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Egypt, Egypt

Egypt, Egypt

In less than 30 months, Egyptians have forced two presidents out of office. While the first Egyptian revolution – in 2011 – took about three weeks to humble the modern-day…

View Point: The Coup In Egypt

View Point: The coup in Egypt

We in Pakistan are all too familiar with what has happened in Egypt: military ousting an elected government and putting its leader in prison. It looks a bit different though.…

Brotherhood On The Brink

Brotherhood on the brink

Those who cannot remember the past, warned George Santayana, are condemned to repeat it. Having lived under military rule for the better part of the past several decades, Egypt’s secular…

Obama’s Weasel Words

Obama’s weasel words

For those still hopeful for American support for an equitable solution to the Palestinian problem, Obama’s visit to the region would have been a big disappointment. At a press conference…

The Tunisian axis

THE revolution may not be televised but the Tunisian coup is certainly being live-tweeted. As soon as Tunisian president Kais Saied, with the backing of the army and police forces,…

Talking Turkey

WHEN the UAE-Israel deal was annou­n­ced, the two Middle Eastern countries that most vociferously condemned it were Turkey and Iran. While Iran’s position is consistent with its policies, and informed by the…

Shadow of spring

HISTORY, when it happens, tends to take you by surprise. This is especially true of the often violent upheavals that revolutions bring with them, and as far as those are…

Death In A Cage

Death in a cage

Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi lost his battle with life in the Egyptian courtroom where had been brought in a soundproof cage for the hearing of cases against him. Morsi…

Who’s afraid of satire?

THOUGH hardly the first time Pemra has sought to define what constitutes acceptable humour on our airwaves, many have read the tea leaves in its latest advisory as more sinister…