Tony Blair has thrown his weight behind Egypt's government, despite it being blamed for a bloody crackdown on dissidents
Over the past year there have been a number of allegations in the UAE that authorities are torturing prisoners. Defendants in a trial of political dissidents, three Britons held in Dubai and two Syrians have come out to say they have been tortured. Now, smuggled handwritten letters by Egyptian prisoners facing trial over alleged Muslim Brotherhood links say that they have been tortured as well.
The 'revolutionary democratic coup' was genuinely inspiring and was misunderstood by most in the West. However if those who instigated the Revolution want to reconstruct the ancient pinnacle of the Arab world, they'll have to make their victory more inclusive.
We need a new constitution that will realise the principles of the revolution: equality for all without distinction of sex, religion or class. We should not rush to presidential and parliamentary elections. We should not put the cart before the horse. We must not repeat mistakes.
If Instagram is to be believed, there wasn't a single person not drinking Pimm's or tanning their pasty legs on a small patch of grass in the UK on Saturday. Without making excuses, the Pimm's consumption was only fair given the frayed nerves of the nation at large. Westminster might like to think the population cares deeply about the Falkirk saga, but what most people cared about this week, when it came to domestic issues at least, was a slender 26-year-old and his tennis racket.
The next few weeks and months will be crucial in deciding whether the Egyptian revolution against tyranny and corruption is still on, or whether it has taken a course towards an adjustment of sorts and a slight shift, rather than a radical and far-reaching transition of system and society.
At least 30 people have been killed in Egypt as supporters of the country's ousted president Mohammed Morsi demonstrated
Like sharks that have tasted blood, the vast crowds that gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square this week wanted another victim - and on Wednesday night, they got one. For the second time in less than 30 months, they forced a president from power - and just like in February 2011, it was the army that wielded the fatal blow.
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's dramatic military coup has been completed after an interim President was sworn in. Less than 24 hours after President