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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. April 22, 2016

      Samaritans form bridge of peace between Israelis and Palestinians

      The men and boys, dressed in white and wearing fezes or caps, wrestled their lambs to the slaughter at the centre of...

    2. April 22, 2016

      Oil, pricey US stocks and low bond yields: the market puzzles

      It is Passover once again — the time of year when Jews the world over get together to commemorate the exodus from Egypt...

    3. 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...

    4. April 19, 2016

      Italy strips Hacking Team of licence to export outside EU

      The Italian government has stripped controversial cyber security company Hacking Team of its licence to export outside...

    5. April 18, 2016

      Egypt puts hopes in ‘supergiant’ gasfield

      Until last year, Egyptians were plagued by daily power blackouts, plunging homes and businesses into darkness for hours...

    6. April 15, 2016

      Protesters return to the streets of Cairo in echo of 2011 revolt

      Slideshow: Cairo protests over Red Sea islands Thousands of Egyptians protested in central Cairo on Friday in a rare...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. April 7, 2016

      Matteo Renzi under pressure to retaliate over Egypt murder

      The murder of an Italian researcher near Cairo in January is presenting Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, with one...

    11. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Centamin shares up 4.5% as gold production rises

      Centamin shares have jumped 4.5 per cent this morning after the Egyptian gold miner reported a 15.7 per cent...

    12. April 6, 2016

      Petroceltic investors told to accept low 3p-per-share offer

      Petroceltic, the oil and gas explorer, has told shareholders to accept a £6.4m bid for the company, 99 per cent below...

    13. April 4, 2016

      Saudi’s friendships show American influence waning

      After King Salman of Saudi Arabia came to the throne in 2015 and allowed his favourite son and deputy crown prince,...

    14. 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...

    15. March 29, 2016

      EgyptAir hijacking: man arrested as hostages released

      Authorities in Cyprus have arrested the man who hijacked an EgyptAir flight after television pictures showed some of...

    16. 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...

    17. 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’...

    18. March 22, 2016

      European travel groups hit by terrorism fears

      Shares in European airlines and travel groups fell on Tuesday after explosions in Brussels raised fears about the...

    19. March 21, 2016

      Centamin warns 2016 will be crucial for west African exploration

      Centamin warned that this year would be crucial for its west African gold exploration plans as it saw lower earnings...

    20. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Eni CEO: Cut costs, but don't fire 'competent people'

      Eni, the Italian oil and gas company, is planning to boost production by 3 per cent through 2019 even as it cuts costs...

    21. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      Egypt sharply increases benchmark rate

      Egypt’s central bank dramatically increased its benchmark interest rate just days after devaluing its currency and...

    22. March 14, 2016

      Currency pegs in focus after Egypt devalues

      Egypt abandoned its longstanding struggle to hold the value of its currency against the dollar, a shift that could...

    23. March 14, 2016

      Egypt: valued devaluation

      Egypt’s political revolution is history. The country now needs an economic one. The collapse of tourist arrivals — down...

    24. March 14, 2016

      Egypt moves to relieve dollar shortage with devaluation

      Egypt on Monday devalued its currency by 13 per cent and announced it would adopt “a flexible exchange rate” in a major...

    25. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Market Minute video: Heavy central bank schedule; Stocks upbeat; Egypt

      Catch up in 60 seconds. Today’s Market Minute: More video...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. March 11, 2016

      Egypt escalates crackdown on dissent

      When Negad al-Boraie, an Egyptian human rights lawyer, teamed up with two judges to draft an anti-torture law that they...

    29. March 8, 2016

      Loutfy Mansour — the rising son

      Family matters to Loutfy Mansour. Beneath his sharp suit, the 33-year-old wears a number of bracelets given to him by...

    30. 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,...

    31. FT Data

      March 3, 2016

      Investments boom in renewable energies

      ‘Greenfield’ FDI – crossborder investments in physical projects excluding M&A, increased by nine per cent last year, to...

    32. February 29, 2016

      African IPOs ‘to hit six-year high’

      African stock market flotations are on track to reach their highest level since 2010, in dollar terms, according to...

    33. February 28, 2016

      Little sign of life stirring at virtual cemeteries

      A broken wooden comb, tossed out with someone’s rubbish around 500AD is found in Antinoe, Egypt. A forensic examination...

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      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...

    35. 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...

    36. February 14, 2016

      Oil majors’ business model under increasing pressure

      Gorgon, a massive liquefied natural gas project off the north-west coast of Australia, is one of the wonders of the...

    37. February 11, 2016

      Bunge wants resolution on Egypt wheat shipment

      International food commodities trader Bunge said it still intended to deliver a cargo of wheat to Egypt after the...

    38. February 11, 2016

      Pressure builds on Egypt to devalue pound

      Pressure for a currency devaluation is mounting in Egypt as foreign currency shortages are hitting local businesses...

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