People across the globe are watching to see if there's ultimately a resolution to this US government shutdown. And what they're saying — and hearing — isn't great. Many folks around the globe say the shutdown looks crazy. It looks silly. It looks like lawmakers are arguing about something that doesn't entirely matter.
Another chapter In Egypt's fitful path to democracy played out in Cairo as Mohammed Morsi went to trial. The ousted former president insisted that the court had no jurisdiction over him and that he remained the legitimate president of Egypt.
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.
President Obama has sent a team of high-level national security officials to the Middle East. He's trying to revive an Arab-Israeli peace process that has yet to get off the ground. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Protests against Hosni Mubarak and his rule grow. Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Cairo urging him to step down immediately. The demonstration was the biggest since protests began last week. The World's Matthew Bell is in Cairo.
Hundreds of people stood in line in Cairo on Friday, waiting to get into Tahrir Square, the center of the anti-government protests. Ursula Lindsey stopped to speak to a few of them, and sent us this report.