Egypt's ruling military council has vowed to hand over power to an elected president by the end of June. The promise comes as votes are counted after Sunday's presidential run-off election, with both candidates claiming they are ahead in early results.
The World's Matthew Bell reports on the mood in Cairo as Egyptians prepare to vote in a presidential run-off election. The vote's being held just days after Egypt's high court threw the country into turmoil by ruling that parliament be dissolved.
Egypt's supreme court has caused outrage by calling for the dissolution of the lower house of parliament. It has ruled that last year's parliamentary election was unconstitutional, deciding that one third of the seats were "illegitimate."
Israel's defense minister Ehud Barak made a rare public disclosure on Wednesday but he didn't go into specifics. Barak said Israelis are engaged in a campaign of cyber-warfare that is both defensive and offensive.
In the wake of the Arab Spring, Israel is struggling to deal with an influx of refugees from Africa. With thousands of Africans coming across the border, Israelis are worried about losing the country's Jewish character.
Al-Khader is a Palestinian village where the Festival of St. George is celebrated each year. The World's Matthew Bell visited the monastery in Al-Khader where the legend of St. George the Dragon Slayer still inspires Christians and Muslims alike.
Palestinians today accused Jewish settlers of starting a fire at a mosque in the West Bank. The incident further strains the already troubled peace talks. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from The World's Middle East correspondent Matthew Bell.
Nine-year-old Mahmoud Kohail lives in Gaza City. Like many children who lived through the conflict with Israel, he suffers from PTSD, but not when he performs. In the Global Hit Mahmoud guides The World's Matthew Bell through his music school in Gaza.
The World's Matthew Bell reports on the debate in Israel over the ultra-orthodox men who spend their days studying the Torah instead of working. It's an arrangement subsidized by the state, and some say it's setting Israel up for an economic disaster.
An Israeli high school choir kicks off its short US tour this week. The students are from a ï¿½sort-of' boarding school outside Haifa. It's home to young immigrants from all over the world. The World's Matthew Bell has more.
In a country that reveres its great writers, Israeli novelist David Grossman stands out. The World's Matthew Bell met with Grossman at his home outside of Jerusalem to talk about his latest novel, 'To the End of the Land.'
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporters about the differences in airport security. The BBC's Geraldine Coughlin talks about the Netherlands; the BBC's Jyotsna Singh speaks from New Delhi, and The World's Matthew Bell joins us from Jerusalem.
A massive wildfire which killed 42 people in northern Israel has been extinguished, emergency officials say. Israelis are now asking why their officials weren't prepared and what might be different next time. Matthew Bell has more.
An Italian supermarket chain is urging its customers to stop buying bottled water from far away sources because of the pollution caused when the water is transported. Megan Williams reports on the campaign, and why some are skeptical about the motives.
Mahmoud Abbas says Middle East peace talks are in crisis following Israel's refusal to stop building settlements on Palestinian lands. The Obama administration says it is committed to re-starting talks. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.
Under Israeli law, Jewish Israelis are not allowed to enter Palestinian towns in the West Bank. There are occasions when visits are permitted, however. The World's Matthew Bell recently got to go along on one.