Egypt

Portrait of the week

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that English local authorities would be allowed to receive all the business rates…

The only people thriving in post-revolution Egypt — tomb raiders

9 November 2013 9:00 am

In Egypt’s turmoil, many ancient sites are being looted

Aidan Hartley: I have been shot at and bombed so why do I fear a pyramid?

21 September 2013 9:00 am

It was towards dusk by the time we had given the tourist police the slip and started climbing the pyramid…

Ancient and modern: Modern Egypt vs ancient Athens

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Whatever problems Greeks and Romans faced, a politicised priesthood was not one of them. They might have made three observations…

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’s Muslim Brotherhood should have learnt from Nasser

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

Middle East protest has its roots not in Islam but in frustrated enterprise

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…