529 Steps Back: Egyptian Death Sentences Reveal Deep Societal Rift

529 Steps Back: Egyptian Death Sentences Reveal Deep Societal Rift

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 01, 2014

Over 500 members of the Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death last week in the small Egyptian city of Minya. But what really happened? A visit to the town reveals the vast divide in Egyptian society. By Ralf Hoppe and Daniel Steinvorth more... Comment ]

Minister and Consoler: The Man Who Wants to Fix Egyptian Society

Minister and Consoler: The Man Who Wants to Fix Egyptian Society

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 13, 2014

Mohammed el-Mahdi is Egypt's new minister for reconciliation. He's fighting to create a new country, even as society fragments. It's an uphill task in a land where the military is expanding its power and younger generations are digging their heels in for a fight. By Ralf Hoppe and Daniel Steinvorth in Cairo more... Comment ]

From Icon to Exile: The Price of a Nude Photo in Egypt

From Icon to Exile: The Price of a Nude Photo in Egypt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2013

Egyptian Aliaa Elmahdy became an icon of the Arab Spring after she posted a nude photo of herself online. Then she fled to Sweden after receiving death threats from Islamist extremists. What and whom did her statement serve? By Takis Würger more... Comment ]

Laboratory of Violence: Egypt Struggles for Control of Sinai

Laboratory of Violence: Egypt Struggles for Control of Sinai

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 15, 2013

The Sinai Peninsula is both a vacation paradise and a haven for jihadists and gangs of thugs. The military and the police are trying to regain control over the region. But a new class of haughty warlords and a resentful public mean the state's chances are remote. By Ralf Hoppe, Samiha Shafy and Daniel Steinvorth more... Comment ]

Mubarak's Lawyer: 'He Will Be a Free Man'

Mubarak's Lawyer: 'He Will Be a Free Man'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 02, 2013

Farid al-Deeb, the lawyer of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, talks to SPIEGEL about his client's health and ties to the current transitional government -- and why he believes the ex-president will soon be acquitted. more... Comment ]

Troop Exercises: Turkey Prepares for Retaliatory Syrian Gas Attacks

Troop Exercises: Turkey Prepares for Retaliatory Syrian Gas Attacks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 26, 2013

What would happen if NATO intervenes in Syria? Turkey, for one, fears that it could be attacked with chemical weapons in retaliation. The country has criticised the United Nations for being too hesitant and is willing to take action itself against Assad -- without a UN mandate if necessary. By Hasnain Kazim in Istanbul more... Comment ]

Sanctions Debate: EU Scrambles to Address Egyptian Violence

Sanctions Debate: EU Scrambles to Address Egyptian Violence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 21, 2013

European capitals are alarmed by the escalating turmoil in Egypt, but can't decide how to react. At a crisis meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Wednesday, diplomats will take on the difficult task of pressuring Cairo without losing influence. By Katharina Peters and Severin Weiland more... Comment ]

Battling the Islamists: Egypt Risks Further Radicalization

Battling the Islamists: Egypt Risks Further Radicalization

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 20, 2013

The arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie is just the latest step in the Egyptian military's ongoing attempt to stamp out Islamism. In justifying their iron-fist approach, many point to Germany's own history with the Nazis, but further radicalization could be the result. By Matthias Gebauer in Cairo more... Comment ]

Egypt's Tragedy: Military Dictatorship Takes Shape on Nile

Egypt's Tragedy: Military Dictatorship Takes Shape on Nile

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 19, 2013

Last Wednesday's massacre marked the beginning of a new phase of repression in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood is on the defensive, and the country is threatened by the return of a military dictatorship. It could be the end of the Arab Spring. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Egyptian Islamist Aboul-Fotouh: 'All They Can Do Is Kill'

Egyptian Islamist Aboul-Fotouh: 'All They Can Do Is Kill'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 19, 2013

Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh was a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood before breaking off in 2009. In a SPIEGEL interview, he says that President Morsi's obstinacy helped trigger the coup and recent bloodshed, but that Egypt's military was determined to hold onto power. more... Comment ]

Egyptian Minister: 'Muslim Brothers Were Seeking Confrontation'

Egyptian Minister: 'Muslim Brothers Were Seeking Confrontation'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 19, 2013

The West has been shocked by the bloody military crackdown against Islamists in Egypt. In a SPIEGEL Interview, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy discusses the violence, how the West has a distorted view of its causes and how Egypt's friends should respond. more... Comment ]