Egypt's educational system is a shambles. Teachers and students have gone on a nation-wide strikes to protest the slow pace of reforms under the transitional military government.
Little has changed for the people in Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded the country--perpetual violence and intimidation still exist, especially against those who lent a hand to Western-led efforts.
Generations of conquerors and marauders have come and gone in northern Afghanistan, but the paths on which they travel have endured.
Afghanistan is dying--not because of the Taliban or the allied forces, but from treatable illnesses that are slowly killing off a population with no medical services.
Karaghuzhlah is just one of many settlements in Balkh province taken over by the Taliban in the past year, but life in the community has not improved--residents still live in extreme poverty.
Last month, NATO forces ceded this northern city to the Afghan army, calling it safe territory. But insurgent forces are on the doorstep.
A wave of young Saudis are graduating and looking to move into the job market, but most cannot find work--a struggle reflected in the country's 40 percent unemployment rate.
After five months of waiting for their demands to be met, Egyptians are once again hosting large demonstrations in Tahrir Square.
Yemen's political future will depend on its relationship with Saudi Arabia.
The freedom to buy lingerie from other women may not sound like much. But activists say it's a start.
Former dictators ousted from countries such as Yemen and Tunisia have found a political safe haven in Saudi Arabia.
While many fear trouble in Southern Sudan with the upcoming split, Northern Sudan's instability is equally troubling.