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The effective ways to fight radicalism

In March 2016, when the supporters of Islamic State (IS) wanted to establish a base in Ben Guerdane, Tunisia—a town along the Libyan border—it was the local population that rose up against them and worked with the security forces to defeat and oust them. They all vehemently worked against radicalism …

New ad campaign seeks to empower Egyptian women

Women line up to vote in Egypt's 2011 parliamentary

Egypt’s National Council for Women launched last month a media campaign under the slogan “The Taa’ Marbouta is your strength.” In Arabic, a language where words have grammatical gender, the taa’ marbouta is a letter coming at the end of a word to denote femininity.

US takes a swipe at Egypt’s treatment of journalists

The US ambassador to the UN on Wednesday took a swipe at Cairo’s treatment of journalists, during a Security Council meeting chaired by Egypt. Ambassador Samantha Power told the Security Council that counter-terrorism measures “should never be used as an excuse to suppress political dissent” and that jailing journalists was …