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      Egypt and Cyprus freeze out Turkey in possible gas deal

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

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. October 16, 2014

      Investors eye energy opportunities as Egypt slashes subsidies

      Ahmed Heikal, the head of one of Egypt’s largest investment companies, has been a long-time critic of the country’s energy...

    26. October 15, 2014

      Fighting erupts in Benghazi as renegade general battles Islamists

      Fighting erupted on Wednesday in Benghazi as a renegade general tried to wrest Libya’s second biggest city from Islamist...

    27. 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...

    28. October 15, 2014

      Carlyle shelves second Middle East fund plan

      Carlyle has shelved plans to market a second private equity fund targeting the Middle East and north Africa in a move...

    29. October 15, 2014

      Citi pullback highlights importance of Asia

      Citigroup’s decision to quit businesses ranging from El Salvador to Egypt is the latest global pullback that has become...

    30. October 14, 2014

      Citigroup: foreign entanglements

      “The Citi never sleeps”, or so the tagline reads. From now on that will depend where you live and what kind of business you...

    31. October 14, 2014

      Citi’s consumer banking chief Medina-Mora poised to stand down

      Manuel Medina-Mora, Citigroup’s head of global consumer banking and chairman of Banamex, the bank’s embattled Mexican unit,...

    32. October 8, 2014

      Tinkering with textbooks is futile in the age of Google

      First they staged a military coup in the pursuit of happiness. Then they put on festivals so people can experience that...

    33. October 8, 2014

      Cash rolls in as Arab region shrugs off bad news

      At the end of September, the Middle East’s largest property developer completed its sale of a portion of its retail...

    34. October 6, 2014

      Moses in Egypt, Welsh National Opera, Cardiff – review

      David Pountney’s new Welsh National Opera production of Moses in Egypt is pleasant enough for the first few minutes. We are...

    35. 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...

    36. October 3, 2014

      Sacred Rivers, BBC2

      That we take presentation in serious documentaries for granted is illustrated on Sunday by a brace of fascinating travel...

    37. October 3, 2014

      How Egypt lost its hartebeests

      As well as royal affairs and the exploits of the gods, ancient Egyptian artefacts depict lions, giraffes, hartebeests and...

    38. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Motors in Morocco to speed up GDP growth

      Morocco’s burgeoning automobile sector is driving the industrialisation of an economy still heavily dependent on...

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