For 18 long days, Ahmed El Shourbagy’s laptop has been the only link to the land he loves. It’s where his family doesn’t seem so far away. The 24-year-old northeast Minneapolis man moved to the Twin Cities from Egypt when he was nine, but his mother, father and sister recently moved back to Cairo.
Anderson Cooper described his harrowing trip to Egypt on Letterman last night, including an anecdote about why you don’t want your Arabic to be rusty in that situation. Check out the video.
State TV reports that President Hosni Mubarak has resigned from Egypt’s ruling party.
Enough with elephants picking the winner of the Bowl… Stephen Colbert brings you a cat picking the future of Egypt’s government!
The whole world’s attention is on Egypt where reformers have been calling for an end to almost three decades of rule by President Hosni Mubarak.
Some Minnesotans are relieved to be back home from Egypt. With Internet and cell phones shut down for part of the weekend, it was difficult to communicate with loved ones back home. And it was even worse trying to get flights out.
The State Department has announced plans to use chartered planes to fly thousands of U.S. citizens from Egypt to Europe. It will take several flights over the coming days to handle the number of Americans who want to leave that country.
With protests raging, Egypt’s president named his intelligence chief as his first-ever vice president on Saturday, setting the stage for a successor as chaos engulfed the capital. Soldiers stood by — a few even joining the demonstrators — and the death toll from five days of anti-government fury rose sharply to 74.
Massive protests involving tens-of-thousands of people happened again Friday across Egypt, despite a tough government effort to stop them.
Egypt’s government failed to thwart protesters’ planned “Friday of Wrath,” and police have clashed with thousands of demonstrators, using water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas to try and control masses of angry citizens who have converged even without Internet or cell-phone access.
A Minnesota woman is among eight Americans killed in a tour bus crash in southern Egypt.