The world needs to let the Egyptians know it hasn’t forgotten how it once admired those courageous young people who dared to dream of a better future.
The charter, passed in a referendum, cements the almost absolute power that President Kais Saied seized over the past year, when he has ruled mostly by decree.
The new charter would enshrine into law a vast expansion of executive power under President Kais Saied in the past year.
The proposal, which will be put to a national referendum on July 25, would enshrine the significant steps he has taken over the past year to dismantle the North African nation’s young democracy.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says “The Choice” tells the truth about his rise. Critics say it’s a rewriting of recent history from an industry increasingly cowed under his rule.
Russia’s war on Ukraine has driven up the prices of staple foods and energy across the Middle East and North Africa ahead of the Muslim holy month of daytime fasting and nighttime feasting.
Egypt imports most of its wheat from Russia and Ukraine, and is looking for alternative suppliers. And Tunisia was struggling to pay for grain imports even before the conflict.
The first time anyone from the Syrian regime is judged guilty of its crimes is in a German court. What justice does it bring to Syrians?
When President Kais Saied seized power in July, he vowed to rescue the failing economy. Tunisians are still waiting for him to fulfill that pledge.
In the decade since Libya’s dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi was overthrown, the country has devolved into chaos. Now, his son is plotting a political comeback.
When a monument to those killed in the 2011 uprising was recently damaged, few took notice or even cared in a town, and country, where there is now more regret than a wish to remember.
Tunisia, birthplace of the pro-democracy uprisings that swept the Arab world, now looks to many like a final confirmation of failed promise.
The moderate Justice and Development Party may have lost control of Parliament, according to early results, in the latest defeat for Islamists in the region.
As a law professor, Kais Saied preached strict adherence to the Constitution. As Tunisia’s president, he has bent it to his will. Will he save Tunisia’s democracy or destroy it?
I’m inspired by two sisters who stood up to goons with clubs and razors in Egypt.
Regimes that muzzle their people’s voices eventually push people into venting their frustrations from muzzles of a different sort.
The popular uprisings of 2011 mostly failed, but they gave the region a taste for democracy that continues to whet an appetite for change.
In 2011, Tahrir Square was at the vanguard of popular uprisings known as the Arab Spring. But hopes for a democratic Egypt were crushed and the historic square given a sterile new look.
During his tenure as the world’s longest-serving prime minister, he oversaw development in the Gulf kingdom, stood up for the monarchy and quashed dissent.
With Arab neighbors more worried about Iran than Israel, is Tehran losing the battle for influence in the region?
Memories of 2011’s Arab Spring, and its fragile hopes, have been revived in the minds of many Egyptians as they’ve watched a strikingly similar dynamic play out in the United States.
Noah Feldman’s “The Arab Winter” tries to find hope in a grim turn of events.