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  1. March 10, 2014

    Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu tells west: Do not be fooled by Iran

    Benjamin Netanyahu described Iran as a “brutal regime” and accused the Islamic republic of supporting terrorist groups in...

  2. March 5, 2014

    Israel accuses Iran of supplying missiles to Gaza

    Israel’s military said on Wednesday that it had seized a cargo ship in the Red Sea to prevent the smuggling of Syrian-made...

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  1. March 4, 2014

    Hamas reins in militants to maintain truce in Gaza

    In the far north of the Gaza Strip, so close to southern Israel that the chimneys of a power plant near the city of Ashkelon...

  2. February 28, 2014

    Palestinians weigh calls for successor to Mahmoud Abbas

    As US-sponsored peace talks with Israel proceed, Palestinians are broaching the sensitive topic of who will succeed Mahmoud...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    February 27, 2014

    Armed Palestinian student march

    Said Khatib/AFP Palestinian students take part in a military march organised by Hamas national security in a street in Rafah...

  4. January 28, 2014

    Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi in court to face conspiracy charges

    Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s toppled president, appeared in a Cairo court on Tuesday at the start of his second trial since his...

  5. January 22, 2014

    Israel’s military kills two Palestinian militants

    Israel’s military killed two Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, one of whom it blamed for firing rockets...

  6. January 19, 2014

    Israel attacks Palestinian blamed for rockets from Gaza

    Israel’s air force on Sunday attacked and severely injured a Palestinian seen as responsible for last week’s launch of five...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    January 16, 2014

    Air strike damage in Gaza

    Mohammed Abed/AFP Palestinian youths check a destroyed building after overnight Israeli air strikes in Gaza City. Air...

  8. January 16, 2014

    Israel fires on Gaza after rocket attack

    Israel said its Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted five rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, prompting it...

  9. The World

    January 14, 2014

    Smart Reads January 14, 2014

    By Toby Luckhurst The Washington Post argues that the Obama Administration must end its tacit support for the military...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    January 13, 2014

    Hamas parade

    EPA/Hohammed Saber Hamas soldiers take part in a parade of Hamas forces in Gaza City. Reports state that the Hamas Interior...

  11. December 24, 2013

    Israel bombs targets across Gaza strip

    Israel’s military bombed targets across the Gaza strip on Tuesday afternoon, killing a three-year-old girl, as it retaliated...

  12. December 21, 2013

    Egypt sends Morsi to trial in third case

    CAIRO, Dec 21 – Egypt’s deposed Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, and 129 others including members of Hamas and Hizbollah,...

  13. December 14, 2013

    Snow brings chaos to Middle East

    The eastern Mediterranean is suffering its worst winter storm in decades, which blanketed hilly areas of the Levant under...

  14. December 10, 2013

    Brussels criticised for paying non-working Gaza civil servants

    The EU has been paying the wages of thousands of civil servants in the Gaza Strip who have not worked for up to six years,...

  15. December 4, 2013

    Fuel crunch adds to Gaza’s mounting economic woes

    At Gaza City’s central rubbish dump, a teenage boy goads his donkey cart down an incline to the edge of an open pit where...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    November 14, 2013

    Riding through Gaza

    Mohammed Abde/AFP/Getty A Palestinian man and his children ride past militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the...

  17. November 11, 2013

    Terror victims find witness in case against Bank of China

    Lawyers acting for terrorism victims in a US court case that accuses the Bank of China of helping Iranian-backed militant...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    November 7, 2013

    Yassin and Arafat in Gaza City

    Suhaib Salem/Reuters A Palestinian student walks past a mural depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (r) and late...

  19. November 1, 2013

    Four killed as Israel targets Gaza tunnel network

    Four Palestinians were reported killed and five Israeli soldiers wounded in the bloodiest clash between Israel and the...

  20. October 28, 2013

    Palestinians fire rockets at Israeli port

    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at a southern Israeli port city on Monday and Israel’s Iron Dome...

  21. October 13, 2013

    Israel unearths Gaza ‘terror tunnel’ near village

    Israel has suspended imports of construction materials into the Gaza Strip until further notice after uncovering what it...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    October 9, 2013

    Gaza's smuggling tunnels

    Ahmed Zakot /Reuters A tunnel worker ascends on a rope inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the...

  23. September 30, 2013

    Ankara takes slow road to rapprochement with Israel

    Yosef Levi Safari, Israel’s chargé d’affaires in Ankara, was invited to attend a state reception in August at the Cankaya...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    September 25, 2013

    Hamas on patrol

    Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Armed Palestinian Hamas security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City. Egypt’s foreign minister...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    September 17, 2013

    Rafah border crossing protester in the Gaza Strip

    Hatem Moussa/AP Palestinian women supporters of Hamas chant slogans during a demonstration calling to reopen the Rafah...

  26. The World

    September 13, 2013

    The Middle East explained, in chart form

    Not many letters to the FT go viral. But KN Al-Sabah’s pithy explanation of the intricacies of Middle East politics,...

  27. September 4, 2013

    End to smuggling leaves Hamas with cash crisis in Gaza

    Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement is facing a serious financial crisis following Egypt’s military-backed government’s crackdown...

  28. August 13, 2013

    Palestinians celebrate prisoner releases ahead of peace talks

    Israel released 26 long-serving Palestinians overnight on Tuesday, a gesture aimed at promoting peace talks due to begin in...

  29. July 29, 2013

    Kerry faces scepticism over Israeli-Palestinian talks

    When John Kerry boarded his aeroplane in Jordan 10 days ago after announcing the resumption of talks between Israel and the...

  30. July 26, 2013

    Egyptian court looks at charging Morsi

    Egypt is to pursue criminal charges against deposed president Mohamed Morsi, escalating tensions in rival mass protests by...

  31. July 15, 2013

    Israeli prime minister Netanyahu gets flak for yielding to China

    Benjamin Netanyahu faces a domestic political scandal with possible international repercussions after news emerged that his...

  32. July 9, 2013

    Egypt coup adds to pressure in Gaza

    Egypt’s decision to seal its border crossing with the Gaza Strip and demolish most of the smuggling tunnels on which its...

  33. July 3, 2013

    Revolutionary standard-bearer finds ignominious end

    Just two months after his election last year, Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi was riding high. The Islamist politician once...

  34. June 25, 2013

    Qatar shows how to manage a modern monarchy

    The Emir of Qatar’s decision to abdicate voluntarily in favour of his 33-year-old son may well be a first in Arab dynastic...

  35. June 2, 2013

    Hamdallah to be new Palestinian PM

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked Rami Hamdallah, a British-educated academic, to serve as prime minister and...

  36. May 31, 2013

    Hassan Nasrallah, Hizbollah leader

    The stream of coffins, wrapped in the strident yellow banners of Hizbollah as they trickle across the Syrian border to Shia...

  37. May 22, 2013

    Egyptian security force staff released unharmed

    Seven members of the Egyptian security forces kidnapped last week by suspected Islamic militants in the country’s Sinai...

  38. April 30, 2013

    Israeli forces kill militant in Gaza strike

    Israel’s army and security forces said they had killed a man in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning in a “successful pinpoint...

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