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Arab revolt: Middle East uprisings

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

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post 27 February 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Iraq: why looting can be a good thing

Better that at least some vestiges of previous civilisations be kept safe in the great museums of London, Berlin and New York, courtesy of the colonial looters of yesteryear.

article 23 February 2015 World, Australia
Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohammad (Reuters)
Jonathan Miller by Al Jazeera in Egypt: the inside story

A Channel 4 News investigation raises questions about whether the Qatar-based network did enough to protect its staff in Egypt.

post 23 February 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog 'Down with military rule!' - Sisi and the realpolitik of today's Egypt

What do you do when the only person standing up to your worst enemy is a thug and a bully? Not a playground problem but the realpolitik of the Middle East today.

post 22 January 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Today's anti-IS meeting is fantasy masquerading as policy

With Iraq riven by sectarianism and corruption, don't expect any public statements from today's London meeting of anti-IS nations to bear much relationship to reality on the ground.

post 30 December 2014
How 2014 unfolded - in tweets

In Britain, 2014 was the year of the floods, Ukraine saw a revolution, Scotland almost went indy and the deadly Ebola struck west Africa.

post 08 November 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Berlin 1989 - the miracle that blinded us to the truth about revolution

My generation was blinded by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bloodless revolutions are few and far between.

post 22 September 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Murdered in the fight to build a democratic Libya

18-year-old Libyan civil society activist Tawfik Bensaud was killed on Friday, probably by Islamists. His friends are now struggling to keep faith in the democratic state they dream of.

post 26 August 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Neither dawn nor dignity in Libya

Libya's rival factions are called Dawn and Dignity. But fighting means it has little chance of achieving the new dawn or the life of dignity the 2011 revolution promised.

post 22 August 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Hamas gunmen execute 18 suspected informers

Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza execute 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders.