February 11, 2011 In an incredible turn of events, a day that started with fears of violence as thousands of demonstrators gathered in Cairo and other Egyptian cities turned to an outpouring of joy when it was announced that President Hosni Mubarak was stepping down.
February 10, 2011 Secretary General Hossam Badrawi of the National Democratic Party told Britain's Channel 4 News that Mubarak is likely to hand power over to the vice president.
February 9, 2011 The crisis, in its 16th day, continues. Along with the protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, there are reports of labor strikes in several places.
February 8, 2011 "It's been the fundamental factors that have motivated people," says an editor of The Guardian. But diplomatic cables uncovered by WikiLeaks do confirm that the U.S. knew about corruption and other problems in the nations being rocked by protests.
February 8, 2011 Wael Ghonim's emotional appearance on TV after spending 12 days in custody has given the movement added momentum. Today's anti-government turnout was among the largest since demonstrations began.
February 7, 2011 Once again, an American president and his diplomatic aides are walking a difficult line. They're caught between the desire to support the aspirations of demonstrators demanding democracy and freedom, and long-standing U.S. support for an autocrat.
February 7, 2011 The administration began the day talking about it being "prudent" for Egypt to take some time to set up free and fair elections.
February 7, 2011 But accounts still differ on his status. The Google executive and political activist hasn't been heard from in more than a week.