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."
President Barack Obama is still caught in a deadlock with Congress, an elusive Sumatran rhino was caught on camera and a group of researchers caught a glimpse of an ice tunnel in Sweden. More in today's Global Scan.
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.
The government crackdown in Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters has succeeded in sidelining political Islam for the time being. But it could also be setting the stage for a more violent response from supporters.
Egyptian cartoonists have drawn every iteration of the country's revolution and its uncertain aftermath. Marco Werman speaks with Jonathan Guyer, a Fulbright Scholar who is researching Egyptian political cartoons and blogs about them at Oum Cartoon.
Supporters of the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have continued their defiance of the military-backed government, marching on three key points in Cairo. They are continuing to stage large sit-ins in the capital to call for Morsi's reinstatement.