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.
In towns around Damascus, citizens try to go on with their daily lives. But, they're on edge, constantly afraid of what approaching Syrian Army soldiers will do. Doctors have had their practices turned upside down and they security threatened if they dare to put their skills toward tending to wounded rebel fighters.
Jordan's born a large portion of the strain of refugees fleeing violence-torn Syria. As the fighting continues in its 14th month and beyond, the United Nations is trying to raise money to help pay the costs of caring for the refugees, but little funding has been forthcoming.
Syrian forces and rebels continue violent clashes and the U.N.-brokered cease fire seems little more than a paper promise. As the violence wears on, outside leaders seem paralyzed about what they can do to stop the violence that has killed at least 9,000 people.
As Syria tries to find its way forward in the 14th month of its civil war, outsiders are beginning to wonder if perhaps outsiders, like al-Qaeda, may have entered the struggle and are perpetrating the most violent acts in an effort to send the country further into chaos.
Rana Jawad lived in Libya for years before the country was ripped apart by civil war and the Arab Spring. So when most western journalists pulled out, Jawad stayed. She reported on-air until that became impossible, but continued to report online until Gaddafi was killed. She's realeased a book with her story.
A massive suicide bombing in Syria, timed to explode during the height of the city's rush hour, caused at least 55 people to be killed and some 350 to be wounded. The blast is the latest installment in the country's ongoing civil war.
Syria's been practically at war with itself for more than a year. U.N. peacekeepers have moved in to try and put a stop to the violence, but so far it persists. But they still have hope. The full 300-strong contingent is expected to be deployed soon.
Syrians had an opportunity to cast votes on Monday. The government said it went smoothly and turnout was high. But critics, still battling the government in some parts of the country, rejected the election as illegitimate, so long as President Bashar al-Assad remains in power.