Dennis Ross, Counselor at The Washington Institute and former special aide to the Obama administration, explains why Egypt's regional importance would make walking away a mistake for the U.S.» Read More
LONDON, Oct 16- China's likely sale of sophisticated missiles to Turkey over the objections of its NATO allies might have angered Washington and other capitals, but it should not have been a surprise. China has tended to follow Russia's lead on the Middle East, sometimes appearing sidelined on issues such as Syria.
CAIRO, Oct 14- Morale in Egypt's tourism industry is at rock bottom; a summer of bloodshed has frightened away all but the bravest foreign visitors from Cairo and the pyramids, and things are little better in the Red Sea beach resorts.
CAIRO, Oct 10- Egypt criticised on Thursday a U.S. decision to curtail military and economic aid to Cairo after a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, although Washington stressed it was not severing ties with its long-standing ally.
CAIRO, Oct 10- Egypt on Thursday criticised a decision by the United States to halt some military and economic aid to the army-backed government in the wake of a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt is the second-largest recipient of U.S. aid after Israel.
*Deutsche, Citi to advise on London flotation-sources. DUBAI, Sept 17- DAMAC Properties, a privately held Dubai property developer, has hired two international investment banks to help arrange an initial public offering of shares in London and join a growing list of Gulf companies seeking overseas listings.
DUBAI, Sept 17- DAMAC Properties, a privately held Dubai property developer, has hired Deutsche Bank and Citigroup Inc to help arrange an initial public offer of its shares in London, two banking sources aware of the matter said. Deutsche Bank declined to comment, while a spokesman for Citigroup in Dubai was not immediately available for comment.
Egyptians voted narrowly in favor of a constitution shaped by Islamists but opposed by other groups who fear it will deepen divisions, officials in rival camps said on Sunday.
Egyptians stood in line to vote on Saturday on a constitution promoted by its Islamist backers.
An odd alliance between pro-democracy activists and Mubarak loyalists is raising eyebrows. Who is playing who?
MILAN-- The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Italy's Silvio Berlusconi in a Milan court today. Background in the story erroneously stated that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was dead. Another Italy-Berlusconi story will be filed.
MILAN-- Silvio Berlusconi made a rare court appearance Friday to deny some of the more salacious accusations at the center of a sex scandal in Italy that has muddied his reputation. Berlusconi's declaration was spontaneous, a practice that Italy allows defendants and which does not have the weight of testimony.
GENEVA-- Switzerland has blocked almost 1 billion Swiss francs linked to rulers in four Arab Spring nations, a senior government official said Tuesday.
CAIRO, Oct 12- Egypt has no foreign military bases on its soil and has no plans to downsize its armed forces, said the military spokesman, rejecting media reports claiming so.
Conservative lending rules and red tape have long been blamed for holding back development of the mortgage sector in Egypt. Mortgage lending is equivalent to less than half a percent of gross domestic product in Egypt, compared to 13 percent in Morocco, according to a 2011 report on Africa housing by FinMark Trust, a body mainly funded by British government aid.
CAIRO, Oct 10- Egyptian stocks seem unlikely to resume this year's world-beating rally until the government shows how and when it will begin cutting fuel subsidies to rein in the budget deficit and secure a $4.8 billion IMF loan. A surge of more than 50 percent in Egypt's main share index.
*Egypt's Grand Mufti denounces edicts. *Muslim Brotherhood under pressure to take a clearer line By Shaimaa Fayed and Yasmine Saleh. Egypt's media, once tightly controlled by the state, has become a free-for-all platform for ideas, theories and advice, which can range from the ignorant to the bizarre and to what some see as outright dangerous.
By Shaimaa Fayed and Asma Alsharif. CAIRO, Oct 10- Business leaders voiced frustration with Egypt's government at an investment conference in Cairo this week, where officials pledged to revive an economy battered by political turmoil but offered few details on policy.
CAIRO, Oct 9- Egypt has settled a row with a Dubai- based developer over a land contract reached when Hosni Mubarak was in power, a minister said on Tuesday, a deal that could help remove uncertainties that have depressed interest in the once-booming property market.
CAIRO, Oct 9- Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital plans to invest $4 billion or more in Egypt over the next three years and has an eye on infrastructure and energy-related projects, its chairman said on Tuesday.
But the speech in many ways was also as much about style as it was about substance, and the 61- year-old Morsi, the first freely elected president in Egypt's history, used his address to project the image of an energetic leader in touch with the needs of the people.