17 Jul 2011
On 11 February, when revelers were shooting fireworks in Tahrir Square, Swiss banking officials were pinpointing accounts that could belong to the former president, beginning the process that many hope will lead to the restitution of ill-...
20 Jun 2011
Tarek Abd al-Kader is the acting minister and head of the Media and Communications Sector at the Arab League. With over three decades at the institution, he has a unique perspective on its internal happenings and its effectiveness in the...
16 May 2011
Amid rising tensions spurred by the outspoken aspirations of Salafis, questions loom over the tenability of religious agendas in shaping the country's political future.
Gamal al-Banna, a scholar who has dedicated his life to his vision...
16 May 2011
Norman Finkelstein, an American political scientist who specializes in the Holocaust and the Israel-Palestine conflict, is in Egypt for the first time today for a lecture at the American University in Cairo.
19 Apr 2011
Potential Egyptian presidential candidate Ayman Nour severely criticized the country’s interim administration and other potential presidential candidates in an interview Sunday with Al-Masry Al-Youm.
An Egyptian court five years ago...
06 Apr 2011
On Friday, 25 March, Egyptian-American engineer Mohamed Radwan, 32, was arrested and detained in Damascus by Syrian authorities while photographing anti-regime protests in the city. The next day, he appeared on Syrian state television and...
23 Mar 2011
The Muslim Brotherhood is not planning to seek power in Egypt's elections this year but says it will not limit its political ambitions forever and wants secular parties to get organized to foster true competition.
10 Mar 2011
Tahani al-Gebali, Egypt’s first female judge and vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court, has recently taken the role of one of the most outspoken critics of the proposed constitutional amendments. As the countdown for the...
02 Mar 2011
Hesham El-Bastawisi is a pro-reform judge who in 2005 threw himself, along with other judges, into a fierce confrontation with the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak over the issue of judicial independence. The 59-year-old vice-...
01 Mar 2011
Ali Abdulemam is a prominent digital activist in Bahrain, recently released from prison in a move the government hopes will tame growing protests. The 30-year-old computer engineer established bahrainonline.org in 1998, which has...