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Africa
Industry response to Ebola quickens
Drugmakers to be offered indemnity for new vaccine
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:53:55 GMT

Africa
South Africa struggles to balance the books
Finance minister forecasts growth rate to fall to 5-year low
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:28:01 GMT

Africa
Uganda looks to China for investment
President praises lack of interference in internal affairs and ‘big money’
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:43:56 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Assad looks to still use chemical weapons
Syrian regime said to be taking advantage of international focus on Isis to flout 2013 deal
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:53:12 GMT

Africa
Pistorius due back in court for sentencing
Former athlete faces sentence for culpable homicide which can range from fine to imprisonment
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:51:00 GMT

Africa
Ebola highlights Nigeria’s divisions
Nation faces battle against corruption and Islamist insurgency
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:04:15 GMT

Africa Economy
African economic growth faces disruption
Islamist extremism and growing fiscal imbalance pose ‘increasingly potent’ risks
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:50:22 GMT

Africa
Chinese doctors tackle Ebola on frontline
Health workers in Sierra Leone’s Friendship Hospital treats up to eight new patients every day
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:14:45 GMT

Africa
Food shortage now a risk in Ebola areas
Travel restrictions and border closures have broken the supply chain for many basic food items
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:10:26 GMT

Africa
Release of Nigeria schoolgirls in balance
President Goodluck Jonathan’s credibility is also on the line
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:42:35 GMT

Africa
Nigeria uses Twitter to inform on Ebola
Country’s vibrant social media spurs a community initiative to combat the virus
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:25:06 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Mind your metadata, Isis warns followers
Arabic language manual advises jihadis on how to aid cyber blackout to avoid attack
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:10:42 GMT

Africa
Nigeria agrees ceasefire with Boko Haram
Deal secures release of 219 schoolgirls, military and presidency officials claim
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:48:45 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Suicide bomb hits anti-Isis group in Syria

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:18:59 GMT

Africa
Frelimo takes lead in Mozambique poll
Opposition alleges voting irregularities in presidential and parliamentary elections
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:40:47 GMT

Africa
UN appeals for funds to fight Ebola
Only 1% of $1bn sought for response fund to fight disease raised from countries
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:20:27 GMT

Africa
West Africa Ebola fight has hardly begun
Campaign to halt epidemic barely off ground despite 4,000 deaths
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:04:30 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Businesses look to Iran opportunities
Global entrepreneurs gather in London to lay ground for the day sanctions are eventually eased
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:55:54 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Kurds declare advance on Kobani
Key positions retaken as Americans attack Islamist ground forces
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:21:28 GMT

Africa
Buhari enters Nigerian presidency race
Former military ruler sets out anti-corruption stance
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:49:11 GMT

Africa
China sends anti-Ebola drug to Africa
Military sends enough doses to treat 10,000 people
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:31:29 GMT

Africa
Mozambique votes in hotly contested poll
Ruling Frelimo party is favourite to win but opposition rallies have drawn huge crowds
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:12:44 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
US defence group staff shot in Riyadh
Motive unclear as one American is killed and a second wounded in Riyadh attack
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:16:05 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Saudi investor warns on falling oil price
Prince expresses ‘astonishment’ over minister playing down issue
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:57:50 GMT

Africa
Former rebel shakes up Mozambique poll
Filipe Nyusi’s ruling Frelimo party faces uncertainty as gas discoveries change political dynamic
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:48:34 GMT

Africa
Nigeria’s global lesson for quashing Ebola
Rapid reaction and co-operation key to controlling outbreak
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:22:40 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Drone strikes on Isis loom large
There are big differences between territory controlled by Isis and other areas where drones have been uaws, as well as questions over their effectiveness
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:01:41 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Iraqi Kurds send aid to Syrian counterparts
Weapons and equipment dispatched to fend off jihadis
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:37:25 GMT

Africa
African leader’s son settles graft case
Teodoro Nguema Obiang agrees to sell $30m in assets
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:02:53 GMT

Africa
Boko Haram hostages freed
Wife of Cameroon’s vice-prime minister and 10 Chinese among prisoners handed over
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:55:14 GMT

Africa
Ebola nations plead for faster response
African leaders call on international community for more help
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:20:42 GMT

