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Sharif Abdel Kouddous

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Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist based in Cairo. He is a Democracy Now! correspondent and a fellow at The Nation Institute.


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Despite the brutal last hours of the barrage, Gazans are celebrating the cease-fire as a victory.

The newly elected Egyptian president, at the center of cease-fire talks between Hamas and Israel, is under heavy domestic and international pressure from all sides.

From freedom of religion to women’s equality, civil society and human rights groups warn that crucial rights are being poorly defined—or threatened.

The infamous anti-Islam film may have sparked the demonstrations, but wrangling between Egypt’s many political factions were what really drove them.

The uprising has evolved into an armed conflict largely because of the brutal government response to what were originally peaceful demonstrations.

As the revolt against the Assad regime becomes more militarized, fighting in the town of Zabadani has given way to daily, indiscriminate shelling.

The illicit mountain journey undertaken by the Free Syrian Army from Lebanon is grueling, treacherous and fraught with danger.

Seventeen months since the Syrian revolution began, residents of this town have grown grimly accustomed to a daily routine of indiscriminate violence.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi will take over an office that the military has already stripped of much of its power.

On the eve of a run-off vote, two sweeping court rulings have left the country without a parliament or constitution and facing a polarizing pair of presidential candidates.


The Cairo-based correspondent calls the impending law a "more aggressive authoritarian order than the one we rose up against in 2011....