Egypt

A Stone in the Shade, by Violet Powell - review

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Evelyn Waugh once recalled the anguish with which he greeted Edith Sitwell’s announcement that ‘Mr Waugh, you may call me…

Egyptian supporters of the deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi (back) clash with riot police in Cairo early on July 27, 2013. Mass rallies by supporters and opponents of Mohamed Morsi swept Egypt Friday, as the authorities formally detained the ousted Islamist president accusing him of conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit:STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood should have learnt from Nasser

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Egypt used to be good at revolutions. When Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Free Officers overthrew the monarchy in July 1952, hardly…

Mind your language: The springs before the Arab Spring

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Two hundred and forty-years ago next Tuesday, Thomas Gray was buried in his mother’s grave in Stoke Poges churchyard. In…

What the Arab world really wants

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Two years ago, the West thought it recognised what was happening in the Arab world: people wanted democracy, and were…

Egypt shows us that elections aren’t enough

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Democracy and holding elections are not the same thing. There could be no better demonstration of this than the experience…