Africa
China trumps the competition in Africa Inc
Commercial influence in the continent is growing despite overtures from the US, Europe and Japan
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:10:04 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Palestinian unity cabinet meets in Gaza
Rami Hamdallah, prime minister, says Palestinians have ‘put the years of rift behind us’
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:44:45 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Pressure rises on Turkey to hit Isis
Observers say insurgents control nearly a third of the border town
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:38:45 GMT

Africa
President Kenyatta appears before ICC
Kenyan leader accused of crimes against humanity over killings
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:11:22 GMT

Africa
Allen & Overy expands into Africa
Move by ‘magic circle’ law firm underscores attraction of the region to international investors
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:04:54 GMT

Africa Economy
Ebola poses $32.6bn threat to west Africa
World Bank paints stark picture of virus’s growing cost
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:01:14 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Isis forces enter Syria border town
Street-to-street fighting reported in town on the Turkish border
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:30:29 GMT

Middle East
Flurry of Dubai floats expected

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 03:29:42 GMT

Africa
African leaders warn of Ebola’s economic threat

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:06:57 GMT

Africa
Libyans set out $1bn Goldman lawsuit
Investment bank denies claims surrounding nine transactions from 2008
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:31:30 GMT

Africa Economy
S Africa central bank names new governor
Kganyago seen as providing continuity within the institution
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:17:25 GMT

The New Africa
Inequalities mar continent’s rise
Foreign investment in Africa may be hitting record highs but social disparity and corruption remain rife
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:02:19 GMT

The New Africa
Failure of political systems is biggest threat to renaissance
Citizens are increasing disillusioned with what democracy delivers
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:02:19 GMT

The New Africa
US and Europe fight back as China’s influence grows
Engagement is focused on economic potential and security
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:02:19 GMT

The New Africa
Private equity remains a rarity in pension portfolios
Growth is hampered by regulatory hurdles and trustee reluctance
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:02:19 GMT

The New Africa
Expanding financial sector draws interest from investors
Just a quarter of adults in sub-Saharan Africa have formal bank accounts, but bankers are bullish
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:02:19 GMT

The New Africa
Lower-cost handsets help drive internet revolution
Rapidly increasing penetration of mobile phones is opening up many other opportunities in health, finance and education
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:02:19 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Turkey clashes with US over role in rise of ISIS
Washington’s anti-Isis co-ordinator is due to visit Ankara next week to encourage more active role
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:23:30 GMT

Africa
Black rhino unlikely victim of al-Shabaab
Somalian militants accused of smuggling lucrative rhino horns
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:11:21 GMT



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Wall Street Journal


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Abreast Of The Market
Darker Global Outlook Has Bond Bears Hibernating
Weaker economic indicators have led many investors to reverse their recent opinion that a bond-market downturn was near.
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:37:34 EDT

Middle East News
IMF Urges Persian Gulf States to Balance Their Budgets
Governments in the energy-rich Persian Gulf need to balance their budgets more urgently in the medium term as oil prices decline, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said.
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:04:54 EDT

Africa News
Nigeria Islamists Storm Towns Despite Truce Claim
Suspected militant Islamists belonging to Boko Haram have raided a series of towns in Nigeria’s northeast in an apparent violation of a cease-fire the government claims it had agreed with the insurgents.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:57:50 EDT

Middle East News
U.S. Airdrops Weapons, Supplies to Syrian Kurds
The U.S. dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the embattled city of Kobani, U.S. officials said.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:40:59 EDT

Africa News
Many Liberian Doctors Are Staying Away
As the president of the Ebola-ravaged country urges helpers to come from abroad, her physician son is sending aid from his home in the U.S.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:37:32 EDT

Africa News
WHO Declares Senegal Ebola-Free
The World Health Organization said Friday the West African nation of Senegal was officially free of Ebola, as the agency reported the current outbreak of the deadly disease has surpassed 9,000 cases.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:07:40 EDT

Africa News
Eastern Congo Suffers Deadly Attack
Suspected Ugandan rebels killed up to 30 people in eastern Congo in the second attack in a week, a sign of how violence continues to simmer despite recent United Nations combat operations to pacify the mineral-rich but restive region.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:51:46 EDT

Africa News
Nigeria: Truce Signed With Boko Haram
A government spokesman said the militant group has promised to return all kidnap victims, including 219 teenage girls abducted from a boarding school in April, but the claim couldn’t be independently confirmed.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:47:37 EDT

