- ‘New Egypt’ Reaches Out For Foreign Investment
October 13 2012 2:02 PM
Egypt, the world's Arab most populous nation, is betting heavily on foreign investment to help kick-start its faltering economy.
- Why Russia Is Backing Assad's Regime In Syria
October 02 2012 3:13 PM
Russia has many motives to keep supporting Syria's dictator -- e.g., arms contracts, naval base access -- but energy is the real reason.
- A Trillion Dollars And Counting: How Egypt's New President Will Boost Islamic Banking
July 18 2012 6:14 AM
Banking in line with the Koran's prohibition on paying interest is an expanding sector, and the ascent of the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt is going to help it grow faster.
- Only Afghanistan Is Worse: Crisis Looming In Yemen As Malnutrition Rises
July 18 2012 6:13 AM
Yemen is going through a difficult political transition after the ouster of president Ali Abdallah Saleh, but that isn't as bad as its humanitarian crisis