Miss Philippines is US-born contestant Megan Young, a 23-year-old studying digital film. Miss Philippines moved to the Philippines when she was 10 years old. The Miss World beauty contest was the subject of radical Islamist protests.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who faces a retrial for the killings of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising, could be released from custody this week, judicial officials said Monday.
President Barack Obama's response to political unrest in the Middle East has been to state support for representative governments, but to limit the US involvement. The ousting of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has challenged Obama's approach.