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    1. 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...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      December 23, 2014

      China welcomes Egypt's president

      A soldier closes a curtain after the honour guard rehearses for a welcome ceremony for visiting Egyptian president Abdel...

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    1. December 23, 2014

      Exodus Gods and Kings — film review

      The title is a syntax-free zone. An actor named Christian stars as ancient history’s best-known Jew. The Egyptian deserts...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      December 23, 2014

      Crossing into Egypt

      Women present their passports as they ask for permits to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the...

    3. December 22, 2014

      Russia to introduce export tariff on grain

      Russia, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of wheat, is preparing to introduce export duties on grain in an effort to keep...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      December 22, 2014

      Waiting to cross the border

      A Palestinian boy, hoping to cross into Egypt with his family, stands behind a fence as he waits at the Rafah crossing...

    5. 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...

    6. December 18, 2014

      War has cost Middle East $35bn, says World Bank

      The three-year war in Syria and the rise of the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant, also known as Isis, has cost the...

    7. December 4, 2014

      This is the year of the political strongman

      Xi Jinping is shaping up as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao. Vladimir Putin has invaded one of Russia’s...

    8. 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,...

    9. December 1, 2014

      Egypt’s biggest problem is restoration of the security state

      Four years after Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian fruit vendor, set himself alight and ignited a chain of rebellion...

    10. November 30, 2014

      Gulf states launch joint command to counter Isis and Iran

      Bahrain’s foreign minister says Gulf states are launching a joint military command based in Saudi Arabia to counter threats...

    11. 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...

    12. November 26, 2014

      The lady vanishes – Harriet Green’s sudden exit from Thomas Cook

      Frank Meysman, Thomas Cook chairman, promises to throw Harriet Green a proper farewell party to thank her for saving the...

    13. 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 –...

    14. FT Data

      November 24, 2014

      The power of the street

      In the aftermath of the financial crisis the world saw an increase in the number of street protests. Many inspired by...

    15. 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...

    16. November 23, 2014

      Tunisians vote in first free presidential election

      Tunisians voted on Sunday in their country’s first free presidential election, the culmination of a turbulent democratic...

    17. November 16, 2014

      UAE blacklists 83 groups as terrorists

      The United Arab Emirates has blacklisted 83 organisations as terrorists, broadening the authorities’ ability to target...

    18. November 14, 2014

      Diabetes burdens Middle East health systems

      The prevalence of diabetes is soaring in populations across the Middle East and north Africa and the burden on the region’s...

    19. November 13, 2014

      Egypt issues tender against oil revenues

      Egypt has announced that it intends to issue a tender for $2bn in funding guaranteed by forward sales of crude oil shipments...

    20. November 13, 2014

      ‘Womenomics’ is starting to transform the Muslim world

      The first convert to Islam was a businesswoman. She was a wealthy trader who inherited her father’s business and later...

    21. beyondbrics

      November 12, 2014

      Morocco equities market downgraded to frontier market status

      More bad news for Morocco this week, after it was banished from the Africa Cup for pushing to delay the football tournament...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. November 9, 2014

      Human rights groups fear Egypt crackdown

      Human rights groups in Egypt are braced for a government crackdown after a deadline on Monday to register themselves under a...

    25. November 7, 2014

      Acker Bilk, bandleader and clarinettist, 1929-2014

      Bedecked in bowler hat and waistcoat and brandishing a clarinet, he seemed an unlikely figure to help lay the groundwork for...

    26. October 31, 2014

      Burkina Faso coup threatens western campaign against Islamists

      The protests that on Friday ended the rule of Burkina Faso’s long-serving president may have seemed like another African...

    27. October 31, 2014

      Karim Seghir, American University in Cairo

      For Karim Seghir, being dean of a business school is about much more than teaching the finer details of company spreadsheets...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2014

      Money, and a new fridge, can buy happiness - survey

      People in emerging markets are a lot more satisfied than they were in 2007, according to a survey by Pew Research, with...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Interview: Morocco pushes finance hub for sub-Saharan Africa

      By Siona Jenkins Good news is a rare commodity in the Arab world these days. Violence is raging across Syria and Iraq, Egypt...

    30. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Will Tunisia's polls free the Mediterranean tiger?

      Hopes are high for Tunisia’s economy after Nida Tunis, the country’s main secular party, won power in the second free...

    31. October 27, 2014

      Egypt steps up crackdown on militants

      Vital public facilities in Egypt, such as roads, bridges and power stations, will be put under military authority amid an...

    32. October 24, 2014

      Islamists kill 31 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

      Islamist militants killed 31 Egyptian soldiers on Friday in two separate attacks in the northern Sinai Peninsula, the...

    33. October 24, 2014

      UK report clears Muslim Brotherhood of terror links, say lawyers

      The Muslim Brotherhood has been cleared of links to terrorism in an unpublished government report, the group’s lawyers say....

    34. 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...

    35. October 22, 2014

      Israeli gas: landing the Leviathan

      If necessity is the mother of invention, its second cousin must be energy demand. A society’s requirement for light and heat...

    36. October 21, 2014

      Family businesses: sons, daughters and outsiders

      Asking two extended Lebanese families to learn a Scottish country dance in the Egyptian desert might seem bizarre, but the...

    37. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2014

      Egypt's bold reforms start to bear fruit

      Stability and bold new reforms after a period of political and economic turmoil will yield Egypt GDP growth of 3.5 per cent...

    38. October 16, 2014

      Carter Center withdraws from Egypt amid rights crackdown

      The Carter Center, a democracy and human rights charity founded by Jimmy Carter, the former US president, said it is closing...

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