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Egypt is gearing up for the final stages of a tumultuous transitional period under the rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and preparing to enter a new phase following a scheduled handover of government authority to a newly elected...

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It is important to consider the story of Qursaya as the second anniversary of the revolution approaches. It’s a story of violence and imprisonment, of the powerful targeting the marginalized, of ruling interests trampling over the rule of law...
The inauguration of the country’s first elected president on 30 June was meant to mark the final step in the country’s so-called “transition,” with a long-heralded handover of power from the Supreme Council of the Armed...
On 13 February 2011, two days after Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office, my uncle, Mohammed Abdel Qoddous, walked into the former headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in downtown Cairo for the first time in 16 years. The office had been raided...
Last Sunday, a military tribunal acquitted a former army doctor accused of conducting so-called "virginity tests" on a number of women detained by the military last year. The case was brought by Samira Ibrahim, a 25-year-old marketing...
Egypt's case against NGO workers, including at least 16 Americans, has sparked an unprecedented uproar in Washington, triggering what many describe as the deepest crisis in US-Egypt relations in three decades. The 43 defendants are scheduled to...
As the first anniversary of the Egyptian revolution approaches, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) is continuing to issue shrill warnings of a plot to topple the state. The most direct came from Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi himself,...
The war of information in Egypt — one that has been at the heart of this revolution since its inception — is escalating. On one side, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and the institutions it rules over, are...
The attempted assassination of a representative of the United States Congress has gripped the consciousness of America. On Saturday 8 January, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat representing Arizona's eighth Congressional district, was...
The end of the year is a time for lists: “The ten best moments,” “the top five films,” “the three best albums.” It's also a time for remembrance and a chance to pay tribute to those who died over the past year...
On the final day of the United Nations climate talks in Cancun, Diana Pei Wu, a member of Grassroots Solutions for Climate Justice, made her way to the COP16 conference site as she had done every morning. The routine was the same as always. First, a...