Egypt

  • 8 May 2011

    There are serious questions to be asked about the unity pact between the two Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas, says Harry Hagopian. But meanwhile the Israeli prime minister remains dwarfed by the real significance of the Arab Spring, and a huge block to progress towards a just peace for all. He is still a tactician at best, with precious little strategic foresight.

  • 1 May 2011

    The Egyptian authorities must abolish a recent law criminalising peaceful protests and strikes, Amnesty International said on May Day this weekend.

  • 8 Apr 2011

    A report by Egyptian activist Maikel Nabil Sanad has challenged the perception that the the armed forces played a positive role in the country's revolution.

  • 1 Apr 2011

    The Egyptian authorities should scrap a draft law aimed at criminalising strikes and protests, Amnesty has said ahead of today's demonstrations

  • 31 Mar 2011

    Human rights campaigners have expressed alarm that Maikel Nabil Sanad, an Egyptian pacifist, is facing trial for writing an article critical of the armed forces.

  • 30 Mar 2011

    Millions of people across north Africa and the Middle East have are demonstrating the power of active nonviolence. But British politicians and pundits seem to have learnt no lessons, falling in line behind the bombing of Libya as soon as Cameron announced it. In the face of all the evidence, they are accepting the old assumption that violence works.

  • 24 Mar 2011

    After army officers violently cleared Tahrir square of protesters recently, at least 18 women were held and abused in military detention.

  • 22 Mar 2011

    Representatives of Egypts 4 million Coptic Christians have joined other minority groups in expressing concern about hasty constitutional change in Egypt.

  • 12 Mar 2011

    We are likely to understand situations like the recent cairo protests more readily by examining the social and political pressures involved for both the protesters and the security forces, says Michael Marten - rather than seeking to make broad statements equating Christian and Muslim beliefs and practices.

  • 24 Feb 2011

    While the Middle East uprisings have not revolved around religion, faith has not been absent from Arab scenes of protest in the last two months, says Shatha Almutawa. God and scripture are invoked by revolutionaries and those who oppose them for the simple reason that Arab dialects and ways of life are infused with religion.