Hard to say anything certain about Egypt now. But the military has thrust itself to the center of politics again as the democratic transition falters.
Despite having Egyptian citizenship, family ties, and more than six job offers in his field, the Monitor's correspondent in Gaza explains why he has decided against moving back.
Usually apolitical Al Azhar University encouraged dialogue as major anti-Morsi protests loom. The military is also watching closely.
A group of democracy activists, 16 of them US citizens, were sentenced to jail for their activities by an Egyptian court today.
Well, because it is threatening to foreign governments.
After a young Chinese boy defaced an ancient Egyptian temple, it looks like the 'ugly American' that some Europeans and Latin Americans love to hate is about to get a run for his money.
How a young Chinese boy defaced an ancient Egyptian temple, and unwittingly joined a long tradition in the process.