Egypt

  • February 5, 2011

    Millions took to the streets in Egypt yesterday, with scenes of violence giving way to the sight of people praying and Muslims joining arms with Christians.

  • February 4, 2011

    President Mubarak has said he will not seek re-election when the country goes to the polls in September 2011. That's not soon enough for the anti-government protesters who have given him until today - Friday 4 February - to stand down.

  • February 4, 2011

    Christians and Muslims have been fasting for peace with justice in Egypt. But what on earth has giving up food got to do with changing the world? The answer, suggests Simon Barrow, is that it helps re-shape our desires as human beings, and therefore our political and spiritual orientation.

  • February 4, 2011

    The World Student Christian Federation is organising a worldwide fasting and prayer initiative for peace and justice in Egypt at noon today.

  • February 3, 2011

    Egyptian authorities are harassing journalists, says Index on Censorship. They have also hijacked a cellphone company to send out pro-regime texts.

  • February 3, 2011

    The Egyptian government should stop what appear to be organized attacks on pro-democracy demonstrators, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • February 3, 2011

    What has really been happening on the streets of Cairo, and who are these pro-Hosni Mubarak 'supporters' who have suddenly emerged, after many days of genuine protest, to throw rocks and hand-bombs at citizens and demonstrators alike?

  • February 2, 2011

    Mubarak backers have attacked protesters against the Egyptian regime in Tahrir Square, Cairo, but so far do not seem to have quelled the demonstrators.

  • February 2, 2011

    In the midst of popular uprisings against oppression across the Middle East, an important identity question faces hard-pressed Christian minorities, says Harry Hagopian. Can these Christian communities play their role as fully-fledged Arab citizens rather than solely as ‘Arab Christians’.

  • February 2, 2011

    Thousands of people are set to take to the streets in a 'day of anger' in Yemen tomorrow, demanding economic and political change.