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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Dalia Ziada in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. (Courtesy Dalia Ziada)

As Egypt marks the year anniversary of the revolution that brought down Hosni Mubarak, we speak with Dalia Ziada, an Egyptian human rights activist who has been working to spread Martin Luther King’s ideas of non-violence in the country.

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Monday, May 23, 2011
Egyptian Wael Ghonim. (AP)

We sat down with Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who launched a Facebook page that became the online heart of the Egyptian revolution. Should the U.S. support the opposition in Libya?

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Egyptians who worked Libya and fled the unrest in the country wait to register as they arrive at a refugee camp set up by the Tunisian army, at the Tunisia-Libyan border, in Ras Ajdir, Tunisia. (AP)

A UN official expressed concern that racism may be a factor in what the organization warns is a looming crisis along the Libya-Tunisia border, as tens of thousands flee unrest in Libya.

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Friday, February 18, 2011
Students in Plymouth, Mass. are watching the history that's unfolding in Egypt from their classroom.

As protests continue in the mideast, here in the U.S., students are getting a rare chance to watch history in the making. We touch down in one school, Plymouth South High School in Plymouth, Mass.

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Monday, February 14, 2011
Bahraini demonstrators run from tear gas Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, as riot police disperse a protest in the village of Duraz, Bahrain, outside the capital of Manama. (AP)

Protests have broken out in Yemen, Bahrain, Algeria and Iran in the wake of Pres. Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Egypt. Meanwhile, human rights activists in Egypt are trying to get more information about the dozens of people, who were possibly detained and are still missing after taking part in Egypt’s protests.

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Monday, February 14, 2011
Gene Sharp at his office in Boston with a photo of Gandhi at rear. (AP)

As the New York Times reports, leaders in Egypt’s youth movement drew on the ideas of American political thinker Gene Sharp. His book “From Dictatorship to Democracy” has been translated into more than 30 languages.

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Friday, February 11, 2011
An Egyptian woman cries as she celebrates the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who handed control of the country to the military, at night in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. (AP)

Nobel Peace Laureate Mohammed El Baradei, an opposition figure, greeting Mubarak’s resignation by saying “this is the greatest day of my life.” We look at what the changes mean for Egyptians with Farouk El-Baz, a scientist from Boston University who is also an Egyptian.

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Friday, February 11, 2011
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Al Jazeera has been lauded by many for its expansive coverage of the protests in Egypt, but it’s also been accused of fanning the flames and urging on the protests. We take a look at how the English language version of Al Jazeera has been covering the events, and the network’s campaign to get on in more cities in the U.S.

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Friday, February 11, 2011
Anti-government protesters celebrate in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt. (AP)

Egypt’s VP Omar Suleiman announced today that President Hosni Mubarak is stepping down and the military will take control of Egypt. Celebratory cheers rang out throughout Tahrir Square, and Google Executive, and opposition activist Wael Ghonim said, “welcome back Egypt. They told us you died, but… we found you.”

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP)

As anti-government protests in Egypt enter a third week, President Hosni Mubarak is trying to come up with concessions that would end the demonstrations. But protesters say they won’t stop until Mubarak leaves.

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Monday, February 7, 2011
Kerry, D-Mass., left, accompanied by the committee's ranking Republican Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., makes a statement on the crisis in Egypt on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Democrats such as Senator John Kerry are pushing President Obama to call for an outright end to Hosni Mubarak’s regime. While some pro-democracy neoconservatives such as Bill Kristol are moving away from Israel’s stance of wanting to keep Mubarak in power.

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Monday, February 7, 2011
An Egyptian Army officer negotiates with anti-government protesters from behind razor-wire, after tanks preparing to clear opposition barricades engaged in a tense standoff with the protesters at an entrance to Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)

We speak to Mahmoud Kassam, North Africa Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News, about the opposition in Egypt. Several of the younger Egyptians behind the past two weeks of protests were not present at a weekend meeting with the Mubarak government.

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Monday, February 7, 2011
Political commentator Glenn Beck. (AP)

Glenn Beck has been talking about an Islamic caliphate, that he says could be established if radical Muslims seize power in places like Tunisia and Egypt. M J Rosenberg is senior foreign policy fellow at Media Matters Action Network. The group monitors what it calls ‘conservative misinformation’ in the US media.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Rosa Navarro is an American studying in Egypt and she was detained over the weekend while she was out buying a phone card.

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Friday, February 4, 2011
Egyptian blogger, Abdel Kareem Nabil, was jailed for four years for challenging Mubarak's regime. Nabil's lawyers say he was tortured in prison before his release in November of 2010. (AP)

Are Facebook and Twitter breathing life into protest movements in the Middle East? Or, as author Evgeny Morozov argues, does the Internet give oppressive governments a way to crack down on the masses?

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Friday, February 4, 2011
Anti-government protesters chant in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Friday. (AP)

In what anti-government protesters have dubbed the “day of departure,” the largest crowds since demonstrations began 11 days ago descended on Cairo’s Tahrir Square. But will it be enough to force President Hosni Mubarak from office today?

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Friday, February 4, 2011
An Egyptian Muslim cleric weeps for slain protesters in front of on army tank in Tahrir square, in Cairo, Wednesday. (AP)

The Egyptian military sends its best and brightest young officers to the U.S. for training at American military schools such as West Point, the Army War College and National Defense University. We take a look at what lessons these officers bring back to Egypt.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011
An anti-government protestor gets assistance after being wounded during clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday. (AP)

Will tonight be another night of violence in Cairo’s Tahrir Square? At least eight people were killed in pitched battles last night. We touch down in the square, and take a look at a possible rift inside the government.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011
Egyptians shout anti-Mubarak slogans during a march on Alexandria's Mediterranean Sea bank, Egypt, Thursday. (AP)

We speak with writer and commentator Rami Khouri, who says we’re seeing “the unraveling of the post-colonial order that the British and French created in the Arab world in the 1920s and 30s.”

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Pro-government supporters, top, clash anti-government protestors in Cairo's main square, Egypt. (AP)

As clashes between Mubarak supporters and anti-government protesters push Egypt further into chaos, who are some of the political, military and business leaders waiting in the wings?

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