Hosni Mubarak, whose 30 year reign as Egypt's autocratic ruler came to an end last year, was reported to be clinically dead by Egypt's official news agency, but security officials insist he is actually unconcious and on life support, his heart having stopped beating and failing to respond to defibrillation.
Egypt is once more facing a political crisis. Its parliament was dissolved and its military rulers have assumed more power for themselves. But a democratically elected president should be named by Thursday. It's expected to be Mohamed Morsi, but how much power he'll have remains to be seen.
In Egypt, sexual harassment has become a common problem. And it's a problem that officials aren't doing anything about. It's even infected the heart of the revolution, Tahrir Square, where even a protest rally against sexual harassment ended in a number of women being attacked.
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court Thursday morning concluded what many critics described as a military coup, dissolving the democratically elected parliament, handing power back to the country's military rulers and casting doubt over the legitimacy of this weekend's presidential run-off election.
Syria is increasingly wracked by violence. Government forces are using increasingly powerful weapons against rebels who are getting their own more powerful weapons. United Nations officials say the country has descended into full-fledged civil war.
Lebanon has become home to thousands of Syrian refugees, trying to flee the ongoing violence in the Middle Eastern country. Now, at least in one area of Lebanon, tensions are breaking into the open, with Syrians and Lebanese kidnapping one another over the weekend.
A group of western nations, including the United States, kicked the Syrian ambassadors out of their countries as punishment for the massacre -- executions, really -- of more than 100 people in Houla over the weekend. Many of the dead were women and children.
Egypt's expected to get the results of its first round of presidential elections sometime this weekend. All-in-all, many Egyptians seem pleased. But there have been reports of improprieties and flaws, leading some to wonder how fair the elections are.
The middle class, in many ways, led the revolution in Egypt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Now, as elections proceed and voting currently underway for president, some of the middle class aren't so sure about what changes their revolution have wrought.
Egypt's presidential elections are set for this week. The candidates all seem to be lining up to claim the mantle of preserver of the revolution and champion of Islam. But who will capture the populace and excite them enough to be elected remains to be seen.