Mohamed Tohamy

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UK outlaws Isis, the militant group behind Iraqi attacks

<b>The Islamist militant group that has seized control of parts of Iraq has been outlawed in the UK.</b><p>The Home Office said it would be a criminal offence to associate with or give financial backing to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis).<p>The UK has ruled out a role in any possible military …

Middle East

Could U.S., Iran work together in Iraq? Maybe, officials say

The United States could end up cooperating with Iran to stop militant gains in Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested Monday in an interview with Yahoo!News.<p>But a Pentagon spokesman denied Monday that any military coordination with Iran is in the cards.<p>In his interview with Yahoo!News, Kerry …

Bleeding Indicators: Piercing the Fog of War in Iraq

Peering through the fog of war, which is what happens when two sides, more or less organized, begin firing at one another, is always a challenge. So …

Middle East

Egypt releases Al Jazeera journalist on hunger strike

Egypt's prosecutor general orders release of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy, others still detained<p>Egypt's prosecutor general has ordered the release of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy on medical grounds, ending almost a year of imprisonment without charge.<p>Al Jazeera swiftly issued a …

Muslim Brotherhood

Women of the Arab Spring: 'We now need a sexual revolution, not just a political one'

Unless our political revolutions are accompanied by social and sexual revolutions, our political revolutions seen in the Arab Spring will fail, according to Egyptian writer Mona Eltahawy, who explores what's really changed since the uprisings in a new BBC World Service documentary<p>The <b>revolutions</b> …