Juan Cole / TruthdigJan 25, 2016
The failure of most Arab states to transition to democracy is unsurprising. Poor countries in Africa, Asia and Central America have had the same difficulties. It has nothing to do with Islam or Arabs. It has everything to do with lack of development. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigJan 26, 2015
In a great irony, the Egyptian government attempted to cancel the commemoration of the January 25 revolution four years ago, on the grounds that the late King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia needed to be mourned. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigJul 1, 2014
On the June 30 anniversary of the determined masses gathered in their millions at Tahrir Square and in city centers throughout Egypt, demanding a recall election for then Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamad Morsi, Tahrir Square in Cairo was blocked off and deserted. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigMay 28, 2014
Voting was abruptly extended from two days to three in Egypt’s presidential election Tuesday, apparently because of an unexpectedly low turnout. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 13, 2014
A Dutch man has a prosthetic connected to his nerves, which allows him to feel pressure; Harvard alumni will have exclusive access to some massive open online courses offered by the university; meanwhile, former Vice President Dick Cheney's legacies live on. These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigJan 28, 2014
On Monday, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) announced that Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (also the minister of defense) was free to run for president if his conscience led him to do so. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigJan 27, 2014
January 25 marked the third anniversary of the revolution that overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarak, and Egyptians observed it in three distinctively different ways. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJan 26, 2014
At least 54 people were killed in clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Egypt on the third anniversary of the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJan 24, 2014
Hundreds were wounded in addition to the half-dozen killed by a series of explosions outside police headquarters in central Cairo on Friday morning. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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