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    1. April 1, 2015

      US restores $1.3bn military aid to Egypt

      The White House said on Tuesday that it was restoring the military aid to Egypt that it suspended after the military took...

    2. March 29, 2015

      Middle East tensions heighten as pressure builds over Yemen

      Tensions sharpened across the Middle East on Sunday after Arab leaders sought to raise the pressure on Iran by announcing a...

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    1. Year in the Arab World

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    1. March 13, 2015

      Gulf states put their money on Sisi’s Egypt with pledges worth $12bn

      Arab Gulf states kicked off a high profile investor conference in Egypt on Friday with a strong show of support for the...

    2. March 11, 2015

      Naguib Sawiris: the Egyptian tycoon with a sharp political edge

      It is not usual for Egyptian businessmen to court political controversy, and more so if they come from the country’s...

    3. February 10, 2015

      Putin and Sisi linked by common thread of illiberal democracy

      When strongmen get together, pomp and mutual admiration are never far behind. So it was when President Vladimir Putin of...

    4. January 30, 2015

      Violence spirals as Egypt’s army and militants clash in Sinai

      Ahmed Abudraa was on his way to visit relatives near the north Sinai town of Sheikh Zuwaid when he came across a checkpoint...

    5. January 23, 2015

      Mubarak sons freed two days before Egypt revolution anniversary

      The two sons of Egypt’s deposed ruler walked free from prison on Friday, two days before the fourth anniversary of Egypt’s...

    6. January 20, 2015

      Renewed flames of Sunni-Shia conflict threaten to engulf Middle East

      When the radical totalitarians of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, burst out of eastern Syria into...

    7. January 14, 2015

      The search for a Muslim Martin Luther

      When I read about Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s call for a reformation in Islam, I imagined a Charlie Hebdo cartoon ridiculing the...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      December 23, 2014

      China welcomes Egypt's president

      A soldier closes a curtain after the honour guard rehearses for a welcome ceremony for visiting Egyptian president Abdel...

    9. 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...

    10. December 2, 2014

      The Arab spring idealist who died for Isis

      He had held on for months. But when the Islamists and leftists, who had united in the 2011 revolution he had championed,...

    11. October 27, 2014

      Egypt steps up crackdown on militants

      Vital public facilities in Egypt, such as roads, bridges and power stations, will be put under military authority amid an...

    12. 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...

    13. October 16, 2014

      Investors eye energy opportunities as Egypt slashes subsidies

      Ahmed Heikal, the head of one of Egypt’s largest investment companies, has been a long-time critic of the country’s energy...

    14. October 6, 2014

      Sisi secures position in Egypt and abroad despite rights record

      When Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s president, held talks with Barack Obama, US president, on the sidelines of the UN General...

    15. October 2, 2014

      The fatal flaw in the west’s fight against Isis

      Istanbul has lost none of its magical energy. Turkey, though, has mislaid its geopolitical compass. Not so long ago, Recep...

    16. September 25, 2014

      US seeks backing from Egypt in battle against Isis

      The White House has turned its lobbying efforts to Egypt, another traditional Arab ally with whom relations have frayed...

    17. beyondbrics

      September 16, 2014

      Egypt's al-Sisi: so far so good, say economists

      After 100 days in power, Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been given a cautious thumbs up by economists. Al-Sisi,...

    18. 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...

    19. September 1, 2014

      Sisi bolsters nationalist appeal with $8bn Suez Canal investment

      Egypt to invest $8bn expanding Suez Canal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s president, has made the Suez Canal the centrepiece...

    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. July 22, 2014

      Gaza ceasefire talks make little progress

      International efforts to secure an end to the hostilities in Gaza appeared stalled on Tuesday after John Kerry, the US...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. July 8, 2014

      Egyptians rail against government as fuel costs soar

      Drinking tea as they waited for passengers on a Ramadan evening, furious minibus drivers at a station in Imbaba, an...

    25. July 7, 2014

      Naguib Sawiris’s bid for EFG-Hermes shares falls short

      A bid led by Naguib Sawiris, Egypt’s telecoms tycoon, to acquire a 20 per cent stake in EFG-Hermes, the Cairo-based regional...

    26. July 5, 2014

      Egypt sharply raises energy prices

      Egypt on Saturday implemented a long-feared hike in energy prices after the government pledged to reduce a gaping budget...

    27. July 1, 2014

      Saudis name top intelligence chief

      Prince Khalid bin Bandar al-Saud, a senior member of the Saudi royal family, has been named top intelligence chief, as the...

    28. June 30, 2014

      Egypt cuts spending on energy subsidies by a third in new budget

      Egypt has slashed spending on energy subsidies by almost a third in its budget for 2014-15 in an effort to reduce a deficit...

    29. June 24, 2014

      Egypt’s president to donate personal income as austerity looms

      Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, elected last month as Egypt’s president, has pledged to donate half his salary and personal wealth to...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. June 17, 2014

      Focus on status quo as new Egyptian government sworn in

      A new government has been sworn-in in Egypt – the first since Abdel Fattah al Sisi, the former defence minister, took office...

    34. June 11, 2014

      Cairo court jails Egyptian activists for 15 years each

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

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. June 5, 2014

      Strongmen are back to dash hopes of the Arab spring

      The Middle Eastern strongman is back. This week, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad staged an election in which he won a landslide...

    38. 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...

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