SAMY MAGDY / The Associated PressFeb 25, 2020
His 30-year reign in unstable region came to an end in 2011 Arab Spring revolt, which has been followed by years of chaos and uncertainty. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
BRIAN ROHAN / The Associated PressMar 25, 2018
Seven years ago, Cairo’s Tahrir Square was filled with tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding change. Now it is plastered with portraits President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is running for re-election this week, asserting continuity. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Rayyan Al-Shawaf / TruthdigOct 14, 2016
"When Qaddafi took my father," Hisham Matar writes in the long-awaited nonfiction account of his father's disappearance, "he placed me in a space not much bigger than the cell Father was in. I paced back and forth, anger in one direction, hatred in the other, until I could feel my insides grow small and hard." Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigDec 1, 2014
An Egyptian court Saturday found deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak and his former Interior Minister Habib Adly not guilty (or rather just dropped the charges) in the killing of nearly 900 young protesters by police in January-February 2011. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigNov 30, 2014
Two people were killed Saturday amid an outpouring of public grief as police and protesters clashed after the overturning of a life sentence against former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak in the deaths of hundreds who called for his removal during the Arab Spring of 2011. Dig deeper ( 1 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 )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigDec 23, 2013
Three leaders of Egypt's 2011 uprising were put in prison for what could be three years in a government effort to stamp out secular and Islamist opposition to the current administration, activists say. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 19, 2013
Judicial authorities ruled Monday that the Egyptian president who was thrown out of office by the Arab Spring protests in early 2011 has spent too much time in custody after one of the initial charges against him was dropped. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 11, 2013
A week after the Egyptian military removed President Mohamed Morsi from power, police are back on the streets, there's no longer a shortage of fuel and the power is consistently on, all of which have raised questions among his supporters over whether Morsi's opponents conspired against him while he was in office. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigJul 11, 2013
Al-Jazeera Arabic has long since lost a lot of its previous journalisic standards, once its head, Waddah Khanfar, was fired in favor of a member of the royal family. Al-Jazeera English usually still does a good job, having a different editorial line and generally good reporters. But its publication of a brain dead op-ed purporting to show U.S. support for anti-Morsi political forces is very bad, unbalanced journalism. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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