The Egyptian authorities have postponed their plans to disperse two sit-ins in Cairo by supporters of the country's ousted president Mohammed Morsi, officials say. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mohammed Soudans of Morsi's Freedom and Justice Party.
For the Geo Quiz, we're looking for a place in lower Egypt where one man has visions of expanding a town to accommodate a crowded population. It's in the eastern part of the Nile Delta and is a rich and fertile area.
Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim tackles revolutionary Egypt in her new documentary, "The Square." The film is wide in scope, covering two and a half years of political tumult. But it's also a deeply personal story about a handful of revolutionaries tied to Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Scandinavia is known for its commitment to civil and human rights, its government services and its equality. But it's also becoming a source of jihadi fighters in Syria. Pro-Russian militants in Ukraine have secured a huge cache of weapons. And a white man and his black puppet are creating candid talk on race in South Africa. That and more, in today's Global Scan.
The US has long worried that its attempts to fight terrorism might actually spur more terrorism. We learn that a US detention camp in Iraq seems to have helped incubate ISIS. Meanwhile, it is Election Day in the US and an app lets Americans show their partisan choices as they shop. And an Egyptian bus driver found one heck of a way to fail a drug test. We have those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
Imagine if Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman were asked to draw a Disney comic. Well, that's how some people describe Cairo's cutting-edge alt-zine TokTok, a millennial triumph which is prospering despite Egypt's increasingly repressive politics.
There's been a lot of water cooler discussion this week about Amazon and The New York Times' investigative piece chronicling a brutally competitive work environment at the retail giant. Amazon is based in Seattle. But it operates in 32 nations. Would those demanding conditions work in its other locations?
Hadeel Al-Shalchi reports from Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip, where the border is still open in a couple of spots, but the deluge of Palestinians streaming across into Egypt has slowed down considerably.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Shibley Telhami, who holds the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland. His department recently released its latest survey of public opinion in the Arab world.