Egypt

Nika Knight, staff writer
As the dust settles in the wake of Friday's attempted military coup in Turkey, Western media and leaders have been nearly unanimous in condemning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his autocratic crackdown on supposed dissidents. Observers have pointed out that such condemnation looks like hypocrisy, as the same leaders have allied...
Common Dreams staff
Official sources say the hijacking of an EgyptAir plane has ended, with all...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Egyptian flags fly over Cairo's Tahrir Square during the 2011 uprising. (Photo: Ramy Raoof/cc/flickr)
Five years after mass popular uprisings ousted longtime dictator Hosni Mubarek...

Further

Egypt's grotesque sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to years in prison for doing their job is sparking well-earned outrage, with their boss declaring the decision "defies logic, sense and any semblance of justice.” Hopefully, outrage will likewise greet the news that, the day before, John Kerry was in Egypt assuring al-Sisi the U.S. will be sending Apache helicopters "very, very soon" to add to the $600 million of weaponry we've already sent, now that our two freedom-loving countries...