North Africa

Morsy's Foes, Backers Face Off In Cairo

Competing demonstrations brought thousands to Cairo Sunday as protesters in Tahrir Square demanded Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi step down, and others rallied behind the leader near the presidential palace.

June 13, 1942 - News From The Fronts.

June 13, 1942 - Fighting in North Africa, Rommel aiming for Tobruk. News of Anglo-Russian Pact. Thousands more U.S. troops arrive in Northern Ireland. Russian Army attacking Germans at Sebastopol and Kharkov. Japanese troops land on Kiska in Aleutian Islands. V-Mail is inaugurated and a big Rubber drive starts at Midnight.

May 29, 1941 - The Propaganda Machine And The Invasion Of Crete.

May 29, 1941 - news of latest German bomber raids on England and Northern Ireland. RAF raids on French coast. German invasion of Crete. Berlin reaction to latest FDR Fireside chat, ratchets up Anti-U.S. propaganda. Vichy France declares a stepped up effort to equip it's air force, seen as a ploy for France to manufacture more planes for Germany. Washington reacts to German reaction. Latest fighting in Africa, centered around Tobruk.

March 1, 1942 - Invasion Of Java And A Morale Boost In London.

March 1, 1942 - Japan invades Java. British Commando raid on French coast. Ground action in North Africa. Labour Party issues pamphlet on Life In A Post-War World. Japan attacks Port Moresby. Fears of an invasion of Australia. Capitol Hill: Court-Martial proceedings against Military commanders accused of dereliction of duty postponed until after the War.

January 31, 1941 - Daylight Raids And The Stomach For War.

News of the day for January 31, 1941. Greek troops advance in Albania, Italian armies retreat in Libya. Germans continue daylight raids over London. Hitler warns U.S. about intervention. Germans bomb Suez Canal. Siam (Thailand) issues demands via Japan to Vichy Government for surrender of Cambodia and one-fourth of Indo-China (Vietnam). Arguments for Foreign Aid and Lend-Lease on Capitol Hill. 520th day of War.

Time Person Of The Year: The Protester

Although protesters across the globe stand up and speak out often for very different reasons, today are united in recognition as Time Magazine's "Person of the Year."