Tahrir Square

Protests in southern Iraq to demand better services, jobs

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqis demanding better public services and jobs took to the streets for the sixth day on Sunday in the southern oil-rich province of Basra, as authorities put security forces on high alert and blocked the internet in the country's Shiite heartland.<p>The protests come at a sensitive …

World News

What Iraq's election results say about Iran's waning influence

“Baghdad is free, Iran is out,” Moqtada al-Sadr’s supporters cheered in the Iraqi capital’s Tahrir Square this week.<p>Buoyed by the success of their candidate in Saturday’s election, the young men celebrated what they believed would mark the end of their neighbour’s interference in their affairs.<p>It …

Middle East

Egypt Jails Policemen in 2015 Strike for Better Pay

An Egyptian court has sentenced 13 policemen to three to five years in prison for taking part in a 2015 strike demanding higher pay and better …

Protest

Pierre Sioufi, 56; sheltered ‘the kids’ of the Arab Spring

NEW YORK —<p>Pierre Sioufi, who became an unlikely hero of Egypt’s 2011 revolution by remaking his sprawling apartment and balcony overlooking Tahrir …

Business Administration

Thousands of Iraqis rally in Baghdad in protest of U.S.-led attack on Syria

Iraqis protest against U.S.-led attacks on Syria, at Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, on April 15, 2018. Thousands of Iraqis rallied Sunday in downtown …

Middle East

Social Media

Chicago Booth’s Luigi Zingales and George Mason University’s Tyler Cowen discuss the market power wielded by digital platforms, and how to promote …

Social Media

Hundreds of Iraqis Gather to Protest US Strikes on Syria

<b>ERBIL</b> — Hundreds of Iraqis gathered on Sunday in central Baghdad to protest the US-led missile strike against alleged chemical facilities belonging …

Middle East

Egyptian gets on his bike for World Cup road trip

CAIRO (Reuters) - Mohamed "Ibn Nufal" Nufal, 24, kisses his mother goodbye in Cairo's Tahrir Square as he sets off for the World Cup in Russia - on a bicycle.<p>After about 5,000 km (3,000 miles) and 65 days on the road, Nufal hopes to reach Moscow to see Egypt make its first appearance in the World …

FIFA World Cup

Egyptian gets on his bike for World Cup road trip | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Mohamed “Ibn Nufal” Nufal, 24, kisses his mother goodbye in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as he sets off for the World Cup in Russia - on a bicycle.<p>Egyptian cyclist Mohamed Nofal crosses Tahrir Square as he cycles to Russia for the 2018 Fifa World Cup after Egypt qualified for the first …

War

Egypt's non-election is the final death knell of the 2011 Revolution

On the day that Mubarak’s thugs charged into Tahrir Square on the backs of camels, swinging whips and chains at the gathered protesters, Yasmine el-Baramawy was arrested by the military.<p>Ms Baramawy, then a 28-year-old composer and oud player, had been carrying bandages and disinfectant to treat the …

Egypt

Egypt's revolution seen in retrospect

The revolution on Cairo's Tahrir Square that was part of what became known as the Arab Spring was short-lived. A new book recalls the euphoria and …

Egypt

Strongman Sisi set for landslide after muzzling all opposition

Egypt

The Undercover Mossad Agent Who Became a Celebrated Egyptian Artist

Art is supposed to inspire dread and wonder and a sense of the sublime or the beautiful or both. Conceptual art, a catch-all for works in …

Jewish Culture

A Timeline of the Syrian Conflict as It Enters Its Eighth Year

(AP) -- Syria's conflict enters its eighth year Thursday, with President Bashar Assad's forces fighting to drive rebels from their last bastion near …

Middle East

In memory of the 'Watcher of Tahrir'

Pierre Sioufi may be gone, but his legacy will continue to inspire courage in Egypt and beyond.<p>It's a sadly fitting juxtaposition: just as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is putting the finishing touches on his re-coronation with this month's presidential elections, one of the icons of the …

