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More than two years on from the start of the Arab Spring, the path to secular democracy in Egypt remains uncertain. This week on Access: Middle East, an exclusive interview with the founder of the Free Egyptians Party, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris .
LONDON, Sept 4- Central bank action lifted some emerging market currencies off lows on Wednesday but higher U.S. yields and the likelihood of military action against Syria kept the sector under pressure.
DUBAI, Sept 3- Syria's civil war and political strife in Egypt have thrown up new battlegrounds on the Web and driven a surge in cyber attacks in the Middle East, according to a leading Internet security company.
GIZA, Egypt, Sept 3- The pharaohs of Egypt's Fourth Dynasty knew what they were doing. By contrast, Egypt's rulers of the last 2-1/ 2 years have failed utterly to provide for a nation that is once again unsettled.
LONDON/ BEIJING- European factories post robust growth in August and China bounces back on rising demand, lifting prospects for broad-based recovery on the back of the U.S. revival.
LONDON, Sept 2- An attack by assailants on a container ship in the Suez canal has heightened risks for merchant shipping using the vital waterway, with further threats considered likely as political turmoil continues in Egypt.
*Tests showed Syria used sarin gas, says Kerry. *Arab League calls for international action. BEIRUT/ WASHINGTON, Sept 1- Syria hailed a "historic American retreat" on Sunday, mockingly accusing President Barack Obama of hesitation and confusion after he delayed a military response to last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus to consult Congress.
Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi is to stand trial on charges of committing and inciting violence, a state prosecutor decided on Sunday.
DUBAI, Sept 1- General Motors said it expected the automobile industry in the Middle East to show growth that is sustainable, but at a slower rate than in the last few years, hurt by uncertainty and political crisis in markets such as Egypt and Syria.
TRIPOLI, Sept 1- No end is in sight to the worst disruption to Libya's oil industry since the civil war in 2011 as armed groups, security guards and oil workers with tribal loyalties shut down pipelines and oil ports across the country.
CAIRO, Sept 1- Egypt is preparing a timetable for repaying arrears on debts it owes to foreign oil companies to encourage them to continue investing in the country, the Petroleum Ministry said on Sunday.
*Egypt increasingly reliant on Gulf economic ties. CAIRO/ DUBAI, Sept 1- With the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic finance has lost strong political support in the most populous Arab nation. The market share of Islamic banks in Egypt is only about 5 percent, well below estimates of roughly 25 percent in the developed Arab economies of the Gulf.
CAIRO, Sept 1- Egypt is preparing a timetable for repaying arrears on debts it owes to foreign oil companies operating in the country, the Petroleum Ministry said in an emailed statement on Sunday. The companies will be asked to agree to the proposal, which is being drawn up in coordination with various government entities.
*Uncertainty over possible strike on Syria makes for thin volume. NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks fell in a thinly traded session on Friday as the S&P 500 index recorded its steepest decline since May 2012 and investors avoided making large bets before a long weekend with the situation about Syria still uncertain.
*Traders adjust positions for weekend with Syria outcome clouded. NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks dipped in weak volume on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its worst month since May 2012 as investors held off making large bets before a long weekend with the situation in Syria still uncertain.
*Threat of imminent action against Syria recedes. Even though the threat of an imminent western military strike on Syria faded slightly, volatility increased.
DOHA/ CAIRO, Aug 30- Saudi Arabia, a supporter of rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, has raised its level of military alertness in anticipation of a possible Western strike in Syria, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks slipped on Friday, with the S&P500 index likely to end August with its worst monthly showing in over a year as the threat of an imminent Western military strike on Syria faded slightly.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks were poised for a flat open on Friday, with the S&P set for its worst monthly showing in over a year as the likelihood of an impending Western military strike on Syria appeared to lessen and personal income data for July came in soft.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stock index futures advanced on Friday, as the likelihood of an impending Western military strike on Syria appeared to lessen ahead of a flurry of economic data.