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.
A leading human rights organization accused NATO on Monday of failing to investigate civilian deaths caused by its airstrikes in Libya that aided in the downfall of Moammar Gadhafi.
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.
NATO Sec. Gen. Rasmussen travels to Libya to mark the end of NATO operations today.
Fresh from covering widespread Middle East unrest, CNN's Ben Wedeman looks at more modest Occupy Wall Street protests.
Allegations of vengeful attacks against residents of Tawergha and Sirte -- both cities believed to have sided with former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi -- will be investigated, a military spokesman for Libya's National Transitional Council said Sunday
As questions linger about his death and those of dozens of others, ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is likely to be buried Tuesday -- five days after he was killed in Sirte, and shortly after his body was displayed at a Misrata meat market -- a Libyan official said.
Libya's National Transitional Council announces elections within the next eight months. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
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.
CNN's Phil Black reports on a mass exodus from the besieged Libyan city of Sirte.
Members of two Libyan tribes -- who fought together to unseat Moammar Gadhafi and his loyalists -- clashed Saturday, infighting among opposition forces that comes as a key ally of the longtime leader vowed to keep up the fight.
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.
About 200,000 Libyans remain under threat as Moammar Gadhafi loyalists battle to the end in the only two areas still contested in Libya: Bani Walid and Sirte, the coastal birthplace of the fallen leader.
Anti-Gadhafi forces say they are making progress in Sirte, Libya. CNN's Phil Black reports.
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.
South Africa and the African Union have recognized the National Transitional Council as Libya's legitimate rulers.
CNN's Natalie Allen speaks with Phil Black about reports that Gadhafi loyalist no longer control parts of Sirte, Libya.
Troops loyal to Libya's new leaders maintained strong momentum Tuesday against pro-Moammar Gadhafi holdouts as they planned an assault on one loyalist city and moved into another without resistance.
Revolutionary forces in Libya suffered a sizable blow after more than 20 fighters were killed in the northern city of Sirte Sunday, the country's transitional government said Monday.
In an effort to hold onto the few remaining places they still control in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi's forces put up stiff resistance again Saturday as revolutionaries fought to wrest control of the loyalist strongholds of Sirte and Bani Walid.
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.
Revolutionary forces attacked loyalist strongholds Friday in a failed attempt to snuff out continuing resistance from forces loyal to ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
A Libyan delegation heads to Niger to demand the handover of Saadi Gadhafi. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Troops loyal to Libya's transitional government punched deep into the heart of ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte on Thursday, while Britain and France pledged their full support for the country's new rulers.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports a series of warehouses discovered by anti-Gadhafi forces contain surprises.
Libya's opposition fighters launched an assault on one of Moammar Gadhafi's last bastions of support on Saturday, but they met stiff resistance and some even pulled back, military commanders said
Ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been surrounded and has no way of leaving the area, Anees al-Sharif, a spokesman for the Tripoli Military Council, told CNN on Wednesday.
Libya's interim leadership gave Moammar Gadhafi loyalists one more week to surrender before they face military force in the last bastions of the strongman's power.
The U.N. envoy on Libya tells CNN's Becky Anderson what he thinks about the rebels' deadline for surrender.
Ten days ago the vanguard of rebel forces streamed into the Libyan capital. Moammar Gadhafi's forces put up virtually no resistance, and it seemed that the end of Libya's six-month conflict was imminent.
Horrifying glimpses of the brutality underpinning the rule of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi emerged Sunday with news of a warehouse full of charred corpses and a nanny to Gadhafi's grandchildren tortured.
After days of fighting, Libyan rebel forces gained control overnight of a tenacious pocket of resistance near Tripoli's airport.
CNN's Dan Rivers reports on the horrors of war in Tripoli.
Fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's compound was strewn with shell casings and litter two days after its capture by rebel forces, while the bodies of a dozen bound men lay in a nearby intersection.
Even as Moammar Gadhafi's forces appeared in disarray, there was no letup Wednesday in casualties in the war with rebels here.