Middle East News
Islamic State Trains Military Pilots
Training being carried out in northern Syria by Iraqis who served in Saddam Hussein’s military, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:56:41 EDT

Middle East News
Medical Help Scarce in Syrian City
A doctor inside the besieged Syrian city of Kobani described desperate conditions on the ground, with hospitals being targeted by Islamic State militants and an acute lack of medical workers and supplies.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:41:12 EDT

Middle East News
Iraqi National Guard Plan Falters
A U.S.-backed plan to bring Iraq’s fractured sectarian tribal forces fighting Islamic State under the supervision of the central government is in danger of being abandoned, lawmakers said.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:23:09 EDT

Middle East News
Former General Hits Libyan Islamists
A former Libyan general launched an offensive in the eastern city of Benghazi after declaring he was making a final push to rid the city of Islamist militias.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:04:02 EDT

Middle East News
U.S. Sends Mixed Message on Kobani
The U.S. has sent conflicting signals about the importance of Kobani to the fight against Islamic State militants over the past week.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:28:04 EDT

Middle East News
Kurds Resist Islamic State Push for Kobani
Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani were pushing back against a month-long siege by Islamic State with help from stepped-up airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition battling the extremist group, according to city officials.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:54:46 EDT

Middle East News
Saudi Arabia Sentences Cleric to Death
Sheikh Nemer Al Nemer is well known for his sermons criticizing the kingdom’s government and his support of political protests in the country’s oil-rich Eastern Province.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:25:10 EDT

Middle East News
Iraqi Leader Struggles to Fill Cabinet
Iraq’s prime minister is set to nominate a candidate from an Iranian-backed Shiite militia as interior minister, according to an adviser, a choice that risks stoking sectarian tensions at the heart of the country’s current crisis.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:58:38 EDT

Middle East News
Al Qaeda, Shiite Rebels Clash in Yemen
Yemeni security officials say al Qaeda Sunni militants and Shiite rebels are locked in fierce battles in a province south of the capital, San'a.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:04:00 EDT

Africa News
Burundi, Rwanda Still at Odds Over Lake Bodies
Burundi and Rwanda have accused each other of being responsible for dozens of bodies discovered in a border lake in August, raising tensions between the two restive Central African nations.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:36:15 EDT

Africa News
Ebola Survivors Care for New Victims
MONROVIA, Liberia—Six mornings a week, Salome Karwah gets up and goes to work at the Ebola treatment unit where she watched her parents wither and die just three days apart and where she almost died of Ebola as well.+231-777-989-398
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:39:58 EDT

Africa News
Liberian Ebola Survivors Comfort Other Patients
A clinic in the Liberian capital Monrovia has hired seven Ebola survivors to counsel other patients suffering from the virus.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:25:44 EDT

Middle East News
Obama, Defense Chiefs Meet on Islamic State Fight
Barack Obama pointed to some “important successes” in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria as he met with military leaders from participating countries around the world.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:30:46 EDT

Africa News
U.S. Earmarks Another $142 Million to Fight Ebola in West Africa
The U.S. government added another $142 million to its effort to fight Ebola in West Africa on Tuesday in a push to speed up the international response that many worry may be too late for the devastated region.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:52:33 EDT

Middle East News
Saudi Prince Disagrees With Oil Minister on Petroleum Prices
A rare public dispute over oil policy in Saudi Arabia emerged Tuesday as billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal disagreed with the kingdom’s energy minister over the potential impact of falling oil prices on the Arab state’s economy.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:04:14 EDT

Middle East News
U.S. Citizen Killed, Another Wounded in Saudi Arabia Shooting
Identities of victims not yet released. Gunman arrested, police say, but identity or possible affiliation with militant group not disclosed.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:00:30 EDT

Middle East News
Suicide Attackers Deployed in Kobani
The third suicide attack in less than two days was aimed at a bus and taxi terminal in northwest Kobani, monitors and Kurdish officials say.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:57:09 EDT

Africa News
Pistorius Paying Victim's Family
Oscar Pistorius began paying Reeva Steenkamp’s family a monthly allowance shortly after he shot her dead on Valentine’s Day 2013, a witness said.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:24:48 EDT

