QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SAMYA KULLAB / The Associated PressFeb 1, 2020
Former communications minister Mohammed Allawi is selected to replace outgoing Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA / The Associated PressOct 5, 2019
Anti-government demonstrators rally and set offices on fire as they press for reforms in the nation's most serious challenge in two years. Dig deeper ( 3 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 )
Sonali Kolhatkar / TruthdigAug 25, 2016
If indigenous activists manage to block the building of an oil line they consider a threat to ancestral lands, their success will be one small measure of justice in a line of injustices going back to the founding of this nation. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
By Juan Cole and Shahin Malik ColeOct 7, 2014
Women played a significant role in the 2011-2013 revolutions that shook the heart of the Arab world, as well as in the succeeding turmoil. Dig deeper ( 4 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 )
By Juan Cole, TomDispatchJun 29, 2014
The thwarted rebellions of the past three years were led by 20-somethings who have decades left to come into their own. Don’t count them out yet. They have only begun the work of transforming the region. Dig deeper ( 11 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigMay 2, 2014
The world's dispossessed have always made sense of their troubles and eased their sorrows through music. The Internet lets them do it across borders and cultures. 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 )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJul 13, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptian Islamists and others who support Mohamed Morsi, the president who was deposed and arrested by the military last week, swelled the streets of Cairo and other cities Friday in an intensifying campaign aimed at returning the country's first freely elected president to power. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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