Police removed barricades in Hong Kong on Tuesday, taking down a section of one of the protest movement's camps after two months of sit-ins. But it was a small step by the city's government, and the Occupy Central movement isn't likely to end any time soon.
The protests that forced Burkina Faso's longtime ruler to step down are echoing on the other side of the continent, where young protesters in Djibouti are calling for their own leader to step down after 15 years. They face not only a repressive government, but its international supporters as well.
If Taiwan ever reunites with mainland China, it will likely be under a "one country, two systems" policy like the one that governs Hong Kong. But as protests in Hong Kong have expanded and turned violent, demonstrators in Taipei say it's a warning sign for their island.
Organizers of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have battled police throughout the weekend, saying officers used excessive force — including tear gas, pepper spray and batons — against peaceful demonstrations. But they also say demonstrations will continue.
University students in Hong Kong don't have a reputation for being zealous when it comes to politics. But on Monday, an estimated 13,000 young people turned out for a pro-democracy rally to send a message to the central government in Beijing and pave the way for a broader movement.
Hong Kong will elect its chief executive for the first time in 2017, but Beijing announced this weekend that the city will have to choose from a short slate of pre-approved candidates. Many Hong Kongers say that violates the mainland's pledges to allow democracy, and protesters are gearing up for action.
Supporters of Egypt's ousted president took to the streets again to protest the removal of Mohammed Morsi from power. Over the weekend, security forces killed at least 83 Morsi supporters in clashes in Cairo.
The popular uprising in Egypt is unprecedented as citizens forced an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year regime. The transition to a democratic government will be fraught with challenges. What does democracy look like in the Middle East?
Tunisia's anti-government revolution inspired protesters in Egypt. Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour of station WAMU is just back from the North African nation. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins what has changed for the people of Tunisia, and what has not.
Across the Arab world, there have been unrelenting calls for democratic reform. However, some claim that Islam and democracy are too incompatible to function together. Can an Islamic state embrace democracy?
In Southeast Asia, Muslim nations like Indonesia and Malaysia have relatively successful democracies. What makes democracy in those populous Muslim countries work? We talk with Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's former deputy prime minister.