Emergency laws


Ghad Party Urges SCAF Not to Apply New Emergency Law

Ghad Party leader, Dr. Ayman Nour described violence in downtown Cairo between Copts and security officers as dangerous and unacceptable.

Three Big Challenges Threatening the Arab Uprisings

With the fall of Muammar Qaddafi’s headquarters in Bab Al-Aziziyyah in Tripoli on August 23, Libya became the third country to oust its long-serving dictator after the fall of Tunisia’s

FJP Youth: Reinstating of the Emergency Law a Step in the Wrong Direction

A large number of youth groups organised a massive demonstration in Beheira governorate Monday, protesting against decisions made by Egypt's interim ruler the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF)

Will Syria’s Unrest Continue Amid World Apathy?

Despite promises to end Syria’s draconian decades-old emergency laws, government forces continue to crack down on the opposition and the unprecedented pro-democracy protests continue to erupt across the country.

PM appoints new Interior Minister following scandalous revelations

A new interior minister has been appointed by Egypt’s new PM Essam Sharaf indicating further that the old guard under Egypt’s deposed Mubarak may be out for good.

A Conversation with Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat- In an extensive interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi revealed that he turned down the post of "Muslim Brotherhood guide" on numerous occasions, preferring to remain

The Legacy of Mubarak

Mohammad Hosni Mubarak, former Air Force General became president of Egypt after the assassination of President Mohammad Anwar Al Sadat by Muslim extremists on 6 October 1981. President Mubarak, as

Egypt: The new opposition and the ElBaradei factor

A tentative political alliance threatens to change the electoral calculus in the 2011 elections but the group is unwilling to announce its intentions without a guarantee of fair polls.

Syria: Prominent human rights lawyer delivered unfair sentence

A prominent Syrian human rights lawyer, was sentenced by Damascus' Military Court to three years imprisonment on charges of "weakening national sentiment". Alkarama condemns the unfair sentence and calls for

21, 000 signatures on MB petition supporting ElBaradei’s demand for reform

The Muslim Brotherhood's online petition has seen the number of signatures rise to over 21,000 by Egypt ’s largest political opposition group and their websites' visitors.