North Africa

Out of the Middle East and into Africa, the Arab Speaking World spreads well beyond the Gulf and the Levant…

Egyptian Militant Soccer Groups In ‘Surprising Unity Pact’

Egyptian Militant Soccer Groups In ‘Surprising Unity Pact’

JAMES M. DORSEY: Two of Egypt's leading groups of rival fans have combined to claim ownership of the football stadia. …

Libyan Chaos: The Colourful Life and Times of Khalifa Hifter

Libyan Chaos: The Colourful Life and Times of Khalifa Hifter

RAMZY BAROUD: Daily life in Libya today can be easily described in one word - 'chaos'. What are the chances that order will be soon restored? …

‘The Square’: A Compelling View of Egypt’s Revolution

‘The Square’: A Compelling View of Egypt’s Revolution

NASEEM TARAWNAH: I have my personal memories of that tumultuous time. But 'The Square' is a vision that all Arabs and non-Arabs should view. …

‘Round Up the Usual Muppets’: Egypt’s Rulers Court Ridicule

‘Round Up the Usual Muppets’: Egypt’s Rulers Court Ridicule

JUAN COLE: Secret messages being transmitted via muppets on television ads? You couldn't make it up. …

Morsi and The Brothers: My Role in Their Rise and Fall

Morsi and The Brothers: My Role in Their Rise and Fall

NASHWA HUSIEN ALY: I am a repentant Morsi voter. There were good reasons I believe to vote him in but better reasons for him to be removed…

Egypt’s New Constitution: A Very Mixed Bag

Egypt’s New Constitution: A Very Mixed Bag

JUAN COLE: Many of its provisions will be welcomed by secularists, in particular those with plenty of money but there are some fundamental contradictions too. …

‘The Cai-Bai Ring’: Egypt’s ‘New Civilisation’, Made in UAE

‘The Cai-Bai Ring’: Egypt’s ‘New Civilisation’, Made in UAE

JAMES MULLAN: There's a surprising sense of optimism abroad in 'New Cairo' where many young returnees from the UAE are now based. …

‘Translating for Bigots’: One Author’s How-To Guide

‘Translating for Bigots’: One Author’s How-To Guide

M. LYNX-QUALEY: If you're looking to communicate with an audience that is, let's call it, less sympathetic to your views how should you go about it? …

‘Bye Bye, America, Hello, Russia’: Arab World Turns

‘Bye Bye, America, Hello, Russia’: Arab World Turns

An Egyptian delegation heading to Moscow just after the United States cut…

A Matter of Translation: Aswany Endures Fierce Attack

A Matter of Translation: Aswany Endures Fierce Attack

M. LYNX-QUALEY: He's arguably Egypt's best-known novelist but Alaa Aswany has come under ferocious criticism from his ex-translator …

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