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    1. FT Photo Diary

      August 25, 2015

      Pro-Morsi night-time street protest

      Members of the Egyptian Ultras Nahdawi youth group take part in a protest against the removal of former President,...

    2. August 14, 2015

      ‘Circling the Square: Stories from the Egyptian Revolution’, by Wendell Steavenson

      For many Egyptians who took part in the 2011 revolution in Tahrir Square, Cairo, these were the proudest 18 days of...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      August 6, 2015

      Celebrating Suez

      An Egyptian carries a member of the armed forces on his shoulders during celebrations of the opening of the new...

    4. August 5, 2015

      A gatecrasher at Obama’s African homecoming

      With every one of President Barack Obama’s trips to Africa, he has seemed keen to make a historic statement. His debut,...

    5. August 4, 2015

      Egypt: New foundations

      For more than 20 years, Sayed Shaalan, a small-business owner, and his neighbours, have been prevented by a government...

    6. July 11, 2015

      Isis claims Cairo consulate blast

      One person was killed and at least nine were injured in a car-bomb attack on the Italian consulate in central Cairo...

    7. July 5, 2015

      Lyxor had ‘no choice’ in closure of Greek ETF

      Lyxor, the Paris-based asset manager, has spoken out for the first time about its decision to impose a block on...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      July 3, 2015

      Funeral procession in Al-Kaliobeya

      Military policemen try to open a path ahead for the funeral of 21-year-old Mohamed Adel, one of the army officers who...

    9. The World

      July 2, 2015

      Smart Reads 2 July 2015

      Angela Merkel is taking her revenge on Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras by insisting there can be no more talks on...

    10. July 1, 2015

      Cairo soap opera casts Islamists as the bad guys

      The scene is a model of harmony in a cosmopolitan Middle East. Muslims, Christians and Jews live side by side, the...

    11. July 1, 2015

      Egypt militants kill at least 64 soldiers in co-ordinated attack in Sinai

      At least 64 soldiers were killed on Wednesday in a series of co-ordinated attacks claimed by militants from an...

    12. June 29, 2015

      Egypt’s top prosecutor killed in car bomb

      Egypt’s prosecutor-general was killed in a car bomb outside his house in a busy upmarket Cairo neighbourhood on Monday...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      June 17, 2015

      Rock diving on Cleopatra's Beach

      Visitors react on the rock as a man jumps into the water, above Cleopatra’s Beach, on a summer s day before the start...

    14. June 16, 2015

      Egypt court upholds Mohamed Morsi death sentence over jailbreak

      A court in Cairo has upheld the death sentence imposed in May on ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi over a prison...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      June 11, 2015

      Karnak temple in Luxor

      Tourists visit Karnak temple in Luxor, a town 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on...

    16. June 11, 2015

      Egypt court clears Sainsbury’s chief executive

      A court in Cairo has acquitted Mike Coupe, chief executive of J Sainsbury, of all charges against him in relation to a...

    17. June 10, 2015

      Suicide bomber strikes at Karnak temple in southern Egypt

      A suicide bomber blew himself up outside Karnak temple in the southern Egyptian town of Luxor on Wednesday after police...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2015

      Eleven death sentences

      Defendants on trial for the deaths in a riot following a football match in Port Said in February 2012, are seen behind...

    19. June 5, 2015

      Egypt’s new desert capital: metropolis or mirage?

      It may be a harsh and congested city, but the noisy jumble that is Cairo can still offer moments of beauty and pleasure...

    20. 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...

    21. May 22, 2015

      Emaar Misr IPO seen as sign of Egyptian resurgence

      The announcement this week by Emaar Misr, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gulf developer Emaar, that it planned to float a...

    22. May 18, 2015

      Cairo suspends capital gains tax after investor disquiet

      The Egyptian government has responded to investor pressure by suspending a capital gains tax introduced last year. The...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      May 18, 2015

      Making bricks in Cairo

      Labourers work at a traditional brick factory in the Arab Mesad district of Helwan, northeast of Cairo ...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. May 5, 2015

      Middle East: Taking liberties

      Egyptian teacher Ayman Ramzy made a confession on a television programme last year that turned his life upside down. He...

    27. 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...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      April 21, 2015

      Guarding Morsi

      Egyptian policemen secure Egypt’s national police academy, where on Tuesday an Egyptian criminal court sentenced ousted...

    29. April 21, 2015

      Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi jailed for 20 years

      A criminal court in Cairo has sentenced Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first elected president who was ousted by the military...

    30. April 1, 2015

      US restores $1.3bn military aid to Egypt

      The White House said on Tuesday that it was restoring the military aid to Egypt that it suspended after the military...

    31. March 31, 2015

      Egypt expects building boom in resilient real estate market

      Real estate in Egypt has shown resilience as political turmoil has damaged other parts of the economy over the past...

    32. The World

      March 26, 2015

      Saudi - Iran power struggle lays the region to waste

        As Saudi jets launched bombing raids against Yemeni rebel targets, escalating another war in the Middle East, the...

    33. March 12, 2015

      Egypt to unveil plans for new administrative capital

      Egypt is set to unveil ambitious plans to build a new administrative capital on the outskirts of Cairo, to be funded by...

    34. March 11, 2015

      Naguib Sawiris: the Egyptian tycoon with a sharp political edge

      It is not usual for Egyptian businessmen to court political controversy, and more so if they come from the country’s...

    35. March 11, 2015

      Foreign investors return to Egypt after years of turmoil

      Two heated battles between foreign investors for Egyptian assets have heartened Cairo officials hoping to relaunch...

    36. March 9, 2015

      Saudi Arabia blocks Sweden minister’s speech to Arab League

      Saudi Arabia abruptly blocked plans for Sweden’s foreign minister to address the Arab League amid twin rows over a...

    37. March 5, 2015

      Egypt sacks interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim ahead of conference

      Egypt’s interior minister was sacked in a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday and replaced with a longtime member of the...

    38. 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...

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