A timeline of post-revolution Egypt
Surging violence and reports of voter intimidation in local elections Sunday have dimmed optimism about political openness and reform.
Egypt's President Morsi defiantly asserted his right to govern and appealed for more time in a televised speech late last night.
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Five Egyptians were killed this week, making it unlikely Sunday's anti-Morsi protests will be calm.
President Morsi's speech last night failed to deflate the anger fueling anti-government protests.
The visit of lawyer Chen Guangcheng, who escaped house arrest in China, is a bit of a test for Taiwan's president, who has built his administration around better relations with the mainland.
The unrest is unlikely to become a “Turkish Spring,” but it is testing democracy in Turkey.
Aware that the effectiveness of their protests is waning, Turkey's antigovernment protesters are now focusing on giving their movement staying power beyond Istanbul.
Freedom for Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni was a cause célèbre among dissidents and human rights groups critical of the Chávez regime. Venezuela conditionally released her after three years in detention.