Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman, who addressed Egyptians after the televised speech of President Hosni Mubarak Thursday, urged Tahrir Square protesters to 'go home.' It is unclear how much power Suleiman now wields.
The massive protests in Egypt and the Arab world aren't just about political grievances. Major societal and demographic factors are at play that won't go away with a new government. Understanding them is key to understanding the unrest and the progress that will hopefully come.
Wael Ghonim, an Internet activist who helped organize the Jan. 25 protests, was held in secret detention until yesterday. Protesters hold him up as a symbol of why the regime can't be trusted.
President Mubarak staying in power fuels instability in Egypt, jeopardizes the region, and threatens the process of free elections to come. After delayed statements of US support for freedom in Egypt, Obama can no longer afford to equivocate on Mubarak.
A panda bus runs in Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov. 25. The bus, named Ning Ning, is operated by Asakusa Hanayashiki amusement park.
In recent weeks, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian government has allowed posters with the slogan 'Gamal Mubarak: dream of the poor' to be posted around Cairo.
A court convicted 26 members of a Hezbollah spy cell guilty of plotting terror attacks in Egypt. Analysts say the Lebanese militant group crossed a political red line by using Egypt as a base to send weapons to Gaza.
The retrial of Egyptian real estate tycoon Talaat Moustafa began Monday in what many see as a test of Egyptian justice. In the first trial, Moustafa was convicted of paying $2 million to hire an assassin to kill Lebanese pop star Suzanne Tamim. That verdict was thrown out by a judge recently.
Egypt has been churning with speculation after President Hosni Mubarak had surgery in Germany last week, despite official reports that he's recovering well. He has ruled the country for nearly three decades.
A boisterous crowd greeted former UN nuclear boss Mohamed ElBaradei in Cairo Friday and urged him to run for president. He says it's time for 'real democracy.'