Egypt

Did John Kerry Know People Could Hear Him When He Said This?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

US Secretary of State John Kerry has apparently criticised Israel's offensive against Gaza in an unguarded moment when he did not realise he was being...

Egypt Confronts Sexual Harassment

Melody Patry | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Melody Patry

Mayam Mahmoud is often found commanding the stage rapping her powerful lyrics promoting women's rights. The 19-year old Egyptian rose to prominence after appearing on popular TV show Arabs Got Talent, where her lyrics caught attention for denouncing sexual harassment.

Fragile Ceasefire Begins In Gaza, But Hamas Gunmen Make Break For The Border

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Israel and Hamas' fragile five-hour "pause" in hostilities has been threatened as the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) said it had stopped an attack by 13...

Ceasefire Proposed - After Scores Are Killed In Israeli Raids

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

Egypt says it has proposed a ceasefire to end the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip that has killed scores of Palestinians in the last week, in the ...

Egyptian President Still Vague on How to Tackle 'Economic Crisis'

Amira Mohsen Galal | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Amira Mohsen Galal

The landslide election victory of Egypt's new president, former army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been heralded with great enthusiasm by the Egyptian masses and mainstream media, with many hoping that Al-Sisi will be able to solve Egypt's current crisis.

Change of Plans

Haris Suleman | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

Our trip is now well underway and we are a third of the way into this adventure. Things had been going well, maybe too well...

It Is Time to Go Back to Egypt

Charity Knight | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charity Knight

Plagued by unrest for the past four years, Egypt's tourist sector has seen a sharp decline making now the perfect time to visit if you want to experience its rich history without the crowds.

Picking Your Enemies

Katie Welsford | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics
Katie Welsford

Since their removal from power this time last year, the Muslim Brotherhood has constantly been the focus of Egyptian headlines. But when, in early April, Downing Street ordered an inquiry into the group's 'philosophy, origins and activities', it entered the UK domestic political scene too...

Radical Saudi Preacher Banned From The UK After 'Jihadi Recruitment' Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Controversial Saudi preacher Mohammad al-Arefe, who has been banned from Britain after allegedly urging young British men to fight in the Middle East,...

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...

Al Jazeera Staff Jailed For SEVEN YEARS In Egypt

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

The Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt, including former BBC correspondent Peter Greste, have been sentenced to seven years in jail for "illegal...

Egyptian Cleric Says World Cup Football 'Destroys Nations'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

The World Cup is the only time the global nations comes together to share a collective experience - often bad, occasionally good but always together, ...

YouTube Is Refusing To Remove Footage Of Brutal Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

YouTube has refused a request from the Egyptian government to remove footage of a violent sexual assault in Cairo. Egypt asked the video giant to t...

Think You've Got It Bad in Egypt? Try Being an Egyptian Woman

Katie Welsford | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK
Katie Welsford

Justice in this instance was swift and - dare we say - rather needlessly violent. What is astonishing is that had Sa'id assaulted an Egyptian woman, nothing would have happened...

Jordan's Muslim Brothers: The Last of a Dying Breed

Nikita Malik | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

The greatest threat to Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood lies not in potential competitors, parliamentary limitations, or new regulations, as much as it does in lack of progress within the movement itself...

Syria's Sham Election, Tin-Pot Dictators and Arab Destiny

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Arab world's near-100% vote for a Presidential candidate With over 220,000 people dead since 2011 and the country literally reduced to rubble, Syria'...

Why Somalia Should Leave the Arab League

Awoowe Hamza | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Awoowe Hamza

The Arab league was formed on 22 March 1945 and its six founding members were: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The League's main goal is "to draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate their political activities with the aim of realizing a close collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty".

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.

Tony Blair and Radical Islam

Gary Kent | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Tony Blair, seen by some as one of the worst because of the so-called illegal and immoral war in Iraq, last week offered a stark analysis of Radical Islam, this century's "biggest threat to global security" on a par with environmental and economic challenges. The speech was derided by those who think that shouting warmonger suffices but merits close inspection.

Egypt Sentences 683 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters To Death

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

An Egyptian judge has sentenced 683 people to death in mass trial, including the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader. The ruling is linked to the...

The Liberal Media: US Imperialism's Biggest Cheerleaders

Ian Sinclair | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Sinclair

In his essential book on UK foreign policy, Web of Deceit: Britain's Real Role in the World, historian Mark Curtis notes "the ideological system promo...

Algeria's Election: A Date With Destiny

Neil Durkin | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

You might say 17 April is a date with destiny for Algeria. Under pressure to secure the Maghreb and important oil and gas fields, surely Algeria in 2014 won't be tempted to swerve toward Egypt's current draconian behaviour. Will it?

From Lebanon and Egypt to Israel and Palestine

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

My title itself is an immediate challenge, if not also a contradiction of sorts, since each country echoes its different issues in a MENA jigsaw puzzle that is raddled with unholy alliances, rights' abuses, raw fears or bloody retributions!

Muslim Brotherhood In London Urges PM Not To Bow To Foreign Pressure

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

The Muslim Brotherhood has come out swinging against an investigation into their activities in the UK, engaging a top QC and warning Britain has bowed...

Investigation Into London 'Office' Of Muslim Brotherhood

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

The Muslim's Brotherhood's operations in London will be probed by investigators, following allegations that leaders plotted their response to event in...