Syria, but government forces opened fire on demonstrators with tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds. Judy Woodruff discusses the unrest with the New America Foundation’s Flynt Leverett and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Continue reading

  • April 8, 2011  

    In other news Friday, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered across Yemen demanding the ouster of President Ali Abduallah Saleh. At least one person was killed. In Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara said his forces would blockade the compound where Lauren Gbagbo, who refuses to cede power after losing elections, is hiding. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011  

    Shortly after the story of a young fruit seller who set himself on fire after being harassed by police began circulating on the Internet, protests erupted in Tunisia and ousted the country’s longtime president before spreading to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere. Margaret Warner reports on the protests’ wider impact. Continue reading