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      July 26, 2016

      IMF confirms $7bn bailout talks with Egypt

      The International Monetary Fund has confirmed that it is in talks with Egypt over a $7bn rescue package, after years of...

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      June 6, 2016

      Don't count on an orderly transition to a low carbon world

      Remember the Arab Spring and the heady promise of freedom and peace in the Middle East? Many normally sensible...

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    1. April 27, 2016

      Egyptian satire and the slim textbook of propaganda

      Chill out, dude, it’s a joke, quips Bassem Youssef when, barely a minute into his show the first jeer comes. For the...

    2. April 18, 2016

      Egypt puts hopes in ‘supergiant’ gasfield

      Until last year, Egyptians were plagued by daily power blackouts, plunging homes and businesses into darkness for hours...

    3. February 18, 2016

      By cracking down, Sisi risks a new uprising in Egypt

      Giulio Regeni, an Italian graduate student in Egypt studying trade unions, went out to meet a friend in Cairo on...

    4. December 22, 2015

      Dark days for Egypt’s amateur vice squad

      Egypt’s revolution meant different things to different people. But, for most, it was a reason for optimism. After the...

    5. November 5, 2015

      Egypt’s tourist industry counts the cost of terrorism fears

      Suspicions that the Metrojet crash over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was caused by a terrorist bomb are likely to prove...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. September 13, 2015

      Egypt and Tunisia row back on corruption

      Anger against corrupt leaders and their business cronies sent thousands on to the streets in Tunisia and Egypt in 2011...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      June 4, 2015

      Supporting Mubarak

      A young supporter of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is surrounded by an anti-Mubarak crowd outside the Court...

    10. May 16, 2015

      Egypt sentences ousted president Morsi to death

      A court in Cairo has sentenced Mohamed Morsi, the ousted Islamist president, to death along with 105 others in...

    11. May 9, 2015

      Hosni Mubarak and his two sons sentenced to three years in prison

      CAIRO — An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without...

    12. 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...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Egypt cuts top tax rate as it seeks to charm foreign investors

      Days ahead of hosting a high-profile international investment conference, Egypt has announced it is slashing its top...

    14. February 23, 2015

      Egypt jails icon of revolution Alaa Abdel Fattah

      An icon of Egypt’s 2011 revolution against the authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak was on Monday sentenced to five...

    15. February 13, 2015

      Obama has bumbled into the right Syria policy

      Messaging matters, and US President Barack Obama’s painfully public vacillation on what to do with Syria’s Bashar...

    16. January 27, 2015

      Obama rekindles relations with conservative Saudi Arabia

      Nearly four years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring protests, President Barack Obama cut short an overseas trip on...

    17. beyondbrics

      January 26, 2015

      Narendra Modi's bizarre attire: what can it mean?

      Just what are we to read into this? Mainstream and social media in India are abuzz with the revelation that, when...

    18. January 25, 2015

      Former presidential hopeful decries ‘repression’ in Sisi’s Egypt

      Even if Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh wanted to field candidates for the Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections, he would...

    19. 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...

    20. January 13, 2015

      Egypt court overturns remaining Mubarak corruption conviction

      A high court in Egypt has overturned the only remaining conviction against Hosni Mubarak, the former president. Mr...

    21. January 11, 2015

      ‘The Iron Cage of Liberalism’, by Daniel Ritter

      Why were the Middle East revolutions that replaced authoritarian regimes with relatively little bloodshed as peaceful...

    22. November 29, 2014

      Egyptian court drops case against Mubarak over protester deaths

      An Egyptian court has dropped charges against former president Hosni Mubarak relating to the killing of protesters...

    23. October 31, 2014

      Burkina Faso coup threatens western campaign against Islamists

      The protests that on Friday ended the rule of Burkina Faso’s long-serving president may have seemed like another...

    24. 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...

    25. May 29, 2014

      Apathy over Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s triumph echoes Mubarak era

      Egypt’s former army chief, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, won a predicted landslide victory over his sole challenger in the...

    26. May 22, 2014

      Egypt: Revolution to disillusion

      Mona Seif had a blunt response when Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian former army chief and clear frontrunner in next...

    27. May 19, 2014

      Egypt’s ‘other’ candidate insists he can win presidential poll

      “Hamdeen, son of the poor, you will trounce the field marshal,” chant supporters of Egypt’s “other” presidential...

    28. May 16, 2014

      Egypt to launch first domestic ETF

      Egypt is planning to launch its first domestically listed exchange traded fund. It is part of efforts to attract...

    29. 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...

    30. March 27, 2014

      Can populism and putsch work in Egypt?

      Nine months after overthrowing the elected Islamist government of Mohamed Morsi, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief...

    31. March 23, 2014

      Time for frank US talk with Saudis

      When President Barack Obama meets King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia this week, there are likely to be sharp exchanges...

    32. February 28, 2014

      A tyrant’s overthrow is not a sure end to oppression

      First Tahrir Square, then last year’s Gezi protests in Istanbul, and now Kiev, Caracas, Sarajevo and Bangkok – people...

    33. February 25, 2014

      Ibrahim Mehleb asked to form government in Egypt

      Egypt’s housing minister, a member of the deposed regime of former president Hosni Mubarak, has been named as head of...

    34. February 12, 2014

      Egypt outlook raised to ‘stable’ by Fitch but risks ‘substantial’

      Funds from Gulf countries have helped stabilise Egypt’s outlook but the country still faces “substantial risks and...

    35. February 12, 2014

      Egypt needs inclusive reform not coercive populism

      Any day now, the transition envisaged by Egypt’s military after July’s coup d’état will be all but completed, with the...

    36. February 9, 2014

      The forces of centralisation cannot recapture Egypt

      The perception, as defence minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is catapulted towards the presidency, that Egypt is returning...

    37. January 28, 2014

      Jingoistic nationalism replaces revolution in Egypt

      Outside the courthouse where deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was on trial on Tuesday, a supporter of Field...

    38. January 26, 2014

      At least 49 dead as violence marks anniversary of Egypt uprising

      Street clashes and explosions erupted across Egypt on Saturday, the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising against...

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