Hosni Mubarak

Egypt's Three Years on the Misery-Go-Round

Neil Durkin | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

The heady days of Egypt's "Arab Spring" are now a distant memory (indeed I always doubted that Egypt's revolution would very easily shake off decades of authoritarianism). Now, nothwithstanding the wishful thinking of the Egyptian tourist industry, the future looks bleak for Egypt.

Guns Kill People, Not Ideas: Why Brute Force Is Not the Solution to Unite a Divided Egypt

Harriet Line | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Line

Dreams of a peaceful resolution to Egypt's post-coup polarisation have been shattered by the recent savage violence in Cairo, poising civil war as a more likely outcome than a ceasefire. For weeks, stunning protests have overwhelmed the world's media as the Muslim Brotherhood and coup fight for control of the country. Whilst the ruling military claim they only react when provoked, using violence to end violence is a historically foolish move.

The Last Thing Egypt Needs?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison. The ex-dictator, who was arrested in 2011 when his government was overthrown...

State Terrorism in Egypt Must Stop

Imran Awan | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Politics
Imran Awan

The news coverage this past week showing Egyptians both in mosques and on the streets being killed is just a snapshot of the bloodbath Egypt is experiencing. Whether you like or dislike the Muslim Brotherhood the killing of so many innocent people is an abuse of military power and against international law.

Is Hosni Mubarak's Release a Good Thing?

Nash Riggins | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Even as the last discernible voices of reason start to abandon ship, Egypt's liberal secularists have yet to openly condemn their new government. Perhaps the imminent release of Hosni Mubarak will open their eyes.

Hosni Mubarak To Be Freed 'In 48 Hours'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

The deposed former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak could be released from prison imminently, cleared of corruption, engulfing the country in a new cr...

Egypt's Challenge - Two Years After the Revolution

Shaimaa Khalil | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Shaimaa Khalil

I'm an Egyptian journalist working for the BBC in London and I've been reporting on the tumultuous events in my country for the last two years. In my new six-part BBC World Service series, Egypt's Challenge, I want to find out what post-revolutionary Egypt looks like. As it struggles to understand its new democracy I want to know what the main challenges facing my country are.

Egypt's Challenge - Two Years After the Revolution

Shaimaa Kahlil | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Shaimaa Kahlil

I'm an Egyptian journalist working for the BBC in London and I've been reporting on the tumultuous events in my country for the last two years. In my new six-part BBC World Service series, Egypt's Challenge, I want to find out what post-revolutionary Egypt looks like. As it struggles to understand its new democracy I want to know what the main challenges facing my country are.

Five Shot Dead In Egypt At Morsi Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK

Five people were reportedly shot dead in the Egyptian city of Suez on Friday during nationwide protests on the second anniversary of the overthrow of ...

Who's the 'Most Important Man of the Middle East'?

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Last month, Time Magazine featured the Egyptian president Morsi on its front page as 'The most important man of the Middle East'. It's an honorable title, but in the streets of Cairo the liberal protesters perceive this as demotivating nonsense.

Ignore the Neocons - I Refuse to Give Up in Egypt, or the Arab Spring

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Long live the Arab Spring - despite the murmurs about Morsi's "pharaonic" decree in Egypt and the Syrian bloodbath, I refuse to lose faith in the people of the Arab world.

The Arms Trade is a Feminist Issue

Julie Tomlin | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK
Julie Tomlin

When Egyptian activist Salma Said was asked at a discussion in London on women and the Arab Spring about what people in the West could do to help, her answer was immediate and direct: "You could stop your politicians selling arms to the people who are shooting us." Said spoke from experience: she was hospitalised after being shot during protests that followed the Port Said football stadium tragedy that left at least 74 people dead.

What We Have Learned This Week: Hosni Mubarak is a Natural-Born Opinion-Splitter

Andy Zaltzman | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Andy Zaltzman

Hosni Mubarak, the former 29-time Egyptian President Of The Year, has this week had the world bickering over whether or not (and to what extent) he is or isn't still alive, just as, for so many years, he had had the self-same planet squabbling over whether or not (and to what extent) he was or wasn't a goodie or a baddie.

Former Egyptian President Mubarak 'On Life Support'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK

Update: Mubarak has now been taken off life support, according to Sky News. Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is being kept alive by life s...

Mubarak Critical After Suffering Stroke

The Huffington Post | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak has suffered a stroke, and prison officials said he is likely to be moved out of his prison hospital to a milit...

Hosni Mubarak 'Slipping In And Out Of Consciousness'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is "slipping in and out of consciousness" the Associated Press have reported. Mubarak was transferred to a ...

Mubarak Likely To Be Moved To Hospital

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

The health of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is in a precarious state, according to reports from the Associated Press. Security official...

Deposed Egyptian President Convicted Of Killing Protesters

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian President, has been found guilty of complicity to kill protesters during the Arab Spring by a court in Cairo on Sat...

Egypt: Revolution or Reaction?

Dr Johan Franzén | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Johan Franzén

The fight to achieve real democracy in Egypt will undoubtedly be protracted and is certain to last for at least another generation. Holding elections is merely the first step in a long process that requires nothing less than a cultural revolution within Egyptian society, because at the end of the day, there can be no democracy without democrats.

The Biggest Crime on the Planet

Chris Morgan Jones | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK
Chris Morgan Jones

A year on from successfully having them frozen, the Egyptian state has yet to recover a penny of the £85 million of assets thought to belong to Hosni Mabarak in the UK. Staff at its specially established Illicit Gains Department, despairing of any prospect of cooperation from the UK Treasury, filed a lawsuit against it last month.

Mubarak's Last Days: The Other Side of the Story

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK
Faisal J. Abbas

How could you possibly resist reading a book which has a title like: Tahrir: The Last 18 Days of Mubarak?

No Military Intervention in Syria: The Real Reason

Ben Wakeling | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Ben Wakeling

Since March 2011, when the uprising in Syria first began, over 8,000 people have been killed by Bashar al-Assad's regime. Videos surface daily of inju...

Egypt: The Dawn of an Islamist Future?

Dr Johan Franzén | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Johan Franzén

Over the past year, we have witnessed how the Egyptian revolution has stalled. From exuberant optimism in February 2011, through a violent summer and autumn with continuous clashes between activists and the military, to a still uncertain second winter.

The Fallacy of the Arab Spring

Dr Johan Franzén | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Johan Franzén

There was no Arab Spring - nor is there necessarily an Islamist Winter. Ongoing events in Syria, and recently across the Middle East, are the last in a long historic process of protest, opposition and revolution. But the outcome will not be democracy as we know it in the West.

The Angry Ones

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

Who are the incubators of a real democratic renewal in the Arab Spring? After talking to young Egyptians, among them many intellectuals, who returned to their homeland having studied at prestigious English universities, I feel confronted with a rather contradictory picture.