Middle East News
U.K. Vote on Palestinian State Sets Back Peace Process, Israel Says
The nonbinding vote, which recognizes a Palestinian state alongside Israel, will encourage progress toward a two-state solution, supporters say.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:51:39 EDT

Middle East News
Syrian Clash Jolts Turkish Peace Talks
The siege by Islamic State militants of the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani has roiled Turkey’s push to end its own three-decade Kurdish insurgency, as Ankara put forward a new peace plan on Monday.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:40:55 EDT

Middle East News
Clashes Edge Closer to Heart of Syrian City
Syrian activists said fierce fighting resumed in a Syrian Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, where Islamic militants are carrying out a three-pronged attack from the town’s eastern side.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:45:27 EDT

Africa News
Some Ebola-Stricken African Families Pay Bribes for Fake Death Records
Some of the teams sent to retrieve bodies of suspected Ebola victims in Liberia are collecting cash instead, allegedly accepting bribes to issue death certificates to families saying their loved ones died of other causes and leaving the body, locals
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 03:22:36 EDT

Middle East News
Donors Pledge $5.4 Billion to Rebuild Gaza
Palestinians received $5.4 billion in pledges at a donor conference meant to raise funds to rebuild the Gaza Strip after its latest conflict with Israel, as Qatar, which is close to the Palestinian enclave’s rulers, offered the most.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:24:41 EDT

Africa News
Liberian Health-Care Workers Threaten to Strike
Health-care workers said they would strike early Monday, citing the Liberian government’s failure to negotiate on requests for higher hazard pay and safer working conditions as the Ebola outbreak ravages the country.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:30:09 EDT

Middle East News
Islamic State Tightens Grip on Iraqi Province
The chief of police of a critical Iraqi province besieged by Islamic State militants was killed in a bombing, heightening concerns that the region is in danger of being captured.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:25:24 EDT

Middle East News
Turkey to Train Syrian Opposition on Home Soil
Turkey agrees to train Syrian opposition fighters in Turkey by American and Turkish special forces, as Islamic State militants draw closer to capturing the Syrian city of Kobani.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:51:30 EDT

Africa News
Cameroon Says Hostages Were Freed
Cameroon says 27 hostages likely kidnapped by Boko Haram, including 10 Chinese construction workers and wife of a deputy prime minister, have been freed.
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:56:11 EDT

Middle East News
Car Bombs Kill 38 in Baghdad
A series of car-bomb attacks in Iraq’s capital killed 38 people in Shiite areas Saturday, authorities said, after Islamic militants killed a journalist working for a local television network in a Sunni province.
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:27:53 EDT

Africa News
Ten People Die Off Guinea in Boat Mishap
Ten people have died and a dozen are missing, after a small boat collided with a ship off Guinea’s southern coast and capsized, a local official said.
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:39:48 EDT



