Over the past day and a half, Egypt has transformed from a thrilling dream story for journalists into a place where being a journalist is seriously hazardous. First the physical attacks; now, the arrests. A quick rundown, below.
[Pro-Mubarak forces (reportedly hired by Egypt's president to cause chaos) clash with anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square. At least three died and 639 were injured during Wednesday's surprisingly violent protests. Photo via AP]
As the crowds of protesters across Egypt grow, opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei is in Cairo's Tahrir Square to address the demonstrators, and Hillary Clinton spoke of a "peaceful transition." Here's a quick look at the latest news out of Egypt.
Since Tuesday, Egypt has been in a state of open revolt with protesters taking over the streets of Cairo and other cities and towns demanding the removal of a defiant President Hosni Mubarak. Here's a roundup of the latest reports.
Yesterday, a museum in Egypt reported a $55 million van Gogh painting stolen. It turns out the painting was cut from its frame during business hours, and all of the museum's alarms, plus seven of 43 security cameras were disabled.
Mohamed Ibrahim Khalf flew from New York to Cairo on EgyptAir "with a mini-arsenal of two pistols, 250 rounds of ammo, two swords and 11 daggers." Basically, the only guy named Mohamed not racially profiled actually had weapons.