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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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  2. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

    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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