Friday marks the second anniversary of the start of Egypt’s revolution, which began as a series of mass demonstrations and ended with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. Many young Egyptians were eager to help their country transition to democracy. Two years later, they are realizing how difficult that transition can be.
Tens of thousands of people have been protesting in Cairo against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who last week granted himself sweeping new powers.
In Egypt, the 100-member panel that is writing the country’s new constitution is struggling to create a document that will reflect what kind of country Egyptians want.
Egypt’s Prime Minister visited Gaza this morning, and pledged Egypt’s support for the Palestinians in their struggle against Israel. Anchor Aaron Schachter finds out more on the visit’s significance from reporter Noel King in Cairo.
Egypt’s public prosecutor this week ordered internet service providers to block pornographic websites. The move is popular with resurgent religious conservatives, but is being condemned by liberals who fear increasing censorship. We speak with reporter Noel King in Cairo.
Heavy metal musicians and fans have it rough in Egypt. They’re viewed with suspicion and skepticism by many Egyptians. Now Egypt’s metal heads wonder where they stand in the new Egypt, as Noel King reports from Cairo.
The Geo Quiz takes us to a monastery this time. Monks have lived for at least 17 centuries at Saint Catherine’s monastery — where monks have lived for at least 17 centuries.
Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi’s order to reconvene parliament has been rejected by the highest court, which says its ruling that led to the assembly’s dissolution is binding. The decision by President Mursi, whose Muslim Brotherhood has most seats, sets up a potential showdown with the military.
Noel King reports on a recent string of violent attacks against women in Cairo, and on efforts to combat sexual harassment and assaults there in the aftermath of the revolution.
The one-year anniversary of the start of Egypt’s revolution sent tens of thousands of Egyptians to the streets this week that were largely peaceful. But tensions between pro-democracy activists and Egypt’s ruling military council are still running high. The activists and the army are competing for the support of millions of Egyptians.
Egypt’s Scientific Institute, formed in 1798 by Napoleon Bonaparte, was burned and thousands of rare books were destroyed during the December clashes between pro-democracy protesters and security forces. Reporter Noel King has more from Cairo on efforts to salvage the books.