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    1. The World

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      Beauty with a dark undercurrent: Isis takeover of Palmyra evokes mixed emotions among Syrians

      By Sam al-Refaie Palmyra: the pearl of the desert. Every Syrian citizen has mixed feelings about this city. It is a symbol...

    2. 18 hours ago

      Eemar Misr IPO seen as sign of Egyptian resurgence

      The announcement this week by Emaar Misr, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gulf developer Emaar, that it planned to float a 13...

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      Transition toward a difficult new dawn...
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      Six months after the military coup that overthrew the elected Islamist government of M...
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    1. May 20, 2015

      LSE poised to reap reward for focus on Africa

      The London Stock Exchange Group anticipates attracting further listings from African companies in coming months in a sign...

    2. May 19, 2015

      Foreign direct investment in Africa surges

      Africa is the world’s fastest-growing region for foreign direct investment, according to a report from fDi Intelligence, a...

    3. May 18, 2015

      Cairo suspends capital gains tax after investor disquiet

      The Egyptian government has responded to investor pressure by suspending a capital gains tax introduced last year. The 10...

    4. May 16, 2015

      Egypt sentences ousted president Morsi to death

      A court in Cairo has sentenced Mohamed Morsi, the ousted Islamist president, to death along with 105 others in connection...

    5. May 9, 2015

      Hosni Mubarak and his two sons sentenced to three years in prison

      CAIRO — An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without parole on...

    6. May 5, 2015

      Middle East: Taking liberties

      Egyptian teacher Ayman Ramzy made a confession on a television programme last year that turned his life upside down. He was...

    7. May 5, 2015

      Autocracy is the cause, not the cure, of the Middle East’s ills

      The headlines in and on the Middle East seldom vary. Fragile states burst asunder. Sectarian faultlines widen. Thousands die...

    8. April 30, 2015

      France to sell 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar

      France is to sell 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar, the third export order for the aircraft in less than three months after...

    9. April 29, 2015

      Sainsbury’s chief Mike Coupe to fight Egypt jail sentence

      J Sainsbury says it will contest a “groundless” two-year prison sentence handed down to its chief executive by an Egyptian...

    10. The Exchange

      April 28, 2015

      Saudis' stance on mediation undermines Muslim institutions

      The conflict in Yemen is a multi-sided civil war rather than a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and that needs to be...

    11. April 24, 2015

      National interests collide over future of Europe’s migrants

      At a hastily arranged summit in Brussels this week, European leaders were unanimous on doing more to save people from...

    12. April 24, 2015

      Egypt’s ‘hanging judge’ accused of politicised verdicts

      The judge glowers at the weeping young defendant in the Tora Police Academy in Cairo. Naemah Sayed’s lawyer tells the judge...

    13. April 22, 2015

      Egyptian autocracy bodes ill for Arab region

      Mohamed Morsi, the elected Islamist president of Egypt toppled by the army in mid-2013 after only a year in power, was this...

    14. April 21, 2015

      Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi jailed for 20 years

      A criminal court in Cairo has sentenced Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first elected president who was ousted by the military in...

    15. April 3, 2015

      Four financial questions for foamy markets

      Happy Easter, and happy Passover. As Christians celebrate Good Friday, and Jews hold their first seder to commemorate the...

    16. April 1, 2015

      US restores $1.3bn military aid to Egypt

      The White House said on Tuesday that it was restoring the military aid to Egypt that it suspended after the military took...

    17. March 31, 2015

      Diplomats struggle to salvage Iran nuclear deal

      Talks to secure a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have limped on past their scheduled deadline as negotiators try...

    18. March 31, 2015

      Instability and oil price plunge in the Arab world end boom years

      The dual challenges of rising terrorism and falling oil prices hover over the Middle East and north Africa, dashing hopes of...

    19. March 31, 2015

      Middle East economies: Balancing the books proves difficult

      Foreign direct investment fell by 4 per cent in the Middle East between 2013 and 2014, the sixth consecutive year-on-year...

    20. March 31, 2015

      Egypt expects building boom in resilient real estate market

      Real estate in Egypt has shown resilience as political turmoil has damaged other parts of the economy over the past four...

    21. March 29, 2015

      Middle East tensions heighten as pressure builds over Yemen

      Tensions sharpened across the Middle East on Sunday after Arab leaders sought to raise the pressure on Iran by announcing a...

    22. March 28, 2015

      Arab League agrees to set up joint force to counter Iran and Isis

      Arab leaders meeting at a summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh have agreed to the creation of a joint military...

    23. March 28, 2015

      Yemen’s ousted president vetoes ceasefire

      Yemen’s ousted president Abd-Rabbu Hadi has effectively vetoed calls for a ceasefire in the war-torn country, saying air...

    24. March 27, 2015

      Azza Fahmy jewellery offers a modernist fusion of cultures

      To consumers of luxury jewellery in the Arab world, an Azza Fahmy piece is instantly recognisable. Influenced by present and...

    25. March 27, 2015

      Houthi rebels clash with Saudi troops on Yemen’s northern border

      Shia Houthi rebels clashed with Saudi military units on Yemen’s northern border on Friday. The rebels vowed to intensify...

    26. The World

      March 26, 2015

      Saudi - Iran power struggle lays the region to waste

        As Saudi jets launched bombing raids against Yemeni rebel targets, escalating another war in the Middle East, the Sunni...

    27. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      bb review: is Nigeria really the most attractive frontier market?

      “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” Baron Rothschild once famously said. Applying that wisdom to emerging markets,...

    28. March 19, 2015

      Libya: A divided land

      This time it was the guards from an Austrian-run gas facility in Libya’s Saharan southwest. They were shown beheaded in a...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      March 19, 2015

      Lions of Gaza

      Palestinian refugee Saad Eldeen Al-Jamal with his African two lion cubs at Al-Shabora refugee camp in Rafah in the southern...

    30. The Exchange

      March 18, 2015

      Salman should take new path on Iran

      Saudi Arabia’s new leader King Salman bin Abdulaziz is rapidly re-energising his country’s stagnant foreign policy with the...

    31. March 16, 2015

      David Cameron pulls Muslim Brotherhood report

      David Cameron has made an eleventh-hour intervention to postpone the publication of a controversial report into the Muslim...

    32. March 15, 2015

      Tony Blair poised to step back from Middle East peace envoy role

      Tony Blair is preparing to step back from his role as a Middle East peace envoy as the US and Europe review policy options...

    33. March 14, 2015

      Energy companies pledge billions of dollars of Egypt investment

      Egypt and international companies announced plans for billions of dollars worth of investments in energy at a conference...

    34. March 13, 2015

      Gulf states put their money on Sisi’s Egypt with pledges worth $12bn

      Arab Gulf states kicked off a high profile investor conference in Egypt on Friday with a strong show of support for the...

    35. March 12, 2015

      Egypt to unveil plans for new administrative capital

      Egypt is set to unveil ambitious plans to build a new administrative capital on the outskirts of Cairo, to be funded by Gulf...

    36. March 11, 2015

      Naguib Sawiris: the Egyptian tycoon with a sharp political edge

      It is not usual for Egyptian businessmen to court political controversy, and more so if they come from the country’s...

    37. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Egypt cuts top tax rate as it seeks to charm foreign investors

      Days ahead of hosting a high-profile international investment conference, Egypt has announced it is slashing its top tax...

    38. March 11, 2015

      Foreign investors return to Egypt after years of turmoil

      Two heated battles between foreign investors for Egyptian assets have heartened Cairo officials hoping to relaunch their...

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