President Obama and the leaders of Britain and France published a joint letter Friday saying that as long as Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi remains in power, NATO and its partners must maintain their operations.
With Libyan rebels and Gadhafi's forces locked in a stalemate, though, there's concern the NATO operation may be insufficient to protect civilians — let alone force the dictator from power.
The sound that begins Colin Stetson's newest album is like a massive oil tanker listing into jagged rock, tearing away at the hull. In fact, it's merely Stetson's chosen instrument, the bass saxophone — and from those earliest notes, you realize the sheer power of the horn in the hands of a master.
The audience for Egypt's Bassem Youssef Show is growing as fast as a snowball rolling down a hill — and it exemplifies everything that is new about media in post-revolutionary Egypt.
Many equate Youssef to America's Jon Stewart.
Tarek AlQazzaz is general manager at Baraka One Web, a production company that is actually making money posting original content on YouTube. When AlQazzaz cooked up a show starring his old friend, Bassem Youssef, he was enmeshed in the revolution based in Tahrir Square, where Youssef, a heart surgeon, was attending to the wounded.