Hundreds of protestors took to the streets of Manhattan's financial distric Egyptians did it for democracy. So did people in Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria. Now, activist groups are hoping Americans will launch their own uprising -- in the form of thousands of protesters descending on Wall Street this weekend.
Thousands of mourners defied government forces and took to the streets Friday in Salmabad, Bahrain, to attend the funeral of Ahmed Ismaeel, who was killed last week in anti-government protests, witnesses told CNN.
Protests marking "Land Day" turn violent at the Israel-West Bank border. CNN's Matthew Chance reports
One man died and dozens more were injured Friday as Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators clashed in Gaza and the West Bank during protests to mark Land Day, Palestinian medical sources said.
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should "retract their decision to cancel the residency permits of dozens of Syrians who took part in a peaceful protest against the Syrian government in Dubai," Human Rights Watch said in a statement Friday.
Protests continue in Egypt after a riot at a soccer match leaves 79 dead. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Demonstrators clashed with police outside the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Sunday as anger mounts over a deadly stampede at a soccer match that killed dozens last week.
Newly elected Egyptian ministers held their first parliamentary session this week, almost a year to the day after the start of historic protests in the capital led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. But for all the bravery and resilience the demonstrators showed by withstanding a brutal crackdown as they sang, waved flags and held candlelight vigils for 18 days, the movement began many years before.
Police and protesters clashed across Nigeria on Monday amid a nationwide strike and widespread protests over a government decision that more than doubled fuel prices in the largely impoverished country.
Trade unions in Nigeria are calling for a general strike after a government decision prompted gas prices to double.
Thousands gathered in the Egyptian capital on Friday in a mass demonstration against the country's armed forces and its heavy-handed treatment of protesters, which has since drawn international condemnation.
"Million women march" is promised at Tahrir Square, to protest the beating of female protesters by the Egyptian military
Excerpt from CNNI year-end special "Defining Moments 2011." The once-cowed and silent people of Egypt find their voice.
Amnesty International is demanding the United States stop allowing the export of arms and riot-control material to Egypt, where security forces have cracked down on protests.
Kamal Ganzouri, who once served as prime minister under President Hosni Mubarak, regained the post Friday as competing protests drew tens of thousands of demonstrators in the capital.
Military police poured into Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday in hopes of stopping clashes between protesters and police, as the Egyptian government said a truce had been declared through a group of clerics.
Dawn broke over central Cairo Tuesday, revealing thousands of demonstrators sleeping on the lawns, sidewalks and streets of Tahrir Square.
Egypt's military accepts Cabinet resignations as clashes continue in Cairo. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Egypt's military-led government Tuesday denied using violence against protesters and said the resignation of the country's Cabinet has been accepted, although members will remain until a new government is formed.
Ten people were killed Sunday in confrontations between protesters and security forces in Egypt, a health ministry spokesman said.
Police in Denver arrested three protesters Sunday, a day after 17 demonstrators were hauled off to jail.
Fresh from covering widespread Middle East unrest, CNN's Ben Wedeman looks at more modest Occupy Wall Street protests.
Inspired by the death of deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in Libya, demonstrators took to the streets of Syria and Yemen on Friday filled with a renewed sense of purpose to end the regimes there.
Fighting in Libya started with anti-government demonstrations in February and escalated into a civil war.
A photo released by AFP shows what appears to be Moammar Gadhafi's dead body covered in blood.
Police hauled away protesters in various cities Sunday as Occupy Wall Street rallies continued for the 30th day.
Without clearly-defined goals, can the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement have a political impact? Chrystia Freeland, David Gergen and Stephen Moore discuss with Ali Velshi.
CNN's Jonathan Mann speaks to Newsweek reporter Barbie Nadeau about violence at the Occupy Rome protests.
Yemeni security forces unleashed a deadly assault on anti-government protesters in the nation's capital on Saturday and deadly fighting raged between government forces and tribal fighters, witnesses said.
Clashes in Egypt expose the rising frustration with the military council ruling Egypt. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
Egypt's prime minister chaired an emergency meeting Monday after the worst violence to hit the North African nation since its revolution in February, promising a probe into what happened and vowing to ban all discrimination based on religion, language, gender or ethnicity.