Fighting in Libya started with anti-government demonstrations in February and escalated into a civil war.
CNN's Sara Sidner reports amidst blasts of outgoing and incoming gunfire near Moammar Gadhafi's compound.
After reports of his capture, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi tells reporters that troops had "broken the back" of the rebels.
Two of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, who had been reported captured over the weekend, were free early Tuesday as forces loyal to the embattled Libyan leader battled rebels trying to consolidate their hold on Tripoli.
New video arrives from a CNN team in Tripoli's pivotal Green Square, which previously had been the site of pro-Gadhafi rallies.
An amateur league of ill-trained rebel fighters appears to be on the brink of toppling Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule after reportedly capturing two of the leader's sons and infiltrating the Libyan capital.
Six months and more than 17,000 air sorties after it began, NATO's Operation Unified Protector in the skies over Libya grinds on.
The conflict in Libya has at times seemed as much a war of words as a war on the ground, with both the Gadhafi government and the rebel forces claiming to hold the upper hand. But could reports of significant rebel advances in recent days signal a decisive shift in momentum to their side, after months of apparent stalemate?
Rebel fighters in Libya, trying to take over a key western city, faced stiff resistance from Moammar Gadhafi's forces on Wednesday, a rebel commander said.
Video appearing on YouTube purportedly shows Libyan rebels releasing prisoners in Surman.
Over the past few days, anti-Gadhafi forces have made "significant advances" -- in the northwest and in the regions of Misrata and al-Brega -- a spokesman for NATO's military operation told reporters Tuesday.
A senior government official arrived Monday in Cairo amid rumors that he had defected, Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported.
Tripoli suffers from widespread blackouts and fuel shortages as NATO airstrikes continue. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Libyan rebel forces gained ground against ruler Moammar Gadhafi's forces Saturday after a massive offensive in the western town of Bir Al-Ghanam.
The front lines of Libya's grinding war weave through the western mountains and around Zlitan, the last city east of Tripoli still under the grip of strongman Moammar Gadhafi.
Firefighters battled a blaze caused by NATO airstrikes at a food-storage complex Monday in Zlitan, increasingly a front-line city in the conflict between Libyan government troops and rebels fighting to oust longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi.
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.
Libyan government troops will turn the strategic oil city of al-Brega into "hell" rather than let it fall into the hands of advancing rebel forces, a government spokesman said Monday.
The Gadhafi regime tells CNN's Ivan Watson that the key town will be "hell" before they let it fall into rebel hands.
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.
Fighting between Libyan rebels and government troops raged around the eastern Libyan oil town of Brega throughout the weekend as NATO warplanes launched a sustained pre-dawn raid on Tripoli's eastern suburbs.
Supporters of Moammar Gadhafi stage a rally in former rebel-held city. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
CNN's Ben Wedeman is in Qawalish, Libya, now seeing renewed fighting between pro- and anti-Gadhafi forces.
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.
In a contentious closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday, Russia criticized France's decision to airlift weapons to rebel forces in Libya, according to a Western diplomat present during the discussions.
The daughter of Moammar Gadhafi tells CNN affiliate France 2 he will not step down in Libya.
Libya's rebel leader says he does not have a problem with Moammar Gadhafi remaining in the country, once he resigns and as long as he remains under supervision, according to a television report.
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.
CNN's David McKenzie reports on Libya's tradition of fighting women.
The French government is in talks with Libyan rebels about supplying them with weapons and ammunition, a Libyan opposition military spokesman in Misrata said late Thursday.
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.
NATO airstrikes hit a bakery and a restaurant in the Libyan city of al-Brega Saturday, killing 15 civilians, a Libyan government official told CNN, though the alliance countered that claim.
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.
The Libyan government has denied rebel allegations that Moammar Gadhafi loyalists have been raping women, despite videos captured on cell phones that appear to show sexual abuse.
CNN's Monita Rajpal speaks to the ICC's chief prosecutor about claims that Libyan troops are using rape as a weapon.