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.
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.
Thousands of Palestinians streamed into Egypt today, in spite of efforts by Egyptian authorities to close Gaza's southern border, as Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from BBC Gaza correspondent Aleem Maqbool.
Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is in Washington this week to speak with President Obama. But back at home, the big question is who will succeed the aging Egyptian leader. Ursula Lindsey reports from Cairo.
South Florida is home to a group of supporters of Egypt's embattled president, Hosni Mubarak. They are Coptic Christians and are supporting President Mubarak with prayer. Jaweed Kaleem of the Miami Herald brings us the story.
Some activists in Egypt say a US program to promote democracy in the Middle East may have helped the recent political revolution in Cairo. Anchor Lisa Mullins discusses the program, called the Middle East Partnership Initiative, with Stephen McInerney.