Why ElBaradei?

The return of Mohammed ElBaradei,the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to Egypt has created political controversy centred around the likelihood of his running as a presidential

IOF troops wound citizens in Nablus district

Villagers attacked by settlers who are backed by the IOF

Jordan: Media coverage of corruption case censored for fear of criticism

State security court attorney general Yousef Faouri issued an order on 10 March banning the press from “reporting or commenting” on the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company expansion project case “without

3 protesters, journalist arrested during Beit Ummar demo

Beit Ummar demonstrators were attacked by dozens of tear-gas and stun grenades this morning as they approached Road 60 near their village. In response, the road was blocked by protesters

Egypt President Mubarak well, rumors just that

On Saturday evening, as the Egyptian Twittersphere died down from a day of unsubstantiated rumors of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s health situation in Germany, the hospital treating Mubarak issued a

Egypt-Palestine match called off after Jerusalem clashes

The National Sports Council (NSC) has called off a friendly match between Egypt's Olympic team and the Palestinian national team, previously scheduled for 28 March according to sources.

Alternative reading of the al-Mabhouh murder

The killing of Palestinian activist Mahmoud al-Mabhouh on January 19, 2010 was clearly a well-planned, violent and sadistic act, committed by Israeli assassins in the supposed safety of a sovereign

Misrepresenting freedom in Egypt

In Egypt, activists, journalists, bloggers and the independent press relentlessly stress the need for more transparency, democracy and freedom of speech. These are noble values and their importance should always

14 leading MB leaders remanded in custody; 21 released

Abdel-Monem Abdel-Maksoud, the Muslim Brotherhood's lawyer, condemned the imprisonment of a number of leading MB leaders, indicating it was an infringement of the Constitution.

Ponzi Nation

The wave of financial crime may have peaked in 2005 or 2006, but the detritus of such collapsed schemes has left regulators and investigators ever busier. Almost four times as