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Egypt on edge after soccer riotsupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 12:32:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the political fallout from the Port Said soccer riots.

Egypt soccer deaths spark riotsupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 14:04:00

Violent riots break out following the soccer clash that left 79 dead. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Protests escalate after soccer riotupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 07:23:00

Clashes continue between protesters and police near the Interior Ministry in Cairo. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Worst case of soccer violence in Egyptupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 22:46:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the more than 70 people killed when fans rushed the field after a soccer game in Port Said.

Egypt's first 'real' electionsupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 07:14:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman explains the difference between this election and those in the past and offers some predictions.

How Gadhafi's death will affect Libya's civil warupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 13:34:00

The death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who was killed Thursday in his hometown of Sirte, Libya, is "an important step" for Libya, but don't expect the fighting to end right away, said CNN senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman. Wedeman, the first Western television reporter to enter and report from inside Libya during the war, talked about how Gadhafi's life ended and what his death means for Libya's future and the civil war.

Q&A: Egypt's tensions explainedupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 12:11:00

Violence has returned to the streets of Cairo -- this time in fresh confrontations between army forces and pro-Coptic Christian protesters.

Gadhafi palace boasts many luxuriesupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 13:40:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman has an exclusive look inside one of Moammar Gadhafi's palaces in southern Libya.

Newly liberated in Libyaupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 15:19:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on newly liberated Libyan towns in the south.

Scrambling for cash in Misrataupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 22:54:00

Misrata's bank re-opens, but there isn't enough cash to go around. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Back to school in Misrataupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 06:23:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on how school children are coping in war-torn Misrata, Libya.

New life begins as Misrata crumblesupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 06:52:00

A new baby is born to a Misrata family just hours before a Gadhafi rocket slams into their home. Ben Wedeman reports.

Libyan rebel needs include a no-fly zoneupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 07:47:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman explains how the lack of a no-fly zone in Libya is one of many obstacles facing rebels.

Reports: Libyan pilots executedupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 04:37:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman discusses reports that some Libyan pilots have been executed for refusing to carry out bombing orders.

Interior minister resigns rather than carry out Gadhafi ordersupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 22:07:00

Libya's interior minister said Wednesday he has quit the government and is supporting the protesters, who he predicted will achieve victory in "days or hours."

'A truly historic moment'updated: Fri Feb 11 2011 12:19:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman is on the streets of Cairo when the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is announced.

A scene of violent chaos in Cairoupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 12:31:00

It started with verbal abuse, and then -- perhaps inevitably -- it got physically, terrifyingly violent.

Egyptian government tightens grip ahead of protestsupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 21:22:00

The embattled Egyptian government early Tuesday restricted communications and travel ahead of what protesters are calling a "march of millions." Here's what the government has done so far:

Protecting against lootersupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 05:53:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman talks to Anderson Cooper about how people in the suburbs of Cairo are protecting themselves.

Egypt cracks down on protestersupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 09:33:00

Riot police use clubs on protesters as demonstrations spread in Egypt. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Egypt's communication crackdownupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 08:59:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman and Frederik Pleitgen report on the censorship of communication in Egypt.

Police threaten, swipe camera from CNN crew in Cairoupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 08:59:00

A CNN crew working to cover the clashes between security forces and protesters in Cairo felt the wrath of Egypt's police on Friday.

Parties begin to form in Tunisiaupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 05:50:00

After decades of one party rule, new parties, including Islamic parties, emerge in Tunisia. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Egypt church bombing heightens tensionsupdated: Sun Jan 23 2011 11:49:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the aftermath of a New Year's church bombing that rekindled sectarian tensions in Egypt.

Tunisia's ruling party is shunnedupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 00:49:00

Ben Wedeman reports people in Tunisia want nothing to do with former members of the former ruling party, the RCD.

'Polite' mobs in Tunisiaupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 22:16:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman and team are briefly detained in Tunisia and forced to replace a shaken cab driver.

The day after the president leftupdated: Sun Jan 16 2011 12:14:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the unrest in Tunisia and its aftermath.

