Articles tagged with: Mubarak

Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 22 Aug, 2013

Egypt: Mubarak faces house arrest after release

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—In a step expected to cause further political turmoil in Egypt, on Wednesday an Egyptian court ordered former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s release. Mubarak was being tried on charges of accepting lavish gifts as bribes from the national Al-Ahram newspaper. The former president has not yet been released, as the court is waiting to find out whether Egypt’s ousted dictator will be convicted on other charges. Mubarak, together with his two sons Gamal a...

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Ahmed Kadry
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on : Sunday, 7 Jul, 2013

A Military Complex

On February 11, 2011, moments after the resignation of Hosni Mubarak was announced, a friend and I climbed on top of a tank stationed to the east of Tahrir Square. We were euphoric after hearing the news we thought impossible during those tumultuous eighteen days that started on January 25. I grabbed the wrist of one young-looking soldier who was standing on the tank (also with a beaming smile) as the crowd chanted “the army and people are one hand,” and I raised his hand with mine. I th...

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Filed under: Egypt Unwrapped -
Malik Al-Abdeh
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on : Friday, 28 Jun, 2013

Freedom, Then and Now

“Freedom for an Oxford don . . . is a very different thing from freedom for an Egyptian peasant,” said that most eminent of Oxford dons, Isaiah Berlin. Is he right? D...

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Alex Walsh
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on : Sunday, 2 Jun, 2013

The History Boys

Since the fall of the Mubarak government, there has been much opportunity to reconsider and revise narratives of Egypt's history. For instance, observers have had to reconsider...

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Mahmud El-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 26 May, 2013

Egypt Conspires Against Itself

The Arab world, and Egypt in particular, has always been a hive abuzz with conspiracy theory. During times of trouble, a significant portion of the Egyptian population has look...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 29 Apr, 2013

Editorial: How Not to Save Egypt

It was clear from day one that President Mohamed Mursi and his government would face a daunting task at the helm of the Egyptian state. Hosni Mubarak’s civil order was mostly...

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Cade Roberts
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on : Thursday, 21 Mar, 2013

Young and Disillusioned

Bottled water shortages, daily street battles and citizen militias: this is part of the reality in which Egyptians must conduct their daily affairs, two short years after a swe...

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Wessam Sherif
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on : Thursday, 7 Feb, 2013

Ode to Mubarak

It is no secret that many view Mohamed Mursi’s presidency as a huge blow to what the revolution stood for to liberals like myself: a secular state. In the early days, during ...

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Sophie Anmuth
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on : Thursday, 15 Nov, 2012

Can Morsi Bite the Bullet?

Egypt’s worsening economic and social situation might have fueled the fire of the 2011 revolution, but two years later most of the same problems persist. The blame is usually...

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Alastair Beach
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on : Friday, 24 Aug, 2012

The Enemy Within

When it comes to glad-handing dictators, Ahmed Mourad has had more experience than most. “I shook hands with Gaddafi in 2004 and 2008,” he recalls with a smile. “We met in...

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