Hosni Mubarak

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Celebrations of the Egyptian revolution, off Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on February 11th, 2011. Photograph:  Kim Badawi/Getty Images

As dusk stole over Egypt a decade ago on Thursday, millions gathered in its squares, held their breath, waiting to see if after 18 days of mass protes(...)

Protesters holding up a Coptic Christian cross in one hand and a copy of the Koran in the other hand in Tahrir Square in Cairo on  February 6th, 2011. Photograph: Amel Pain/EPA

The last guest had checked out, leaving Ahmed Taha sitting on an unmade bed in a deserted room amid rumpled sheets and half-drunk coffee cups, contemp(...)

People queue up outside the main post office on Mohamed Bouazizi Square, its facade showing a picture of Bouazizi, in the centre of the town of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia in October. The spark that set off the Arab Spring was the tragic suicide of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi, who, having long been cheated and humiliated by state officials, set himself on fire. Photograph: Fethi Belaid / AFP via Getty Images

‘Al-Sha’b Yurid Isqat al-Nizam.” “The people demand the overthrow of the regime.” This battle cry of rebellion in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syr(...)

Tunisians  gather at Mohamed Bouazizi Square in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on December 17th 2020, during commemorations of the 10th anniversary of Bouazizi’s self-immolation which triggered a wave of protests across the North African country. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

When a Tunisian street vendor set himself alight a decade ago to protest over the confiscation of his handcart and fruit by police, he never imagined (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  greets Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi upon his arrival at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron flip-flopped again regarding human rights in Egypt during the state visit to Paris of Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: Should he make it to the White House, Biden would have completed the longest marathon in US political history. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

It was late afternoon on February 2nd, the eve of the Iowa caucuses. We were jammed into a high-school gymnasium in Des Moines, the state capital, for(...)

Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday at 91 in the comfort of his luxury villa, embodied in his personal rehabilitation all the dashed hopes of the democratic rebellion of that spring movement which had swept through the Middle East and which today appears only to hold sway in Tunisia. Photograph: Mohamed el-Shahed/ AFP via Getty Images

Hosni Mubarak may have lost power in the heady days of the Arab Spring of 2011, but Egyptians have continued to live, since the 2013 coup, under the i(...)

Egyptian honour guards escort the coffin of former president Hosni Mubarak during his funeral ceremony at Cairo’s Field Marshall Tantawi mosque. Photograph:  Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty Images

Egypt held a military funeral on Wednesday for its former president Hosni Mubarak, bestowing the state’s final rehabilitation on the man who ruled for(...)

Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak looks on as he reacts inside a dock at the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo in 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a popular uprising against corruption and autocracy, died on Tu(...)

Supporters of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at a rally in Cairo on Friday. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi

Egyptian security forces tried to head off protests on Friday amid reports that 2,000 Egyptians have been arrested since last weekend’s unexpected dem(...)

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