Topic: Omar Suleiman
NBC and Al Jazeera are reporting, citing unnamed sources, that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is stepping down tonight.
02/10/2011 11:30 am
President Obama is trying to balance transition and stability in Egypt, but events in Cairo may make that impossible.
02/09/2011 03:52 pm
Among the demands of Egyptian protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, one of the most central is constitutional reform that will prevent a repeat of the concentration of power achieved under President Hosni Mubarak. Vice President Omar Suleiman announced Feb. 8 that a committee had been formed to discuss constitutional reforms necessary for free and fair elections, but many protesters are wary that the reforms will be only superficial. Below are a few of the constitutional provisions that have served to limit Egypt’s opposition and cement the government’s power.
02/09/2011 01:11 pm
Egypt's protesters yesterday staged the largest protest since the democracy uprising began more than two weeks ago. Now, they may join forces with Egyptian laborers.
02/09/2011 10:08 am
Obama's hesitancy in demanding Mubarak leave office now may be partly influenced by Israel's fear of losing the 1979 security treaty with Egypt. But peace pacts with dictators are not the steady rock that Israel needs.
02/08/2011 02:00 pm
Camel owners and others at Egypt's pyramids, where foreign tourists normally flock at this time of year, are surprisingly supportive of the protests.
02/08/2011 01:15 pm
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.
02/08/2011 09:43 am
Egypt protests have sought Mubarak's removal. The Muslim Brotherhood suddenly dropped that demand in talks Sunday, angering participants in Egypt protests and causing an apparent split in the group's ranks.
02/07/2011 11:09 am
Egypt has counted on North Korea for military aid. The biggest mobile phone company in the Middle East is also one of North Korea's largest investors.
02/07/2011 10:16 am
The Muslim Brotherhood said it was entering direct talks with the government Sunday. Democracy protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square remain suspicious of any compromise deals that may be promised by Vice President Omar Suleiman.
02/06/2011 09:52 am