Sudan referendum angers northernersupdated: Sun Jan 09 2011 07:48:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman speaks with northern Sudanese who fear the impending break-up of their country.

Egypt's tarnished electionsupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 10:37:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Egypt on elections that have raised eyebrows.

Empowered performance helps refugeesupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 07:49:00

How a play is helping refugees in Egypt find their voice. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Christians clash with Cairo policeupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 15:24:00

A protest by minority Christians in Cairo spiraled into a violent melee with riot police. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

What may undermine Mideast peace talksupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 19:09:00

Ben Wedeman reports from Gaza on the Palestinian divisions that could undermine peace talks due to resume this week.

Palestinians given fuller right to workupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 15:28:00

Lebanon's parliament adopts a law granting fuller employment rights to Palestinians. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Israeli forces demolish villageupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 14:03:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on Israel's controversial practice of demolishing Bedouin homes in the Negev Desert.

'Rape by deception' or racism?updated: Fri Jul 23 2010 12:57:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on a rarely-used rape charge that's stirring debate and controversy in Israel.

Madagascar's bitter-sweet spiceupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 09:51:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman takes an in focus look at Madagascar's vanilla industry.

'Country eastern' cowboy croons in Cairoupdated: Mon May 10 2010 18:04:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on an Egyptian-American cowboy who has embraced "country eastern" music.

Boutique Olive Oilupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 09:31:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Tabarba, Tunisia, where one of the world's highest quality of olive oil are made.

This month on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 14:31:00

This month on Inside the Middle East

Egypt's female bodyguardsupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 08:08:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman explains why, for some women in Cairo, being a bodyguard is the perfect job.

Football furyupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 14:59:00

Police in Egypt block protesters from the Algerian embassy after a contentious soccer match. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Headwear hullaballoupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 08:50:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Cairo, Egypt, on the ruckus raised over female university students' dress code.

The trophy comes to Africaupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 05:09:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman gets an exclusive view of the first step of the World Cup trophy's 77-day tour of Africa.

Obama: U.S., Saudi Arabia have 'strategic relationship'updated: Wed Jun 03 2009 18:39:00

President Obama, on the first leg of a Mideast trip, said Wednesday that he is confident the United States and Saudi Arabia can "make progress on a whole host of issues of mutual interest."

Obama arrives in Saudi Arabiaupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 18:39:00

President Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia as part of his Middle East trip.

Church of the Annunciationupdated: Thu May 14 2009 14:42:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth - another stop on the Pope's journey.

Israel objects to Pope's visitupdated: Wed May 13 2009 06:56:00

Pope Benedict XVI was supposed to visit an Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem but Israel objected. Ben Wedeman reports.

Jordan River baptismupdated: Sun May 10 2009 08:33:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman visits the bend in the Jordan River where many Christians believe Jesus was baptized.

On the Banks of the Jordan Riverupdated: Fri May 08 2009 23:58:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman gives a short history of the Jordan River ahead of the Pope's visit.

Israeli election resultsupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 12:54:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the unofficial Israeli election results

Palestinian expectations lowupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 06:19:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman gauges low Palestinian expectations for Israel's upcoming elections.

Controversial Israeli weaponupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 19:34:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports that Israel is hesitant to answer questions about its use of white phosphorous weapons.

Bethlehem celebrates Christmasupdated: Sun Dec 28 2008 08:39:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on Bethlehem's annual Christmas celebrations.

Digging for historyupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 13:17:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman trails Egypt's world-famous archaeologist, Zahi Hawass.

Obama's Mideast challengesupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 19:09:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the challenges in the Middle East awaiting Barack Obama's administration.

This month on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 12:46:00

The Cedars of Lebanon A priceless commodity; they symbolize a nation, and once even sparked a revolution. They are the Cedars of Lebanon -- a protected species of tree under constant threat from man and the environment.

Palestinian drives into crowd, injures 15, police sayupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 18:03:00

Fifteen people -- mostly Israeli soldiers -- were injured at an intersection in Jerusalem Monday night when a driver plowed his car into a group of people, Jerusalem police told CNN.

Car runs into Israeli soldiersupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 18:03:00

A car plows into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, injuring more than a dozen people.

