The crisis in Egypt has left Washington struggling to come up with an effective policy. Aaron David Miller, a former Middle East adviser to six secretaries of state, argues that Washington should not try to get ahead of the curve.
President Mubarak of Egypt has dismissed his government and said he would introduce social, democratic and economic reforms in response to the unprecedented protests which swept the country on Friday. The World's Matthew Bell is in Cairo.
Anchor Marco Werman introduces us to Rango, an ensemble from Cairo that performs ancient Nubian music from Sudan, including a song that deals with the subject of the Egyptian military's loss of sardine rations.
Nobel peace laureate and Egyptian opposition politician Mohamed ElBaradei has arrived in Cairo as anti-government protests continue to spread. Anchor Marco Werman gets an update on the anti-government protests from The World's Matthew Bell in Cairo.
Jack Shenker, a reporter for The Guardian newspaper, was beaten and arrested alongside protestors in Egypt last night. He recorded the experience as he was driven in the dark through the city of Cairo.
The US has urged the Egyptian authorities to reform as protesters burned government buildings. The government blames the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood for violence. But novelist Alaa Al Aswany says demonstrations reflect popular anger at the Mubarak regime.
President Obama didn't mention the unrest in Egypt during his State of the Union address. Egypt is a key player in the Middle East. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
In Cairo today, thousands of anti-government protesters clashed with riot police. It was the largest demonstration in Egypt in years. The BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo witnessed the clashes and describes the scene to host Marco Werman.