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    1. 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 13...

    2. 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 10...

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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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 connection...

    3. 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 parole on...

    4. 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 was...

    5. 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 judge...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 in...

    8. 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 took...

    9. 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 four...

    10. 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 Sunni...

    11. 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 Gulf...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 their...

    14. 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...

    15. 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 country’s...

    16. 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 years in...

    17. February 16, 2015

      OCI eyes dual listing for construction arm split

      Orascom Construction Industries — the Egyptian conglomerate that attracted a $1bn investment from Bill Gates and a group of...

    18. February 16, 2015

      Egypt bombs jihadi targets in Libya after beheadings

      Egyptian war jets pounded jihadi targets in Libya as the chaos in the north African state began to suck in its neighbours...

    19. February 11, 2015

      IMF sends ‘message of confidence’ for Egypt’s economic reforms

      Egypt’s economic reform programme has received a boost from the International Monetary Fund, which on Wednesday said that...

    20. February 10, 2015

      Putin and Sisi linked by common thread of illiberal democracy

      When strongmen get together, pomp and mutual admiration are never far behind. So it was when President Vladimir Putin of...

    21. February 10, 2015

      Putin given hero’s welcome in Egypt

      Russian president Vladimir Putin arrived in Egypt to a hero’s welcome, in a visit that both countries hope will raise their...

    22. February 8, 2015

      Stampede leaves 22 dead at Egypt football match

      At least 22 people were killed in clashes between police and football fans at a match in Cairo, with victims crushed to...

    23. beyondbrics

      February 5, 2015

      International law firms try to crack Kenyan market

      When some of the world’s biggest law firms start circling your borders, you know your country’s on the up and up. Baker &...

    24. February 4, 2015

      Gulf countries to invest in Egypt sovereign fund

      Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are considering investing in a multibillion-dollar “sovereign fund” to...

    25. February 4, 2015

      Graphic Isis video shocks an Arab world inured to violent images

      Over a dozen gruelling years of invasion, war, insurrection and terrorism, Arabs have watched countless beheadings,...

    26. February 3, 2015

      Egyptian cotton in decline as farmers at mercy of world market

      Heba Saleh in Cairo A byword for luxury, Egyptian cotton is famed the world over. In Egypt, the so-called “white gold” has...

    27. January 25, 2015

      Protesters killed as Egypt marks 2011 uprising

      At least 15 protesters and one policeman have been killed in clashes in Egypt during demonstrations to mark the fourth...

    28. January 21, 2015

      Egypt allows pound to reach record low against dollar

      Egypt’s central bank has allowed the country’s currency to hit a record low against the dollar in an attempt to restore...

    29. January 14, 2015

      The search for a Muslim Martin Luther

      When I read about Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s call for a reformation in Islam, I imagined a Charlie Hebdo cartoon ridiculing the...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      January 6, 2015

      Stormy weather

      Kids play on man-made sand hill to block high waves ahead of the upcoming storm in Tel Aviv’s beach front, Israel. Wind...

    31. January 1, 2015

      Egypt court orders retrial of Al Jazeera journalists

      An Egyptian court on Thursday overturned the verdict against three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in a case that last year...

    32. December 23, 2014

      Qatar shuts Al Jazeera unit that angered Egypt

      Qatar has closed an affiliate of its Al Jazeera television network dedicated to covering Egypt, removing a big source of...

    33. December 21, 2014

      Egypt and Qatar inch towards detente after Saudi-brokered talks

      President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt “looked forward to turning the page on past differences” with Qatar following...

    34. December 2, 2014

      The Arab spring idealist who died for Isis

      He had held on for months. But when the Islamists and leftists, who had united in the 2011 revolution he had championed,...

    35. 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 during...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      November 28, 2014

      Egyptian rally

      Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans against the military and the...

    37. November 25, 2014

      Egypt and Cyprus freeze out Turkey in possible gas deal

      Egypt and Cyprus are deepening energy co-operation, as an apparent anti-Turkey bloc emerges in the Eastern Mediterranean –...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      November 25, 2014

      Egyptian building collapse

      Ahmed Abdel Fattah/El Shrouk Newspaper/AP Rescue workers and civilians search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story...

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