A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
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.
Islamic feminists in many Muslim-majority countries have spent years studying and interpreting Islamic texts, especially the passages concerning divorce, inheritance and child custody. In Egypt, three women scholars discuss their new interpretations of Islamic law.
When Shyima Hall was little, dinner was often a piece of bread split with three of her siblings. But she says she was happy. All that changed when her mom left her with a rich family, gave her up, to pay off a debt.
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.")
Egypt would be almost all barren desert without the Nile. Now while Cairo burns, countries further upstream are closing in on a deal that may strip Egypt of its traditional water rights. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from Steven Solomon.