HOSNI MUBARAK: Egyptian court dismisses case against controversial ex-president

A court in the Egyptian capital Cairo has dismissed all charges pending against the country’s former president, Hosni Mubarak, the New York Times reports.  Despite observers expecting Mubarak to be sentenced for a lengthy amount of time in prison, there is now the possibility that he may be released since his detention after the 2011 revolution which began the ‘Arab Spring‘, which spread onwards to Tunisia and Syria. That revolution, which saw thousands of protesters converge on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, in the centre of the city, saw widespread human rights violations  by the Mubarak government and local police and the ousting of the president after several decades in power , followed by … Continue reading HOSNI MUBARAK: Egyptian court dismisses case against controversial ex-president

SPLASH AND DASH: A drive-by drenching

You have got your suit dry-cleaned and freshly pressed, your crisp white shirt is the bee’s knees and your Marks & Sparks tie is the right shade of blue. You know you will get that interview. The weather’s not so enthusiastic though. It is raining quite heavily, but not enough to dampen your get-up-and-go spirit. You step out the front door, umbrella in hand. You turn into the main road, trying your best to dodge the assorted puddles rapidly forming on the pavement as you walk down towards the rail station. As you blissfully daydream of becoming the hottest sales … Continue reading SPLASH AND DASH: A drive-by drenching