Muslim Brotherhood

Death of a dissident: Saudi Arabia and the rise of the mobster state

13 October 2018 9:00 am

As someone who spent three decades working closely with intelligence services in the Arab world and the West, the Saudi…

Jeremy Corbyn is either deeply sinister – or a total idiot

18 August 2018 9:00 am

The crowd were singing ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn’ again, at a festival in Cornwall, the words appended to a riff by…

Jeremy Corbyn and the hard left are wilfully blind to the evils of Islamist Nazis

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Many people watching Jeremy Corbyn’s interview on Marr last Sunday will have been shocked by his remarks about the need…

If we have to let generals run Egypt, must we pay for them, too?

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The polls have closed, and the result was never in doubt. With a whopping majority, Egyptians have chosen Field Marshal…

Portrait of the week

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, made ‘a commitment to fight for full employment in Britain’ and for…

Is Hamas finally losing its grip on Gaza?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

 Gaza City Tattered green Hamas flags still flap above the streets in central Gaza and posters of its martyrs hang…

Libya is imploding. Why doesn't David Cameron care?

15 March 2014 9:00 am

A few days ago I went to a talk about Syria; one of those events for the concerned layman, in…

From Nasser to Mubarak — Egypt's modern pharaohs and their phoney myths

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Reporting Egypt’s revolution three years ago, I had a sense of history not so much repeating itself as discharging sparks…

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…