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  1. beyondbrics

    April 16, 2012

    Egypt: devaluation risks multiply

    embed1 Currency traders are betting against Egypt in droves. While the central bank battles valiantly to keep the exchange...

  2. April 13, 2012

    Egyptian Islamists rally to block Mubarak allies

    Thousands of Egyptian Islamists rallied in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday in a show of strength aimed at blocking the...

  1. beyondbrics

    April 9, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Chinese inflation accelerates in March * North Korea ‘planning third nuclear test’ * Asian shares fall again on weak US...

  2. April 8, 2012

    Ex-security chief runs for Egypt president

    Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s former powerful intelligence chief, has formally joined the race for president in an apparent bid by...

  3. September 7, 2011

    Egypt’s de facto leader called to testify

    The judge presiding over the trial of Hosni Mubarak, the ousted Egyptian president, has summonsed as a witness Mohammed...

  4. February 11, 2011

    Obama vows help towards democracy in Egypt

    President Barack Obama has declared that the upheaval in Egypt has “changed the world” and pledged US support for a...

  5. February 11, 2011

    The people discover their power

    Hosni Mubarak has fancied himself as the father of his nation. But it took him a whole week to feel the suffering of the...

  6. FT Alphaville

    February 11, 2011

    Goodbye for good, Mr Mubarak

    In the name of God the merciful, the compassionate, citizens, during these very difficult circumstances Egypt is going...

  7. February 11, 2011

    Mubarak is swept from power

    President Hosni Mubarak on Friday evening yielded to Egypt ’s 18-day youth revolution, handing over power to the military,...

  8. FT Alphaville

    February 11, 2011

    Mubarak defiant as protests intensify

    Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak gave a defiant speech to his nation on television on Thursday night, saying he would...

  9. February 10, 2011

    Power behind throne steps forward

    Since Egypt’s empowered youth movement launched its revolt against the regime of Hosni Mubarak, both the people of Egypt and...

  10. February 10, 2011

    Egypt after the last Pharaoh

    In his defiant speech last night Hosni Mubarak declined to step down. Yet the swirl of events in Egypt makes clear that his...

  11. February 8, 2011

    Protest hero fires up Cairo

    The release of a young Google executive has revitalised protesters in Cairo. Tens of thousands defied the Egyptian regime’s...

  12. February 8, 2011

    Trust gap impedes Egypt’s move to democracy

    When Omar Suleiman was asked in a recent interview whether he believed in democracy, he delivered a curious response. Egypt...

  13. February 8, 2011

    Egypt announces transition ‘road map’

    Egypt has a “clear road map” for a peaceful change of power, Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, claimed on Tuesday, as the...

  14. FT Alphaville

    February 8, 2011

    Suleiman tightens grip in Egypt

    Egypt unveiled a 15% pay rise for government workers on Monday, as embattled president Hosni Mubarak tried to quell popular...

  15. February 7, 2011

    Egypt without a pharaoh portends a storm

    Two kinds of concerns have characterised Israeli reaction to events in Egypt – one obvious, the other less so. The first was...

  16. FT Alphaville

    February 7, 2011

    Mubarak regime tries to ease discontent

    Egypt unveiled a 15 per cent pay rise for government workers on Monday, in a sign of the struggle President Hosni Mubarak’s...

  17. February 7, 2011

    Muslim Brotherhood acts with caution

    For years the Muslim Brotherhood was the target of crackdowns by the Egyptian regime, its members routinely rounded up,...

  18. February 7, 2011

    Protesters call for push to eject Mubarak

    Protesters called for a push on Tuesday to eject President Hosni Mubarak from power in demonstrations that will test their...

  19. FT Alphaville

    February 7, 2011

    Suleiman opens talks on Egypt reforms

    Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s vice-president, on Sunday opened talks with opposition groups, including the banned Muslim...

  20. February 6, 2011

    West keen to avoid rush to early polls

    The US and its European allies are looking to Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s new vice- president and former intelligence chief, to...

  21. February 6, 2011

    Mubarak foes win place at table

    After two weeks of mass protests and sporadic violence that have wreaked havoc across Egypt, the regime of President Hosni...

  22. February 6, 2011

    Suleiman holds talks on Egypt reforms

    The government of the Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, is on Monday to hold its first full cabinet meeting since protests...

  23. February 5, 2011

    Egypt’s Muslim Brothers join talks

    The Muslim Brothers, Egypt’s largest organised opposition group, met Omar Suleiman, the country’s vice-president, on Sunday,...

  24. February 4, 2011

    Obama urges transition on Mubarak

    Discussions are under way within Egypt on a political transition, Barack Obama has said. He has told Hosni Mubarak, the...

  25. February 4, 2011

    Besieged leaders struggle to find strategy

    Egypt has been turned into a cauldron of seething emotions by the last 10 days of protests. With hundreds of thousands of...

  26. February 4, 2011

    Business calls for unity alliance

    A group of prominent Egyptians, including businessmen, writers and legal experts, have presented a series of proposals to...

  27. February 4, 2011

    Mubarak warned over European aid

    European leaders ratcheted up pressure on Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak while warning for the first time that millions of...

  28. The World

    February 3, 2011

    Egypt, preparing for a crackdown?

    I’ve just watched the interview with Vice-President Omar Suleiman on television. There are a couple of concessions....

  29. February 3, 2011

    Mubarak supporters intensify attacks

    Egyptian anti government protesters throw stones during clashes in downtown Cairo Supporters of Egypt’s embattled president...

  30. February 3, 2011

    World leaders intensify pressure on Mubarak

    World leaders have stepped up pressure on Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, to hand over power as soon as possible,...

  31. February 2, 2011

    The hour strikes for Hosni Mubarak

    One month ago, a promise from Hosni Mubarak not to seek re-election as president next September might have gone some way to...

  32. February 2, 2011

    West condemns clashes in Cairo

    Fears mounted in Washington and around the world that the upheaval in Egypt was spiralling out of control, as the US and its...

  33. February 1, 2011

    Three scenarios for Arab world’s trendsetter

    From the palaces of Middle Eastern rulers to the corridors of the White House, diplomats have been frantically trying to...

  34. FT Alphaville

    February 1, 2011

    Protestors reject Mubarak cabinet

    A standoff between the regime of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president, and opposition forces hardened on Monday as a new...

  35. January 31, 2011

    Oil over $100 as Egypt protests intensify

    Oil prices broke through the $100 a barrel level for the first time in more than two years, amid market fears that Egypt’s...

  36. January 31, 2011

    Protesters reject new Egyptian cabinet

    The political standoff between the regime of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president, and forces calling for democratic change...

  37. January 31, 2011

    Egypt protesters maintain pressure

    Thousands of Egyptian protesters remained camped out in central Cairo on Monday, the seventh day of anti-government...

  38. FT Alphaville

    January 31, 2011

    Egypt: Pressure grows on Mubarak

    Protesters across Egypt stepped up calls for the immediate removal of leader Hosni Mubarak, after rejecting his weekend...

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