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.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with correspondent Thanassis Cambanis, who's in Tahrir Square. He reports that hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters continued to demand President Mubarak's resignation, despite a number of government concessio
Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on Egypt's anti-government protests from The World's Matthew Bell, who is reporting on events on the ground in Cairo, and speaking to a cross-section of Egyptians in the process.
23-year-old May Kamel has been at the center of the action in Egypt for the past weeks. She was born in Cairo and has lived there all her life. The World's Lisa Mullins spoke with her today about the mood in Cairo.
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has said he will stay in office and transfer power after September's election. His comments appeared to confound reports he was preparing to stand down immediately. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with The World's Ben Gilbe
The poetic tradition in North Africa has also woven its way into more modern forms of expression. One group of Libyan exiles has assembled some of the best tracks into a compilation. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
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 Iranian opposition has been energized by events in Cairo. In a rare interview with a dissident inside Iran, an activist who uses the pseudonym Behzad speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins about the very different struggle Iranian opposition faces.