The self-appointed militiamen who’ve taken over buildings at a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon say they’re not backing down. Israel is also dealing with an armed movement of zealots challenging their government’s authority.
South Africa's president froze tuition hikes after violent confrontations between students and heavily armed police officers were broadcast live on national television. "The youth win!" one person responds on Twitter.
The current crisis is only the beginning for residents displaced by devastating explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin. Traces of cyanide and other toxic chemicals have been reported in the air, which have prompted further questions and concerns.
It was October 1981 and Hosni Mubarak was beside President Anwar Sadat as he was assassinated. Stability became the watchword of his presidency. Emergency law lasted throughout the 30 years of his rule. What will happen next?
The Takeaway talks with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Modern Arab studies at Columbia University, who thinks the government is trying to incite chaos in order to maintain control as the transition happens.
Women have long been on the frontlines of poliltical uprisings in Egypt. Will the participation of women in this dramatic historic moment bode well for the health of a future democracy in the world's largest Arab country?
While rejecting calls for his immediate ouster, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak agreed not to seek reelection in September. A new government is all but guaranteed in the region, but will the country's transition to Democracy be peaceful?
As the political tumult in Egypt enters an eighth day, the government of authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak suffered a major blow last night when the Army announced that it would not use violence to suppress the opposition movement that has formed aga
"We believe in democracy," says one protester standing in Tahrir Square. The crowd has hit more than a hundred thousand and has been jubiliant. Voices have come together to talk about change peacefully. The BBC's John Sudworth reports.