Failed state? en Is Qatar abandoning Egypt? <p>CAIRO &mdash; Egypt&rsquo;s economy is edging closer to collapse, and now there is one less place the government here can turn to for much-needed financial aid. After promising $5 billion in soft loans and grants to help curb the Egyptian pound&rsquo;s recent slide against the dollar, the tiny but vastly wealthy Gulf nation of Qatar is now backing off pledges of any further funding for the cash-strapped nation.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Failed state? World Leaders Want to Know Diplomacy Aid Political Risk Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5791220 at