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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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Nearly ninety people were killed by Israeli forces today, most of them in one of Gaza’s poorest and most crowded neighborhoods.

Over 77 percent of the dead are civilians. Every day brings more stories of incomprehensible anguish and loss.

More than 240 Palestinians have been killed in air strikes, nearly 77 percent of them civilians, including almost fifty children.

For months, strikes and other protests have crippled a number of industries. But the new militancy is fragmented and has confined itself to economic grievances.

Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.

The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror. 

At first it was the Muslim Brotherhood. Now dozens of journalists, non-Islamist activists and students have been detained and beaten.

For nearly four decades, Sahrawis have struggled for independence from Morocco. There are growing fears of a return to arms.

Precious few political parties have spoken out against the military or its assault on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Syrians fleeing the fighting at home have found themselves targeted amid Egypt’s political upheaval.

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