Protests to draw attention to the power of Wall Street firms in the United States and world economies will continue for a 14th straight day Friday in New York City.
Protests to draw attention to the power of Wall Street firms in the United States and world economies will continue for an 11th straight day in lower Manhattan Tuesday.
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Manhattan's financial district on Saturday in a largely peaceful protest aimed at drawing attention to the role powerful financial interests played in wreaking havoc on America's economy.
Fighting in Libya started with anti-government demonstrations in February and escalated into a civil war.
Protesters and residents clashed in Cairo's Abbasiya neighborhood Saturday, leaving at least two dozen people with injuries serious enough to be taken to area hospitals, a health ministry official said.
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa have been swept up in protests against longtime rulers since the January revolt that ousted Tunisian strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. In many cases, these demonstrations and movements have been met with brute force that has escalated into seemingly unending violence. Here are the latest developments and information about the roots of the unrest.
Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said Monday he would reshuffle his cabinet within a week and called for the trials of former officials accused of killing protesters to be open to the public.
Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf ordered the termination Saturday of all officers accused of killing protesters.
The Syrian president sacked the governor of a restive province, a day after tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of its capital.
Eight hundred and seventy people were hurt earlier this week when a planned memorial for people killed in Egypt's revolution turned into an angry demonstration against the country's interim military government, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights said Thursday.
In an exclusive interview with CNN, Yemen's VP says president Ali Abdullah Saleh can return stability to the country.
Egypt sent hundreds of troops with armored vehicles onto the streets Wednesday to protect the Ministry of the Interior, the army taking over from the police, as anti-government protests raged.
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa have been swept up in protests against longtime rulers since the January revolt that ousted Tunisian strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. In many cases, these demonstrations and movements have been met with brute force and escalated into seemingly unending violence. Here are the latest developments from each country and information on the roots of the unrest.
A pro-government protest calling for the execution of accused insurgents overshadowed a smaller anti-government protest at Iraq's Tahrir Square Friday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's 100-day deadline is fast approaching for Cabinet ministers to make reforms or be fired, raising concerns of mass protests if the deadline passes without some sign of improvement.
Syrian security forces fired on anti-government protesters in several southern towns Friday, killing at least eight people, organizers said.
A new report finds human rights violations continued after Hosni Mubarak resigned as Egyptian president.
Violence erupted in the Cairo neighborhood of Maspero when pro-Coptic protesters clashed with unidentified men, leaving at least two people dead and 60 injured, state TV reported early Sunday.
Syria weathered more anti-government ferment over the past day as the embattled regime girded for another round of nationwide protests Friday.
CNN's Rima Maktabi is on the border as people flee Syria into Lebanon, leaving violence and death behind.
Predawn gunfire and clashes from a violent military crackdown on protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday left Egyptians feeling shocked, confused and angered in the hours that followed.
Army officers joined large demos at Tahrir Square Friday. Ivan Watson reports.
Thousands protested against what they call the failures of Egypt's ruling military council CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
For the first time since the start of unrest in Yemen's capital, youth protesters numbering in the tens of thousands marched toward the Republican Palace on Monday, eyewitnesses said, in an act of defiance against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime.
One person died and at least 830 people were injured Sunday when Yemeni security forces attacked protesters at a square in Taiz, according to information from a field hospital. A local governor denied that there were any deaths.
Calm settled over the Jordanian capital Saturday, a day after bloody clashes between protesters and government loyalists left dozens injured.
A demonstration in Syria, which started peacefully, turned violent as security forces tightened their control.
CNN producer Jomana Karadsheh explains how peaceful demonstrations for reform have heated up.
Demonstrations turned violent in Amman, Jordan, Friday as government loyalists clashed with protesters who are pushing for reforms.
The headquarters of Egypt's Interior Ministry is damaged by fire, after a peaceful protest. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Hundreds of angry Iraqis demonstrated in the holy Shiite city of Karbala on Thursday, protesting the use of foreign troops in the crackdown against anti-government protests in Bahrain.
Fighting erupts again in the Zawiya, Libya after a lull in which rebels claimed pro-government troops had retreated.
