Nour fights to regain civil rights after prison

After more than three years in an Egyptian prison, the opposition leader Ayman Nour could be forgiven for taking a step back from the political spotlight. But nine months since

Egypt’s dynastic succession contested, as Muslim Brotherhood fractures

Will Gamal Mubarak succeed his father as Egypt’s next president? Is the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s leading opposition force, about to split? Should liberal and democratic forces align themselves with

State appointments suggest curve turned on democracy?

The Obama administration has come under fire from democracy advocates for failing to match rhetorical commitments with appropriate policies and personnel. The administration has rejected the charge, and some recent

Egypt among states attempting to weaken UN Anti-Corruption Convention enforcement mechanism

CAIRO: International NGOs are warning that the United Nation’s global corruption convention will “fail” if states attending the third Conference of States Parties to the treaty in Doha do not

Fort Hood & the Perversion of Language: “The Shooter Was a Soldier”

“… now this may sound convoluted, but not if one tracks the cultural response of hostility from every passionate point of view when a leadership itself is so prone to

In Egypt, Debate Grows over a Successor to Mubarak

The younger Mubarak was given a starring role in this month's annual conference of the ruling National Democratic Party, in what many see as an effort to position him to

Israel ‘personally attacking human rights group’ after Gaza war criticism

America's leading human rights organisation has accused Israel and its supporters of an "organised campaign" of false allegations and misinformation, including "extremely personal attacks" on its staff, in an attempt