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    1. March 31, 2012

      Muslim Brotherhood aims for Egyptian presidency

      The Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian Islamist group that controls parliament, has announced it would field a presidential...

    2. March 27, 2012

      Egypt: Institutions confound predictions of disaster

      Egypt’s economy may have taken a severe battering over the past year of political upheaval, but the country’s highly-liquid...

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      Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
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    1. February 10, 2012

      Moment of youth: Egypt’s new activists

      It was a moment of breathtaking audacity. During a protest in Cairo last month, activists used the concrete walls of the...

    2. January 22, 2012

      New parliament marks radical shift in Egyptian politics

      When Egypt’s newly-elected parliament sits for its inaugural session on Monday, its composition will represent the most...

    3. December 29, 2011

      Egypt: A religious revival

      Back in January, as popular protests against President Hosni Mubarak gathered pace, the Muslim Brotherhood was easy to spot,...

    4. December 22, 2011

      Transition toward a difficult new dawn

      The lines in front of polling stations extended for hundreds of metres and the waiting lasted for hours but Egyptian voters,...

    5. December 22, 2011

      Politics: Islamists set to sweep the board

      As Islamists hurtle towards a landslide victory in Egypt’s parliamentary election, the country looks set to enter a new...

    6. December 22, 2011

      The Salafis: Anxious to prevent liberals from shaping new order

      Ultraconservative Salafi Islamists, who admit openly that they do not believe in democracy, have been the biggest surprise...

    7. September 21, 2011

      Egypt: Confidence and liquidity help ease the turmoil

      High liquidity is helping Egypt’s banks weather a tough year, following the popular uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, the...

    8. May 2, 2011

      Interactive: Tracking al-Qaeda’s leaders

      After the killing of Osama bin Laden earlier this year, al-Qaeda selected his longstanding deputy Ayman al-Zawahri as its...

    9. January 30, 2011

      Key players emerging in Egyptian crisis

      Omar Suleiman Before this week’s popular uprising, when Egyptians speculated on who might be the next president after Hosni...

    10. December 15, 2010

      Politics: Election that wiped out opposition

      It had long been expected that the parliamentary election at the end of November would reduce the number of independent...

    11. December 15, 2010

      The economy: Buoyant domestic demand helps drive growth

      Egypt may have weathered the global downturn better than others in its neighbourhood, but officials and analysts say there...

    12. November 3, 2010

      The growing appeal of a job in Libya

      The image of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s unpredictable and flamboyant leader, tends to colour outsiders’ perceptions of his...

    13. October 21, 2010

      Egyptian companies look beyond borders

      Egyptian companies have been increasingly searching the Middle East and further afield for opportunities to expand. But in a...

    14. June 7, 2010

      Libya looks to the future

      New versus old: in Tripoli, futuristic real estate projects have sprung up throughout the city, including towers and...

    15. June 3, 2010

      Border opened

      Egypt opened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip yesterday, allowing humanitarian aid to enter and scores of...

    16. May 18, 2010

      Growing pains put the focus on the role of city planners

      Swine of a problem: Cairo’s rubbish collectors had no pigs last year to eat organic waste Heavy trucks pulling long trailers...

    17. May 10, 2010

      Algiers’ defensive mindset risks a future of isolation

      Outside the oil sector, Algeria’s message to foreign investors has never been a particularly warm one. In contrast to the...

    18. April 23, 2010

      Power passes through bloodline

      Libya's political system has no formal mechanism for choosing a leader, leaving the door open for improvisation, including...

    19. February 23, 2010

      Swiss man begins sentence in Libya

      A Swiss businessman prevented from leaving Libya for 19 months emerged from his country's embassy yesterday to begin a...

    20. February 15, 2010

      Diminishing returns to Morocco

      When bailiffs seized the assets of Le Journal Hebdomadaire, an independent Moroccan news magazine, forcing it to close at...

    21. January 14, 2010

      F Telecom hit by Egyptian ruling

      France Telecom's hopes of taking control of ECMS were dashed yesterday when an Egyptian court blocked its offer for minority...

    22. December 28, 2009

      Cairo blocks Gaza aid convoy

      Egypt has blocked a humanitarian aid convoy for Gaza and barred more than 1,000 international campaigners from visiting the...

    23. December 16, 2009

      Regime faces an uncertain transition

      Before President Hosni Mubarak stepped on to the podium at the ruling National Democratic Party conference last month,...

    24. December 16, 2009

      Investment: Turks take advantage of perks and proximity

      Endless rows of fully automated machines twist polyester yarn in the factory of KCG, a Turkish company that produces net...

    25. December 16, 2009

      Agriculture exports: Fertile future for sales abroad

      “You must pamper your cow,” says Ahmed Seddik, chief operating officer of Gozour, as he describes various showers and...

    26. November 4, 2009

      Libya leans towards resource nationalism

      Libya has never been an easy environment for international oil companies. With its opaque political system and its own brand...

    27. October 27, 2009

      Libya reinstates oil company head

      Libya has reinstated Shokri Ghanem as head of its National Oil Corporation six weeks after his resignation from the...

    28. October 27, 2009

      Libya reinstates oil company head

      Libya has reinstated Shokri Ghanem as head of its National Oil Corporation six weeks after his resignation from the...

    29. October 27, 2009

      Ben Ali wins fifth term in Tunisia

      Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali, the president of Tunisia, has been elected to a fifth term in office, with the official count...

    30. October 27, 2009

      Ben Ali wins fifth term in Tunisia

      Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali, the president of Tunisia, has been elected to a fifth term in office, with the official count...

    31. September 22, 2009

      Women: Where life depends on the mood of the men

      Wajeha Al Huwaider, a divorced mother from eastern Saudi Arabia, does not believe she should have to seek the permission of...

    32. September 17, 2009

      Resurrecting the Paris of the Orient

      Look past the grime and the disrepair and it is possible to see beautiful buildings in Cairo. But resurrecting the spirit of...

    33. August 22, 2009

      Gaddafi gains as coup anniversary nears

      The return to Libya of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahiis likely to give another boost to Muammer Gaddafi as he prepares to...

    34. July 20, 2009

      Look beyond the headscarf

      Egyptians have been outraged by the killing of Marwa el-Sherbini, a pregnant mother who was stabbed to death in a Dresden...

    35. May 1, 2009

      Med investment project launched

      The Union for the Mediterranean, the regional grouping formed last year on the initiative of Nicolas Sarkozy, the president...

    36. May 1, 2009

      Med investment project launched

      The Union for the Mediterranean, the regional grouping formed last year on the initiative of Nicolas Sarkozy, the president...

    37. January 22, 2009

      Negotiations seek to consolidate unilateral ceasefires

      Negotiators from both Hamas and Israel are due in Cairo tomorrow for separate talks with the Egyptian authorities aimed at...

    38. November 13, 2008

      Egypt rebuked on African migrants

      Human Rights Watch has urged the Egyptian authorities to stop shooting African migrants trying to cross illegally into...

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