As the world tries to make sense of the Egypt soccer riot that claimed 74 lives and wounded hundreds more, Egyptians were angry that the police allowed such a riot to happen. Many are wondering if there was another motive, a conspiracy, behind it.
A soccer match turned deadly in Port Said, Egypt on Wednesday after the local team lost and soccer fans invaded the field and started rioting. At least 73 people are dead and a thousand more wounded. The death toll is expected to climb.
In the wake of Egypt's revolution, domestic workers who once enjoyed absolutely no legal protections are now protected by laws against human trafficking, and some are benefitting. But it will be some time more until they enjoy the sorts of wage and other protections activists say they deserve.
Thousands of Syrians have been killed in what virtually everyone acknowledges is a civil war. But so far the international community has been unable to agree on even the most basic of international intervention — and that's frustrating many Syrians.
Syrian forces brought their fight against protesters to the suburbs of Damascus — an area that has mostly avoided the violence and bloodshed that has claimed nearly 5500 lives in the past 10 months.
In Libya, international groups are calling attention to what they say is a problem of torture, both by government forces and by militia forces across the country. More than a thousand people are believed to be detained by various groups.
As Egypt commemorates the first anniversary of the Tahrir Square uprisings, the protesters are undertaking a campaign to show everyday Egyptians that they believe the new Army government is as brutal as the old government led by President Hosni Mubarak.
In Imbaba, an area of Cairo where more than a million people live in denser conditions than Manhattan, N.Y., poverty takes on new meaning. The buildings are on top of each other and services are non-existant. But after the Arab Spring protests, that's all changing.
A year ago, Egyptian protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the end of President Hosni Mubarak's rule and the introduction of democratic reforms. After long protests, the protesters won.
The violent protests in Syria have claimed at least 5,000 lives, according to United Nations estimates. So far, efforts to end the violence have been completely unsuccessful and President Bashar al-Assad on Monday rejected a call to step down.