Why Israel looks on in fear
By Jon Bernstein - 17 February 14:58

On 19 November 1977, Egypt's then president, Anwar al-Sadat, became the first Arab leader to set foot on Israeli soil.

Why the west is losing the battle for Arab hearts and minds
By James Purnell - 17 February 7:26

We must ignore the siren calls of fence-sitting cynics and forge a foreign policy based on our value

This is not an Islamic revolution
By Olivier Roy - 15 February 11:27

The uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia show that Islam is now less potent politically, even as its socia

Rejoice. Mubarak has gone.
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 February 16:40

But what comes next?

Mubarak steps down as president
By George Eaton - 11 February 16:08

Egyptian president leaves Cairo * Armed forces handed power.

The new Arab revolt
By Staff blogger - 10 February 15:19

The uprisings in the Middle East are both momentous and revolutionary. It’s time for the west to acc

Who will fill Egypt's power vacuum?
By Tariq Ramadan - 10 February 15:18

The Muslim Brotherhood is playing the long game.

A civilised revolution
By Lana Asfour - 10 February 15:18

Lana Asfour reports from Tunis, the city where it all began.

John Pilger: The Egyptian revolt is coming home
By John Pilger - 10 February 9:49

Western leaders should be quaking in their boots.

Why Mubarak shouldn’t stay until September
By Osama Diab - 07 February 12:08

If Mubarak’s security apparatus tightens its grip on power, Egypt will turn into a North Korean-styl

No vindication for neocons
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 February 15:44

People power is more potent than "shock and awe".

Democracy is our revenge
By Maajid Nawaz - 04 February 14:21

The leaders of this revolt were tortured alongside me.

Egypt: Pro Mubarak forces turn on journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford - 04 February 12:28

Supporters of the Egyptian president begin attacking journalists.

The Obama plan for Egypt
By Sholto Byrnes - 04 February 10:30

“Barry” grew up in Indonesia. Could the overthrow of its dictator be the template that the US presid

Leader: The new Arab revolt
By Staff blogger - 03 February 7:38

Even the repugnant autocrats of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states are worried.

Protest in Egypt: world-view

A round-up of some of the best comment and analysis so far.

Egypt closes Al-Jazeera press bureau
By Press Gazette - 31 January 11:26

Egypt has withdrawn the licence to broadcast of rolling news channel Al-Jazeera and shut down its Ca

Political protests in Egypt send world stock market falling
By Susannah Butter - 31 January 10:39

The political protests in Egypt have sent world stock markets falling and pushed up the oil price ag

The new Arab revolt
By Sholto Byrnes - 30 January 11:47

What if democracy brings Islamist government? And other key questions.

The truth about Egypt
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 January 15:00

The US and the UK have backed and funded Hosni Mubarak's corrupt, tawdry dictatorship for far too lo

Egypt protests: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 27 January 14:57

Unprecedented protests in Cairo, Suez and other areas against President Hosni Mubarak.

A successful jasmine revolution, but what next for Tunisia?
By Luke Bozier - 15 January 15:33

The toppling of Ben Ali will inspire oppressed people everywhere – but takes Tunisia into new territ

No end to the strangulation of Gaza
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 January 13:00

Perhaps the most chilling explanation for the four-year Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza was offered by Dov Weisglass, a former senior adviser to the Israeli prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert.

Gaza on the edge of no return
By Amira Hass - 06 January 9:43

A fragile ceasefire holds in Gaza, but it can’t last. Amira Hass – an Israeli journalist who lived t

In praise of Israel
By Sholto Byrnes - 03 January 10:21

Critics should admit their double standard.

Leader: Yes, end the Gaza blockade
By Staff blogger - 29 December 7:25

Nick Clegg should use his position in government to push for a lifting of the blockade.

Hamas’s crackdown on Gaza’s youth
By Kieron Monks and Sam Tompkins - 06 December 14:16

Closure of the Sharek Youth Forum reflects the growing influence of fundamentalists.

No loyalty, no citizenship
By Jon Bernstein - 11 November 13:12

A proposal that new arrivals take an oath of allegiance to a “Jewish and democratic state” has renew

The betrayal of Gaza
By Noam Chomsky - 08 November 13:40

The US is vocal about its commitment to peace in Israel and the Palestinian territories — but its ac

Still a rough road to Damascus
By Sarah Birke - 04 November 11:38

The 1.2 million displaced Iraqis who have found refuge in Syria face a deeply uncertain future.