Amid a new wave of protests across Egypt comes news that the country is now under curfew, military vehicles prowl the streets, and opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has been placed under house arrest.
The de facto government in Honduras lifted a three-day curfew imposed after ousted President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Central American country. As the political drama played out, residents of the capital rushed out to shop for food and supplies.
Top congressional Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid sent President Bush a pre-emptive strike in the form of a letter Wednesday, prior to a meeting with him later in the day, declaring that the “surge” strategy in Iraq was a failure on several fronts. Reid and Pelosi’s challenge came on the same day as news broke about an “indefinite” curfew imposed in Baghdad.