As the democratic process in Egypt winds up, Coptic Christians find themselves facing a number of restrictions and proclamations that would leave them with fewer rights than they already have. They're worried that the newly empowered Islamists will force them to pay special taxes or wear veils not called for by their religion.
Egypt this week moved to block access to the country from the Gaza Strip in the wake of an assault on an Egyptian border station over the weekend. The attackers attempted to flee into Israel but were halted by the Israeli Air Force.
The Israeli armed forces have allowed women in combat roles since the 1990s. And while there are still a few specialties where they're banned, they have years of experience. As the United States opens up to officially endorsing women in combat, Israel offers a glimpse of what may be ahead.
The ongoing conflict in Egypt has deep roots in history, religion, politics and economics. But journalist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed says another underlying cause is a growing resource crisis--shortages of food, water, energy, and a booming population.
On Sunday a court in Egypt sentenced three activists to three years in prison. They were accused of organizing unauthorized protests. The move has left some fearful of Egypt moving back to Mubarak-era repression.
As Egypt's revolution has unfolded over the last few years, we have seen searing images of young protesters fighting for their future. Photographer Shirin Neshat captures a different view of Egypt's conflict, through the faces and feet of the poor and the elderly, who are often looking to the past.
Egypt's famous ancient treasures and sites were in danger as the country's police collapsed amidst massive protests calling for democracy. The tourists have begun trickling back and authorities are taking stock. The World's Ben Gilbert reports from Cairo.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports on a summit today among the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria. One objective may be to get Syria to cooperate on various issues, from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to containing Iran.