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The poetry of Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudi has been delivered by lead singers ever since the end of the 1950s. It contributed to recording Egypt’s national battles and shaping its collective consciousness
The verdict of capital punishment levelled at hundreds in the Al-Minya case does not follow the Egyptian judiciary's established customs
Scriptwriter Nadine Shams died after a routine operation, in what her family say is a case of medical negligence
Harsh punishment is not the right tool for eradicating the phenomenon of declaring Muslims as unbelievers (Takfir)
The crisis for Egypt's doctors is reaching a critical point, with the government refusing to listen and other forces playing politics in the doctors' own union
Human rights and democratisation have had a marginal impact on US relations with Egypt, and indeed many Arab countries, with hard-nosed national interests predominant
The focus in the US administration after 1st February, 2011, had moved to the Egyptian army to ensure that it does not use violence against demonstrators.
In June 2009, Obama in Cairo called for “change” but did not direct his comment to autocratic regimes that were readying to bequeath presidential power to their sons, like in Egypt
Third in a series of seven op-eds examining the history of US foreign policy in the Middle East
The progress of humanity is based on freedom and creativity. Any society or regime that encroaches on one of them is doomed to backwardness and recession. What about those who infringe on both?
The ‘Arab Spring,’ or the fourth wave of democratisation, posed a major challenge to US foreign policy — and to those seeking to understand and predict it
Higher living standards and social justice — top priorities of the revolution of the people — should be based on both minimum and maximum earnings, and a reasonable ratio between the two

The nonviolent struggle to end dictatorship, whether presidents-for-life or decrepit kings, is now a rooted factor, despite setbacks, in the politics of Middle Eastern states


Ethiopia’s 'logic' behind the construction of the Renaissance Dam is shocking, perhaps even more so than the issue of the dam itself


Western governments are fast to criticise Egypt's interim authorities, and no wonder: they, like the terrorists Egypt faces, want chaos to prevail


An examination of taxes collected by the government from 2008 to 2012 uncovers a focus on capital which comes at the expense of general public, workers, and employees


Since 30 June, the US has faced an escalating crisis in its strategic relation with Egypt. A lack of trust in key parties involved in the country’s transition caused confusion towards Egypt and its coming presidential elections


The loss of prime agricultural lands to illegal urban encroachment is something Egypt's next president must address via practical solutions that preserve the right to housing for new rural generations


Israel and the Gulf states sometimes tend to adopt a united regional vision regarding various issues, especially in the last three years


Patriotism means pulling together, even if temporary sacrifices are necessary. But in Egypt, media and political elites seem disconnected from the gravity of the moment


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