Tehran residents reported pockets of protests and clashes with security forces Tuesday on the streets of the Iranian capital.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses her concerns with Libya and Iran at a U.N. meeting in Geneva.
A large demonstration in downtown Amman on Friday ended peacefully a week after clashes erupted between pro-government and anti-government demonstrators near the Al Husseini Mosque.
Reports conflicted Monday over the fate of Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi, with an opposition website reporting that they were in custody of the government but a semi-official news agency denying it.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki gave government ministers 100 days to deliver results and eliminate corruption or be fired, the government announced after an emergency cabinet meeting Sunday.
Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi and their wives were placed in a "safe house" for their own welfare, but they have not been arrested, Iranian government sources told CNN Saturday.
Thousands of demonstrators gather in Baghdad to protest corruption and poor government services.
At least eight people were wounded Saturday in the Iraqi city of Samarra during clashes between security forces and angry mourners accompanying the caskets of two people killed in protests the day before, according to local police.
Leaders of two tribal groups in Yemen say they will join protests demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh's resignation following violent crackdowns on demonstrators in Aden.
Thousands of demonstrators, mostly students, lined the streets Friday outside Sanaa University as anti-government protests continued.
Demonstrators clashed with security forces around Iraq on Friday in confrontations that killed at least five people and wounded many others.
Eight lawmakers from Yemen's ruling party, General People's Congress, have resigned in part to protest the violence that anti-government demonstrators have faced as they call for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on the wounded during anti-government rallies in Yemen after gunfire broke out.
CNN's Anderson Cooper explains his continued focus on unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.
A teenage boy was killed and 39 people were wounded Sunday evening when hundreds of demonstrators clashed with Kurdish security forces in Sulaimaniya in northern Iraq, officials said.
Libya braced itself Monday for a seventh day of protests that have been fueled by high unemployment and dissatisfaction with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's government. Here is a look back at the unrest so far:
Pro-democracy movements that have swept across the Middle East and North Africa began to reach Libya in January, when demonstrators broke into a housing project the government was building and occupied it.
Masked gunmen attacked and burned the an independent television station in Iraq's Kurdistan region Sunday, wounding a guard, police officials and the broadcast company said.
CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports on the anti-government protests turning bloodier in Libya.
Hurling rocks and brandishing sticks, demonstrators march through Sanaa, Yemen.
Raucous pro-government demonstrators took to the streets of Libya's capital overnight Thursday, state television reported, hours after at least seven were killed in clashes between security forces and those opposed to the North African nation's longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.
One person was killed and more that two dozen were hurt in a fresh round of anti-government protests in Yemen on Thursday, eyewitnesses and an opposition lawmaker reported.
If everyone is packing a dagger, will protests turn into knife fights? CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
Thousands of people, many of them Iranian government supporters, turned up in Tehran on Wednesday for the funeral of a man killed in anti-government protests.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on rising unrest in Yemen and what that could mean for the country's future.
Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators took to the streets Tuesday in at least two areas, protesting against corruption, the government's inability to provide basic services and shortages of food, water and power.
CNN's Jomana Karadsheh explores widespread corruption in the Iraqi security forces and the threat to Iraq's stability.
Iranian lawmakers denounced Monday's protests in Tehran and called for the execution of two opposition leaders for inciting the demonstrations, Iran's state-run Press TV reported Tuesday.
For at least the fourth day in a row, clashes broke out between pro- and anti-government protesters in Yemen's capital Monday morning.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Yemen, where anti-government demonstrators fill the streets.
Thousands of Egyptians are celebrating the historic regime change for a second day in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators who marched in Tehran in defiance of the Iranian government were largely cleared from the city's streets by nightfall.
A day-by-day summary of significant events in Egypt's upheaval, as compiled by the CNN Wire:
Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched toward a presidential palace in Yemen on Sunday, calling for regime change in the Middle Eastern country.
Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched toward a presidential palace in Yemen on Sunday.
Arab affairs analyst Mona Eltahawy talks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the changes for the Egyptian people.
Brief clashes erupted Saturday in Yemen between hundreds of pro- and anti-government demonstrators who staged rival rallies in the capital.
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