The revolution on Cairo's Tahrir Square that was part of what became known as the Arab Spring was short-lived. A new book recalls the euphoria and then bloodshed that marked the events of 2011.
With talk of mass protests in the air, a new wave of arrests has targeted former diplomats and opposition figures in Egypt. Experts told DW that President el-Sissi "is extremely worried" about a fresh uprising.
A German court has ruled against the decision to deport a terrorist suspect to Tunisia, citing torture concerns. Despite Arab Spring reforms, experts say Tunisian authorities must do more to address human rights abuses.
The German academic duo have been selected for cultural writings that have promoted "sustainable peace and understanding among the peoples of the world." They will be receiving the award at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Women who experience sexual assault in Egypt have begun asserting themselves, say local NGOs. Ever more are reporting harassment to police and fighting for their abusers to be jailed. Menna A. Farouk reports from Cairo.
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