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      North Korea launches long-range rocket

      North Korea has claimed “complete success” in launching a satellite with a long-range rocket, a breach of UN sanctions...

    2. February 3, 2016

      North Korea missile launch plan raises alarm

      Washington, Seoul and Tokyo have condemned Pyongyang’s decision to launch a long-range rocket this month, after North...

    1. January 29, 2016

      North Korea activity points to missile test

      North Korea appears to be preparing to launch a long-range rocket in defiance of international sanctions even as the UN...

    2. January 23, 2016

      UN warns Burundi to rein in violent security forces

      The Burundian government must rein in its security forces perpetrating violence in the country and engage its opponents...

    3. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Colombians agree to bring UN in for peace deal

      A deal to end five decades of violent conflict between the Colombian government and the Farc Marxist rebel group took...

    4. January 19, 2016

      N Korea nuclear test highlights ineffectiveness of sanctions

      As the UN Security Council considers its response to North Korea’s fourth nuclear test, Pyongyang should brace itself...

    5. The World

      January 14, 2016

      Who will be the next UN Secretary-General?

      Over the next few weeks, the international media will fixate on the New Hampshire primary – a crucial step in the race...

    6. January 11, 2016

      Libya reaches most critical juncture since Gaddafi’s fall

      Libya’s descent into violence and instability over the past 18 months has brought a collapse in the country’s oil...

    7. December 27, 2015

      A chasm at the heart of the Syrian crisis

      There is a big Sunni hole at the heart of international efforts to find a way out of Syria’s civil war and turn the...

    8. December 18, 2015

      UN Security Council unites on Syria peace plan

      The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Friday that calls for a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war...

    9. December 18, 2015

      Kerry walks high wire in talks with Putin

      As the Syrian civil war drags in more countries, John Kerry is testing the limits of one of the most vexed issues in...

    10. December 17, 2015

      Syria: UN backs move to squeeze Isis finances

      The UN Security Council has unanimously backed a US-Russian resolution calling for tougher measures to block Isis and...

    11. December 9, 2015

      US to investigate Iran ballistic missile claims

      The US said it was conducting a “serious review” of reports that Iran has tested a medium-range ballistic missile,...

    12. December 8, 2015

      Italy and US launch Libya peace push amid fears on Isis expansion

      Italy and the US are launching one of the most aggressive diplomatic efforts yet to end the civil war in Libya amid...

    13. November 27, 2015

      Cameron’s case for action on Syria merits support

      Nearly two years after it took control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, there can be no doubt about the grave threat posed...

    14. November 13, 2015

      Q&A: What’s next for Burundi?

      In the past several months, more than 240 people have died and 200,000 have fled amid violence triggered by Burundi...

    15. November 12, 2015

      UN in sanctions threat to Burundi over violence

      The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution warning Burundi that it faced the imposition of...

    16. November 8, 2015

      Burundi unrest poses threat to whole region, warns Kenya

      Escalating instability in Burundi is threatening regional prosperity, Kenya warned on Sunday, as deadly violence...

    17. October 29, 2015

      India launches summit to reinvigorate Africa ties

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned on the charm for Africa’s leaders on Thursday, promising to deepen...

    18. The World

      October 23, 2015

      Putin on Isis: 'when a fight is inevitable, you hit first'

      If Vladimir Putin is looking for a way out of his estrangement from the west over the Ukraine crisis, he sometimes has...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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