Sophia Jones is a Cairo-based journalist covering the Middle East. Follow her on Twitter @sophia_mjones.

Protest Song

The young Saudi comedian behind the viral video tells Sophia Jones about satire and Saudi politics.

Goodbye Tahrir

In a move that has Egyptians of all political stripes incensed, a proposed law would allow Egypt’s ruling generals to criminalize protests like the ones that toppled Mubarak and Morsi. Sophia Jones reports from Cairo.


The U.S. announced it would postpone some military aid to Egypt due to ongoing crackdowns by the government—but Egyptians see the move as meddling in their national affairs and are applauding the army for talking tough. Sophia Jones reports from Cairo.