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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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    Six months after the military coup that overthrew the elected Islamist government of M...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. May 18, 2014

    EU cuts size of mission to monitor Egyptian election

    The EU has drastically scaled back a plan to monitor Egypt’s forthcoming presidential election in a further blow to the...

  17. May 18, 2014

    Sisi keeps policy vague and democracy off the agenda in Egypt

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief acclaimed by Egyptians as saving them from the self-destructively partisan and...

  18. May 15, 2014

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi supporters crave security in Egypt

    Mohamed Kamal had just dropped off a passenger in his Cairo district of Shubra el-Kheima on a recent afternoon when three...

  19. May 6, 2014

    Muslim Brotherhood ‘will no longer exist’ if Sisi wins elections

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former Egyptian defence minister widely expected to become the country’s next president, has vowed...

  20. May 1, 2014

    The manic mission that is Blair’s dismal last act

    I struggle to think of a former political leader as diligent as Tony Blair in the sullying of his own reputation. Mr Blair’s...

  21. April 28, 2014

    Al Jazeera sues Egypt for $150m after crackdown on journalists

    Al Jazeera has lodged a $150m claim for compensation against Egypt, turning to an international investor arbitration...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    April 28, 2014

    Death sentence announced in al-Idwa city

    EPA Relatives react outside a court during the trial of supporters of toppled president Mohamed Morsi, in Minya, Egypt, on...

  23. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE If the GPIF suit fits… We took a look at Abe’s plan to shake up Japan’s enormous...

  24. April 28, 2014

    Death sentences for 683 Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt

    A judge in the southern Egyptian town of Minya has recommended death sentences for 683 defendants, including Mohamed Badie,...

  25. April 27, 2014

    ‘Temptations of Power’, by Shadi Hamid

    ‘Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East’, by Shadi Hamid (Oxford University Press,...

  26. April 23, 2014

    Too soon to embrace Sisi – Egypt is an unpredictable place

    Egypt’s authorities are meticulously preparing a glorious election that will elevate the former military chief Abdel Fattah...

  27. April 23, 2014

    Tony Blair launches push to back ‘moderate’ Islam

    The west should “take sides” in the battle between moderate and radical Muslims in the Arab world, Tony Blair will say on...

  28. April 22, 2014

    Human rights: Egypt’s black holes

    He had been missing for more than three weeks when his family received the phone call. The man on the other end told them...

  29. April 18, 2014

    Gulf states forge deal to end spat over Doha backing for Brotherhood

    The Gulf states have forged an initial agreement aimed at ending a regional spat over Qatar’s support for the Islamist...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    April 9, 2014

    Muslims on the march

    Mahmoud Khaled/AFP Egyptian students, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi,...

  31. April 9, 2014

    Southern Egyptian town scared after mass death penalty

    Maha Sayyed, a teacher in southern Egypt, fainted when she received the call informing her that her husband, Ahmed Eid, was...

  32. April 3, 2014

    Cameron and the Muslim Brothers

    Since the September 11 attacks on the US in 2001, Britain, like other western governments, has from time to time banned...

  33. April 2, 2014

    Authoritarian Erdogan sets an unappealing precedent

    At the height of the mass rebellion across Turkey last summer against the autocratic whimsy of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...

  34. April 1, 2014

    Muslim Brotherhood inquiry stirs tensions in Whitehall

    Tensions have emerged at the heart of the British government over David Cameron’s decision to order an inquiry into the...

  35. The World

    March 31, 2014

    A global election pile-up in May

    What is it about the last week of May and elections? I already have the elections to the European Parliament marked in my...

  36. March 28, 2014

    Barack Obama meets King Abdullah in drive to mend relations

    President Barack Obama met Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Friday in Riyadh in an effort to mend a relationship that has...

  37. March 27, 2014

    Can populism and putsch work in Egypt?

    Nine months after overthrowing the elected Islamist government of Mohamed Morsi, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief who...

  38. March 26, 2014

    Saudi Arabia: A kingdom on guard

    The reaction was almost instant. On the same day that the Saudi government announced a ban on the Muslim Brotherhood, the...

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