UK arms exports to Egypt

Egypt: Country overview The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in Northern Africa, bordering Libya, Sudan and Israel. Egypt has a fast-growing population with an estimated population approaching 100 million. Egypt has a semi-presidential system of government, but after former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011, the parliament was dissolved, and the constitution suspended. Egypt […]

Explosive violence in April 2015

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. Since 1 October 2010 AOAV has used English-language media sources to capture information on attacks, including on the number of casualties and the weapon type used. April saw 2,917 casualties of explosive violence, 83% of whom were civilians. For […]

Explosive Alert: Issue Three (22-27 January 2014)

Every day civilians are killed and injured by explosive weapons, either the rockets and air-dropped bombs of a conventional military, or an improvised explosive device (IED). Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records the incidents of explosive violence as they happen around the world. Using English-language media sources, AOAV collects data on attacks, including on the […]

News from AOAV: 8 November 2013

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Egypt’s explosive escalation: the warning signs

Yesterday morning a suicide bomber killed at least four security personnel in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. This comes just a few days after another car bomb claimed the lives of three policemen. While Egypt has had far-higher casualty numbers from the running battles that have scarred this country, the growing escalation in the means and method of […]

Top 100: The most influential journalists covering armed violence

From besieged cities in Syria to American street-corners, and countless other places in between, armed violence continues to take the lives of hundreds of thousands of people a year. It fundamentally reshapes the world we live in. Yet for a vast number of people, violence and conflict are abstractions far removed from their daily realities. […]

Sue Lloyd Roberts

Sue Lloyd Roberts CBE is a television journalist who has worked with ITN, Channel 4 News and Channel 4 documentaries before joining the BBC as a Special Correspondent. She has reported extensively for Newsnight, including reports from Homs in Syria and from inside North Korea. Her investigative reporting has won her a string of awards, […]

Stephen Farrell

Stephen Farrell is a Metro reporter for the New York Times. After covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War, he joined Times’s Baghdad bureau, where he set up and ran the Baghdad Bureau blog from the field. In 2009, he helped launch and run the Baghdad Bureau’s successor At War blog, […]

Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is one of the best-known journalists in the world. He is Middle East Correspondent for the Independent and has reported on the region for more than 30 years. During his career, he has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Lebanon. Fisk has won more British and International Journalism awards than any […]

Richard Engel

Richard Engel is Chief Foreign Correspondent of NBC News. He is known for his reporting on the 2011 revolution in Egypt, the conflict in Libya and the unrest throughout the Arab world. Engel is one of the only Western journalists to have covered the entire war in Iraq. He has reported from Afghanistan, and also […]

Remy Ourdan

Remy Ourdan is a French journalist who is a deputy editor of newspaper Le Monde. In 1992 Ourdan began as a reporter in Sarajevo, and covered the siege of Sarajevo and the Bosnian war for four years. In the Balkans, he also covered the Kosovo war and Serbia after the fall of Slobodan Milosevic. In Africa, […]

Ramita Navai

Ramita Navai is a British-Iranian journalist and a reporter for Channel 4’s foreign affairs series Unreported World. Navai worked as the Tehran correspondent for The Times from 2003 to 2006, and covered events such as parliamentary and presidential elections, human rights cases and the escalating nuclear crisis. She has reported from Afghanistan in 2005 investigating […]