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On the absence of Arab intellectuals: a class under siege

The peculiar case of the Arab middle class came to the fore during a dinner with some friends and their parents in Germany. As I was sitting there enjoying my meal, the mother of a friend, aware of my opposition to the military regime in Egypt, started to attack me …

How far is Egypt willing to go to have strong grip on media?

Brig. Gen. Mohamed Samir, a former spokesman for the Egyptian armed forces, assumed the position of director general at Al-Aseema Television Network Jan. 15, which sparked much controversy in the Egyptian street, raising questions as to the future of Egyptian media. Does this step mean that the executive branch will …

Badie, Beltagy issued 10-year jail terms

An Egyptian military court today sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and leading figure Mohamed El-Beltagy to ten years in prison each and issued varying prison terms to 311 other defendants on charges relating to the storming of an Ismailia court complex in 2013, legal sources revealed.