On Tuesday and Wednesday, Egyptians are voting on a new constitution. H.A. Hellyer of the Brookings Institution says the vote is really a referendum on the military, opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood and other issues. And those who turn out will almost certainly vote "yes."
The Cold War-era Corona satellite program was shut down decades ago, but it's legacy lives on... for archaeologists. Meanwhile, in Egypt, a judge who already sentenced hundreds to death is adding to his resume. And bananas as we know them are globally threatened. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
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.
In Egypt, followers of the Bahai religion have often complain of persecution and even official discrimination. But they have recently made gains in the largely Muslim country. The World's Aya Batrawy reports from Cairo.
Host Marco Werman introduces us to a song by the Cairo band Wust el Balad. It is an anthem of sorts for Egyptian youth who relate to its lyrical metaphor for their dead-end lives. "Mom, I want to get married (but I don't have any money.")
The protests in Egypt are focusing attention on the Muslim Brotherhood. It has Egypt's largest grassroots network and is linked with other Islamist movements. Host Marco Werman finds out more about their plans from former spokesman Kamal el-Halbawy.