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.
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.
Just like in Hong Kong, pro-democracy activists in Macau have set up a referendum demanding the right to directly elect their leader. And just like in Hong Kong, the Chinese government isn't pleased.
The face of Myanmar has changed over the past 25 years as the country has transitioned from authoritarian rule to limited democracy.
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 Obama administration has said it applauds democratic change in Egypt, but it's also kept quiet about Egypt's recent undemocratic turn.
Tunisian opposition party leader Mohammed Brahmi was shot dead outside his house this morning. It's the second political assassination this year in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
In Myanmar, there are hard truths that keep people here poor. It's difficult to reach schools and hospitals. And even with micro-finance programs, it's hard to build up farms. So is Myanmar's drastic political changes having any effect?
Despite its ongoing transition from authoritarian rule to democracy, Myanmar is still facing serious tensions among its various ethnic groups. Anchor Marco Werman discusses those tensions with The World's Aaron Schachter.
Mohammed Morsi is marking his first year in office. This anniversary however, doesn't come with much celebration. Host Carol Hills speaks with Financial Times' Borzou Daragahi who has been following the events in Cairo.