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    1. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Egypt to receive $12bn IMF bailout

      Egypt has become the latest economy to go cap in hand to the International Monetary Fund, receiving a three-year $12bn...

    2. August 5, 2016

      ‘On Literature and Philosophy: The Non-Fiction Writing of Naguib Mahfouz, Volume I’

      The Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz, who died in 2006, is considered the pre-eminent chronicler of contemporary...

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    1. Investing in the Arab World

      Advisers say companies hit by low oil prices are looking to sell non-core assets or re...
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    1. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      IMF confirms $7bn bailout talks with Egypt

      The International Monetary Fund has confirmed that it is in talks with Egypt over a $7bn rescue package, after years of...

    2. July 26, 2016

      Egypt close to $7bn a year support agreement with IMF

      Egypt said on Tuesday that it was close to finalising an agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a...

    3. July 26, 2016

      Solar circumnavigation hailed as breakthrough in renewable energy

      The Swiss pioneer behind the Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday claimed to have made important...

    4. July 17, 2016

      Gossip magazine group buys newspaper rival RCS Mediagroup

      A gossip magazine owner and former employee of Silvio Berlusconi has become the owner of Italian national newspaper...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      July 13, 2016

      Touchdown in Cairo

      Solar Impulse 2, a solar powered plane piloted by Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, is seen as it prepares to land while...

    6. June 20, 2016

      Egyptians rush to invest in property to counter the pound’s slide

      When an Egyptian real estate developer recently launched the first phase of a residential project in Cairo, thousands...

    7. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Algeria replaces central bank chief amid oil slump

      Algeria has replaced Mohamed Laksaci, the country’s central bank governor who has been the target of much public...

    8. The World

      May 19, 2016

      EgyptAir flight MS804 crash unfolds

      This Live Blog session closed at 23:57 on 19 May 2016. An EgyptAir aircraft on a flight from Paris to Cairo has...

    9. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Airline stocks weak after EgyptAir jet vanishes

      Shares in a numbers of European airlines are falling in early trading following the news that an EgyptAir passenger jet...

    10. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: EgyptAir flight missing

      An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo has vanished with 69 people on board, according to a statement from the...

    11. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      EgyptAir flight 804 from Paris reported missing

      A statement from EgyptAir’s official Twitter account appears to confirm reports that Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo has...

    12. May 8, 2016

      Isis gunmen kill eight policemen in Cairo

      Isis gunmen in Egypt have shot dead eight policemen in a suburb south of Cairo in one of the deadliest attacks...

    13. May 4, 2016

      Egypt’s journalists demand presidential apology after arrest of two reporters

      The journalists’ union in Egypt has demanded a presidential apology and the sacking of the interior minister, as a...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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’...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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