It feels like 1979 all over again, with Iran, under a new president, playing a central role.
PA is bluntly critical of many Arab states, particularly Egyptian efforts to broker a deal between Hamas and Fatah.
Palestinian negotiators are engaged in talks that they know have ceded almost every Palestinian right.
Almost a month after their poor showing in legislative elections, Egyptian opposition parties are embroiled in coups, divisions and scathing self-criticism.
US tanks begin to roll into the Egyptian capital, Cairo, and the city’s Sixth of October bridge and the famous Nile corniche promenade are destroyed.
When Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak addresses parliament on 17 December, it will be the first time in Egypt’s history that 20% of the MPs will belong to the officially outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
A senior figure in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood organisation has argued against non-Muslims holding leadership positions in Egypt, including the presidency.
Egyptian intellectuals and public figures from across the political spectrum have warned the government against the repercussions of election fraud and violence on democracy in the country.
A massive banner displayed in a Cairo district proclaims the phrase “Islam is the Solution” above a small image of the Quran set between two crisscrossed medieval swords.
Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country, has gone on high alert after a warning from the UN that the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain could hit North Africa and the Middle East.