Stories written by Baher Kamal

More Than Generals and Troglodytes in Egypt

Unconsciously or not, most mainstream media and foreign correspondents here have been echoing Muslim Brotherhood voices by depicting Egypt's new president, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, as the general who led the July 2013 “military coup” against the “legitimately elected” Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

Anti-Nuke Movement Goes to the Gulf

After a week of activities in Oslo during the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, major anti-nuclear campaigners moved Monday to the Bahraini capital, Manama, in yet another step towards the abolition of atomic weapons.

MIDEAST: Building New Bridges to Latin America

In the shadows of a critical Arab summit in Doha this week, a parallel Arab- South American heads of state meeting is expected to seal key political and economic cooperation agreements between the two regions.

Habib Ayeb Credit: Casa Árabe/Alberto Gallego

Q&A: Plenty of Water in the Desert, if Only…

Most policy makers draw a bleak picture of dramatic water scarcity in the Middle East, warning of water wars to come. But there is plenty of water in the desert, says Tunisian geographer and water expert Habib Ayeb.

Farah Karimi, director-general of Oxfam Novib speaking at the meeting. Credit:

DEVELOPMENT: Is The Media Doing Enough?

The media has a key role to play in effectively addressing the two major challenges of the 21st century - sustainable development and climate change. But is it doing enough?

MIDDLE EAST: Keep Hamas in Power, Israeli Leader Demands

"We need to warn against any attempt to bring about the collapse of the Hamas government," says former Israeli minister Shlomo Ben-Ami.

MIDDLE EAST: Keep Hamas in Power, Israeli Leader Demands

"We need to warn against any attempt to bring about the collapse of the Hamas government," says former Israeli minister Shlomo Ben-Ami.