30 May 2013 12:00 AM
In Saudi Arabia, the right to drive has become a symbol of a wider fight for women’s freedom, a leading campaigner tells Catrina Stewart
29 May 2013 06:14 PM
Continuing our week-long celebration of campaigners whose commitment merits comparison to that of the original suffragettes, Catrina Stewart talks to a young Egyptian whose heroism has inspired tens of thousands of supporters across the Middle East and beyond
07 April 2013 08:43 PM
The Egyptian military’s crackdown on Coptic Christian protesters 18 months ago was one of the most chilling attacks on the country’s Christian minority in recent years.
15 March 2013 07:30 PM
Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood has objected to a UN declaration on violence against women on the grounds that it would lead to the “disintegration of society” – a move that threatens to derail efforts by the international community to reach an agreement.
14 March 2013 12:00 AM
Police, including rooftop snipers, were responsible for nearly all of the deaths of the 850 protesters killed during Egypt's January 2011 uprising, a government inquiry has concluded.
Egypt’s prime minister faces suit for slander after claiming infants contracted diarrhoea from 'unclean breasts'
10 February 2013 03:02 PM
Egypt’s prime minister is facing a suit for slander after televised comments suggesting that Egyptian infants contracted diarrhoea from nursing at their mothers’ unclean breasts drew widespread derision and anger.
19 November 2012 08:00 PM
The arrival of Turkish and Qatari officials in Cairo to help mediate peace talks between Hamas and Israel illustrates the pivotal role that Egypt has played since the overthrow of strongman Hosni Mubarak last year.
15 November 2012 07:46 PM
Egypt’s Islamist president today denounced Israel’s shelling of Gaza as an “unacceptable aggression,” ordering his prime minister to visit the Hamas-governed enclave in what could emerge as the first major test for the country’s leader.
03 November 2012 12:01 AM
Jews hold strong views about the man honoured by a new statue in Jerusalem, says Catrina Stewart
26 October 2012 07:48 PM
Alliance with hardline Foreign Minister’s party threatens to alienate moderate supporters
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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