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  • Egypt’s army chief calls for mass demonstrations

    July 24, 2013 | 2:25 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Egypt’s military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today called for mass rallies on Friday to give him a mandate to confront violence. Coming three weeks after the army deposed Mohamed Morsi, the call puts pressure on...

  • Egypt army seeks national unity as crisis mounts

    December 11, 2012 | 11:27 am

    Egypt's army chief called for talks on national unity to end the country's mounting political crisis after a vital loan from the IMF was delayed and thousands of pro- and anti-government demonstrators took to the streets.

    The meeting scheduled for Wednesday afternoon was called...

  • Middle Eastern farmers bearing the brunt of plunging olive oil prices

    May 31, 2012 | 10:44 am

    The price for olive oil has dropped to its lowest level in a decade and farmers in the Middle East are bearing the brunt as Spain and Italy dump their government-subsidized stocks at below cost.

    “The international market prices are going below sustainable levels,” Nasser Abu...

  • Police question Strauss-Kahn in French assault case

    September 26, 2011 | 2:13 pm

    UPDATE: [1:10 p.m.] Strauss-Kahn was immune from civil suit under international law when suit was filed, his lawyers say.

    Monday, Sept. 12
    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was questioned by French police on Monday over a complaint of attempted rape, filed after his May...

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  • Fischer candidacy to head IMF disqualified

    June 14, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Stanley Fischer, the governor of the Bank of Israel, will not be considered a candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund because of his age.

    Fischer was notified Monday night that his announced candidacy for the position was disqualified since he is 67, and IMF rules state...

  • Opinion: Groping in the Dark

    May 24, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    The swirl of news about the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) former managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused recently of sexually assaulting a chambermaid in his expensive Sofitel hotel suite, contains another juicy nugget of information. Strauss-Kahn is Jewish....

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigns from IMF

    May 19, 2011 | 8:06 am

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund following his arrest and imprisonment on charges of sexual assault.

    In a statement dated Wednesday on the IMF website, the popular left-leaning political figure expected to run for French...

  • Fischer on the money as top bank chief

    October 11, 2010 | 4:44 pm

    Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer was named the central bank governor of the year.

    Fischer received the award from Euromoney magazine, which has been honoring the world’s best bank governors and finance ministers for more than 30 years, at a World Bank and International...