1. The military endorsed President Hosni Mubarak’s plan for a transfer of power and presidential elections later this year. The move is likely to further enrage protesters who massed outside Parliament, the presidential palace and other key symbols of the regime Friday more determined than ever to force Mubarak out. NPR’s live blog of the latest events is here. View in High-Res

    The military endorsed President Hosni Mubarak’s plan for a transfer of power and presidential elections later this year. The move is likely to further enrage protesters who massed outside Parliament, the presidential palace and other key symbols of the regime Friday more determined than ever to force Mubarak out. NPR’s live blog of the latest events is here.

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  1. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak transferred his authority to his vice president while leaving his ongoing role unclear. More from NPR’s Live Coverage View in High-Res

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak transferred his authority to his vice president while leaving his ongoing role unclear. More from NPR’s Live Coverage

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  1. Egypt’s uprising appeared to have reached a critical point Thursday as senior military leaders and government officials told protesters in Cairo, “All your demands will be met.” You can follow the latest developments at NPR’s live blog. View in High-Res

    Egypt’s uprising appeared to have reached a critical point Thursday as senior military leaders and government officials told protesters in Cairo, “All your demands will be met.” You can follow the latest developments at NPR’s live blog.

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  1. Lawrence Wright: Explaining Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood View in High-Res

    Lawrence Wright: Explaining Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

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  1. Audio for Terry’s interview with Lawrence Wright about the Church of Scientology is now up. You can also listen to the second half of the show, where Wright discussed the Muslim Brotherhood and the situation in Egypt. (Wright lived in Egypt for many years.)

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  1. Our guest tomorrow, New Yorker writer, Lawrence Wright will talk about his article “The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology.” Wright is also the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Looming Tower. We’ll also talk with him about why Al-Qaeda and the Egyptian group, the Muslim Brotherhood, are enemies. Wright was previously on Fresh Air to discuss Israel and Gaza and his documentary, My Trip to Al-Qaeda.

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The Big Picture: A harrowing, historic week in Egypt.
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    braiker:

    The Big Picture: A harrowing, historic week in Egypt.

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  1. In Egypt, the secret police are ubiquitous and they make a point of not being all that secret. … In functioning Egyptian society, you come across stories constantly of people beaten and harassed by the police for everything from political activism, to being gay, to smoking marijuana, to being from the wrong class in the eyes of a policeman, and they have untrammeled authority. Part of their daily goal has been to remind the people that the police have complete power over their lives and are ready and willing to use any brutality necessary to keep order.

    — Journalist Thanassis Cambanis, on the power of Egypt’s secret police force, on Fresh Air.

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  1. Everything that the experts say and everything that the activists and politicians have taken for granted for a generation, at least, is really off the table. What’s been happening, first in Lebanon and then in Tunisia and now in Egypt and who knows further afield, suggests that new forces have been unleashed and we have no idea where they might lead and what new dynamics they might create.

    — Veteran Middle East correspondent Thanassis Cambanis, on how no one really knows what’s going to happen in the Middle East, in a wide-ranging discussion today on Fresh Air about the future of Egypt, Hezbollah, and relations with Israel.

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  1. Egypt: Street Scene, Cairo (by Brooklyn Museum)
Today: a historical perspective on the uprisings in Egypt, with journalist Thanassis Cambanis View in High-Res

    Egypt: Street Scene, Cairo (by Brooklyn Museum)

    Today: a historical perspective on the uprisings in Egypt, with journalist Thanassis Cambanis

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  1. We still don’t have a full picture of exactly what’s happening now in Egypt. We don’t know what’s happening inside the military and inside the top levels of the regime. We don’t know exactly what kind of schemes the police have implemented, although there’s evidence of undercover cops looting and trying to provoke chaos. We don’t know how motivated the protesters are to organize for the long term – although we do know their actions until now have defied almost all expert predictions. We don’t know how many people have been killed and arrested. And we hardly know what’s happened beyond Cairo and Alexandria. We don’t know how it will all turn out.

    — Tomorrow’s Guest, journalist Thanassis Cambanis, on why you should be wary of those claiming to know what’s going on inside Egypt.

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  1. The Big Picture: Protest Spreads in the Middle East View in High-Res

    The Big Picture: Protest Spreads in the Middle East

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  1. Egyptian Army Called In as Protests Rage View in High-Res

    Egyptian Army Called In as Protests Rage

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  1. Tens of thousands of protesters in Cairo stoned and confronted police,  who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons, in a  major escalation of challenges to authoritarian President Hosni  Mubarak’s 30 year-rule. TV stations also reported clashes between  protesters and police in other major cities. View in High-Res

    Tens of thousands of protesters in Cairo stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons, in a major escalation of challenges to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 year-rule. TV stations also reported clashes between protesters and police in other major cities.

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  1. A protester in Cairo gestures to anti-riot police in front of the  l-Istiqama Mosque in Giza on Friday as tens of thousands of  demonstrators filled the streets. NPR coverage here. View in High-Res

    A protester in Cairo gestures to anti-riot police in front of the l-Istiqama Mosque in Giza on Friday as tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the streets. NPR coverage here.

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