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    1. December 17, 2015

      Cameron stops short of banning Muslim Brotherhood

      David Cameron, the UK prime minister, has used the final day of the parliamentary year to publish findings of a...

    2. November 19, 2015

      Paris attacks must shake Europe’s complacency

      There is an impulse in Europe’s political discourse, by no means the exclusive property of the left, that assumes...

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    1. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      Despite widespread unrest in the region, countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt are ...
    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. November 6, 2015

      Cameron’s well-judged call on Sharm el-Sheikh

      David Cameron has had some tense diplomatic encounters in his five years as prime minister. Few can have been as tricky...

    2. November 5, 2015

      Sharm el-Sheikh alert eclipses Sisi visit

      British airlines will begin bringing home 20,000 tourists from Sharm-el-Sheikh on Friday after UK authorities gave...

    3. November 3, 2015

      Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s autocracy is no way forward for Egypt

      Today’s visit to Britain of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the president of Egypt, was mired in controversy before it began, and...

    4. November 3, 2015

      David Cameron to host Egypt’s Sisi despite outcry on human rights

      David Cameron will meet Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday in the first significant talks between the two leaders, as the...

    5. October 19, 2015

      Government scrambles to boost turnout in Egypt poll

      The authorities in Egypt were scrambling to increase turnout in the country’s much-delayed parliamentary election on...

    6. October 16, 2015

      Old guard eye comeback in Egypt polls

      Ihab al-Omda, a wealthy Egyptian businessman and Mubarak-era stalwart, is preparing for his political comeback. Elected...

    7. September 17, 2015

      Barack Obama gets it right and wrong about Iran

      For Barack Obama the deal ending the nuclear stand-off with Iran was a signal achievement. The question now is whether...

    8. August 17, 2015

      Sisi’s crackdown in Egypt will not bring stability

      President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appears determined to do everything he can to entrench his own version of one-man rule...

    9. August 17, 2015

      Egypt’s Sisi approves strict anti-terror law

      Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a controversial antiterrorism law which imposes harsh penalties on...

    10. August 4, 2015

      Egypt: New foundations

      For more than 20 years, Sayed Shaalan, a small-business owner, and his neighbours, have been prevented by a government...

    11. July 24, 2015

      Why comics and cartoons are flourishing in the Middle East

      For Asia Alfasi, the reason politics dominates comics in the Arab world is simple. “Our lives are a lot more...

    12. July 1, 2015

      Cairo soap opera casts Islamists as the bad guys

      The scene is a model of harmony in a cosmopolitan Middle East. Muslims, Christians and Jews live side by side, the...

    13. June 29, 2015

      Full steam ahead on project to expand the Suez Canal

      Egypt is preparing for the August 6 inauguration of its project to expand the Suez Canal to allow two-way traffic and...

    14. June 22, 2015

      The west opens up to Egypt’s President Sisi

      Two years after taking power in Egypt in a military coup, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is being embraced by western...

    15. April 24, 2015

      Egypt’s ‘hanging judge’ accused of politicised verdicts

      The judge glowers at the weeping young defendant in the Tora Police Academy in Cairo. Naemah Sayed’s lawyer tells the...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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....

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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