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    1. August 21, 2015

      US air strike in Iraq kills Isis second-in-command

      A US military air strike killed the second-in-command of Isis earlier this week, the White House said on Friday. Ned...

    2. August 8, 2015

      Somalia corruption probe: minister asked Lord Howard for funding

      A Somali minister wrote to Michael Howard last year requesting “financial support” from the UK oil company which is...

    1. August 4, 2015

      Move to seize North Korean ship in Mexico over abduction case

      The family of a South Korean man believed killed in North Korea are trying to seize a Pyongyang-owned vessel being held...

    2. July 21, 2015

      Russia sees big potential from Iran deal

      When the UN Security Council unanimously approved the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, Russia paid tribute with an...

    3. July 14, 2015

      PM seeks Labour backing for bombing campaign in Syria

      Three of Labour’s most senior MPs made a rare appearance at the government’s National Security Council on Tuesday as...

    4. July 14, 2015

      Powers face daunting task in untangling complex web of sanctions

      Nuclear related sanctions against Iran stretch back almost a decade, forming a complex web of restrictions across...

    5. FT Alphaville

      July 14, 2015

      Swift conclusion

      Deep down in Tuesday’s nuclear agreement between Iran and six great powers… (emphasis ours) 19. The EU will terminate...

    6. July 14, 2015

      Iran agrees breakthrough nuclear deal

      Six world powers and Iran made the most significant diplomatic breakthrough of the post-cold war era on Tuesday,...

    7. July 5, 2015

      Iran and world powers edge towards nuclear deal

      Negotiators from Iran and six world powers edged towards a nuclear deal on Sunday as both sides mounted a final...

    8. June 21, 2015

      Laurent Fabius tries to reboot peace talks with West Bank visit

      Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, travelled to Jerusalem and Ramallah on Sunday in an effort to seize the...

    9. June 11, 2015

      Middle East peace needs UN resolution

      Nearly half a century has passed since the UN Security Council set parameters for peace in the Middle East with the...

    10. May 27, 2015

      More than half world’s countries now producing jihadis

      More than half of the world’s countries are now producing jihadis to fill the ranks of violent Sunni terrorist...

    11. May 26, 2015

      Russia says it is not ‘right time’ to deliver missiles to Iran

      Russia says it will not deliver high-end air defence missiles to Iran in the near future, despite last month lifting an...

    12. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2015

      Seeking opportunities in post-sanctions Iran

      The least acknowledged economic race is gearing up for the starting line. Politics aside, the potential Iranian...

    13. May 10, 2015

      Brussels to propose mandatory refugee quotas for EU states

      Brussels is planning to introduce mandatory national quotas for refugees in a radical overhaul of the EU’s immigration...

    14. May 10, 2015

      Saudi blockade threatens ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Yemen

      Yemen’s violent conflict has intensified in the run up to a five-day ceasefire scheduled to start on Tuesday as aid...

    15. May 7, 2015

      Netanyahu, not Obama, has the power to make peace

      After weeks of horse-trading, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, has an­nounced his governing coalition: a...

    16. beyondbrics

      April 27, 2015

      Emerging nations will demand a say over who becomes next UN Secretary General

      With a decision due next year, the process of choosing the next United Nations Secretary General is already under way...

    17. Nick Butler

      April 27, 2015

      Energy security — the top priority for any government

      Keeping the lights on is one of the core responsibilities of any government. If the lights go out, the government soon...

    18. April 21, 2015

      US beefs up naval force off Yemen coast

      The US sent an aircraft carrier and a cruiser to the Yemen coast on Monday where they will join a group of US vessels...

    19. March 30, 2015

      World powers mount final push to secure Iran nuclear deal

      With just two days to go until a crucial deadline expires, diplomats are preparing to mount a final push to secure a...

    20. March 29, 2015

      Middle East tensions heighten as pressure builds over Yemen

      Tensions sharpened across the Middle East on Sunday after Arab leaders sought to raise the pressure on Iran by...

    21. March 24, 2015

      The purpose of Putin’s diplomatic acrobatics

      In the past year,Vladimir Putin has become almost as notorious for his falsehoods as for the truth of his actions in...

    22. March 24, 2015

      Netanyahu’s recklessness has consequences that Israelis fear

      On the eve of what he perceived in some panic to be a knife-edge election this month, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s...

    23. FT Alphaville

      March 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Bond investors are betting that the Fed is making like Michael Jackson and...

    24. February 26, 2015

      UN and Gulf back Yemeni president Hadi amid fears of civil war

      The UN and Gulf states have thrown their support behind Abd-Rabbu Hadi, Yemen’s ousted president, and called on the...

    25. February 24, 2015

      Herzog questions Israeli leader Netanyahu’s plans to lobby US Congress

      Israel’s opposition leader criticised Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to lobby the US Congress over Iran next week and...

    26. February 20, 2015

      Isis-linked jihadis claim deadly revenge attacks in Libya

      At least 45 people were killed and 70 wounded in suicide bombings in eastern Libya on Friday, claimed by a local...

    27. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. A crucial meeting over the future of Greece’s bailout broke down in acrimony...

    28. February 16, 2015

      Egypt bombs jihadi targets in Libya after beheadings

      Egyptian war jets pounded jihadi targets in Libya as the chaos in the north African state began to suck in its...

    29. January 29, 2015

      Pressure grows for African force to tackle Nigeria insurgency

      Nigeria is under growing international pressure to accept a new African Union force to contain the terrorist insurgency...

    30. January 24, 2015

      Japan condemns apparent Isis execution

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and called for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held...

    31. December 31, 2014

      Palestinians to join international war crimes court

      The Palestinians on Wednesday evening signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, making good on a...

    32. December 30, 2014

      UN Security Council rejects resolution on Palestinian statehood

      The UN Security Council has rejected a Jordanian resolution demanding an end to Israel’s occupation of land seized in...

    33. December 16, 2014

      Palestinians push for UN deadline on Israeli withdrawal

      Palestinians are preparing for a confrontation with Israel and the US over a proposal for the UN Security Council to...

    34. December 9, 2014

      Strengthen the ICC to address its imperfections

      In the 12 years since it was established in The Hague, the International Criminal Court has suffered a number of...

    35. The World

      November 27, 2014

      End to Middle East turmoil depends on bringing Iran in from the cold

      The failure to meet this week’s deadline for a definitive nuclear deal between Iran and the so-called P5+1 (the US, UK,...

    36. November 24, 2014

      John Kerry appeals for patience as Iran talks extended by seven months

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, said diplomatic efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear programme had “earned the benefit of...

    37. November 23, 2014

      Iran nuclear talks deadlocked as deadline looms

      As talks over Iran’s nuclear programme near their Monday night deadline, negotiators in Vienna from six world powers...

    38. November 19, 2014

      UN calls for North Korea’s referral to international court

      A UN human rights committee has approved a resolution urging the Security Council to refer North Korea to the...

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