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February 2, 2011 Comment

Mubarak Supporters Clash With Anti-Government Protesters In Cairo

Professor Khaled Fahmy, of the American University in Cairo was in Tahrir Square today, and describes the scene he saw as Mubarak supporters started to arrive.

February 2, 2011 Comment

Columnist Nicholas Kristoff On Egypt Violence: ‘It’s Not A Clash, It’s A Crackdown’

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff joins us from Cairo, where he tells us that the face-off between anti-government protesters and supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are “not a clash… a crackdown.”

February 2, 2011 5 Comments

Egyptian Demonstrator Describes 'Government-Hired Thugs' At Protests

Thousands of supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak turned out in the streets of Cairo today, some rode horses and camels and used whips to attack anti-government protesters. One protester said he feared a “blood bath” as the dangerous face-off continues.

February 1, 2011 Comment

American In Egypt Hands Out T-Shirts In Liberation Square

Timothy Quinn is a Boston native, now living and working outside Cairo. Today he’s in Tahrir Square, handing out T-shirts that his company makes.

February 1, 2011 4 Comments

Israelis Watch As A Neighbor Undergoes Political Transformation

Some Israeli government ministers have expressed support for their close ally, President Hosni Mubarak. Mubarek supports the 1979 peace treaty with Israel, and Israeli officials are concerned that pro-Islamist leaders could take control in Egypt.

February 1, 2011 Comment

Protesters In Middle East Find Common Identity Through Arab Poet

Protesters in the Arab world are invoking the words of a long-dead, North African poet as they fight against their authoritarian governments. Anthony Shadid of the New York Times tells us that the writings of Abul-Qasim al-Shabi encapsulate a common Arab identity for people in countries from Tunisia to Egypt and Yemen.

January 31, 2011 Comment

Egyptian Protester: 'We Are The Majority'

After living nearly all his life under a dictatorship, 31-year-old Hossam Bahgat says he has never seen this kind of unity on the streets of Cairo. Bahgat and thousands of other Egyptians are gathering for Tuesday’s million-person march.

January 31, 2011 2 Comments

Former Ambassador Calls Mubarak 'Symbol' Of What's Wrong In Egypt

We speak with Edward Walker, former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Israel and the U.A. E. He says the U.S. “has been a little bit too reluctant to criticize our friends.”

January 31, 2011 Comment

American Student Describes Scene At Cairo Airport

We touch down in the Cairo airport, where hundreds of American college students are waiting to leave Egypt.

January 31, 2011 Comment

Protesters Tell Mubarak It's His Last Day In Power

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak named a new cabinet today, but protesters are showing no signs of letting up. We speak with Egyptians in the thick of the protests about what one calls “the best moment of my life.”

January 31, 2011 4 Comments

U.S. Activists Help Egyptians Elude Online Censorship

A Massachusetts-based group of Internet activists is helping Egyptian protesters stay online, while hiding their cyber tracks from the government.

January 28, 2011 Comment

Revolt In Egypt: The View From The U.S.

The Obama Administration is watching the anti-government protests in Egypt closely to see what happens to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek, a close alley to the U.S.

January 28, 2011 Comment

Clashes Between Police And Protesters Pull Egypt Into Chaos

Anti-government protests in Egypt escalated today with police firing rubber bullets into the crowds and using tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators after Friday prayers.

January 27, 2011 Comment

Facebook Finds Fissures In Egypt's Firewall

Today marks the third day of protests in Egypt calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. The government there has been blocking social media sites that demonstrators are using to organize, but now Facebook may have found a way to break the blockade.

January 26, 2011 3 Comments

Political Turmoil Erupts in Egypt, Following Tunisian Revolt

Protesters in Egypt are calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarkak, days after demonstrations in Tunisia forced the country’s president to flee. Is a revolution sweeping through parts of the Middle East? Watch a slideshow of the protests.

January 7, 2011 2 Comments

Coptic Christians Celebrate Christmas Amid Tight Security

Coptic Christians in Egypt are on alert as they celebrate Christmas, after a recent attack in Alexandria killed 20.

July 21, 2009 Comment

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

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June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

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