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    1. December 23, 2014

      Qatar shuts Al Jazeera unit that angered Egypt

      Qatar has closed an affiliate of its Al Jazeera television network dedicated to covering Egypt, removing a big source of...

    2. December 21, 2014

      Egypt and Qatar inch towards detente after Saudi-brokered talks

      President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt “looked forward to turning the page on past differences” with Qatar following...

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    1. Egypt

      Six months after the military coup that overthrew the elected Islamist government of M...
    2. Year in the Arab World

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
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    1. December 11, 2014

      Relief felt in western capitals as Qatar comes in from the cold

      Qatar has paid a heavy price for its pro-Islamist policy over the past year. Dispensing with the pretence of brotherly...

    2. The World

      December 2, 2014

      Putin and Erdogan: not quite kindred spirits

      One of the most compelling of international relationships was on display in Ankara this week when Russian President Vladimir...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      November 28, 2014

      Egyptian rally

      Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans against the military and the...

    4. FT Data

      November 24, 2014

      The power of the street

      In the aftermath of the financial crisis the world saw an increase in the number of street protests. Many inspired by...

    5. November 16, 2014

      UAE blacklists 83 groups as terrorists

      The United Arab Emirates has blacklisted 83 organisations as terrorists, broadening the authorities’ ability to target...

    6. November 2, 2014

      UK and Qatar sign pact to combat jihadis and cyber warfare

      The UK has signed a security pact with Qatar to share classified intelligence and deepen ties between the two countries’...

    7. October 24, 2014

      Islamists kill 31 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

      Islamist militants killed 31 Egyptian soldiers on Friday in two separate attacks in the northern Sinai Peninsula, the...

    8. October 24, 2014

      UK report clears Muslim Brotherhood of terror links, say lawyers

      The Muslim Brotherhood has been cleared of links to terrorism in an unpublished government report, the group’s lawyers say....

    9. October 16, 2014

      Carter Center withdraws from Egypt amid rights crackdown

      The Carter Center, a democracy and human rights charity founded by Jimmy Carter, the former US president, said it is closing...

    10. October 8, 2014

      Tinkering with textbooks is futile in the age of Google

      First they staged a military coup in the pursuit of happiness. Then they put on festivals so people can experience that...

    11. September 21, 2014

      Turkish businesses embrace opportunities in north Africa in spite of Libya risk

      In June, Turkish engineer Aykut Simsar was living the pleasant life of an expatriate in the Libyan city of Misurata,...

    12. The A-List

      September 16, 2014

      US must work harder to win over Arab regimes on Isis

      The US administration is trying to convince its populace and the world that it is successfully forging a new alliance in the...

    13. September 14, 2014

      Qatar urges west to back Syrian moderates against Assad

      Qatar’s foreign minister is seeking to refocus the world’s attention on the “terrorism” of the Syrian regime, urging the...

    14. September 9, 2014

      Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

      JORDAN The Sunni Muslim state is an important US regional ally and will be a central part of any future coalition against...

    15. September 2, 2014

      Islamist roadside bomb kills 11 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

      A roadside bomb killed 11 soldiers travelling in an armoured vehicle in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai region on Tuesday in...

    16. August 17, 2014

      Whitehall report into Muslim Brotherhood delayed by wrangling

      The publication of a UK government report into the Muslim Brotherhood has been delayed as ministers and officials wrangle...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      August 14, 2014

      Egyptian clashes

      Mohamed Al-Shahed/AFP A policeman stands in al-Haram street in Cairo, Egypt, during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood...

    18. August 5, 2014

      In search of lasting peace in Gaza

      The ceasefire in Gaza is an occasion for both relief and sorrow: relief that the killing has stopped for now, but sorrow...

    19. August 4, 2014

      Libya MPs defy Islamists to attend Tobruk swearing-in ceremony

      An overwhelming majority of Libya’s new MPs defied Islamists and their militia allies to attend a swearing-in ceremony in...

    20. Nick Butler

      August 3, 2014

      Egypt's looming energy crisis

      A protester waves the Egyptian flag (Getty) After a decade of introspection, Europe is being forced to confront the...

    21. The World

      July 31, 2014

      Gaza: four end-game scenarios

      Israel’s Operation Protective Edge entered its 24th day on Thursday, and is now one of the longest-running conflicts for a...

    22. July 20, 2014

      Gaza ceasefire efforts hampered by Arab divisions over Hamas

      Qatar launched a round of diplomacy on Sunday in an attempt to lay the groundwork for a ceasefire in Gaza as the death toll...

    23. July 10, 2014

      Egypt reluctant to help Hamas obtain ceasefire deal with Israel

      Whenever conflict has broken out in recent years between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza, mediators...

    24. July 9, 2014

      United Arab Emirates detains two Qatari citizens on spying charges

      The United Arab Emirates has detained two Qatari citizens amid accusations of spying, in a move that threatens to sour...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      July 3, 2014

      Egyptian anniversary violence

      Khaled Desouki/AFP An Egyptian riot policeman secures a street in front of burning tyres thrown by supporters of Muslim...

    26. June 24, 2014

      Egypt’s president will not interfere in Al Jazeera case

      Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s president, said he would not interfere in the judiciary following international condemnation...

    27. June 23, 2014

      Tony Blair eyes Abu Dhabi office as he looks to expand Middle East role

      Tony Blair is looking to open an office in Abu Dhabi, the increasingly assertive oil-rich emirate, in an apparent bid to...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      June 23, 2014

      Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced

      Khaled Desouki/AFP Al-Jazeera news channel’s Australian journalist Peter Greste and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian...

    29. June 23, 2014

      International outrage as Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists

      A Cairo court has provoked international outrage and concerns over freedom of expression in Egypt after handing harsh prison...

    30. June 21, 2014

      Egyptian court confirms Muslim Brotherhood death sentences

      CAIRO, June 21 – An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 182...

    31. June 19, 2014

      UAE focuses on economic reform in Egypt in battle against Islamism

      The United Arab Emirates is shifting its assistance to Egypt from direct aid to private sector development as the Gulf state...

    32. June 11, 2014

      Egyptian court sentences secular activist to 15 years in jail

      A court in Cairo has handed down a 15-year sentence to more than 20 activists including Alaa Abdel Fattah, an outspoken...

    33. June 8, 2014

      Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sworn in as Egypt’s president

      Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s former army chief, was sworn in as president on Sunday, almost a year after the army ousted...

    34. June 3, 2014

      Saudi Arabia calls on region to assist Egypt

      Saudi Arabia has called for a donor conference to assist Egypt as the Gulf’s Arab superpower seeks to muster regional...

    35. May 29, 2014

      Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wins landslide victory in Egypt poll

      Egypt’s former army chief, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has won a crushing landslide victory over his only opponent in the...

    36. May 26, 2014

      Voters count on Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to revive Egypt’s economy

      Egyptians voted on Monday in a presidential election expected to deliver a landslide victory to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the...

    37. May 25, 2014

      Egypt’s presidential vote expected to anoint Sisi

      Egyptians go to the polls on Monday and Tuesday to choose their new president, but few doubt that the outcome will be...

    38. May 19, 2014

      The deepening chaos in Libya

      When Colonel Muammer Gaddafi was toppled by a Nato-led military operation in October 2011, Britain, France and the US...

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