In Egypt, succession worries prompting crackdown?

Egypt's long-ruling National Democratic Party opens its annual conference Friday, and party leaders are working hard to quell speculation about President Hosni Mubarak's intentions — and whether the way is

Ageing Mubarak keeps Egypt guessing

Their president, Hosni Mubarak, has been in power for 28 years and has no designated successor. But at the age of 81, Mr Mubarak is widely believed to be grooming

Mubarak silent on succession

The elderly Egyptian president’s silence on succession, even as a presidential vote approaches, has fuelled doubts over whether Hosni Mubarak has settled on a successor and will secure a smooth

Brotherhood opts for moderate policy to win support

He doesn't seem a radical or a troublemaker, but to the Egyptian government, Abdul Fattah Rizk, a surgeon with a greying mustache and hands pink from scrubbing, is a man

Powerful Islamic movement sees leadership struggle

The Middle East's most powerful Islamic political movement is undergoing a leadership struggle as young, more moderate activists try to push the Muslim Brotherhood to soften its fundamentalist ideology and

AOHR: Human rights situation in Egypt worsens

A report issued by the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) revealed that cases of torture in Egypt has reached an “unbearable” point and has become a “method practiced” at

Back to the future

It would be no exaggeration to say that the resignation of the Muslim Brotherhood's (MB) supreme guide (or more accurately his delegation of his responsibilities to his deputy) has ushered

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan

Early on in his book Eugene Rogan, who teaches the modern history of the Middle East, confesses that in "any free and fair election in the Arab world today, I

A special Session for Islamist Parliamentarians to save al-Aqsa

The executive committee of the Global Forum of the Islamist Parliamentarians will hold a special session next month to stop the recent and continuous Zionist attacks against al-Aqsa holy mosque.

Arrest warrant for five students from the Faculty of Engineering in Zaqaziq

In a challenge to the Prosecution’s decision to release the five students from the Faculty of Engineering, Zaqaziq University, and the Ministry of Interior issued an arrest warrant of the