uprising

  • June 4, 2012  

    Demonstrators protested for a third consecutive day Monday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison over the weekend. Gwen Ifill reports on the uprising, just weeks after the country’s first democratic presidential election. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012  

    On Saturday, longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for his role in not stopping the killing of protesters during the Arab Spring. Also, his associates and sons were found not guilty. Gwen Ifill speaks with McClatchy Newspapers’ Nancy Youssef about the intense demonstrations in Tahrir Square. Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012  

    The bodies of 13 people were found with their hands tied in an eastern province in Syria. Some had been shot in the head, execution-style. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports and has the first look inside Houla, following the weekend massacre there. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012  

    Part of a wave of revulsion over the slaughter of at least 108 people in the Syrian region of Houla, the United States and other nations expelled Syrian diplomats on Tuesday. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012  

    Responding to Syria’s weekend massacre, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan met with President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday — asserting that the country had reached “a tipping point” in bloodshed. Judy Woodruff and Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer discuss ongoing global debate over how to stop the violence inside the country. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012  

    In the aftermath of a weekend massacre in Syria, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan arrived Monday in Damascus, condemning the “appalling crime.” Heavy artillery and tank fire killed at least 108 in Houla, a collection of villages northwest of Homs. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • May 25, 2012  

    Preliminary results from Egypt’s first free presidential election show the two most-polarizing candidates for president might face each other in a mid-June runoff — a potential battle between Hosni Mubarak’s final prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohammed Morsi. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 25, 2012  

    Two of the most-polarizing candidates for Egypt’s presidency might face off in a runoff after a partial vote count Friday in the country’s first free presidential election. Jeffrey Brown and McClatchy reporter Nancy Youssef discuss the candidates, Ahmed Shafiq of the Mubarak regime, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Egyptians flocked to the polls for a second day of voting in their first freely contested presidential election. Results are expected to be announced on Tuesday. Also, Iran’s nuclear negations with the U.S. and five other countries ended in Baghdad with no breakthrough. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    Twin bombings tore through the Syrian capital of Damascus Thursday, in the deadliest attacks since the uprising began last year — killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 370, according to state media. There were claims and counterclaims about the blame for the attacks. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

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