Syria's Ali Ferzat and Egypt's Mohamed Anwar radically departed from long-established rules about how to depict their leaders. Their images served as a catalyst for massive uprisings that swept across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011.
Say goodbye to the Obama doctrine.
Egypt is striking back against ISIS for the brutal killing of 21 Egyptian Christians. Airstrikes have targeted ISIS camps and other facilities in Libya, where the Egyptian Christians were beheaded. This latest brutality shows ISIS' expanding influence beyond Iraq and Syria.
Four years since they began, the verdict seems clear: The Arab uprisings failed. But one online activist — who’s been deported, jailed and is now seeking asylum in the West — says not so fast. He refuses to give up on the original promise of the Arab Spring.
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt to help broker a ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. But so far there's no sign that a settlement is any closer to happening — and bombs and rockets continue to fly.
If you go to a wedding or party in the slums of Cairo, you may hear electro-chaabi music. The sounds are Arabic, but also digital. It's massively popular, but also controversial.
America is nearing a nuclear deal with Iran, leaving traditional allies like Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States nervous about US commitment to their interests. Saudi Arabian columnist and former fighter pilot Turad Al-Amri offers the Saudi perspective, with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States looking to superpowers China and Russia to balance the equation. Produced by Joseph Braude.
The US government has talked about the harm Snowden's leaks have done to members of the military. A new report outlines that harm, but we're not allowed to see it. Plus in Boston, Uighur food is on the menu now, and in India, tech companies are trying to battle Amazon. That and more in today's Global Scan.
Egypt has a new strongman. Posters of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are now ubiquitous. But he remains relatively unknown. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Christopher Dickey, Middle East editor for Newsweek and the Daily Beast.
Who is General Sisi? And what are the Obama administration's policy options for Egypt in perpetual crisis? The World's host Carol Hills speaks with Robert Springborg from the Naval Postgraduate School, and Leslie Gelb of the Council on Foreign Relations.