Thirty years after the Islamic revolution, Iran teeters on the brink of a different kind of revolt. Four books shed light on an ancient nation's many incarnations.
America's "war on terror" has strengthened Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's stranglehold on civil liberties.
In Egypt, bloggers have cracked into a tightly sealed state monopoly on information dissemination.
As Iran and the United States trade insults and America presses for Iranians to rise up, educators, students and women's rights groups may pay the greatest cost.
A brutal raid on an encampment of refugees in Cairo has focused the world's attention on the netherworld Sudanese occupy in Egypt.