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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Egypt

      Six months after the military coup that overthrew the elected Islamist government of M...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 &...

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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 –...

    27. 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...

    28. November 24, 2014

      Tourists return to Egypt after 3-year break

      The backpackers have returned. They are wandering through Cairo’s ancient Khan el-Khalili market and making their way...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      November 12, 2014

      Cairo tannery

      Khaled Elfiqi/EPA An Egyptian worker carries coloured yarns inside a tannery in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday. The tannery is...

    30. November 10, 2014

      Egypt Islamist militants pledge allegiance to Isis

      Egypt’s primary Islamist militant group has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isis) giving the...

    31. October 23, 2014

      Houthi expansion threatens Yemen’s strategic Bab al-Mandab strait

      Houthi militants are expanding their presence into western Yemen around a vital maritime corridor that controls access to...

    32. October 15, 2014

      Tunisia still holds dream of freedom

      Sometimes I stare at the art on my living room wall to remind myself that I hadn’t dreamt that day in February 2011. I’ve...

    33. October 12, 2014

      International donors pledge $5.4bn to help rebuild Gaza

      International donors have pledged $5.4bn in aid to Gaza at a conference held on Sunday in Cairo to raise funds for the...

    34. October 9, 2014

      Palestinians call for help in $4bn cost of rebuilding Gaza

      For the third time in five years, the international community will on Sunday be asked to fund the rebuilding of the Gaza...

    35. October 9, 2014

      Palestinian unity cabinet holds first meeting in Gaza since 2007

      Palestinian ministers on Thursday travelled from the West Bank city of Ramallah to the Gaza Strip to hold their first...

    36. October 6, 2014

      Sisi secures position in Egypt and abroad despite rights record

      When Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s president, held talks with Barack Obama, US president, on the sidelines of the UN General...

    37. September 28, 2014

      London Stock Exchange to pursue African company listings

      The London Stock Exchange is launching an aggressive attempt to increase the number of listings of African companies in the...

    38. September 21, 2014

      Blast in central Cairo kills at least two

      A bomb exploded close to the foreign ministry in Cairo on Sunday killing at least three policemen and injuring six other...

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