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23.05.2015

2015 NPT Review Conference outcome is the Humanitarian Pledge

2015 NPT Review Conference outcome is the Humanitarian Pledge

As the four weeks of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference wraps up in New York without an outcome document being adopted, while the USA blames Egypt for the failure by insisting on moves towards a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction, the most of the rest of… »

08.06.2014

Egypt: Al Jazeera Journalists Face Up to 15 Years in Prison

Egyptian prosecutors have called for the maximum possible prison terms for three Al Jazeera journalists at their trial in Cairo. Prosecutors delivered their closing arguments Thursday, accusing the journalists of producing false reports and giving a platform to the Muslim Brotherhood. Peter Greste faces up to seven years in prison… »

03.06.2014

More than generals and troglodytes in Egypt

More than generals and troglodytes in Egypt

In the wake of the recent presidential elections in Egypt, Baher Kamal takes a look at some of the underreported facts about the situation in the country. CAIRO, Jun 2 2014  – Unconsciously or not, most mainstream media and foreign correspondents here have been echoing Muslim Brotherhood voices… »

16.05.2014

Hunger-Striking Al Jazeera Journalist Moved to Solitary Confinement

Hunger-Striking Al Jazeera Journalist Moved to Solitary Confinement

An Al Jazeera journalist on hunger strike against his imprisonment in Egypt has reportedly been moved to solitary confinement in a maximum security prison. Abdullah Elshamy has been held without charge for close to nine months and on hunger strike since January 23. In a video taken before his… »

11.04.2014

Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned for fifth time

Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned for fifth time

Abdulrahim Shaheen, a reporter who works Al-Jazeera and for two newspapers – Al-Hurriya wa Al-Adala and Misr 25 – was arrested by national security police yesterday on charges of “membership of a terrorist group,” “inciting hatred” and “spreading false information.” At the same time in Cairo, the trial of… »

28.03.2014

Egypt in the Rear Mirror (II): Who Are the Not-So-Invisible Powers Behind the Troglodytes?

Egypt in the Rear Mirror (II): Who Are the Not-So-Invisible Powers Behind the Troglodytes?

If you cannot win them, join them” seems to be the old British political principle that Washington has been applying to its plans to re-design the Arab region, always under the recurrent public pretext of the “war on terrorism.” By Baher Kamal* Specifically, since… »

25.03.2014

Egypt in the Rear Mirror (I): The Irresistible Temptation to Analyse What One Ignores

Egypt in the Rear Mirror (I): The Irresistible Temptation to Analyse What One Ignores

By Baher Kamal.- “If we, the Spanish people, spoke only of what we know, an immense silence would be generated”. This statement was made by Manuel Azaña, Spanish politician and writer who served as prime minister of his country (1931-1933 , 1936) and, later on, as… »

27.02.2014

Toxic bedfellows. Lessons from Ukraine, Syria, Egypt and oh, so many other places

Toxic bedfellows. Lessons from Ukraine, Syria, Egypt and oh, so many other places

“The situation in Ukraine is evolving by the hour.  Right wing ultranationalists and their “liberal” collaborators have taken control of the Rada (Ukrainian parliament) and deposed the democratically elected, though utterly corrupt and incompetent, President Yanukovich. Former Prime Minister, and convicted criminal, Yulia Tymoshenko has been freed, and is now… »

30.10.2013

16 – 22 November – 6th Cairo International Women´s Film Festival

16 – 22 November – 6th Cairo International Women´s Film Festival

“The Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, which has come to be known as “Among Women Filmmakers”, is an independent initiative designed to provide the best films made ​​by women over the past two years.  These films, represented at major international festivals are defined by high technical quality and diverse methods… »

24.08.2013

Few Silver Linings in Egypt for the United States…or China

Few Silver Linings in Egypt for the United States…or China

Recent events in Egypt provide significant food for thought for China policy idealists and realists. The liberal West’s chosen panacea for China—millions of young people taking to the streets and voicing democratic slogans—produced an embarrassing military coup and an appalling massacre in Egypt. If news… »

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