In Egypt, Detention of Female Students Drags On

The appeal date for the Al-Azhar University students is postponed to April 2. The young women were detained in what is being described as the biggest roundup of Egyptians in two decades; AP reports an unofficial detention figure of 16,000.

Fast Food Protests Bring Out the Twitter Fan Mail

Twitter users expressed support for the Dec. 5 protests around the country for fast food workers. “All our wages will rise,” said one tweet. Fifty-two percent of the families of fast food workers receive public assistance, according to recent research.