Abigail Hauslohner

For Abigail Hauslohner's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Egypt insurgency takes root in Sinai

World | FOCUS Jul 29, 2013

Egypt insurgency takes root in Sinai

More than three weeks after the military coup that ousted Egypt's first democratically elected — and Islamist — president from power, the roots of a violent insurgency are burrowing fast into the sands of the Sinai Peninsula. The rapid thud of machine-gun fire and ...

Egyptian secularists get a second chance

World / Politics | FOCUS Jul 7, 2013

Egyptian secularists get a second chance

Egypt's liberal and secularist groups, long plagued by infighting and poor organization, say the coup that ousted the Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, has given them a second wind and a fresh chance to unite. For the second time in 2½ years, young liberal activists ignited ...

World | FOCUS May 28, 2013

Iraqi Shiites take up arms for Syrian government

The Iraqi fighters in the video shoulder assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades as they walk down a highway lined with cypress trees. Grinning, some hold up cellphones and camcorders to capture the moment — the aftermath of a victorious battle to secure Aleppo Airport ...

World | FOCUS Apr 8, 2013

Group behind Luxor attack fills gaps left by government

There are generally two stories about how reliable the police force is in the southern Egyptian city of Assiut, and one of those is told by the police. "We are present. We are efficient, and we work around-the-clock," said Alaa Abdelsalam, one of the city's ...