Dina Samak's Articles

The tug-of-war continues inside Egypt’s biggest Islamist group while vision remains absent

Counter terrorism expert Peter Knoope talks to Ahram Online about IS and the ineffectiveness of military intervention, which displaces extremism while ignoring its causes

Diplomatic back-and-forth escalates, despite business and tourism remaining unaffected

Cabinet expected to approve amendments to protest law at a meeting on Thursday; activists hopeful law changes could lead to retrials of political prisoners

Simplistic condemnations of political violence fail to acknowledge the complexity of the relationship between injustice and violence, or to understand the fury of the disenfranchised who feel they have nothing left to live for

As Egypt's opposition warns of a wide crackdown, analysts do not think that President Morsi will declare a state of emergency

With turn out at just 33 pct in the first phase of Egypt's constitutional referendum, Ahram Online's Dina Samak says Egypt's political elite have lost the support of the man on the street

Coalition of opposition forces call on Egypt to vote 'no' in upcoming constitutional referendum provided judiciary supervise polling stations, polls take place on one day and NGO observers allowed to monitor process

For President Morsi's political opposition, the next few hours will decide whether it decides to vote 'no' in Saturday's constitutional referendum or boycott the scheduled poll entirely

As independent and partisan newspapers go on a one-day strike, hundreds of journalists march to Tahrir Square to announce their discontent

Presidential spokesman Yaser Ali tells Ahram Online that Thursday's constitutional declaration does not pave way for reinstatement of Egypt's Islamist-led People's Assembly

Morsi's absence from Tuesday funeral for slain border guards gives detractors another opportunity to denounce Egypt's beleaguered president

As newly-appointed PM prepares to unveil cabinet appointments, political groups and civil society voice fears that Egypt's new cabinet will be dominated by Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party

Egypt's Constituent Assembly, tasked with drafting a new constitution, has become a central element in the ongoing battle of wills between the military and Egypt's new Islamist president

As protests against the final verdict in Mubarak's trial continue in Tahrir and all around Egypt, one city jumps in with their set of demands as revolutionary forces in Cairo crystalise theirs

Eight Liberal, leftist parties say they cannot support either Shafiq or Morsi for president opting to form a united front for to pressure the two finalists for an inclusive constitution and outstanding revolution demands

Khaled Ali, leftist lawyer and presidential contender, backs Salafist rival's right to obtain legal documentation proving mother's nationality

Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei calls for 'one country with one budget', transparency on military's business empire

The Brotherhood pushed through its decision to nominate second-in-command Khairat El-Shater for president despite widespread internal and external opposition. Ahram Online asks if the Islamist group has gone too far

Relatives of imprisoned Egyptians maintain five-day-old sit-in to press for their sons' release; North Sinai governor says last Egyptian political prisoner in Israel was released in 1982

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