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  • Apr 14th, 2013 - 16:40 GMT

    With Mubarak’s retrial re-adjourned and the former president’s fate still hanging in the balance, we take a look at an unlikely victory for a man til now seen to be close to death’s door and the very picture of defeat last year in his sick-bay, dockside. Morsi, no less the laughingstock - having taken a ribbing from American satire king John Stuart - presents little threat to his own tattered reputation. Mubarak, the re-trial.
  • Apr 11th, 2013 - 16:53 GMT

    A Human Rights Watch report shows that since July 2012, 4,300 civilians have been killed by their own government. And with rebel forces also targeting bakeries, petrol stations and hospitals, no one is safe in this brutal conflict.
  • Apr 9th, 2013 - 17:50 GMT

    The Kissinger cables made barely a splash on the saturated intelligence-scape: will Kerry be clamoring to make his Middle East legacy worthy of a Kerry-Gate portfolio? U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry may be operating in Henry Kissinger's image as he shuttles about the region, playing the intermediary of the month.
  • Apr 7th, 2013 - 16:00 GMT

    Arab cyber attacks have increased in frequency and sophistication in recent times, with Anonymous Arab launching a sustained attack against Israeli sites on Sunday.
  • Apr 4th, 2013 - 15:39 GMT

    The fiesty lot at FEMEN have called for a day of international tit-thrusting at Tunisian embassies. April 4th is International Topless Jihad day.
  • Apr 3rd, 2013 - 18:47 GMT

    On the eve of Topless Jihad, we give you a sneak preview of the action straight from the sextavists Facebook pages so far. These are women in support of their Muslim or Arabian sisterhood, fighting the patriarchal infidel with only their inked breasts.
  • Apr 1st, 2013 - 15:56 GMT

    Already an icon among the liberal latte drinking classes of Alexandria, Bassem Youssef's court appearance this week has shot the star into the global spotlight.
  • Mar 30th, 2013 - 12:13 GMT

    With the world’s press following his every move, this ‘man of the people’ is struggling with the proper etiquette as he hobnobs with the great and the good.
  • Mar 27th, 2013 - 14:09 GMT

    We catch up with the current spread of Jewish Arabs who still live in the Middle East, outside of Israel. These are the Jews that got left behind in their Arab homelands when many others fled to Israel, Europe or South America soon after the creation of the state of Israel, or else after the war of ‘67. Some Jewish communities chose to hold their ground and cleave to their Muslim and Christian Arab neighbors.
  • Mar 24th, 2013 - 13:08 GMT

    For the first few weeks of dire auditions and tuneless wannabes, fans thought the judging panel might be the only ones with the X Factor on the second season of the hit talent show.