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    1. April 21, 2015

      Young Arabs lose faith in democracy amid concern over Islamists

      Young people in the Arab world have become disenchanted with the prospect of democratic change in the region as the euphoria...

    2. The World

      April 20, 2015

      Smart Reads 20 April 2015

      Despite being accused of naivety in his foreign policy, Barack Obama is showing qualities associated with Henry Kissinger –...

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    1. Investing in the Arab World

      Political upheaval and the sharp fall in oil prices in the region — including Saudi Ar...
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      The centuries-old Silk Road is being reconstituted and strengthened for the modern era...
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    1. April 18, 2015

      Australian police arrest five teenagers in counter-terror raids

      Australian police arrested five teenagers in a counter terrorism operation on Saturday, which they said had foiled a plot to...

    2. April 17, 2015

      Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam’s deputy thought killed in Iraq

      A longtime leader of Iraq’s Sunni insurgency, who was a former deputy of Saddam Hussein, was reportedly killed near the home...

    3. April 15, 2015

      Iraq government struggles to contain Isis gains in Anbar province

      Iraqi officials are struggling to confront jihadi militants as they advance on the provincial capital of Ramadi in the vast...

    4. April 15, 2015

      Opinion: ‘Ankara is no longer seen as a safe pair of hands’

      Four years ago, Turkey was regarded as a linchpin of stability in the Middle East. It was a stalwart in the Nato alliance...

    5. April 12, 2015

      ‘The Killing Compartments’, by Abram de Swaan

      The hope that Auschwitz would act as a warning to future generations has been dashed by the growing list of subsequent...

    6. April 12, 2015

      French antiterrorism judge leads fight against jihadism

      For Marc Trévidic, the terror attacks that killed 17 in Paris in January hit close to home. As the antiterrorism judge who...

    7. The Exchange

      April 10, 2015

      The mysterious reappearance of the Taliban's Omar

      The Afghan Taliban posted on their website on April 4 an extraordinary 5,000-word biographical essay about their founder and...

    8. April 9, 2015

      Isis hackers cut transmission of French broadcaster

      French broadcaster TV5Monde was trying to restore regular programming on Thursday after hackers claiming to be from the...

    9. April 9, 2015

      Isis senses chance to make territorial gains in Syria

      It used all its trademark tactics, setting up sleeper cells and quietly building up a presence. Yet once again the world’s...

    10. The World

      April 7, 2015

      Conspiracy theories are worry for Turkish democracy

      A blizzard of anti-western conspiracy theories has hit Turkey in recent months. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month...

    11. April 4, 2015

      Palestinians flee as jihadis overwhelm Damascus refugee camp

      Militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have seized nearly all of a Damascus district just outside the...

    12. April 2, 2015

      Jihadis kill 147 in raid on Kenya university campus

      Nearly 150 people have been killed in an attack by Islamist militants on a Kenyan university near the border with Somalia,...

    13. April 1, 2015

      Isis battles for foothold on the edge of Syrian capital

      Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Isis are pushing into a southern district of Damascus in a bid to...

    14. April 1, 2015

      Head of Libya’s Islamist-backed government rejects dismissal

      A political showdown looms in Libya after the prime minister of one of the country’s two competing governments rejected a...

    15. March 31, 2015

      Isis cleared from Tikrit, says Iraq PM

      Iraq’s prime minister declared jihadi forces had been cleared from the centre of the city of Tikrit, just days after US-led...

    16. March 31, 2015

      Tripoli authority sacks prime minister

      The self-declared authority in Libya’s capital sacked its prime minister, Omar al-Hassi, on Tuesday citing his unpopularity...

    17. March 31, 2015

      Middle East economies: Balancing the books proves difficult

      Foreign direct investment fell by 4 per cent in the Middle East between 2013 and 2014, the sixth consecutive year-on-year...

    18. March 30, 2015

      Fighters flock back to resurgent al-Nusra

      Jabhat al-Nusra, Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate, is once more in the ascendant after being eclipsed by Islamic State of Iraq and...

    19. March 28, 2015

      Islamist groups seize Syrian city of Idlib for first time

      Rebels led by al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch say they have seized control of the northern city of Idlib, the second provincial...

    20. March 28, 2015

      Arab League agrees to set up joint force to counter Iran and Isis

      Arab leaders meeting at a summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh have agreed to the creation of a joint military...

    21. March 26, 2015

      Saudi intervention adds heat to regional cold war

      Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen’s civil conflict has turned up the heat on the simmering cold war that has...

    22. March 26, 2015

      Decades of deadly conflict will spread across the Middle East

      The modern Middle East is like 17th-century Europe, enmeshed in violent and costly, political and religious struggles within...

    23. March 25, 2015

      US-led allies launch air strikes to dislodge Isis from Tikrit

      The US-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launched its first air strikes late on...

    24. March 25, 2015

      UN opens door for warring Libyan sides to join unity government

      The UN envoy to Libya has opened the door to participation in a new unity government by both sides in the civil war —...

    25. March 24, 2015

      Canada to join air strikes in Syria

      Canada will join the US and Arab allies in launching air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant,...

    26. March 23, 2015

      Saudis vow ‘necessary measures’ in Yemen if peace talks fail

      Saudi Arabia pledged on Monday that “necessary measures” could be taken to end the conflict in Yemen after the country’s...

    27. March 20, 2015

      Q&A: Tunisia and Isis

      Tunisian officials said on Friday the two gunmen who killed 21 people at a museum in Tunis on Wednesday had trained in Libya...

    28. March 19, 2015

      Tunisians defiant as Isis claims museum attack

      “Tunisia will remain standing”, said the sign carried by a young Tunisian demonstrator just hours after 23 people, mostly...

    29. March 19, 2015

      Libya: A divided land

      This time it was the guards from an Austrian-run gas facility in Libya’s Saharan southwest. They were shown beheaded in a...

    30. March 19, 2015

      David Cameron takes a holiday from the world

      Shortly after David Cameron’s arrival in Downing Street, an official observed that the UK prime minister showed slight...

    31. March 18, 2015

      Gunmen kill 19 in Tunis museum attack

      Gunmen in the Tunisian capital killed at least 19 people, including 17 foreign tourists, in an attack on a museum next to...

    32. The Exchange

      March 18, 2015

      Salman should take new path on Iran

      Saudi Arabia’s new leader King Salman bin Abdulaziz is rapidly re-energising his country’s stagnant foreign policy with the...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      March 17, 2015

      Captured Isis munitions

      A member of the Iraqi security forces stands between captured ammunition of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant being...

    34. March 16, 2015

      Former Iraq prime minister Maliki clings to remnants of power

      Haider al-Abadi may be prime minister of Iraq, but he still does not live in the palace designated for him in the capital’s...

    35. March 15, 2015

      Assad must come to negotiating table, says Kerry

      The US is reasserting its willingness to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to end the conflict in Syria...

    36. March 15, 2015

      US shuts Saudi diplomatic missions in terror alert

      The US has temporarily closed diplomatic facilities in Saudi Arabia after warning that terrorists could be planning to...

    37. March 15, 2015

      Misurata fighters take on Isis in Libya for first time

      Fighters from the Libyan city-state of Misurata have locked horns for the first time with a faction of the Islamic State of...

    38. March 14, 2015

      Iraqi Kurds claim Isis used chemical weapons

      The Kurdistan Regional Security Council in Iraq says it has evidence that shows militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the...

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