A day after President Mohamed Morsi reshuffled Egypt's cabinet, an IMF representative was in Cairo to discuss a $4.8 billion loan. But the cost of that needed cash appears steep.
The Egyptian pound has tumbled in recent weeks, but it could go much further. Here's why.
Bassem Youssef, whose Daily Show-inspired satirical program propelled him to stardom, is the latest target of Egypt's attempts to silence government critics.
Residents speak of a tough year, and worry about a tougher one ahead.
The popular unrest of the last two years has left the Middle East volatile as 2013 kicks off.
The United Nations' envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi argued against hopes that the country could find stability by devolving into a set of smaller states.