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The Economist


Results for news from the The Economist about Middle-east-and-africa
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Middle-east-and-africa
The hostage trade: Handsome ransoms
IT IS never about the money,
Thu, 28 August 2014 14:55:28 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Africa’s population: Can it survive such speedy growth?
AS YOU look down from the new byp
Thu, 21 August 2014 15:15:12 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
The Yazidis: Finding new friends
A CENTURY ago, the Yazidis of Sinjar saved hundreds of Armenians and Assyrian Christians as they were being slaughtered by the forces of the Ottoman Turks and their Kurdish proxies in what a growing body of scholars considers the 20th century’s fi
Thu, 21 August 2014 15:15:12 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Chaos in Libya: A mystery air raid
Impasse in Tri
Thu, 21 August 2014 15:15:12 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
South Africa’s judiciary: Court battles
IT WAS an incident that seemed scripted for caricature. Earlier this month Dali Mpofu, a red-beret-sporting lawyer and member of South Africa’s socialist political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), had a public argument with Cyril Ramaph
Thu, 21 August 2014 15:15:12 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Iraq’s would-be prime minister: The hottest seat
HAIDER AL-ABADI’S name was not even among those on the list of candidates for prime minister the week before he was nominated for the post on August 11th. But once the 62-year-old was mentioned in a meeting without the presence of Nuri al-Maliki,
Thu, 21 August 2014 15:15:12 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Child brides in west Africa: Girls fight back
No to nuptial nigh
Thu, 21 August 2014 15:15:12 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State: A war that crosses national boundaries
TEN days after America carried ou
Thu, 21 August 2014 10:33:13 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Israel and Gaza: After the storm
FOR decades archaeologists have s
Thu, 14 August 2014 14:59:23 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
South African cities: Still worlds apart
DRIVING through South Africa
Thu, 14 August 2014 14:59:23 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Birth control in Niger: Population explosion
HAOWA was already struggling to f
Thu, 14 August 2014 14:59:23 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Israel, Gaza and the media: Propaganda war
BY ITS nature, war is polarising. Six out of seven Israelis oppose a ceasefire in Gaza that would include easing the blockade of the enclave, for example. Nor are Palestinians very interested in making necessary concessions.In Israel, coverage of
Thu, 14 August 2014 14:59:23 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Palm oil in west Africa: Grow but cherish your environment
FOR half a century, Indonesia and Malaysia have accounted for the vast majority of the world’s exports of palm oil. But now investors are flocking to west Africa to secure land for rival plantations. Environmentalists say the forests of South-East
Thu, 14 August 2014 14:59:23 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Iraq’s civil war: Who wants to rescue the regime?
NOW that the jih
Thu, 07 August 2014 15:01:10 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Science in Africa: On the rise
The stamp of futur
Thu, 07 August 2014 15:01:10 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
The Gaza war: Will the ceasefire hold?
NEARLY a month after Israel began
Thu, 07 August 2014 15:01:10 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Gaza and the Arab world: A collective shrug
PUBLIC opinion among the Palestinians’ strongest natural supporters, their fellow Arabs, has been notably slower to rally on their behalf than during the two previous Israeli onslaughts on Gaza in the past five years. Pressure on Arab diplomats to
Thu, 07 August 2014 15:01:10 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Sexual mores in Iran: Throwing off the covers
They don’t thi
Thu, 07 August 2014 15:01:10 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Ethiopia and its press: The noose tightens
A RANKING that countries do not aspire to ascend is the one compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based group. It reckons that Ethiopia is Africa’s second-worst jailer of journalists, ahead only of its ultra-repressive neigh
Thu, 07 August 2014 15:01:10 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
South Africa: Up the creek
A WHITE woman in the fluorescent-
Thu, 31 July 2014 15:00:42 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Ebola in west Africa: Death and disbelievers
WHEN Ebola came to t
Thu, 31 July 2014 15:00:42 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Libya: Out of control
Why Tripoli is
Thu, 31 July 2014 15:00:42 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
The Syrian war: A pincer move
WHEN an alliance
Thu, 31 July 2014 15:00:42 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Islam in Egypt: Manipulating the minarets
Let’s hope the
Thu, 31 July 2014 15:00:42 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Arabs in Israel: Do we belong?
FOR Israelis looking for a harmonious co-existence between Jews and Arabs, the town of Safed offered hope. The city’s Jewish mayor, Ilan Shochat, aspiring for it to become a hub of eastern Galilee, attracted some 1,500 Arabs to its colleges, resto
Thu, 24 July 2014 14:58:42 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Iran and its nuclear plans: Time out
AFTER some unconvincing last-minute brinkmanship, Iran and the six world powers it is negotiating with decided on July 18th to extend the deadline for an agreement by four months. The negotiators, seeking to secure a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear pr
Thu, 24 July 2014 14:58:42 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Iraq’s Christians: Nearly all gone
At least he’s
Thu, 24 July 2014 14:58:42 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Chad and its neighbours: Africa’s jihadists, on their way
SQUINT a little
Thu, 24 July 2014 14:58:42 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Education in northern Nigeria: Mixing the modern and the traditional
Almajiri boys
Thu, 24 July 2014 14:58:42 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
The war in Gaza: No one is winning—yet
TWO weeks into the Israeli campai
Thu, 24 July 2014 09:33:12 GMT

Easternapproaches
Polish politics: Where is Radek?
AT THE start of the Ukraine crisis Poland’s foreign minister, Radek Sikorski (pictured), was a central figure in formulating a European response to Russia's actions in Ukraine. Yet as the crisis in Poland’s neighbouring country is escalating Mr S
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:04:35 +0000