Middle East

The Nile Hilton Incident review – satirical, Cairo-set noir thriller

Inspired by the real-life murder of an Egyptian singer, Tarik Saleh’s drama is also an anatomy of the corruption that led to the Tahrir Square uprising<p>Tarik Saleh is a Swedish film-maker of Egyptian background who has put together a serviceable noir thriller set in 2011 Cairo, functioning also as a …

Film (UK)

For Weeks, the Top Artist on SoundCloud Was an Icon of the Arab Spring

If SoundCloud, as a platform, has become synonymous with any genre of music, it’s undoubtedly rap. In any given week, a peek at the site’s top 50 …

Music Industry

Middle Israel: 7 years later, drawing 4 conclusions from the Arab Spring

Seven years on, though the Arab Upheaval’s inferno is still raging, several conclusions must be drawn already now.<p>><br>• ><p>A boy watches as pro-democracy …

World News

Voices from the Arab press: Foreign coup or legitimate revolution?

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.<p>><p>A busy street near a poster of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah …

World News

Seven years later: The Arab Spring's messy endings

Most in the region are not looking back at those momentous events. Instead, they are dealing with the aftereffects.<p>><br>• ><p>Men shout slogans during …

Middle East

Egyptian academic under fire for lecture at Israeli university

Ibrahim’s visit was a major setback to opponents in the Arab world of normalization with Israel.<p>><br>• ><p>Saad Eddin Ibrahim speaks on a panel during the …

World News

2017 Was a Bad Year for Egypt's LGBT Community. 2018 Could Be Even Worse.

Homosexuality is . But Egyptian authorities are, its supporters, and advocates for social liberalization more broadly. In September, the Lebanese …

Rights & Freedoms

Exclusive tours for Telegraph readers: 14 incredible adventures, including Antarctica with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Guided by the likes of foreign correspondent Kate Adie, sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, and bushcraft expert Ray Mears, these adventurous tours promise unrivalled insight into some of the world’s most incredible destinations - from Goa to the Galápagos Islands and beyond.<p>Designed exclusively for …

Cruise Ships

People celebrate full liberation of Iraq from IS in Baghdad

People celebrate the victory of the war against the Islamic State (IS) on Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 10, 2017. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider …

News (China)

Video: Tahrir Square, a melting pot for Egyptian revolutions

Egypt’s Tahrir Square is emblematic of the Arab Spring uprising. In January 2011, thousands of Egyptians thronged onto the Cairo square to protest society-wide corruption and police brutality. Today, and despite the country’s financial crisis, some Arab Spring participants still converge there in a …

World News

Saudi-led air strikes support Yemen's Saleh as he shifts against Houthis | Reuters

ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes on Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, local media said, lending support to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh after he signaled he was abandoning his support of the Iran-aligned Houthis - a shift that could pave the way to end three years of …

Middle East

Why It’s Hard to Get Strongmen to Step Down

After Robert Mugabe, the autocratic ruler of Zimbabwe who held power for nearly four decades, announced that he was resigning from office this week, questions quickly began swirling about what would become of the war hero turned president.<p>If history is anything to go by, life after leadership isn’t …

Africa

Film Review: ‘Amal’

For most young adults, coming of age feels like a fight against stasis. As your body, emotions and perspective rapidly change from month to month, …

Egypt

Zimbabwe latest: How can you tell if a coup is happening?

<b>Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has been detained by the country's military, who have seized control of the national broadcaster, ZBC.</b><p>Soldiers and army vehicles are on the streets of the capital, Harare, where gunfire and artillery were heard on Wednesday.<p>Is it a coup? The military insists not - …

World News

The Watchlist: November 2017

Every month, emeritus Words Without Borders reviews editor M. Bartley Seigel reaches out into the wide world from his home on the shores of Lake …

Books