Ousted former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday after he fainted in court following a hearing.
US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo to meet with new Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. This high-level meeting was an attempt by Washington to improve strained relations with Egypt following months of political unrest. But the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists Monday could be another setback.
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."
New Jersey is not the only place where roads and traffic are manipulated for political reasons. Journalists from around the globe talk about the politics of traffic where they live.
Two recent bombings in Egypt raise fears that the country could be entering a new phase of violent insurgency. The military backed government is stepping up its campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters. But that has been tried before by an Egyptian government, and it didn't work.
On Sunday a court in Egypt sentenced three activists to three years in prison. They were accused of organizing unauthorized protests. The move has left some fearful of Egypt moving back to Mubarak-era repression.
The Egyptian general who helped lead the ouster of Egypt's elected president is in a pretty sweet place for the moment - on chocolate bars. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won the hearts and minds of at least a segment of the country's population.
Toronto residents worry their crack-smoking mayor will ruin the city's reputation. Even pirates needs some business savvy. And just how smart is Flipper? All that, and 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.
Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim tackles revolutionary Egypt in her new documentary, "The Square." The film is wide in scope, covering two and a half years of political tumult. But it's also a deeply personal story about a handful of revolutionaries tied to Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Egypt's stunning 6-1 loss to Ghana has hurt Egypt's national soccer team's chances of qualifying for next year's World Cup tournament in Brazil. The loss has touched nerves in the politically divided country, which hasn't made it to the World Cup since 1990. Many fans are targeting their anger at American coach Bob Bradley.