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Rat race in the desert, should Egypt be running?

By: Rasheed Hammouda As the Gulf’s major players compete to be crowned the region’s finance king, Egypt may end up benefitting from being left out of the race entirely The race to be MENA’s top financial hub has been heating up over the past few years, a race that Cairo has been noticeably absent from. …

Daily News Egypt

King Abdullah: patient reformer battling hardliners, own age

By Paul Handley / AFP RIYADH: Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz was 81 when he rose to the Saudi throne in 2005, but moved like a reformer decades younger to unleash his kingdom from oil dependency and hardline Islamic clerics and propel it into the 21st century. Tapping deeply into Saudi Arabia’s massive oil wealth, Abdullah launched …


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