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Saturday 29 December 2012
Learned and wise, a leading lawyer's "journey through Shari'a law" must be read by anyone who seeks an informed view on Islam's legal traditions and their role today.
Monday 17 December 2012
Egypt's main opposition bloc on Sunday alleged widespread fraud and called for mass protests after preliminary results showed supporters of a controversial draft constitution winning a solid majority in the first round of balloting.
Sunday 02 December 2012
'Climate of hate' after Morsi supporters back charter that critics say will pave way for Islamic state
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Nearly two years after it became the insurrectionary hub which forced the downfall of a dictator, Tahrir Square was again transformed into an arena of political agitation yesterday – but this time it was against the Muslim Brotherhood and its elected president, Mohamed Morsi.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Top judges try to hammer out U-turn with Morsi in wake of public fury at constitutional decree
Sunday 25 November 2012
Egypt's association of judges called Saturday for the judicial system to come to a halt to fight an assertion of near-absolute power by the nation's first democratically elected president, setting the stage for a confrontation between the courts and a man who has said his will is not subject to appeal.
Friday 23 November 2012
Morsi made his move at a critical moment – just after brokering the Israel-Gaza ceasefire
Mohammed Morsi's backers and opponents clash across Egypt after president grants himself sweeping powers
Friday 23 November 2012
Opponents and supporters of Mohammed Morsi have clashed across Egypt, the day after the president granted himself sweeping new powers that critics fear can allow him to be a virtual dictator. At least 15 were reported injured.
Monday 19 November 2012
Gaza suffered its bloodiest day yesterday since Israel launched a military offensive in the Palestinian territory, with a sharp escalation in the ferocity of attacks from both sides amid frenzied diplomacy to try to forestall an Israeli ground assault.
Saturday 17 November 2012
Thousands of Egyptians gathered outside mosques and in squares across the country on Friday to call on Egypt and the Arab world to back the Palestinians in their conflict with Israel.
Tuesday 06 November 2012
In September the BBC reported fears that sexual harassment was reaching "epidemic proportions" in Egypt. One study held that 80% of Egyptian women had some experience of it.The tables may not have turned yet, but the chronic problem is at last being addressed - as groups of outraged vigilantes chase down and shame offenders on the streets.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Clergy from the Coptic Orthodox Church began casting ballots yesterday to decide who will become the leader of the Middle East's largest Christian minority – a process which will end with a ritual involving a blindfolded child making the choice at random.
French television journalist tells of sexual assault in Tahrir Square days after CCTV plans are announced to catch sex pests harassing young girls
Monday 22 October 2012
A French television journalist has described how she was sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square just days after the government announced it was planning to rig up a network of CCTV cameras across Cairo in a bid to catch sex pests harassing young girls.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Top-flight Egyptian footballers suffered a setback this week when sports officials announced that the Egyptian Premier League, one of the most high-profile domestic championships in Africa, would be indefinitely suspended as a result of the deadly stadium disaster that killed 74 supporters in Port Said earlier this year.
Monday 15 October 2012
Saudi Arabia has made known that it is "insulted" by the recent decision of the UK Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee to review British relations with it and with Bahrain. And by choosing Frank Gardner, the BBC security correspondent, as its intermediary, it ensured more publicity for its hurt feelings than it truly deserved.
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 1 If I were Prime Minister: I'd give tax cuts to the rich, keep Trident, and get my football team wrong
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 5 Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil