The Middle East, once a region of great religious diversity, has seen a mass emigration of minorities in recent decades. It's now one of the most religiously monolithic regions in the world. One Middle East scholar says the trend is likely to continue as tensions there continue to grow.
Travel to Africa and you just might hear someone talking at schmucks, or schmoozing. Yiddish, the language associated with eastern Europe's Jewish population, has gone international, in an unlikely way: through America's TV shows — exported to the world.
After several days of deadly violence, Egypt seems to be alive again with pedestrians filling streets during daylight hours. But in the evening, it's another matter, says David Kirkpatrick, the Cairo Bureau chief of The New York Times.
There's giant, silvery, sea-monster like fish turning up on California beaches, and no one knows why. Meanwhile chocolate prices seem set to rise and China's pollution causes one city, Harbin, to close schools.
A new Onion-like fake news outlet in Egypt publishes a fake news story about how Swedish police used laughing gas to disperse a women's-rights protest. Egypt's government and independent media reprint the story as if its real. An ad by an Egyptian mobile phone company features a puppet explaining how to use a sim card. A nationalist blogger charges that the ad is a coded message by the Muslim Brotherhood to incite violence. What's going on?
It was a shocking verdict by an Egyptian Court. 529 people alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death. Of those sentenced, less than half are in custody and the rest are on the run.
The nature of war is that it’s impossible to predict its outcome, and the current military campaign against ISIS is no exception. But some conflicts can have peaceful conclusions — like the Camp David Accords that ended the Israel-Egypt conflict. Author Lawrence Wright argues that we can turn to the diplomacy of Jimmy Carter to learn how to deal with ISIS.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Rushdie Ali Aluf at the border between Gaza and Egypt, which is normally closed off by a security barrier, but a hole was blasted out of the barrier today, and thousands of Gazans spilled into Egypt.
Last year, Filipino-American singer Charmaine Clamor made a splash with her critically acclaimed album 'Flippin' Out.' The CD climbed to the top 5 on the country's jazz charts. Now Clamor has a new release. It mixes jazz with the traditional Filipino serenade style known as the Harana. Correspondent Rob Schmitz has more.
The guilty verdict reached against an Egyptian businessman surprised many in the country. As Aya Batrawy reports, it wasn't because of a lack of evidence, it was that Egyptians figured the rich and powerful could never be brought to justice.