Supporters of Egypt's ousted president took to the streets again to protest the removal of Mohammed Morsi from power. Over the weekend, security forces killed at least 83 Morsi supporters in clashes in Cairo.
In the last absolute monarchy in Africa, Swaziland, the people have grown discontented with the poverty and lack of freedoms they must endure. Thus far, though, the spirit of Arab Spring has remained far away from the country, near South Africa.
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.
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.