It was one of the most perplexing events of Egypt's revolution: orchestrated attacks on prisons around the country that broke out more than 20,000 inmates while police were tied down with the massive popular protests that swept autocrat Hosni Mubarak from power. Full story
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced four men on Wednesday to death by hanging for the 2011 killing of a Coptic Christian priest in his apartment in the southern city of Assiut, state news agency MENA reported. Full story
CAIRO (Reuters) - Seven members of the Egyptian security forces kidnapped by Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula last week were released on Wednesday, the army said. Full story
A look at the Mubarak family, opposition leaders and the military in the most populous Arab nation.
NBC’s First Read reported Monday that two missile strikes by Israel leveled a Syrian research facility over the weekend. NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin joins the spin cycle to talk about what this means for U.S. involvement in Syria.
Egyptian women are being sexually harassed and assaulted at an alarming rate in iconic Tahrir Square. NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin talks to survivors and those speaking out.
Pizza is a $9 billion-per-year industry in Italy. But even though youth unemployment is close to 40 percent, the country is in desperate need of pizza makers. NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports.
Bassem Youssef, the man often called Egypt's Jon Stewart, joins Morning Joe to discuss being named to the "Time 100 Most Influential People" of 2013 list, how he went from being a surgeon to hosting the Egyptian TV show "El Bernameg" and how he angered Pres. Mohamed Morsi. Time's Rick Stengel also j
Former TODAY anchor Bryant Gumbel chats about the 19th season of his HBO series “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” which kicks off as he follows a group of extreme soccer fans in Cairo, Egypt, known as the Ultras.
Youths jump into the sea to cool off on a hot day in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria May 24, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSCAPE)
Youths swim at the sea to cool off on a hot day in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria May 24, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSCAPE)
Workers are seen during the manufacturing process for Egypt's first tablet computer "Inar" at a factory in Benha May 18, 2013. Egypt has produced its very first tablet computer "Inar", part of a national project to distribute the device to students in schools and universities around the country. The
A worker checks Egypt's first tablet computer "Inar" in Benha May 18, 2013. Egypt has produced its very first tablet computer "Inar", part of a national project to distribute the device to students in schools and universities around the country. The Ministry of Military Production in collaboration w