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      July 29, 2015

      Egypt faces the ghosts of Algeria

      Two years after President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster, Egypt faces a growing insurgency. The situation is eerily similar to...

    2. July 29, 2015

      Extreme remote working at Gaza’s ‘weird news’ bureau

      From his desk in a row of cubicles, Rawa Othman is scanning the shallows of the internet in search of what he calls...

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    1. July 24, 2015

      Why comics and cartoons are flourishing in the Middle East

      For Asia Alfasi, the reason politics dominates comics in the Arab world is simple. “Our lives are a lot more...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      July 23, 2015

      Toilet graveyard at sea

      Divers swim above toilets from a wreck near the Yolanda Reef at Ras Mohammad, close to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on...

    3. July 11, 2015

      Isis claims Cairo consulate blast

      One person was killed and at least nine were injured in a car-bomb attack on the Italian consulate in central Cairo...

    4. July 10, 2015

      Omar Sharif, actor and bridge master, 1932-2015

      The actor who made one of the longest and most famous entrances in cinema — towards the camera in flowing robes through...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      July 3, 2015

      Funeral procession in Al-Kaliobeya

      Military policemen try to open a path ahead for the funeral of 21-year-old Mohamed Adel, one of the army officers who...

    6. July 1, 2015

      Cairo soap opera casts Islamists as the bad guys

      The scene is a model of harmony in a cosmopolitan Middle East. Muslims, Christians and Jews live side by side, the...

    7. July 1, 2015

      Egypt militants kill at least 64 soldiers in co-ordinated attack in Sinai

      At least 64 soldiers were killed on Wednesday in a series of co-ordinated attacks claimed by militants from an...

    8. June 29, 2015

      Egypt’s top prosecutor killed in car bomb

      Egypt’s prosecutor-general was killed in a car bomb outside his house in a busy upmarket Cairo neighbourhood on Monday...

    9. June 29, 2015

      Arab region expected to bounce back

      The worldwide slump in oil prices has had an immediate impact on the hydrocarbon-dependent economies of the Gulf. To...

    10. June 29, 2015

      Full steam ahead on project to expand the Suez Canal

      Egypt is preparing for the August 6 inauguration of its project to expand the Suez Canal to allow two-way traffic and...

    11. June 29, 2015

      Israel sea-and-land route for Turkey snaps shut

      For a time, it looked like a triumph of pragmatism over politics: Turkish trucking companies that saw their overland...

    12. June 26, 2015

      Yevgeny Primakov, Kremlin politician, 1929-2015

      Over six decades Yevgeny Primakov, who has died aged 85, served every Moscow leader from Nikita Khrushchev to Vladimir...

    13. June 25, 2015

      Private equity eyes North Africa healthcare

      Private equity groups are increasingly eyeing opportunities in North Africa’s healthcare market, attracted by expanding...

    14. June 25, 2015

      Political TV talk shows a victim of Egypt’s crackdown on dissent

      When Reem Maged, a TV talk show host, returned to Egyptian screens after a two-year absence with a weekly programme...

    15. June 24, 2015

      UK ministers fear effect of Calais migrants on referendum debate

      Television footage of migrants trying to conceal themselves in British cars near the UK border is an image that...

    16. June 22, 2015

      The west opens up to Egypt’s President Sisi

      Two years after taking power in Egypt in a military coup, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is being embraced by western...

    17. June 22, 2015

      Germany frees al-Jazeera journalist wanted by Egypt

      Germany has released Ahmed Mansour, a senior al-Jazeera journalist, the day after detaining him on an Egyptian arrest...

    18. June 19, 2015

      How Claudia Roden’s exile brought Middle Eastern food to the UK

      As a young Egyptian Jew in London, Claudia Roden could not have foreseen that she would help kick-start the British...

    19. June 18, 2015

      Middle East dairy demand rides on oil

      Rasmus Malmbak Kjeldsen may be an executive at a leading European dairy company, but he also keeps an eye on the oil...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      June 17, 2015

      Rock diving on Cleopatra's Beach

      Visitors react on the rock as a man jumps into the water, above Cleopatra’s Beach, on a summer s day before the start...

    21. June 16, 2015

      Egypt court upholds Mohamed Morsi death sentence over jailbreak

      A court in Cairo has upheld the death sentence imposed in May on ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi over a prison...

    22. June 12, 2015

      Dassault locks on to fourth Rafale deal

      Dassault Aviation’s chief executive is “convinced” he will sign a fourth contract to sell France’s Rafale fighter jet...

    23. June 11, 2015

      Egypt court clears Sainsbury’s chief executive

      A court in Cairo has acquitted Mike Coupe, chief executive of J Sainsbury, of all charges against him in relation to a...

    24. June 10, 2015

      Suicide bomber strikes at Karnak temple in southern Egypt

      A suicide bomber blew himself up outside Karnak temple in the southern Egyptian town of Luxor on Wednesday after police...

    25. June 10, 2015

      Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood youth push for confrontational tactics

      Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group, already reeling from a relentless security crackdown by the country’s authorities, is...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2015

      Eleven death sentences

      Defendants on trial for the deaths in a riot following a football match in Port Said in February 2012, are seen behind...

    27. June 5, 2015

      Egypt’s new desert capital: metropolis or mirage?

      It may be a harsh and congested city, but the noisy jumble that is Cairo can still offer moments of beauty and pleasure...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      June 4, 2015

      Supporting Mubarak

      A young supporter of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is surrounded by an anti-Mubarak crowd outside the Court...

    29. June 2, 2015

      Student’s death turns spotlight on repression in Egypt

      Islam Salahadin Atitu was writing a humanities test in an exam hall at Cairo’s Ain Shams University last month when an...

    30. June 1, 2015

      Hamas seeks to stamp out Isis in Gaza

      Night-time security checkpoints have gone up around Gaza City over the past month — the most visible sign of a...

    31. The World

      May 22, 2015

      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...

    32. May 22, 2015

      Emaar 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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