Soraya Sarhaddi NelsonInternational correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is based in Berlin and covers Central Europe for NPR. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning programs including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Thousands of anti-government protesters in Yemen demonstrate against President Ali Abdullah Saleh last month. Saudi Arabia wants Saleh to step down, but also worries that his departure could lead to chaos.
Egyptian demonstrators protest against the emergency law in front of the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Friday. The country's military rulers announced last week that the Hosni Mubarak-era measure would remain in effect until at least next June.
Tourist guides sit on camels as they wait for clients next to the Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, June 23. Tourism in Egypt has dropped 35 percent overall in the first half of this year compared with the same period in 2010.
Libyan rebel fighters advance in their tank about 60 miles east of the town of Sirte on Tuesday. Sirte is Moammar Gadhafi's hometown and the last bastion of his loyalist forces.
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Volunteer Ibtisam Saadeddin, who wears a khaki uniform and a badge and pins with photos of Moammar Gadhafi, says she patrols the line at the women-only gas station to make sure no fights break out.
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