Mohammed Morsi, one of the leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and the country’s first democratically elected president — is in prison and facing the death penalty. What does that say about Egypt’s future?
Those born in the 1980s and 1990s helped lead the Arab Spring movements, pressing for more open and democratic societies. Author Juan Cole says they are just beginning to reshape the Middle East, with a mindset that is more liberal, less religious and unencumbered by the past.
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Shukri Alassouli, a 33-year-old man from Gaza, was trying to find a better life for his young family in Europe. But their journey across the Mediterranean in smugglers' boats turned into what the UN called the deadliest accident of its kind, killing hundreds and losing Shukri's wife, daughter and young son at sea.
Another chapter In Egypt's fitful path to democracy played out in Cairo as Mohammed Morsi went to trial. The ousted former president insisted that the court had no jurisdiction over him and that he remained the legitimate president of Egypt.
The situation in Gaza is open-ended, with only the Israelis knowing when they will have achieved their objectives and end their ground invasion. But, regardless, the current situation presents the best opportunity in years for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to assert himself.
The World's Ben Gilbert reports from Egypt on the country's finance minister Samir Radwan. He was appointed by Hosni Mubarak. Now, Mubarak is gone, and Radwan remains. He's trying to make a difference and relishing the revolution.