A polio outbreak to the east of the country has reinforced the call for relief workers' safety.
Boycotting Jewish settlements is a stark reminder that Europe is tiring of the stalled 'peace process'.
Secular and fundamentalist friction rages as Egyptian military cracks down on coup backlash.
The army's "road map" is for a civilian, technocratic government and a short transitional period to be followed by new elections.
Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi stands accused of failing to govern democratically and being autocratic and incompetent.
With Egypt's president looking increasingly isolated after being pressured to step down, here are three possible scenarios for the country.
As the power shifts on the ground, the CIA is predicting it could be in eight to 10 weeks.
The government is reversing progress on human rights in Tunisia following last year's Arab Spring revolution, Amnesty International has warned.
Egypt's president has the ability to dominate domestic politics. Now he has to find a way to appease the US after the embassy attack.
The United States has vowed to avenge the consulate attack that killed its ambassador and would work alongside the Libyan government.