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  1. April 18, 2014

    Gulf states forge deal to end spat over Doha backing for Brotherhood

    The Gulf states have forged an initial agreement aimed at ending a regional spat over Qatar’s support for the Islamist...

  2. April 17, 2014

    Fit for a king: Tutankhamun’s replica burial chamber

    In November 1922, Howard Carter, a British archaeologist who had spent all his adult life in Egypt, made the discovery that...

  3. April 9, 2014

    Southern Egyptian town scared after mass death penalty

    Maha Sayyed, a teacher in southern Egypt, fainted when she received the call informing her that her husband, Ahmed Eid, was...

  4. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Arab youth turn from "Arab spring" to starting businesses

    Young Arabs are increasingly turning their backs on cushy public sector jobs in favour of working for private companies and...

  5. April 3, 2014

    Cameron and the Muslim Brothers

    Since the September 11 attacks on the US in 2001, Britain, like other western governments, has from time to time banned...

  6. April 3, 2014

    Egyptian regulator shakes up Vodafone partnership

    Vodafone may need to buy out its government-backed mobile partner in Egypt after the state regulator said that Telecom Egypt...

  7. April 2, 2014

    Authoritarian Erdogan sets an unappealing precedent

    At the height of the mass rebellion across Turkey last summer against the autocratic whimsy of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...

  8. April 2, 2014

    Egypt bombings end lull in militant violence

    Anti-government militants renewed their offensive against the Egyptian security forces on Wednesday, killing one senior...

  9. April 1, 2014

    Muslim Brotherhood inquiry stirs tensions in Whitehall

    Tensions have emerged at the heart of the British government over David Cameron’s decision to order an inquiry into the...

  10. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    Mobile money and the UK aid conundrum

    Putting a financial value on aid is tricky. Case in point, Monday’s FT editorial on the UK’s overseas development budget:...

  11. The World

    March 31, 2014

    A global election pile-up in May

    What is it about the last week of May and elections? I already have the elections to the European Parliament marked in my...

  12. March 28, 2014

    Egypt’s challenges could swiftly undermine Sisi’s popularity

    His picture has been printed by adoring supporters on chocolates, jewellery and even pyjamas, and for weeks his face has...

  13. March 28, 2014

    Barack Obama meets King Abdullah in drive to mend relations

    President Barack Obama met Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Friday in Riyadh in an effort to mend a relationship that has...

  14. March 27, 2014

    Brittan on Britain

    I. Forced Normality My earliest semi-adult memories go back to the long, drawn-out struggle to persuade Sir Winston...

  15. March 27, 2014

    Holiday bookings boost Thomas Cook despite taste for short breaks

    Thomas Cook’s UK holidaymakers are booking shorter than usual summer getaways, adversely affecting the tour operators’...

  16. March 26, 2014

    Sisi resigns from army to run for Egypt presidency

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s powerful defence minister and de facto ruler, announced on Wednesday night that he had...

  17. FT Photo Diary

    March 26, 2014

    Mursi protestors Cairo

    Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters A special forces police officer fires rubber bullets as a protester raises his hand during a...

  18. March 26, 2014

    Saudi Arabia: A kingdom on guard

    The reaction was almost instant. On the same day that the Saudi government announced a ban on the Muslim Brotherhood, the...

  19. March 26, 2014

    Egypt and Russia to boost trade ties as US influence wanes

    Egypt is discussing a trade agreement with the customs union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, in the latest sign that...

  20. March 26, 2014

    Tui Travel reports uptick in holiday prices

    Tui Travel reported flat summer bookings but said it was pleased with trading, pointing to strong demand from UK and German...

  21. The World

    March 25, 2014

    Mass death penalty makes mockery of Egypt's judiciary

      Egyptian policemen standing guard outside the courthouse in Minya during the trial of some 683 Islamists on March 25,...

  22. The World

    March 25, 2014

    Smart Reads 25 March, 2014

    ♦ In the new cold war, Russia could hit the US where it hurts – in Iran. ♦ Vladimir Putin has confounded three US presidents...

  23. March 24, 2014

    Centamin ponders payout on Egyptian hopes

    Centamin held out the prospect of instituting a dividend as the UK-listed gold miner said investment at its Egyptian project...

  24. March 24, 2014

    Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

    A court in southern Egypt on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death for killing...

  25. March 23, 2014

    Time for frank US talk with Saudis

    When President Barack Obama meets King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia this week, there are likely to be sharp exchanges behind the...

  26. March 21, 2014

    Three Italian gardens that reflect their founders’ goodwill

    The garden of Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice can be seen from the campiello (little square) opposite the...

  27. March 20, 2014

    Egypt faces long, hot summer as power cuts grow

    Egyptians have become used to frequent power cuts in summer, when demand from air conditioning units can overwhelm the...

  28. March 19, 2014

    The tentative triumph of Egyptian democracy

    Many expected the 2011 Egyptian revolution to herald a new era of freedom and social justice in short order. That was not...

  29. March 19, 2014

    Geely warns of growing international pressure on Chinese brands

    One of China’s most successful private car companies has warned that “tremendous cost pressure” is building on already...

  30. March 18, 2014

    International high-flyer takes new BoE role

    Nemat Shafik has built a reputation as a thoughtful, effective policy maker in a stellar international career that has taken...

  31. March 16, 2014

    Africa-focused oil groups Caracal and TransGlobe to merge

    Caracal Energy and TransGlobe Energy, two Africa-focused junior oil companies, have announced plans to merge, in a move that...

  32. March 14, 2014

    Qatar prepares for sanctions if Brotherhood dispute escalates

    Qatar is preparing contingencies to ward off economic pressure threatened by its Gulf neighbours amid a continued diplomatic...

  33. March 14, 2014

    Lisa Anderson on her strategy for the American University in Cairo

    As a scholar, Lisa Anderson spent decades studying, debating and teaching tribalism and politics in the Arab world. Her...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Hunt for mystery air passengers intensifies | As search for Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared...

  35. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Poor China exports data damp Asia mood | Bourses fall in response to weak trade figures from the world’s...

  36. March 9, 2014

    UAE’s Arabtec signs $40bn housing deal with Egypt’s interim military rulers

    Arabtec, the United Arab Emirates-based contractor, has agreed to develop a $40bn project to build 1m “affordable” housing...

  37. March 9, 2014

    Emir of Qatar faces his first test

    Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani was supposed to be a more flexible, consensual leader – or so thought his Gulf...

  38. beyondbrics

    March 3, 2014

    Africa's elite leap up the global billionaire rankings

    Forbes publishes its Billionaire rankings today, tracking the trials and tribulations of the world’s richest – the 1 percent...

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