Unrest in Egypt

Unrest in Egypt

Protesters in Egypt vow to continue their demonstrations until President Hosni Mubarak resigns. Leaders in the Arab world have been shaken by waves of protests -- in Egypt, Yemen and elsewhere after Tunisia's government fell. Jordan's nervous monarchy is promising reform. What the turmoil could mean for the region and U.S. interests.

Massive protests across Egypt intensified over the weekend. Demonstrators have vowed not to back down until President Hosni Mubarak resigns. The government closed Al-Jazeera's Cairo news bureau and arrested six of its reporters amid accusations of fueling the protests. The reporters have been released but the bureau remains shut down. The man emerging as the leader of the opposition said he would be willing to serve as the interim head of a new government. The army has had a heavy presence in Egypt's major cities, but no significant clashes have been reported. The U.S. response has evolved along with the crisis. On Sunday President Obama called on world leaders to back an "orderly transition" in Egypt, a long-time U.S. ally. The latest news - plus analysis of a new era in Egypt.


Ambassador Nicholas Burns

professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School and former under secretary for political affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Hisham Melhem

Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya TV, and Washington correspondent for "An-Nahar."

Michael Rubin

resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and co-author of a study of Arab democracy.

Abderrahim Foukara

Washington bureau chief of Al Jazeera Arabic.

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