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.
The bestselling author of "The Yacoubian Building" has faced bans, backlash and now, a lawsuit in his homeland of Egypt.
Sarah Chayes, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says politicians from both sides of the aisle are not taking seriously enough their duty to ensure they're not turning their government role into an opportunity to make a buck.
In six years, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has gone from symbolizing the hubris of Middle East dictators swept away by the Arab Spring uprisings to an emblem of dashed hopes.
Amira Mikhail was in Cairo's Tahrir Square on the day Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power. Four years later, she's still trying to press for change — but the disappointment of the Egyptian revolution's aftermath means she's doing it from the United States.
Coptic Christians are a minority in their ancient home of Egypt — and they're an even bigger minority when they come to the US. So a church in Hayward, California has become a haven for preserving their culture, and ancient language, in a new home.
The January 25 uprising in Egypt caught journalist Thanassis Cambanis by surprise with its size and ambition. But, as he describes in his new book about the Egyptian revolution, the moment of changed seems to have passed, and Egypt is back in the hands of yet another strongman.
A change of the voting system sets the stage to hand power back to the "felool" — or remnents — those who had low-level power under the Mubarak era. What does that mean? "I'm negative,'' says one opposition official, "about the current prospects for democracy."
Protests roiled Egypt this weekend after a court dropped all criminal charges against its former president, Hosni Mubarak. While his eventual successor, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, enjoys huge support, the reaction to Mubarak's release showed how many people are unwilling to forgive their ex-leader.
Canadian Bryan Adams is known best for his music — but he's also known for his photography. But his latest work, which is on exhibition in London through January, brings attention to Britain's war wounded. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
Bassaem Youssef, Egypt's version of Jon Stewart, pulled the plug on his popular political TV show this week, citing political pressure.