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    1. FT Photo Diary

      16 hours ago

      Supporting Essebsi in Tunisia

      Supporters of Tunisian presidential candidate and former prime minister Beji Caid Essebsi , 88, wave their national flag and...

    2. December 1, 2014

      Egypt’s biggest problem is restoration of the security state

      Four years after Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian fruit vendor, set himself alight and ignited a chain of rebellion...

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    1. November 24, 2014

      Tunisia set for second round run-off in tight presidential poll

      Tunisia’s first ever democratic presidential election is likely to enter a second round as neither of the two leading...

    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. FT Photo Diary

      November 21, 2014

      Tunisia's Essebsi supporters

      Fadel Senna/AFP Supporters of Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi shout slogans and wave flags on Bourguiba...

    4. November 19, 2014

      Octogenarian tipped for president after Tunisia’s youth uprising

      It may seem unusual that an octogenarian politician who once said he would run for president if he was “still alive” would...

    5. November 2, 2014

      Syrian jihad lures disaffected Tunisian youth into foreign war

      It was only in the weeks before he travelled to join jihadis in Syria, that the family of Mohamed Soussi, a Tunisian...

    6. The World

      October 29, 2014

      Smart Reads 29 October 2014

      Tweets from the caliphate: young Muslim women who travelled to Syria to marry Isis fighters are part of a social media...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. October 27, 2014

      Tunisia secular party claims victory in parliamentary polls

      Tunisia’s main secular party has claimed victory in parliamentary elections seen as a rare success story in the region,...

    10. October 26, 2014

      Tunisia goes to polls in landmark elections

      Tunisians voted in landmark parliamentary elections on Sunday, in a further step in the country’s democratic transition...

    11. October 24, 2014

      Tunisia police kill six militants in operation ahead of election

      Tunisian security forces killed six people, five of them women, after a 24-hour stand-off with suspected Islamist militants...

    12. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * US accuses allies of buying Isis oil | US Treasury accuses allies of buying smuggled oil and helping fund...

    13. October 23, 2014

      Voter disillusionment fails to derail Tunisian democracy

      Pointing to a large poster printed with a red Tunisian flag framing pictures of eight young men killed during the 2011...

    14. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      Tajikistan touts itself as new investment frontier

      If you are bored of Botswana, tired of Tunisia and Mongolia is just not edgy enough any more then perhaps Tajikistan could...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. October 2, 2014

      The fatal flaw in the west’s fight against Isis

      Istanbul has lost none of its magical energy. Turkey, though, has mislaid its geopolitical compass. Not so long ago, Recep...

    18. September 30, 2014

      Kenya sees economy grow 25% after statistical revision

      Kenya has been newly classified a middle-income country after a statistical reassessment increased the size of its economy...

    19. beyondbrics

      September 18, 2014

      Tunisia's unfinished revolution

      It is not news that under its ousted dictator, Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali (left), Tunisia was a kleptocracy, its...

    20. The A-List

      September 16, 2014

      US must work harder to win over Arab regimes on Isis

      The US administration is trying to convince its populace and the world that it is successfully forging a new alliance in the...

    21. August 25, 2014

      Libya’s neighbours call for aid to help disarm militias

      Foreign ministers of countries bordering Libya on Monday called for an international push to disarm militias and support the...

    22. August 20, 2014

      Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York – review

      While other arts institutions spend the dog days playing and napping, the New Museum treats summer as a serious time. It has...

    23. August 2, 2014

      Britain to pull embassy staff out of Libya

      TRIPOLI, Aug 2 – Britain will close its embassy in Tripoli from August 4, evacuating diplomatic staff to Tunisia, after...

    24. July 30, 2014

      Paris evacuates French and British from Libya fighting

      France has evacuated almost 50 French citizens together with seven Britons by warship from Libya amid deteriorating security...

    25. July 27, 2014

      Women in business – Arbia Ziadi, MBA graduate

      Arbia Ziadi is an MBA graduate of the International University of Monaco. She grew up in Tunisia, where she studied forensic...

    26. July 26, 2014

      US evacuates Libya embassy after militia violence

      TRIPOLI, July 26 – The US evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across...

    27. July 24, 2014

      SFO charges Alstom with corruption

      A UK subsidiary of Alstom – the French industrial champion that accepted €12.35bn for its energy business from General...

    28. June 5, 2014

      Strongmen are back to dash hopes of the Arab spring

      The Middle Eastern strongman is back. This week, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad staged an election in which he won a landslide...

    29. May 19, 2014

      Foreign investment in Africa set to reach record

      Africa will receive its highest flow of foreign investment this year as the continent’s growth accelerates towards levels...

    30. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2014

      Ukraine, Gazprom, and the full faith and credit

      How many sovereign debtors get to be both in hock to the Russians, and using the United States’ full faith and credit to...

    31. May 12, 2014

      Abu Dhabi’s deep pockets attract blockbuster film producers

      In the western deserts of Abu Dhabi, film crews are recreating the windswept landscape of Luke Skywalker’s home planet of...

    32. May 6, 2014

      Economies hit by Arab uprisings begin to improve, says IMF

      The International Monetary Fund is seeing the first signs of good news from Arab states undergoing political change after...

    33. April 27, 2014

      ‘Temptations of Power’, by Shadi Hamid

      ‘Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East’, by Shadi Hamid (Oxford University Press,...

    34. beyondbrics

      April 7, 2014

      Arab youth turn from "Arab spring" to starting businesses

      Young Arabs are increasingly turning their backs on cushy public sector jobs in favour of working for private companies and...

    35. March 24, 2014

      Former Tunisia president changed business rules to family’s benefit

      In Arabic it is called “wasta”, the connections and influence that grease the wheels of the bureaucracy and helps you get...

    36. beyondbrics

      February 27, 2014

      Ukraine: recent history points to economic pain

      If recent examples of revolution and politcal transition are anything to go by, Ukraine is in for a nasty shock in terms of...

    37. February 19, 2014

      Strikes and political divisions plague Tunisia phosphate industry

      A cold wind blows fine phosphate dust into the eyes and clothes of a dozen people staging a sit-in at a bleak industrial...

    38. February 5, 2014

      Tunisia pins hopes on attracting investment to tackle high unemployment

      Jihad al-Safadi, a young Tunisian street seller, still dreams of going back to Italy where he spent a brief stint as an...

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