| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Wael Ghonim is an unlikely rebel. Born in Egypt in 1980, he began working his first Web job while studying at Cairo University, then moved to the U.S. (where he married an American) and eventually became Google's top marketing representative for the...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Just a year and change since the protests that marked the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, Wael Ghonim was in Chicago this weekend for a conversation about his new book, Revolution 2.0, and questions about social activism.
He spoke with the Tribune&...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:30 PM
REPORTING FROM CAIRO -- Forty-three pro-democracy workers, including 19 Americans, will stand trial Feb. 26 in a case that is at the center of an escalating diplomatic crisis between Washington and Cairo over political reform in Egypt, the state news...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Chicago police arrested about 175 Occupy Chicago protestors in Congress Plaza just after 1 a.m. Sunday, about 90 minutes after police issued their first warning that the group was violating municipal code.
Police completed the last arrests and cleared...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 4:59 AM
In the turbulent wake of the Egyptian revolution, traveling by bus from Cairo to Medinat Al Salam on the outskirts of the capital city might qualify for many as a test of will.
But the trek for Sarah Smierciak, 22, one of two Chicago-area natives to...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Dan Deacon is obsessed with apocalypse.
From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's best-known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off a list: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone warfare,...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:22 AM
Dan Deacon is obsessed with the apocalypse.
From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's most well known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off grim crises: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:23 PM
You can see what the Egyptian revolution has achieved, 20 months on, by visiting Menoufia, a rural area of the Nile Delta that was the birthplace of the deposed dictator, Hosni Mubarak: Everything is different outwardly, but beneath the surface, almost...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:19 PM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters demanding the departure of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi clashed with police outside his palace on Monday on the second anniversary of the overthrow of veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Dozens of youths threw rocks at the...
| May 1, 2011
Syrian security forces appeared to tighten their control over key towns and cities Sunday amid reports of mass arrests ahead of a days of protests announced by activists this week. An eyewitness reached by phone in the coastal city of......
| May 1, 2011
For the first, and possibly last, time in history, Sunday night owned television. The medium that captured, in horrifying and world-changing detail, the fall of the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks also brought the news,...