A tale of two expectations

Optimists and pessimists alike on the future of the Middle East alongside Obama have little to go on yet

Scholars Urge Obama to Push for Democracy in Middle East

More than 140 American and international scholars are urging President Obama to adopt a consistent and credible policy that supports democracy in the Arab and Muslim world. The group issued

No recognition of the evil State

Bushama” and “Bush-lite,” are some of the epithets being used by many ordinary people around the world in reference to the Obama administration

Khudari calls for forming European parliamentary committee against siege

MP Jamal Al-Khudari, the head of the popular committee against the siege, has called for forming a European parliamentary committee to break the siege on the Gaza Strip and to

International galaxy calls for probe into war crimes in Gaza

A group of the world’s most experienced judges and human rights investigators called Monday on the UN to open investigations into war crimes and violations of international law committed during

Claims of British collusion in torture spread to Egypt

Allegations of British collusion in torture have widened to Egypt, where a young British man says he suffered appalling mistreatment during a week of illegal detention while being interrogated on

Trial of Kamal Murad Hinders His Work as Journalist

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information condemns the arraignment of the journalist Kamal Murad, a reporter at al- Fajr newspaper.

Appeal in Ruling Against Tamer Mabrouk’s in Front of Court Tomorrow

Al-Zohor misdemeanors court holds tomorrow an appeal session on a verdict against blogger Tamer Mabrouk, author of the blog al-Hakikiah al-Masriyah "".

“Capitalism’s Self-Inflicted Apocalypse”

Michael Parenti is a longtime political analyst and author of twenty books, including Democracy for the Few and Superpatriotism. Parenti writes, “Free-market corporate capitalism is by its nature a disaster

Individuals Matter

The March edition of Middle East Report features a very good article on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood by Joshua Stacher. He hits on many important points but one of them