While Christians in Iraq have long faced the threat of growing Islamism and violence, now Christians in Egypt – and Syria – are facing new pressures as a year of dramatic change wraps up.
Egyptian soldiers beat and stripped some women protesters in Cairo. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the attacks on women as "shocking."
Ahead of today's second round in Egypt elections, secular candidates took a page out of the Islamists' book and engaged in a punishing schedule of grass-roots campaigning.
A member of Egypt's ruling military council said today that it would have a role, albeit indirect, in appointing the body that will write a constitution instead of leaving it to elected lawmakers.
As Egyptians go to the polls today for runoff races, the battle in Cairo's Nasr City neighborhood offers a window into the national race for second behind the Muslim Brotherhood.
There are only three official winners so far in Egypt's elections as many districts ready for runoffs.
Muslim Brotherhood's success isn't surprising, but rise of Egypt's ultraconservative Salafis is.
The Muslim Brotherhood, an 80-year-old Islamist organization banned under Mubarak, has made an impressive showing in the first round of Egypt's elections.
Muslim Brotherhood candidates will get 40 percent of the seats in Egypt's parliament, early results indicate. The Muslim Brotherhood, banned by Mubarak for decades, will now move into power.
It turns out superior organization and manpower count for as much in Egyptian elections as they do everywhere else.