A rebuff of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is folly

By Martin Wolf   It would be good if the lender were white as snow. But this is a fallen world     High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0dff595e-d16a-11e4-86c8-00144feab7de.html#ixzz3Vvedi2qd Britain…

Egypt challenges court ruling on Hamas ‘terrorism’

  Over the last three years, even when Mohammed Morsi was president, Egyptian media outlets have carried out an unprecedented campaign against Hamas. Egyptian hostility toward the movement has grown since July 2014, when many Egyptians held Hamas responsible for the bloodshed in Gaza after Israeli military strikes against the Strip. The Egyptian media have linked Hamas to several…

The new Saudi king, Egypt and the MB

  When King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died Jan. 23, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement that was conspicuously warm. One might have thought that considering the broad support the late king gave to the Egyptian state-led crackdown of the Brotherhood in Egypt, such a declaration would be negative at best. Within a few weeks, however, rumors…