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NIE ROCKS! What's happening in Egypt?
Here is a McClatchy-Tribune OnePage that talks about the current situation in Egypt. Have students read the article. Then have them find the five newspaper W's (Who, what, where, when, why) and the H ... Posted on 2/8/11 at 8:38 AM
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak refused to step down or leave the country and instead handed his powers to his vice president Thursday, remaining president and ensuring regime control over the reform process. Stunned protesters in central Cairo who demand his ouster waved their shoes in contempt and shouted, "Leave, leave, leave."
A Grand Forks doctor from Cairo is shocked by the recent violence and uprising and worries about family. Dr. Abdel Ahmed lived in Cairo for 24 years, and with family still living there, he hopes things will soon be resolved.
Hundreds calling for the departure of Egypt's president peacefully demonstrated in several U.S. cities on Saturday, showing solidarity with the large, anti-government throngs that have taken over a sprawling public square in Cairo.
A new rally by nearly 100,000 protesters in central Cairo and behind-the-scenes diplomacy from the Obama administration piled more pressure on President Hosni Mubarak on Friday to make a swift exit from office and allow a temporary government to embark on an immediate path toward democracy.
A Grand Forks native working in Cairo has been tear-gassed and hit with rubber bullets, but still is not leaving Egypt.
26-year-old Rachel Anderson has been in Egypt on a scholarship program since last summer.
Thousands of supporters and opponents of President Hosni Mubarak battled in Cairo's main square Wednesday, raining stones, bottles and firebombs on each other in scenes of uncontrolled violence as soldiers stood by without intervening. Government backers galloped in on horses and camels, only to be dragged to the ground and beaten bloody.
The United States criticized the government of President Hosni Mubarak and condemned violence in Egypt's capital as clashes between protesters and pro-government supporters demonstrated there would be no easy resolution to the unrest destabilizing America's closest ally in the Arab world.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's announcement that he won't seek re-election came after President Barack Obama's special envoy told him the U.S. saw his presidency at an end and urged him to prepare for an orderly transition to real democracy, American officials said.
President Hosni Mubarak announced Tuesday he will not run for a new term in September elections but rejected protesters' demands he step down immediately and leave the country, vowing to die on Egypt's soil, after a dramatic day in which a quarter-million Egyptians staged their biggest protest yet calling on him to go.
Cairo's international airport was a scene of chaos and confusion Monday as thousands of foreigners sought to flee the unrest in Egypt, and countries around the world scrambled to send in planes to fly their citizens out.
Egypt's most prominent democracy advocate took up a bullhorn Sunday and called for President Hosni Mubarak to resign, speaking to thousands of protesters who defied a curfew for a third night. Fighter jets streaked low overhead and police returned to the capital's streets — high-profile displays of authority over a situation spiraling out of control.
President Barack Obama issued a plea for restraint in Egypt after meeting with national security aides Saturday to assess the Cairo government's response to widespread protests threatening the stability of the country.
Embattled President Hosni Mubarak has appeared on television for the first time since protests erupted demanding his ouster, and he says he will press ahead with social, economic and political reforms.
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