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    1. 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 African...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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 country’s...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 candidate...

    4. 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 capital...

    5. 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 Fattah...

    6. 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 who...

    7. 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 behind the...

    8. 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 have...

    9. 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 the...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 to...

    13. 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 Marshal...

    14. January 25, 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 Hosni...

    15. January 25, 2014

      Bomb blast in Cairo as Egypt marks third anniversary of uprising

      CAIRO, Jan 25 – A bomb exploded near a police academy in Cairo on Saturday, security sources said, a day after a wave of...

    16. January 24, 2014

      Cairo rocked by blasts on eve of anniversary of Egypt uprising

      Four explosions struck security installations in the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least six people and injuring...

    17. January 18, 2014

      Egypt’s new constitution gets 98% ‘Yes’ vote

      A constitution backed by the military and the interim government installed after last year’s coup was approved by 98.1 per...

    18. January 12, 2014

      New constitution, old restoration

      Egyptians this week vote on a new constitution, drawn up under military tutelage after July’s coup d’état against the...

    19. December 21, 2013

      Egypt sends Morsi to trial in third case

      CAIRO, Dec 21 – Egypt’s deposed Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, and 129 others including members of Hamas and Hizbollah,...

    20. December 18, 2013

      Egypt’s military returns to centre stage

      When young secular rights activists tried to defy a law issued by Egypt’s military-backed authorities to restrict protests,...

    21. November 20, 2013

      Russia cannot replace America in the Middle East

      The hardening conviction among America’s Arab and Israeli allies that the US is no longer a reliable partner in the sinuous...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      November 19, 2013

      Anti-military anger in Egypt

      Mahmoud Khaled/AFP Egyptians gather in Cairo’s Mohammed Mahmud street to mark the two-year anniversary of anti-military...

    23. November 5, 2013

      Mohamed Morsi trial just latest sign Egypt is on the wrong path

      Egyptians must be suffering from presidential trial fatigue. In less than three years, two presidents have been jailed and...

    24. November 4, 2013

      Deposed Egypt president Mohamed Morsi defiant as trial adjourned

      Egypt’s ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, on Monday defiantly insisted he was the country’s legitimate leader as his...

    25. October 31, 2013

      Middle East: Against the law

      About once a month for the past year, Moroccan lawyer Reda Oulamine has set aside the tax and corporate cases at his...

    26. October 27, 2013

      Stolen asset laws to be reviewed as Arab states seek redress

      UK laws on how stolen assets are frozen and repatriated are to be reviewed as Arab states try to recover assets that they...

    27. beyondbrics

      October 23, 2013

      Egypt: EGX30 party time

      The news out of Egypt may seem unremittingly bad of late but here’s something to cheer equity investors: the benchmark Cairo...

    28. October 20, 2013

      Cracks appear in Egypt’s interim government

      A dispute between liberals and authoritarians in Egypt’s cabinet over a law regulating public protests has laid bare cracks...

    29. beyondbrics

      September 20, 2013

      Egypt's tourist numbers just fell off a cliff

      Egypt’s problems are not exactly unknown. The question for potential tourists is whether things are so bad they should stay...

    30. beyondbrics

      September 20, 2013

      Guest post: Egypt's problems will not be solved by aid alone

      By Elizabeth Stephens of JLT Specialty Investor confidence and the prospects for international businesses operating in Egypt...

    31. September 12, 2013

      Egypt’s interim government extends state of emergency

      Egypt’s military-installed interim government has extended a state of emergency for another two months, raising fears of a...

    32. August 25, 2013

      Twin trials showcase Egypt’s momentous political reversal

      Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Egypt, and their arch-enemy, Hosni Mubarak, faced separate trials in Cairo on Sunday – in both...

    33. August 23, 2013

      Storm in the Arab world will not abate

      Back in 2011, the wave of popular upheaval across the Middle East suggested that decades of dictatorship might be at an end....

    34. August 22, 2013

      Hosni Mubarak released from Egypt prison

      Deposed president Hosni Mubarak was released from a Cairo prison on Thursday, in a symbolic move likely to further fuel...

    35. August 21, 2013

      Egypt court orders release of Hosni Mubarak on bail

      Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian strongman ousted in the 2011 popular revolution at the heart of the Arab spring, could be...

    36. August 19, 2013

      Stability, not an election, is what Egypt needs now

      If you are going to intervene in a foreign country, it helps to know what you want to happen. But on Egypt – and Syria, too...

    37. August 19, 2013

      Egypt court clears way for Mubarak to be freed

      Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted in a popular uprising in 2011, could soon be released from prison...

    38. The World

      August 19, 2013

      Q&A: Banning the Brotherhood

      Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi protest the killing of his supporters by the security forces. (Getty) Egyptian...

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