Egypt Protests

The Al Jazeera Trial: First They Came for the Muslim Brotherhood...

Neil Durkin | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

Journalism is not a crime, but in Egypt it now seems to be tantamount to that. Egypt is already incredibly dangerous for journalists (behind only Syria and Iraq, according to the CPJ), and death / jail are becoming major occupational hazards for those daring to report on protests or indeed any anti-government activity. And the clampdown goes on.

Jessica Elgot

9 Ludicrous Pieces Of Evidence Used In Egypt To Jail Al Jazeera Journalists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

It would be funny if it wasn't so utterly tragic. Prosecutors in Egypt used bizarre clips from pop videos, a journalist's holiday photos and docum...

Why the Coronation of Egypt's General Sisi Will Spell Failure for the Arab Spring

Luke McManus | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

2014 looks set to be a year for landmark elections. India's having a really long one, Ukraine's looking at a fairly awkward one and Syria's going to have a predictable one. But come next month, all eyes will be on Egypt, as the country seeks closure to the Arab Spring in the form of its very own presidential elections.

Major News Organisations Sign Open Letter Demanding Release Of Al Jazeera Journalists

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Some of the globe’s biggest news organisations have signed an open letter lambasting the Egyptian regime for the continued imprisonment of a group o...

The Egyptian Brotherhood Speaks: Morsi Is the New Mandela

Tam Hussein | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Dr. Abdel Mawgud Dardery enters the café in Cricklewood wrapped up in a Manchester United scarf, with the Rabaa badge prominently pinned on his jacket. Dardery has become a nomad wandering from country to country unable to return to Egypt after his party, the Muslim Brotherhood was designated a terrorist organisation by Sisi's military junta...

Tutankhamun's Sister Is Missing...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Egyptian authorities have issued an international alert after the statuette of Tutankhamun's sister was stolen along with hundreds of other priceless ...

Arab Spring or Arab Autumn? The West Should Support Arab Women to Speak Out

Sherine Ibrahim | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sherine Ibrahim

So why is the west failing to make democracy and women's rights central to aid and trade policies in the region? Why does the EU's aid package to the region - which is supposed to link funding to democratic reform - make no mention of women's rights among the benchmarks governments must meet to keep the money flowing?

Puppy Bomb Hoax? Doubts Cast Over Reports Of Animals Caught Up In Egypt Violence

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

UPDATE: The Guardian's award-winning Egypt correspondent Patrick Kingsley told Huffington Post UK he did not believe the reports: "I think it's rea...

Dozens Killed As Egyptian Protests Turn Violent On National Holiday

Huffington Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK

Clashes erupted on Sunday across much of Egypt between security forces and supporters of the ousted president, leaving 44 killed, as rival crowds of s...

Is Covering Conflict a Journalistic Necessity?

Sarah Aston | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Aston

Much has been said in recent years about the decline of the media profession as social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook circulate news before journalists even get a chance to put the nib of their pen to paper so to speak. So if the risks of conflict reporting are steadily getting higher yet the return or the presumed relevance of such reporting is rapidly declining in the face of around the clock tweeting and uploading - will we see a dearth of conflict reporters risking their lives to get the story?

Egypt: The Need For Action Vs. The Want For War

Richard Reoch | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

As Egypt slides dangerously towards civil war, and the international community remains remarkably reluctant to take meaningful action, I am reminded of an incident that I witnessed in my own country many years ago...

Why Do They Keep Shooting?: A Look at the Riot Officer's Mentality

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Gil Kazimirov

Why do individual riot officers who may sympathise with the causes of protesters continue to use force to suppress them? How can officers shoot at a protest that they could have been a part of, had they not chosen to become members of the police? They too experience injustices, have families that must be fed and educated and hold opinions on social and political issues.

Obama's Egypt Crisis

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

No matter how hard he tries to focus on his domestic agenda, the president is plagued by a never-ending stream of international crises demanding his attention. And right now Egypt is clearly front and centre.

Reading From The Script?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK

British tourists still flocking to Egypt Security forces clear mosque after siege William Hague has condemned Egypt's authorities for a lethal c...

Egyptian Forces Move Against Mosque Protesters

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK

Egyptian security forces have reportedly cleared a mosque in Cairo inside which Muslim Brotherhood supporters were barricaded. According to the BB...

'We Are Surrounded'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK

Egypt's 'day of rage' Hundreds of people - including four Irish citizens - are trapped in a mosque in Cairo as Egypt prepares for further violence....

Pictures Of The Day: Friday 16th August 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Pictures Of The Day: Thursday 15th August 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Nefertiti in a Gas Mask

Charlotte Allan | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics
Charlotte Allan

Walking round Cairo just before the current unrest began, I was shown some stylish graffiti. Staring down at me regally from a wall, was Nefertiti. She didn't look terribly impressed. The Pharonic Queen was wearing a gas mask over her mouth and nose, seemingly preparing for combat, while her eyes seemed to say "Over three thousand years since my reign and I have to put up with this nonsense".

Dozens Killed In Egypt Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK

At least 70 people have been killed in Cairo at a rally in support of the ousted Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood said hu...

Crushed By the Wheel: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Neil Durkin | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Where we now go from here, I've no idea. But I don't think the army and the people are one in Egypt. And I very much doubt that relying on an armed force which shoots, tear gases and runs down protesters in the streets is the best route to a better Egypt

Why Revolution 2.0 Is a Necessary Evil for Egypt

Alastair Carr | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alastair Carr

Military coups are never 'good' but following the inevitable repression of military rule Egypt will be granted another opportunity to get democracy right. This is a time where Egypt needs international help, not isolation.

'We' the Protesters: Has World Wide Web Really Changed the Way We Protest?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

"Facebook likes do not save lives." The worrying trend of slacktivism renders social change to be a deceptively simple process. In terms of political movements like the one that Egypt, this form of online support might be detrimental to the democratic process of nation building in the long term.

Islamists Call For Intifada To Restore Morsi

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

An Egyptian Islamist group has called for 'intifada' to restore the country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, as a warning came from Russia's Vladimir...

Egyptian Revolution... Same Old Same Old

Malcolm Cox | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Malcolm Cox

Only two and a half years ago, Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power amidst scenes similar to those this time around. However, this latest Egyptian revolution could prove to be far more significant.