June 30, 2013 Sometimes pictures do a better job of conveying what's going on in the world. Here are three images — two from Sunday and one from Saturday — that describe the nature of protests in Egypt, Brazil and Turkey.
June 30, 2013 The largest demonstrations so far against the Egyptian president's year-old government are being held. He says he won't give in to demands that he step down or call new elections. Some protesters, though, think Morsi will suffer the same fate as toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
June 29, 2013 Andrew Pochter, 21, was from Chevy Chase, Md. He was in Egypt to teach English to children. It appears he was attacked on Friday while watching an anti-government protest in Alexandria.
June 28, 2013 One of the people killed in Friday's clashes is an American citizen, Egyptian security officials say. Protests against President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have been building all week.
June 16, 2013 The director of Cairo's Opera House has been sacked, sparking protests and a sit-in at the Culture Ministry. Egyptian artists say there's a culture war underway, pitting secularists against the Islamist administration of President Mohamed Morsi.
June 12, 2013 Filed months after the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak's regime, the charges against Karam Saber reportedly brought the first blasphemy case after Egypt's revolution.
June 11, 2013 Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has warned Ethiopia that "all options are open" in dealing with what his government sees as a security issue: Ehiopia's project to build a dam on the Nile River. An Egyptian official tells Agence France-Presse that talks are under way to ease tensions over the plan.
June 7, 2013 Be really careful when you carve your name onto an ancient Egyptian temple. Not because it's wrong (which it is), but because sometimes the temple comes back to haunt you. The true story of Luther Bradish, an American spy who didn't keep his secret.
June 4, 2013 They were accused of interfering with the government. Employees of non-profit groups that promote democracy and take on other issues, they deny that charge. Fifteen of the Americans were tried in absentia. The 16th received a two-year prison sentence. He plans an appeal.
June 2, 2013 Still, the court is allowing it to stay in place until a new election is held. The ruling raises the possibility that any legislation passed by the body is also illegal.
May 30, 2013 Since its discovery in 1911, an Egyptian iron bead has sparked debate over how it was produced — made around 3,300 BC, it predates the region's first known iron smelting by thousands of years. Now researchers say the iron was made in space, and delivered to Earth via meteorite.
May 28, 2013 Internet sleuths traced the scrawl to a teenager in Nanjing. Cases like this have prompted a "tourism law" in China that seeks to make Chinese tourists better behaved abroad.
April 13, 2013 A Cairo courtroom burst into chants of "The people want the execution of the president" on Saturday after the judge overseeing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's retrial withdrew from the case on opening day.
April 2, 2013 Opponents of President Morsi say Bassem Youssef's questioning, along with arrest warrants issued against five anti-government activists, demonstrate a campaign by the president to intimidate his critics.