Friday 26 December 2014

Sisi to face leftist in run for Egyptian presidency

The former army general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next month's presidential election, as they were the only candidates to enter, the committee organising the vote said.


Qatar Gulf’s first to preside UNCTAD

Qatar became the first country in the Middle East to preside over the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) since its inception in 1964, after it officially took over presidency for the next few years. During a high-l


Egypt’s Brotherhood names candidate in U-turn

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, in a policy U-turn, said on Saturday it would back its deputy leader for president, an endorsement that guarantees Khairat Al-Shater a place among the frontrunners after the group initially said it would not field a can


World Bank race heats up as deadline looms

The US faces an unprecedented challenge to its grip on the World Bank presidency, with emerging African economies nominating a candidate on Friday to set up the first contested bid for the top job at the global development lender. Angola,

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