Egypt: Ex-president Hosni Mubarak freed after six-year detention

Hosni Mubarak has been released from a military hospital after six years in detention. Mubarak was acquitted earlier in March of involvement in the deaths of hundreds of protesters in rallies that ended his 30-year rule.

Middle East

Hassan Fathy: Egypt's architect of the poor

Fathy believed architecture was for the people. He designed houses to meet the needs of the families living in them.


Trump invites Egypt's Sisi to White House

US president to hold talks with Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Washington on April 3.

Middle East

Egypt renews detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Detention of Al Jazeera journalist renewed for fifth time, as recent video footage shows him visibly exhausted.

Middle East

Khalifa Haftar forces capture key Libya oil terminals

East-based forces claim they have regained control of two oil installations of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider from rival forces.

Inside Story

Do Egyptians still want change?

A court in Egypt has ordered the release of former president Hosni Mubarak, after he was acquitted over 2011 killings.

Middle East

Renegade Libyan general in push to take back oil ports

Forces loyal to renegade general launch push to seize oil terminals in eastern Libya from the Benghazi Defence Brigade.

Middle East

Egypt: Ex-President Hosni Mubarak to be freed

Lawyers for former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak say he will be released from a military hospital in the next two days. Mubarak was detained in 2011 after being overthrown in a revolution.

Middle East

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to walk free in coming days

Public prosecutor orders release of former president as early as Tuesday following court acquittal.


Egypt-Iran: A possible thaw in relations?

The time is ripe for a rapprochement between Cairo and Tehran, say Iranian analysts.

Middle East

Ancient pharaoh statues uncovered in Cairo mud pit

The relics, found by a team of Egyptian and German archaeologists, date back more than 3,000 years.

Middle East

The disputed gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean

The eastern Mediterranean sea has several large natural gas deposits. The fields could be worth billions of dollars.


Sisi's Egypt: The death of politics in campus

University campuses remain a site of opposition to the new authoritarianism and its policies.


Egypt’s court acquits former president Hosni Mubarak

Long-ruling leader Hosni Mubarak has been acquitted of inciting deadly violence during the 2011 uprising in Egypt. The 88-year-old was originally sentenced to life in prison for his alleged role in the killing of hundreds of peaceful protesters.


Egypt's Hosni Mubarak acquitted over protester deaths

Former president acquitted of complicity in killings of hundreds of protesters during 2011 uprising that ended his rule.

The Listening Post

Roland Barthes in Egypt: Authors and Authoritarianism

'The reader gives life to the text - and where media has been reduced to the work of propaganda, hope lies there.'