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  • ElBaradei Under House Arrest

    Charles Levinson and Matt Bradley, The Wall Street Journal | January 28, 2011

    Police used unrelenting force, including tear gas, rubber bullets and baton-wielding plainclothes thugs, as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Egypt's capital. Egyptian security officials said Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei is under house arrest, the Associated Press reported...

  • Mubarak Vows Cabinet Shift But Defends Deploying Army As Revolt Sweeps Egypt

    David D. Kirkpatrick, The New York Timew | January 29, 2011

    With police stations and the governing party’s headquarters in flames, and much of this crucial Middle Eastern nation in open revolt, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt deployed the nation’s military and imposed a near-total blackout on communications to save his authoritarian government of nearly 30 years...

  • Cairo Protestors Urge Mass Rally on Tuesday

    Anthony Shadid and David D. Kirkpatrick, The New York Times | January 31, 2011

    Egyptian opposition groups gathered on Monday for a seventh day in the central Liberation Square, seeking to maintain the momentum of their uprising against President Hosni Mubarak as the army struggled to control a capital seized variously by fears of chaos and euphoria that change may be imminent. Organizers said they were calling for the largest demonstrations yet — a “march of millions” — on Tuesday, seen as an attempt to retake the initiative in the face of a government campaign to cast the uprising as an incubator of lawlessness after several nights of looting...

  • El Shaheed: The Mysterious "Anonymous" Behind Egypt's Revolt

    Mike Giglio, The Daily Beast | January 31, 2011

    Iran’s Green Revolution had a martyr named Neda, a 26-year-old woman gunned down in the streets of Tehran. Tunisia’s was Mohamed Bouazizi, an unemployed university graduate who set himself ablaze outside a government building. Egypt’s is Khaled Said—because someone has been agitating under the dead man’s name...

  • Julian Assange Compares Wikileaks to US Founding Fathers

    Peter Hutchison, The Telegraph | January 31, 2011

    In a CBS interview with 60 Minutes aired on Sunday night Mr Assange, who is currently under US criminal investigation over the leaking of hundreds of thousands of secret military reports and diplomatic cables, also denied that he was motivated by a dislike of America. Our founding values are those of the US revolution,” Mr Assange told Steve Kroft. “They are those of people like [Thomas] Jefferson and [James] Madison," he added...

  • Larry Page's Google 3.0

    Brad Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek | February 01, 2011

    Every Monday afternoon at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif., more than a dozen of Google's (GOOG) top executives gather in the company's boardroom. The weekly meeting, known as Execute, was launched last summer with a specific mission: to get the near-sovereign leaders of Google's far-flung product groups into a single room and harmonize their disparate initiatives...

  • Middle East Geography Quiz

    Jacob Turcotte, The Christian Science Monitor | February 01, 2011

    The Middle East has long been a major center of human affairs. Located at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and Asia, the Middle East was home to the world's earliest civilizations and is the spiritual center of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Yezidi, Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, and the Bahá'í Faith. Do you have a good enough understanding of the Greater Middle East to complete this geography quiz?...

  • Mubarak Says He Won't Run for President Again

    David D. Kirkpatric and Mark Landler, The New York Times | February 01, 2011

    President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt said he would not run for another term as president of Egypt. His decision came after President Obama told the embattled president of Egypt, that he should not run for another term in elections scheduled for the fall, effectively withdrawing American support for its closest Arab ally, according to American diplomats in Cairo and Washington. Mr. Mubarak issued the statement on Tuesday evening, saying it was necessary for the stbility of the nation...

  • Clashes Erupt in Cairo Between Mubarak's Allies and Foes

    Anthony Shadid, David D. Kirkpatrick and Kareem Fahim, The New York Times | February 02, 2011

    President Obama’s calls for a rapid transition to a new order in Egypt seemed eclipsed on Wednesday as a choreographed surge of thousands of people chanting support for the Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak fought running battles with a larger number of antigovernment protesters in and around Cairo’s Tahrir Square...

  • Arab World Faces Its Uncertain Future

    Anthony Shadid, The New York Times | February 03, 2011

    The future of the Arab world, perched between revolt and the contempt of a crumbling order, was fought for in the streets of downtown Cairo on Wednesday...