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In Pictures: Judge adjourns Mubarak’s case to 29 November

  Judge Mahmoud Kamel Al-Rashidy adjourned on Saturday the retrial session of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who is accused of ordering the killing of peaceful protesters during the 25 January Revolution as well as corruption charges. Mubarak’s sons Alaa and Gamal, former interior minister Habib Al-Adly and six of his aides, and fugitive businessman Hussein …

Marwa Al-A'sar

“Let them eat cake”

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche,” or “let them eat cake,” as the traditional translation of this French phrase goes, is a timeless symbol of leaders that are out of touch with the realities and struggles that the poor in their societies face daily. Although likely untrue, this famous phrase is attributed to Queen Marie Antionette …

Iris Boutros

Revolution square one: Egypt three years on

By Al-Sharif Nassef Having revolutionary momentum pulled from under their feet twice, Egyptian revolutionaries face an increasingly upward battle against the tides of the establishment With the world watching, Egypt’s long-time intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, announced the ousting of Hosni Mubarak from his presidential throne on 11 February 2011. The epic eruption of cheers, tears, …

Daily News Egypt

Dr. H.A. Hellyer

Where are they?

“Where are they? Where have they all gone? Where are all those young activists from the 25 January revolution?” It is a question that I get asked almost every time I engage with non-Egyptians; those based in Egypt or those who live in other capitals. The cynical among them reckon those activists ‘sold out’, and …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

While the world succeeds in battling poverty, Egypt fails

By Iris Boutros   Between 1990 and 2010, nearly 1 billion people were pulled out of extreme poverty globally. The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving global poverty between 2000 and 2015 has been achieved five years early, surpassing the progress seen in achieving any of the other MDGs. This week, key politicians and officials …

Daily News Egypt