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    1. February 23, 2015

      Egypt jails icon of revolution Alaa Abdel Fattah

      An icon of Egypt’s 2011 revolution against the authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak was on Monday sentenced to five years in...

    2. February 20, 2015

      Isis-linked jihadis claim deadly revenge attacks in Libya

      At least 45 people were killed and 70 wounded in suicide bombings in eastern Libya on Friday, claimed by a local affiliate...

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    1. February 19, 2015

      BAE Systems scans skies for Eurofighter Typhoon orders

      BAE seeks Typhoon orders lift It became known as the Rafale curse. Several times in the past 15 years France’s Dassault...

    2. The World

      February 18, 2015

      Putin and his many pals

      In the West, Vladimir Putin is often viewed as something of an international pariah. Shift your perspective, however, and it...

    3. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. A crucial meeting over the future of Greece’s bailout broke down in acrimony...

    4. February 16, 2015

      OCI eyes dual listing for construction arm split

      Orascom Construction Industries — the Egyptian conglomerate that attracted a $1bn investment from Bill Gates and a group of...

    5. February 16, 2015

      Egypt bombs jihadi targets in Libya after beheadings

      Egyptian war jets pounded jihadi targets in Libya as the chaos in the north African state began to suck in its neighbours...

    6. February 15, 2015

      Egyptian air strikes target Isis in Libya

      The Egyptian military said it carried out dawn air strikes on Monday against groups in Libya affiliated with Islamic State...

    7. February 12, 2015

      Cairo court orders release of jailed Al Jazeera journalists

      The judge in the retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists jailed in a case that has strained Cairo’s relations with the west on...

    8. February 11, 2015

      Developing economies: Taking a load off

      Morocco’s leaders held their breath as the moment approached. Would riots erupt? Would inflation jump? But the day came and...

    9. February 11, 2015

      IMF sends ‘message of confidence’ for Egypt’s economic reforms

      Egypt’s economic reform programme has received a boost from the International Monetary Fund, which on Wednesday said that...

    10. February 10, 2015

      Putin and Sisi linked by common thread of illiberal democracy

      When strongmen get together, pomp and mutual admiration are never far behind. So it was when President Vladimir Putin of...

    11. February 10, 2015

      Putin given hero’s welcome in Egypt

      Russian president Vladimir Putin arrived in Egypt to a hero’s welcome, in a visit that both countries hope will raise their...

    12. February 8, 2015

      Recording claims to show Egypt leaders’ disdain for Gulf donors

      The latest in a series of allegedly leaked, but unverified, audio recordings from within the inner circle of Egypt’s...

    13. February 4, 2015

      Gulf countries to invest in Egypt sovereign fund

      Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are considering investing in a multibillion-dollar “sovereign fund” to...

    14. February 4, 2015

      The shrewd face of political Islam and power of the ballot box

      If your rival wins the largest share of votes, then you’ve lost the poll — that’s how elections work. So why is Rachid...

    15. February 3, 2015

      Egypt’s Sisi is selling delusions of stability

      The near reverence with which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt was received at this year’s Davos gathering should...

    16. February 3, 2015

      Egyptian cotton in decline as farmers at mercy of world market

      Heba Saleh in Cairo A byword for luxury, Egyptian cotton is famed the world over. In Egypt, the so-called “white gold” has...

    17. February 2, 2015

      Tunisia forms coalition in advance from autocracy

      Tunisia has announced a new coalition cabinet, the next step in the transformation from autocracy to parliamentary...

    18. February 2, 2015

      Release took freed Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste by surprise

      The Australian Al Jazeera journalist imprisoned in Egypt for 400 days said on Monday that his release had come as a...

    19. February 1, 2015

      Egypt deports Australian Al Jazeera journalist

      An Australian journalist imprisoned for 400 days on charges of supporting a terrorist organisation and spreading false...

    20. January 30, 2015

      Violence spirals as Egypt’s army and militants clash in Sinai

      Ahmed Abudraa was on his way to visit relatives near the north Sinai town of Sheikh Zuwaid when he came across a checkpoint...

    21. January 30, 2015

      Militants kill at least 27 in Egypt’s Sinai region

      Militants in Egypt’s troubled northern Sinai region killed at least 27 people in simultaneous mortar and bomb attacks...

    22. January 28, 2015

      Egypt on a mission to restore confidence in its economy

      Egypt will push ahead with plans to phase out a costly energy subsidy, the country’s finance minister says, as Cairo seeks...

    23. FT Alphaville

      January 27, 2015

      Petrodollars, Adam Curtis edition

      Adam Curtis, the controversial end of the BBC documentary making department, is back with a straight-to-iPlayer special,...

    24. beyondbrics

      January 26, 2015

      Narendra Modi's bizarre attire: what can it mean?

      Just what are we to read into this? Mainstream and social media in India are abuzz with the revelation that, when Prime...

    25. January 25, 2015

      Protesters killed as Egypt marks 2011 uprising

      At least 15 protesters and one policeman have been killed in clashes in Egypt during demonstrations to mark the fourth...

    26. January 25, 2015

      Former presidential hopeful decries ‘repression’ in Sisi’s Egypt

      Even if Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh wanted to field candidates for the Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections, he would face...

    27. January 23, 2015

      Mubarak sons freed two days before Egypt revolution anniversary

      The two sons of Egypt’s deposed ruler walked free from prison on Friday, two days before the fourth anniversary of Egypt’s...

    28. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Spectre of Isis haunts Middle East debate

      There was something symbolic about the warmth of the reception afforded to Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the president...

    29. January 21, 2015

      Egypt allows pound to reach record low against dollar

      Egypt’s central bank has allowed the country’s currency to hit a record low against the dollar in an attempt to restore...

    30. beyondbrics

      January 21, 2015

      Guest post: spread of internet transforms Africa

      By Costanza Gallo, TEDxRoma Internet penetration in Africa is transforming business and society – as well as enabling the...

    31. January 21, 2015

      Japan battles to contain hostage crisis

      The Japanese government said on Wednesday it was taking “every possible measure” to secure the release of two of its...

    32. January 19, 2015

      An ever warmer world in conflict with cheaper oil

      The discovery that 2014 was the warmest year on record should not be big news. Scientists rightly dismiss claims made on the...

    33. January 16, 2015

      RWE poised for UK asset sale to Russian oligarch

      RWE has agreed to complete the sale of North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire — with the proviso that the German...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      January 16, 2015

      Palestinian prayers

      Palestinians pictured through a gate as they perform Friday prayers at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern...

    35. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM's easing cycle

      Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering...

    36. January 14, 2015

      The search for a Muslim Martin Luther

      When I read about Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s call for a reformation in Islam, I imagined a Charlie Hebdo cartoon ridiculing the...

    37. January 13, 2015

      Egyptian medical services group to list in London

      Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, an Egypt-based medical services provider controlled by the Middle East’s biggest private...

    38. January 13, 2015

      Egypt court overturns remaining Mubarak corruption conviction

      A high court in Egypt has overturned the only remaining conviction against Hosni Mubarak, the former president. Mr Mubarak...

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