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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 —...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. The World

      March 13, 2015

      Bush chips away in the Granite State

      It has been 15 years since Jeb Bush has been in New Hampshire for a political campaign – and then it was for his brother. As...

    24. The Exchange

      March 12, 2015

      The war against Boko Haram

      Last week Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic...

    25. March 12, 2015

      Iraqi forces advance further into Tikrit

      Iraqi armed forces backed by powerful Shia militia and thousands of volunteers including Sunni tribal fighters advanced...

    26. March 11, 2015

      EU proposes terror unit to tackle online jihadis

      European security officials have drawn up plans for a terror-fighting unit to help strip extremist content from the internet...

    27. March 10, 2015

      Isis releases video showing execution of Palestinian

      The militant group Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant (known as Isis) has released a video appearing to show the...

    28. March 9, 2015

      Greece, Russia and the politics of humiliation

      Just before Alexis Tsipras was elected Greek prime minister in January, he made a vow to the voters: “On Monday national...

    29. March 8, 2015

      Nigeria’s Boko Haram declares allegiance to Isis

      LONDON — Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram on Saturday pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    30. March 7, 2015

      Isis are modern vandals smashing centuries of history

      Beasts of the mountains and of the seas, of white limestone and alabaster I fashioned,” declared the Assyrian king...

    31. March 7, 2015

      New EU Syria sanctions reveal regime collusion with Isis

      A Syrian businessman responsible for orchestrating millions of dollars worth of secret oil and gas trades between the Assad...

    32. March 6, 2015

      Isis bulldozes ancient ruins of Nimrud

      Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, have begun bulldozing one of Iraq’s most significant...

    33. March 6, 2015

      The front-line fight against Isis

      The red door is opening. The banter ends. The men have been observing the house for hours and finally there appears to be...

    34. March 5, 2015

      Renzi appeals to Putin for Russian help to stabilise Libya

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, pleaded for Russian help to resolve the escalating security crisis in Libya, marking a...

    35. March 4, 2015

      Saudis to press Pakistan for more troops

      Saudi Arabia is to press Pakistan to boost the number of its troops in the kingdom to help bolster Riyadh’s defences against...

    36. The Exchange

      March 4, 2015

      Netanyahu brings theatre but few answers

      It would be easy to dismiss the address given Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to a joint session of...

    37. March 3, 2015

      Syria: Rebels with a lost cause

      Tha’er gave up on the Syrian uprising the day he was ordered to turn his guns on men he had fought alongside for two years....

    38. March 3, 2015

      Explainer: Syria’s militant groups

      Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Seen as the world’s wealthiest and most powerful jihadi group, Isis, or Islamic State,...

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