But women have been largely missing, not just from the two most influential organizations of the post-Mubarak era -- the army and the Muslim Brotherhood -- but from opinion columns and the podiums of press conferences, from the courtrooms and of course from all the positions that have yet to open to them, such as being governors or university deans or heads of state institutions.
A survey by the cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center, published on Sunday, revealed that 58 percent of the sample said they would not vote for a president of a different religion than their own, while 36 percent said they would.
Democratic transitions by their very nature are rocky and demand a great deal of patience from the activists who have sacrificed to make them possible. It will be harder in Egypt than in Tunisia because its politics are more divisive; but in Egypt, as in Tunisia, millions of people have been mobilized in the name of change and will not easily allow their revolution to be stolen.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Palestinian government's bid for statehood would not necessarily destabilize Israel's economy, Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer said on Saturday.They are a small economy (#palestine #israel Palestinian statehood bid...
The re-invocation of Emergency Law, plus redundant, extra-repressive bells and whistles (see Issandr's post) clearly aimed at anybody (the media, unions, NGOs) who might be thinking about challenging the SCAF
As Arab countries lose patience with diplomatic effort, Qatar rumoured to be arming Free Syrian Army with Saudi blessing (RT @michaeldweiss: Syria on brink of civil war as diplomacy fails to dislodge Assad
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday ruled out any peace proposals that did not include an end to Israeli settlement building or proposed the 1967 lines as borders of the Palestinian state, dpa reported.