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Relevance as political power

Since the beginning of time, the idea of revolting against rulers has been studied and scrutinised, yet many people are still conflated about what makes ordinary citizens take to the streets and protest. A lot of people would not have imagined that protests would break out in Iran’s eastern city of Mashhad, initially against price …

Sherif Rizq

Tarek Al- Awady: the man who chose to throw a stone in the politically stagnant waters of a turbulent Egypt

On 15 November Tarek Al-Awady, a middle-aged Egyptian lawyer famous for defending political prisoners, declared via a post on his official Facebook account that he will declare himself a potential presidential candidate in the upcoming 2018 elections. This announcement comes at a time when Egyptians are buckling under the weight of economic hardships, and elections …

Daily News Egypt