Tahrir Square

Inside The Arab Revolution - Book Review

Nehad Ismail | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Unlike most of us, Koert Debeuf is no desk researcher. He is a courageous and committed political blogger, opinion maker and Middle East expert, who travelled extensively in Egypt, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine and Turkey...

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.

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...

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

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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'...

Blair: Others Have Stupid Religious Wars; We Had Smart Ones

Abby Day | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Abby Day

When Tony Blair claims it is religious or cultural difference that will fuel 21st century wars, not the ideologies that caused past wars (The Observer, January 26, 2014) he shows only a skewed notion of religion's place in society and history. He projects a narrow idea of what it means to be religious, and diverts attention from other, more systemic problems.

Caroline Frost

'I'd Been Ashamed Of Egypt'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

When Egyptian’s biggest film star Amr Waked walked to Tahrir Square on 10 February 2011, it was the midst of the protest that would eventually see t...

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.

Children of the Revolution

Sara Daoud | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Daoud

One of the success stories of this tech-savvy revolution is that of Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian satirist whose political parodies posted on YouTube have lead to his own television show and a worldwide following. Despite coming under attack by Islamists, Youssef has remained popular as the voice of dissent.

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...

US Calls For Egyptian Army To Release Mohamed Morsi

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK

The United States has called on Egypt's armed forces to free former President Mohamed Morsi, deposed in a coup after violent protests against his regi...

Morsi Supporters 'Shot Dead' By Egypt's Army

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK

At least 30 people have been killed in Egypt as supporters of the country's ousted president Mohammed Morsi demonstrated on the streets of Cairo and o...

Understanding the Egyptian Military

Ben Goddard | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Goddard

The agenda, ideology, and political orientation of the Egyptian military are often misunderstood - both inside and outside Egypt. The Egyptian military has always been recognized as the foundation of the modern Egyptian state, and though all Egyptians males are required to serve, few understand the leadership and what makes it tick.

Egypt's Revolution Enters a New Stage

John Wight | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK
John Wight

The Egyptian people have discovered their own power. What the world has witnessed in Tahrir Square over the past few days and nights is a free people making its own history. We in the West have no right to judge them negatively - we who have yet to make ours.

Egypt Swears In New President

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK

Egypt's dramatic military coup has been completed after an interim President was sworn in. Less than 24 hours after President Mohamed Morsi was ous...

Mob Power Can Corrupt, Too: Bad News for Egypt's Future?

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Ian Robertson

The millions of protestors in Egypt who have brought down a president will today be experiencing the heady thrill of wielding the ultimate power - the jailing of their own leader. But power distorts thinking and emotions and there are strong lessons from psychology and neuroscience to predict that these crowds may live to regret what they have done.

Morsi Ousted In Egypt

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has been ousted from power by the army, sparking scenes of wild celebration around the country. Fresh elections wil...

Laser-Guided Revolution

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES Dramatic images from Egypt have shown hordes of protesters trying to bring down an army helicopter, by using lasers. ...

Horror At Widespread Sex Attacks In Egyptian Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

As thousands of Egyptians thronged to Tahrir Square and cities across the country, women's groups and local activists warned of horrific sexual attack...

Egypt's Super Women

Charlotte Allan | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Charlotte Allan

You would more likely expect a chat on metal knickers and spiked bras to be about Lady Gaga or a fashion shoot for Vogue than a discussion on ideas for protest outfits. But unfortunately, you would be wrong. I learnt this first-hand from a group of twenty-something women in Cairo last week, as we chatted about what they will wear for protection to the mass protests taking place across Egypt on Sunday, 30 June.

Sexual Violence Against Women in Egypt: Have We Stopped Listening?

Helena Williams | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK
Helena Williams

A small crowd gathered outside the Egyptian embassy in icy Mayfair last night. Arabic chanting was interspersed with English - "We are not afraid, we will not be silent. Egyptian women, we are with you! We won't give up! We won't give in!" Banners bared images of women who were sexually assaulted while participating in mass protests

Arab Spring Two Years On - What's Wrong With the Middle East? What's Wrong With Us?

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

There's suffering, uncertainty and threats that loom. But seriously, did we actually not understand two years ago that we were at the beginning of a long and dangerous process? Do we really think that, once shackles are thrown off, peace and prosperity automatically break out?

Lessons from Egypt's Past Could Prompt Optimism for the Future

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Recent Egyptian history, therefore, provides a model for overcoming a protracted period of uncertainty, a disruptive military presence in politics, a growing Islamist movement and a deteriorating economy.

Egypt: Beyond 'Islamists' Vs 'Secularists', What Way Forward?

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

This ‎oft-repeated dichotomy of 'islamists vs seculars', masks real diversity in the motivations of ‎opponents to both the presidential decree and the hastily drafted constitution.

Felicity A Morse

British Journalist Attacked In Tahrir Square, Vows To Return to Egypt

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

Natasha Smith, the British journalist who was the victim of a horrific physical and sexual attack in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, will return to the count...

Trumpets, Belly Dancing And Singing: Morsi's Victory In Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK

Jubilant chaos erupted in Tahrir square as soon as the results of Sunday's presidential election were announced. Firecrackers were let off, car horns ...