Anti-Government Protests Roil Egypt
Feb 11, 2011 — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed control to the military on Friday after 30 years in office. The announcement by Vice President Omar Suleiman electrified hundreds of thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, who hugged one another and chanted, "The people have brought down the regime!"
Jul 18, 2012 — Reporter David Kirkpatrick, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, reflects on his time reporting on the Arab Spring and discusses what the election of President Mohammed Morsi means for Egypt, the United States and Israel.
Feb 11, 2012 — Egypt has faced deteriorating security and a surge in crime since the popular uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak a year ago. The country's military rulers have yet to transfer power to civilian rule, and though many are proud of the revolution, some argue Egypt is not much better off than it was under Mubarak.
Feb 9, 2012 — The protests that led to the Egyptian revolution last year were organized in part by Wael Ghonim, who used an anonymous Facebook page to coordinate the demonstrations. In his new book, Ghonim explains how social media helped transform his country.
Dec 21, 2011 — For the past year, veteran war correspondent Anthony Shadid has been reporting on the Arab uprisings in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Tunisia. Last March, he was kidnapped and beaten by security forces in Libya. "It remains one of the scariest moments of my life," he says.
Feb 18, 2011 — It's been one week since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, and huge crowds converged again Friday on Tahrir Square in Cairo. The official Egyptian news agency put the turnout at more than 2 million. Demonstrators are complaining that the military has stopped meeting with youth groups, and that there have been no pay raises in years.
Feb 17, 2011 — Journalist Charles Sennott recently returned from Tahrir Square, where he was filming a documentary on the revolution for PBS's Frontline. It focuses on the young members of the Muslim Brotherhood who played an important role in Egypt's revolution.
Feb 16, 2011 — The recent events in Egypt are a nightmare for the terrorist group because its leadership has long argued that ousting a figure like Hosni Mubarak could only come about through force. But if Egypt descends into chaos, it could present an opportunity for the organization.
Feb 16, 2011 — New York Times columnist Roger Cohen had a front-row seat to the revolution that has shaken Egypt and the Middle East. Host Melissa Block talks with Cohen about his recent reporting trip to Cairo, and whether Iran might be next.
Feb 15, 2011 — Following the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, protests have ignited across the Arab world. But while regimes may have reason to be nervous, it's still not certain that more leaders will fall.