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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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    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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

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    August 3, 2014

    Egypt's looming energy crisis

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  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

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    June 23, 2014

    Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced

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

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

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  35. 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,...

  36. 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,...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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