Amira Howeidy

Amira Howeidy


Almost a month after their poor showing in legislative elections, Egyptian opposition parties are embroiled in coups, divisions and scathing self-criticism.

25 Jan 2006

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.

12 Jan 2006

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.

14 Dec 2005

A senior figure in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood organisation has argued against non-Muslims holding leadership positions in Egypt, including the presidency.

5 Dec 2005

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.

28 Nov 2005

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.

13 Nov 2005

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.

23 Oct 2005