Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets across Egypt, facing down a massive police presence to demand: 1. Jobs; 2. Cheaper food; and 3. Ouster of President Mubarak, who has ruled Egypt for 30 years since Sadat's assassination in 1981.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter confirmed on Tuesday the Internet messaging and communications site had been blocked in Egypt, where thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest President
It all started peacefully. From 2pm and various points across Cairo, straggling lines of marchers up to a kilometre long snaked their way through the bustling city to the centre. Onlookers clapped from balconies while passengers leaned out of car windows to take photos.
The top U.S. diplomat for the Arab world gave Washington's firm endorsement of the uprising that ousted Tunisia's President Zine el Abidine ben Ali, even as a crisis over the North African country's transitional government continued to simmer.
Witnesses describe the atmosphere during a day of anti-government protests in Egypt. Thousands of people took part in rare anti-government protests in Egypt after an internet campaign inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.
JUBA, Sudan—The polls are closed and the ballots have been cast. By mid-February, the world will learn whether Southern Sudanese voters voted to create a new, independent state -- as initial results suggest that they overwhelmingly did. But as rapturous as independence will be for the south, there's good reason to fear that secession will leave the governments of both Sudans reeling.
TUNIS — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi voiced support for Tunisia's revolution Tuesday but denounced foreign interference in an interview with Tunisian television, after earlier heaping praise on the ousted president.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse Egyptian protesters in Cairo in the early hours of Wednesday after a long day of unprecedented protests calling for President Hosni Mubarak
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the U.S. stands with the people of Tunisia and all people striving for democracy, on a day of nationwide demonstrations in Egypt against the authoritarian rule of President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime U.S. ally. Obama said that in the North African nation of Tunisia, the will of the people proved more powerful than the rule of a dictator.
TENS OF thousands of Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo and other cities Tuesday in an unprecedented outburst of protest against the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Inspired by Tunisia's popular uprising , they demanded political concessions that Mr. Mubarak's rotting government should have made long...
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Egypt's cities yesterday, calling for an end to Hosni Mubarak's 29-year presidency in demonstrations which erupted into violent clashes. The protests were inspired by the recent revolt in Tunisia.
The most significant thing about today's protests across Egypt is that their scale was totally unexpected. Yes, there has been a wave of protests since late 2004. But none have been nationwide to this extent, and none have been as big. We still do not have a clear picture of what transpired in much of the country, and media focus tended to be on the main protest in Cairo's Midan Tahrir. But that is enough to know that these may be the biggest protest movement since at least the 1977 bread riots and perhaps even the biggest since the 1950s.
The Wall Street Journal: As protests spread to Egypt, democrats need American support. Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution began last month with the lonely demonstration of a frustrated vendor immolating himself on the street. Could Tunisia's demonstration now spread elsewhere in an Arab world dominated by autocrats?
In Tunisia, a small, homogeneous state on the southern Mediterranean, a popular uprising forced the overthrow of a long-ruling dictator in early 2011. Ruthless repression of mass protests failed. In just one month, Tunisians ousted an entrenched authoritarian regime.
The son of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Gamal Mubarak, has reportedly fled Egypt for the UK with his family. Unconfirmed reports out of Cairo say the younger Mubarak boarded a private jet bound for London with his family and nearly one hundred pieces of luggage.
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