Embassy bombing investigationupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 18:40:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman is at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen where officials hope to get operations rolling by Saturday.

The scrolls go digitalupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 16:24:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman gets a preview of a hi-tech initiative allowing anyone with an online computer to access the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Bush al Qaeda plot?updated: Fri Jul 18 2008 18:26:00

Six arrested in Israel with alleged links to al Qaeda. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Bulldozer used as weaponupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 11:27:00

An Israeli police spokesman describes what happened when a man drove a bulldozer into a Jerusalem street.

Jerusalem bulldozer 'terrorist' kills 3 in rampageupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 11:27:00

Israeli authorities are investigating why a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem rammed his bulldozer into several cars and buses Wednesday, killing three people before Israeli police shot him dead.

Tel Aviv airport panicupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 11:34:00

An attempted suicide creates panic at the departure ceremony for French President Sarkozy. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Factories on the front linesupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 10:12:00

Working on the front lines with Gaza is no easy task, Ben Wedeman reports from the Israeli side of the lines.

Gaza family killedupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 17:20:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman sorts out conflicting accounts in Gaza, where four children and their mother were killed in shelling.

Egyptians can't afford daily breadupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 04:25:00

Bread. For Egypt's middle classes it is breakfast, lunch and dinner. In Egyptian Arabic it is known as "aish" which means both bread and life.

Food inflationupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 04:25:00

Marketplace Middle East investigates how people in Egypt are counting the cost of inflation.

Israeli town under fireupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 09:54:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Israeli town of Sderot as Palestinian rockets rain down.

Bethlehem tourism backupdated: Mon Dec 24 2007 19:33:00

Bethlehem is seeing more tourists than it has in years. But, as CNN's Ben Wedeman reports, they're not spending as much.

Pressure to stop Gaza rocketsupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 08:01:00

Pressure is mounting for Israeli leaders to stop rocket attacks from Gaza. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports

Inside the Middle East blogupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 10:49:00

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Abbas' militia defying ordersupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 03:30:00

Abbas' militia defying orders

Fatah, Hamas make deal for fourth cease-fireupdated: Wed May 16 2007 11:09:00

Battles between Palestinian factions in Gaza claimed more than a dozen lives Wednesday, while Hamas militants launched rockets into Israel, provoking Israeli military airstrikes on Hamas.

Ferry 'pressed on despite fire'updated: Sun Feb 05 2006 02:38:00

A crew member of the ferry that sank Friday in the Red Sea said Sunday water used to extinguish a fire aboard caused the ship to list in heavy winds.

Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea updated: Fri Feb 03 2006 13:34:00

An aging Egyptian passenger ferry loaded to near capacity with about 1,400 people and dozens of vehicles sank Friday in the Red Sea, an official said.

Young Syrians face uncertain future in new Mideastupdated: Thu May 05 2005 03:58:00

I land in Beirut around 4 p.m. after a pretty exhausting set of flights from Atlanta. I am immediately met by my producer and driver and whisked to a double-parked van outside the airport.

Arafat's widow given medical filesupdated: Fri Nov 19 2004 20:49:00

The widow of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has picked up his medical records from the Paris hospital where he died November 11, and was reviewing the information, her lawyers said.

Abducted CNN producer releasedupdated: Tue Sep 28 2004 11:55:00

CNN producer Riad Ali was released Tuesday, almost 24 hours after he was abducted by armed gunmen, and is now in the custody of Palestinian police.

Army report documents mistreatment of Iraqi prisonersupdated: Tue May 04 2004 06:58:00

U.S. Army soldiers have committed "egregious acts" and "grave breaches of international law" at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, according to a classified report by Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba made available to CNN.

Shock, outrage over prison photosupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 05:03:00

Photographs showing the apparent abuse of Iraqi prisoners by both American and British troops have been greeted with shock and outrage worldwide.

2nd Red Sea 'black box' recoveredupdated: Sun Jan 18 2004 04:04:00

A remote-controlled French mini sub retrieved the voice cockpit recorder of an Egyptian charter plane that crashed January 3 killing all aboard, the head of the Egyptian investigating team said.

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