Egypt

  • 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.

  • 21 Feb 2011

    Did it start with Tunisia earlier this year, or was it Iran that inspired the trend in 2009 or perhaps even Lebanon as far back as 2005? Was Egypt an isolated albeit epic event or is it one that truly connects the dots in a region riddled with all forms of injustice? How come 'people power' has suddenly re-awakened across the Middle East and North Africa region?

  • 21 Feb 2011

    Given the shifts taking place almost on a daily basis across the whole Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region since last month, it was especially interesting to read the ACN interview reproduced by Ekklesia with HE Cardinal Antonius Naguib from the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt -- also a member of the Middle East Council of Churches.