Special Reports

Arab revolt: Middle East uprisings

Unprecedented scenes of people power from Tunisia to Egypt - Channel 4 News reports from the heart of the uprisings.



video 11 July 2014 World, Iraq

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Kurds: Iraq now 'risks falling apart' - video

Kurdish ministers boycott the Iraq government after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accuses them of harbouring Islamic insurgents in Iraqi Kurdistan. So is peace in Iraq now impossible?

post 26 June 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Salwa Bugaighis: Libyan human rights activist who took on Gaddafi

The Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis has been shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in Benghazi on the day of the country's general election.

article 05 April 2014 World, Bahrain
Mourners at the funeral procession of Hussain Sharaf (Getty Images)
Is grand prix a lose-lose race for Bahrain's royal family?

Bahrain's royal family faces a lose-lose situation ahead of the grand prix: cancel it and lose face, or let it proceed and become a hook for adverse media coverage, writes activist Dr Ala'a Shehabi.

article 26 January 2014 World, Egypt
Supporters of General al-Sisi in Tahrir Square, Egypt. (Picture: Reuters)
Egypt: paving the way for General al-Sisi's presidency?

Egypt's political roadmap is altered so that the president will be elected before parliament is. It hastens the likely election of army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as head of state.

article 25 January 2014 World, Egypt
Egypt revolution anniversary: security tight in Tahrir Square (picture: Reuters)
Egypt revolt anniversary: twelve people killed

Twelve people are killed in Cairo, security sources say, as Egypt marks the third anniversary of the revolution that led to the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.

article 14 January 2014 World, Egypt
Egypt referendum constitution Sisi Morsi Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt's poll a popularity contest for Sisi's military

Today Egyptians vote again on a new constitution - a draft document that would leave the army's powers intact and cast the Muslim Brotherhood back into the political wilderness.

post 28 December 2013
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Kerry and Lavrov: picking up the baton for peace in Syria

After August's chemical attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, prospects for peace in Syria looked remote. But then Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart, John Kerry, managed

post 25 November 2013
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog 'My son was killed here and I will stay here until I die too'

As they drove off, down another street littered with rubble and glass, I wondered how any Syrians, whatever their religion or political allegiance, would ever be able to live a normal life again.

post 11 November 2013
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Why Libya's revolutionaries are the greatest threat to its revolution

Old scores are being settled in Libya as militias fight to assert their power in towns and cities across the country.