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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. November 14, 2014

      Australia’s PM Tony Abbott pursues an ambitious foreign agenda

      While in opposition Tony Abbott did not show much interest in international diplomacy. He opposed Australia’s bid to...

    29. November 6, 2014

      Yemen tensions rise as ruling party threatens to oust president

      Yemen’s transition to democracy is under threat after the country’s ruling party threatened to oust President Abd Rabbu...

    30. October 16, 2014

      N Korea circulates UN resolution defending human rights record

      North Korea has made a rare move to defend its human rights record, circulating a draft UN resolution amid growing...

    31. September 26, 2014

      Alibaba: Weapons of mass ecommerce

      The high-strength carbon fibre made by Japan’s Toray Industries is eagerly sought after by the makers of racing bikes...

    32. September 8, 2014

      Yes vote threatens UK’s influence on international stage

      Scottish independence would be geographically dramatic for the UK: it would lose just under a third – 32 per cent – of...

    33. beyondbrics

      September 3, 2014

      Guest post: the trillion dollar scandal of financial secrecy

      By David McNair of the ONE Campaign While the newswires are dominated by the threat of Isis, a critical opportunity to...

    34. September 1, 2014

      Palestinians to turn to UN amid frustration with peace process

      The Palestinians, frustrated in their pursuit of an independent state through negotiations with an Israeli government...

    35. August 28, 2014

      Russia has ‘well over 1,000 troops’ in Ukraine, Nato warns

      Nato satellite images of Russian military build-up in and near Ukraine Russia has “well over 1,000 troops” inside...

    36. August 8, 2014

      Barack Obama is right to take risks in Iraq

      President Barack Obama’s decision to go back into the Iraq from which he extricated the US almost three years ago is...

    37. beyondbrics

      August 7, 2014

      Guest post: Japan chases China in Latin America

      By Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas Expanding global economic engagement is an important but underappreciated...

    38. August 5, 2014

      In search of lasting peace in Gaza

      The ceasefire in Gaza is an occasion for both relief and sorrow: relief that the killing has stopped for now, but...

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