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      November 23, 2015

      Waiting to vote

      An Egyptian woman waits for an election worker to check her identification card inside a polling center during the...

    2. November 18, 2015

      Paris Attacks: Jihadis targeted Bataclan theatre for years

      Bataclan, the 19th century Parisian theatre where three suicide bombers killed 89 concert goers on Friday, first came...

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    1. Arab World: Banking and Finance

      The oil price plunge poses new challenges for the region’s governments, but with low l...
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    1. November 9, 2015

      Egypt reduces budget deficit with cuts to fuel subsidies

      Deep cuts to fuel subsidies have allowed Egypt to sharply reduce its budget deficit, according to Cairo’s oil minister,...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      October 27, 2015

      Egyptian election runoff

      An election worker sits inside a polling station during the runoff of the first round of the parliamentary election, in...

    3. 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...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      October 14, 2015

      Cairo express

      An Egyptian passenger sits on the locomotive part of a train as it leaves Cairo train station in Egypt, Wednesday ...

    5. October 7, 2015

      Corporate lending takes off in Egypt as cash-rich banks flex muscles

      Egypt’s cash-rich banks proved themselves resilient through the years of upheaval that followed the 2011 revolution...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      September 30, 2015

      Cairo from the sky

      Cairo taken from an airplane on Wednesday shows a section of the Egyptian capital of Cairo and the Nile River ...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      September 28, 2015

      Camel kiss

      An Egyptian guide nuzzles a camel at the Giza pyramids, on the southern outskirts of Cairo, on Monday ...

    8. September 22, 2015

      Cairo: Egyptian talent and wealth are concentrated in the capital

      Population: 19m Top corporate tax rate: 22.5 per cent Time needed to establish a company: Up to eight days The Egyptian...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      September 18, 2015

      Cairo Camel Market

      A man stands among camels during an auction at Birqash Camel Market just outside of Cairo, Egypt on Friday ahead of...

    10. September 14, 2015

      Egyptian security forces kill tourists as they attack wrong target

      Egyptian security forces killed 12 people, including a number of Mexican tourists, and injured 10 others when they...

    11. 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...

    12. September 6, 2015

      Gas find promises sea change in the Med

      It is rare to find an oil or gasfield so big it can transform an economy. Last week Eni, the Italian energy group, did...

    13. August 29, 2015

      Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to 3 years prison

      An Egyptian judge presiding over the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists has sentenced them to three years in...

    14. August 28, 2015

      The Diary: Maggie Fick

      I can’t complain about the modern luxury of air travel. Without it, I could not live and work in Africa and the Middle...

    15. August 26, 2015

      Women-only carriages: the global view

      Jeremy Corbyn, the most left-wing of the four candidates to lead the UK’s opposition Labour party, has said he is...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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 ...

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