Posted In: Egypt
Freelance reporter Julia Simon describes her 12-hour detention in Egypt while reporting a story for Marketplace.
Posted In: Egypt, General Motors
Egyptians began voting today in the first phase of parliamentary elections. The country's economy has hit a hard patch, but not quite come to a halt.
Posted In: Egypt, elections, Muslim Brotherhood
Many plan to vote for a the party associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, whose charity efforts are well known to Egypt's poor. But some worry the Brotherhood may not make the economy a priority if it's chosen to form the next government.
International restaurant chains think a newly democratic Tunisia could be a promising place to set up shop. Tunisians love their own version of fast food, but some say they'd welcome the occasional cheeseburger.
In post-Mubarak Egypt, an organized labor movement is taking shape.
Posted In: Oil
A Texas-based oil company discovered a large supply of deep water natural gas in the Mediterranean and plans to begin drilling this week. That's causing big tension with countries in the region.