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    1. April 27, 2016

      Egyptian satire and the slim textbook of propaganda

      Chill out, dude, it’s a joke, quips Bassem Youssef when, barely a minute into his show the first jeer comes. For the...

    2. April 25, 2016

      Egypt protesters clash over Saudi move

      Egyptian police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who gathered to protest against the government’s...

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    1. April 21, 2016

      Sisi loses his lustre as discontent grows in Egypt

      No one can accuse Mahmoud al-Kardoussi of opposing the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The editor-in-chief of...

    2. April 13, 2016

      Sisi blames social media users for discord over Italian student Regeni’s death

      Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Egypt’s president, has blamed social media users and the press for accusations that security...

    3. April 8, 2016

      Italy recalls ambassador to Cairo over student murder

      Italy is recalling its ambassador to Egypt for “consultations”, escalating tensions between two of the most powerful...

    4. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Italy recalls Egypt ambassador over student death

      Italy is recalling its ambassador to Egypt for “consultations”, escalating tensions between two of the most powerful...

    5. April 1, 2016

      The Diary: Jeremy Paxman

      “Lovely to see you! Let’s sit down,” said my host. “Please could you give me your phone?” I handed it over and he left...

    6. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      Most passengers on hijacked Egypt Air flight released

      All but seven crew members and four foreign passengers aboard the Egypt Air flight that was hijacked earlier today have...

    7. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      Egypt Air flight hijacked; flies to Cyprus

      An Egypt Air plane from Alexandria to Cairo that was hijacked with 81 passengers and crew aboard has landed at Cyprus’...

    8. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Egypt to adopt flexible exchange rate

      The Central Bank of Egypt said it will adopt a flexible exchange rate after devaluing the pound by 13 per cent against...

    9. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Egypt devalues currency hard

      Egypt has effectively devalued its currency by nearly 13 per cent following recent pressure stemming from severely...

    10. March 3, 2016

      Cairo’s start-up cultivator hopes to see tech ‘weeds’ flourish

      Ahmed El Alfi’s office in a former university campus in central Cairo, which he has transformed into a start-up space,...

    11. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2016

      Egypt’s turn to Africa: much more than goods

      Egypt is making a big push to restore its economic relations with other African nations, in trade and investment. This...

    12. February 18, 2016

      By cracking down, Sisi risks a new uprising in Egypt

      Giulio Regeni, an Italian graduate student in Egypt studying trade unions, went out to meet a friend in Cairo on...

    13. February 16, 2016

      Former UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

      Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former secretary-general of the UN who clashed bitterly with the Clinton administration, has...

    14. January 10, 2016

      Cairo meeting raises pressure on Iran

      Arab foreign ministers accused Iran of undermining regional security by interfering in the Middle East, as Riyadh...

    15. January 8, 2016

      Tourists attacked in Egyptian resort hotel

      Armed militants stabbed three tourists at the entrance of a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada on Friday,...

    16. January 1, 2016

      Hundreds disappear into secret detention in Egypt

      Nour Khalil did not recognise his brother, Islam, after he emerged from 122 days in Egypt’s secret detention centres....

    17. December 22, 2015

      Dark days for Egypt’s amateur vice squad

      Egypt’s revolution meant different things to different people. But, for most, it was a reason for optimism. After the...

    18. December 22, 2015

      Choppy waters for Egypt’s Suez Canal expansion

      Billboards on the streets of Cairo carried the message “We are changing the map of the world”, and visitors arriving at...

    19. December 8, 2015

      Benjamin Netanyahu tries to end gas dispute with Egypt

      Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, says he will send a special envoy to Egypt with the aim of resolving a...

    20. December 4, 2015

      Firebomb attack on Cairo restaurant kills 16

      A firebomb attack in Cairo killed at least 16 people and injured two others after explosives were hurled into a...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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 ...

    27. 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...

    28. 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 ...

    29. 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 ...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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