Middle-east-and-africa
Iran’s internet politics: Everyone’s doing it
WHEN Iran’s authorities started to block websites such as YouTube and Wikipedia in 2006, only a tenth of the population used the internet. Eight years later that figure has quadrupled. But to the religious conservatives who dominate the country’s
Thu, 17 July 2014 15:01:36 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Conditions for a ceasefire: Why Hamas fires those rockets
MANY Gazans, not just their leaders in Hamas, think they have little to lose by fighting on. For one thing, the spotlight has been switched back onto them since the Israeli campaign began earlier this month. In Gazan eyes, Hamas gains from the vio
Thu, 17 July 2014 15:01:36 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Libya: Real life—on television
IN LIBYA, as elsewhere in the Middle East, the Muslim month of Ramadan, which began on June 28th, is a time for frothy imported television dramas served up as a nightly digestive for iftar, the breaking of the fast. But thi
Thu, 17 July 2014 15:01:36 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Fertility and son-preference in Nigeria: Bring back the girls
SEX-SELECTIVE abortions are used round the world to discriminate in favour of boys. But not in Africa. Nigeria’s sex ratio at birth is the natural one: 106 boys are born for every 100 girls (boys are more vulnerable to infant diseases, so this rat
Thu, 17 July 2014 15:01:36 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Tourism in Saudi Arabia: Wish you were here
“SAUDI ARABIA could be one of the great travel destinations of the Middle East.” So starts Lonely Planet’s guidebook to the kingdom before enumerating some of its charms: deserted Red Sea beaches, the pre-Islamic monument of Madain Saleh, verdant
Thu, 17 July 2014 15:01:36 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Israel and Gaza: When and how will it end?
AS ISRAEL’S campaign to destroy t
Thu, 17 July 2014 10:18:11 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Islam, Iraq and Syria: Caliphornia dreamin’
The man who wo
Thu, 10 July 2014 14:59:13 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Human rights in the Gulf: Bashing the wrong people
SANDWICHED between Iraq and Yemen, Saudi Arabia has reason to worry about terrorism. It recently sent 30,000 troops to its Iraqi border to protect itself from that country’s rampant new “caliphate” (see
Thu, 10 July 2014 14:59:13 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Crime in Somalia: Pirates v economists
A firm believer in free trade S
Thu, 10 July 2014 14:59:13 GMT

Easternapproaches
Moldova and the EU: Mixed feelings
WHEN Moldova became the first Eastern Partnership country to ratify its association agreement with the European Union last week, many in Chisinau celebrated a milestone. But further from the capital city, in the ethnically concentrated regions t
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:18:29 +0000

Easternapproaches
Bulgaria: Why the run on banks?
IN A country struggling with rampant corruption, a weak judiciary and unstable governments, the Bulgarian banking system has consistently won praise for its stable institutions, high liquidity and low risk. In the last few weeks that system has c
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:32:09 +0000

Easternapproaches
Georgian politics: Signing up for Europe
WHEN Georgia signed an association agreement in Brussels today, it took a significant step towards closer political and economic ties with the European Union (EU). That includes a free trade deal, under which Georgian exporters will be able to sell t
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:39:28 +0000

Middle-east-and-africa
Iran: Make more babies
There’s still
Thu, 05 June 2014 14:59:55 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Palestine: An awkward new government
WHEN Palestine’s sparring fac
Thu, 05 June 2014 14:59:55 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Qatar: Too rich for its own good
Tamim, still a
Thu, 05 June 2014 14:59:55 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Nigeria and homosexuality: Almost nobody wants to help
SINCE Nigeria passed a law criminalising homosexuality in January, Gordon Austin has faced attacks, abuse, arrests and extortion in the south-western city of Ibadan. And the legislation has had an even more insidious effect on the 25-year-old. He
Thu, 05 June 2014 14:59:55 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Guinea and its iron ore: Let the people benefit, for once
BURIED beneath t
Thu, 05 June 2014 14:59:55 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Libya: Drawing the battle lines
THREE weeks after Khalifa Haftar, a retired general, declared his own “war on terrorism” against Libya’s Islamists, he plainly has a long way to go. Although a clutch of disgruntled army and police officers, politicians and tribal militiamen have
Thu, 05 June 2014 14:59:55 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Islam and apostasy: Show who’s boss
THE Koran is categorical. “There is no compulsion in religion,” it says (in the 256th verse of the second sura, or chapter). In another passage of the Muslim holy book, in the tenth sura, we find God
Thu, 05 June 2014 14:59:55 GMT



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