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Middle-East’s first ever tattoo expo held in Cairo

  /  December 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Tattoo artists in Egypt speak about their experience working in the country

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Tunisians vote again in presidential elections run-off

  /  December 21, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

Candidates traded accusations, personal attacks in heated run-up to poll

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Mohamed Soltan in intensive care for 4th time

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The detained activist has been on hunger strike for 325 days and refused medical treatment

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714 protests in Egypt in November, Islamists’ revolution and Mubarak verdict major triggers: Democracy Index

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Report warns of ‘angry’ movements and ‘violent’ state strategy next 25 January anniversary

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2 protesters killed during Morsi’s rule officially recognised as ‘revolution martyrs’

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Rights group supports families access to martyrs’ fund

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The re-writing of history in the Mubarak verdict

  /  December 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Court claims Muslim Brotherhood responsible for shooting at police, demonstrators, during 25 January Revolution

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Will Mubarak’s acquittal push Al-Sisi in a specific direction?

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

The vast majority of people were struck with the impression that the judgment acquitting Mubarak was not simply a court ruling issued by an independent judge acquitting Mubarak from specific crimes, but instead served to read the rest…

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Badie handed 3 year-sentence for insulting judiciary

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

“Prison Break” trial was further postponed to 20 December

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Mubarak verdict sparks angry reactions

and   /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Students vow to protest on campus; parties to sue Mubarak

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Thousands gather in Tahrir Square to protest Mubarak’s verdict

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Security forces dispersed demonstrators with water cannons and teargas; many protesters arrested

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The Tentmakers of Cairo: Art, life and political rollercoasters

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

An interview with Kim Beamish, the director of “The Tentmakers of Cairo”, which was screened at Cairo International Film Festival

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Flash protest in Mohamed Mahmoud Street in downtown Cairo

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Timing and location were highly symbolic, as the protest took place two days before the anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes of 2011

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3-month state of emergency imposed on North Sinai

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Emergency law first used by Gamal Abdel Nasser back in force

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$500m repaid to Qatar: CBE governor

  /  October 11, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Egypt will refund $2.5bn at beginning of November says Hisham Ramez

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Court to decide Mubarak’s fate on Saturday

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, former interior minister Habib Al-Adly, six close aides and fugitive businessman Hussein Salem also face court verdicts

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Will Egyptians restore their sense of security?

  /  September 13, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Egypt faces increased militancy and crime following 25 January Revolution

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On selling out, censorship, and nostalgia: Rappers reflect on society

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Rap was originally founded to confront racism and police brutality. In Egypt we modify it to match our needs to protest oppression and economic turmoil,” says Romel B of 3adam El En7yaz group.

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Mubarak awaits court ruling, due on 27 September

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Mubarak’s interior minister Al-Adly described 25 January as a conspiracy and 30 June, a revolution

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Artist draws 52 metre mural documenting revolution

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

Egyptian artist Taha Al-Korany painted 20 oil on wood pieces, reflecting impressions about “the most significant” points of revolution

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Members of ‘Ansar Al-Sharia in Egypt’ militant group referred to trial

  /  August 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Prosecution says the group founder sent some members to Syria for training

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Al-Nour Party rejects calls for protests on 3 July

  /  July 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Party calls on the Muslim Brotherhood to “recognise reality”, while Brotherhood-backed Anti-Coup Alliance calls for 3 July protests

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Another year of documented cases of torture and human rights violations

  /  June 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Torture victim survivor calls on activists to “Salvage the [remaining] humanity of those imprisoned”

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Anti-Coup Alliance calls for uprising on anniversary of Morsi ouster

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Statement accuses government of “absence of vision”, treachery

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13 Syrians sentenced by Cairo Court in absentia

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Ruling coincides with expressions of concern from international human rights groups over human rights in Egypt, including refugees’ rights

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Syria war toll over 162,000: NGO

  /  May 19, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Among them were 53,978 civilians, including 8,607 children.

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Revolution anniversary’s Downtown detainees released, Dokki detainees’ trial postponed

  /  May 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The detainees belong to a group of 1,079 arrested on the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution

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The chant for freedom

  /  May 4, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

By Sara Khorshid By now it has become cliché for observers in Egypt and worldwide to say that the Egyptian revolution is dead. Everyone knows it is. Everyone knows that three years after the 25 read the rest…

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Revolution-proofing

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Opinion  /  41 Comments

As demonstrated on Thursday, when some protesters held a rally downtown demonstrating against the Protest Law and demanding the release of prominent activists, we are looking at a country which is becoming starkly different from read the rest…

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Date for Ultras Revolutionary appeal verdict set

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  42 Comments

The court will decide the fate of 15 people sentenced to jail and a hefty fine next month

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Foreign ministry rejects criticism of activist court ruling

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Cairo court upheld conviction of revolutionary activists Maher, Douma, and Adel on Monday amid wide condemnation from political parties, rights groups and foreign governments

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