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  • TV critic of Egypt's Islamist president freed Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    CAIRO-- The owner of a TV station on trial for incitement following his call for the killing of Egypt's Islamist president has been released after being briefly detained over allegations of theft of electrical power and bounced checks, security officials said on Monday.

  • Egypt finmin says IMF delays loan talks - paper Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:52 AM ET

    CAIRO, Oct 1- The IMF has delayed sending a team to Cairo to negotiate a $4.8 billion loan while the Egyptian government works to complete its economic reform programme, a newspaper quoted the country's Finance Minister as saying. Egypt was due to receive a team from the International Monetary Fund at the end of September to discuss the terms of the loan.

  • Egypt’s Pound at Fresh Lows: an Opportunity? Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 5:55 AM ET
    Inside the EgyptStock Exchange just before its reopening.

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  • Egypt’s Pound at Fresh Lows: an Opportunity? Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 5:49 AM ET
    Inside the EgyptStock Exchange just before its reopening.

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  • Scramble for Power in Fragile Egypt, Rally Planned Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 6:59 AM ET
    Egypt, Cairo, Sultan Hussan Mosque at sunset

    As protestors prepare to rally in Tahrir Square once again on Tuesday, the renewed anxiety about Egypt’s fragile political process serves a potent reminder that despite the election of a new President, the country’s power structure has yet to be fully defined.

  • Egypt Stocks Surge 7.6% After Vote  Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 9:54 AM ET
    Inside the EgyptStock Exchange just before its reopening.

    Trade on Egypt’s stock market was suspended as stocks were surging on Monday but even so the market closed 7.6 percent higher, the first reaction to the announcement of Mohamed Mursi as Egypt’s new President. The surge places the index among the world’s best performers once again.

  • Uncertainty in Egypt, Recipe for Disaster: Expert     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    Alia Moubayed, head of research for the Middle East at Barclays, told CNBC, "If there is one word that describes Egypt at this moment it is that you are in a situation of perfect political uncertainty and the only thing that is certain is the fact that the economy is taking a toll."

  • Standoff Between Issa & Holder Ratchets Up     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 7:34 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports no deal was made between Chairman Darrell Issa and Attorney General Eric Holder on the ATF documents, and also reports on conflicting news that former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is "near death" in a Cairo hospital.

  • Egypt's Brotherhood: Court Ruling Reverses Gains Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
    Supporters of Egypt protesters demonstrate at Piazza della Republica (Republic's square) in Rome on January 31, 2011. European Union foreign ministers on Monday called on Egypt to embark on an 'orderly transition' leading the way to 'free and fair elections.' Some 100 people took part in the demonstration in Rome.

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood warned that a court ruling to dissolve the Islamist-led parliament and let Hosni Mubarak's former prime minister run for president is a move toward reversing the gains of the revolution.

  • Supporters of Egypt protesters demonstrate at Piazza della Republica (Republic's square) in Rome on January 31, 2011. European Union foreign ministers on Monday called on Egypt to embark on an 'orderly transition' leading the way to 'free and fair elections.' Some 100 people took part in the demonstration in Rome.

    They toppled a pharaoh, but now the small circle of liberals, leftists and Islamists who orchestrated Egypt’s revolution say they realize they failed to uproot the networks of power that Hosni Mubarak nurtured for nearly three decades, the New York Times reports.

  • Egypt, Cairo, Sultan Hussan Mosque at sunset

    The Islamist candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood will face former President Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister in a runoff to become Egypt’s first freely elected president, several independent vote counts concluded Friday morning, the NYT reports.

  • Egypt to Elect Mubarak Replacement     Friday, 18 May 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Egyptians head to the polls on Wednesday and Thursday next week to elect a president to replace Hosni Mubarak. It will be the first fair leadership election in the country, nearly a year and a half after the revolution which saw Mubarak ousted amid months of violent protests. Lawrence Saez, a politics professor at London's School of Oriental and African Studies, gave CNBC a preview.

  • Iran Tension Could Lead to Middle East Downgrades: S&P Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 6:26 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) on Tuesday pointed to increased risks for issuers in the Middle East as the spiraling tensions between Iran and the West showed no sign of slowing down. Although the agency believed that the risks were already accounted for in its current ratings, it cautioned that a reassessment depended on how the situation developed.

  • Is Devaluation Inevitable for Egypt's Currency? Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 6:44 AM ET
    Egypt, Cairo, Sultan Hussan Mosque at sunset

    It’s been just over a year since former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after 18 days of protests, but the country’s grueling transition continues to weigh heavily on its economy.

  • A woman shouts as she blocks the entry of army tanks to Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the

    Now that the "Arab Spring" is turning into the "Arab Winter" the former prime minister writes, "the challenge emerging from the changes taking place is so big that we had better put in place a common Western strategy or we'll find that national approaches are totally irrelevant to shape events there."

  •     Egyptian protesters run for cover on the third day of clashes with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011.

    Protestors in Cairo’s Tahrir Square were preparing for a million-man march on Friday to call on the ruling military council to step down, saying steps announced recently were insufficient.

  • Florence Eid, founder and CEO of Arabia Monitor, told CNBC, " In Egypt the test today is whether the elections are postponed or not, my hope is that they will go through on schedule and that they won't be interrupted through the process."

  • Egypt's Army Ruler to Give Statement Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 9:59 AM ET

    The head of Egypt's ruling army council will deliver a statement to the nation later on Tuesday, state television said, as protests demanding an end to military rule intensify.

  • Egyptians Now Protest Against Mubarak Surrogates Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:29 AM ET
    An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    In Egypt's government ministries, factories and especially universities, daily protests have focused on those viewed as Mr. Mubarak’s surrogates, the New York Times reports.

  • Trading Resumes in Egypt     Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 6:50 AM ET

    Egypt's stock market reopens today after being closed for about two months. Insight with Max Rodenbeck, The Economist Middle East correspondent.