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  1. August 24, 2014

    US journalist freed by al-Qaeda linked group

    An American journalist who was held captive by an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria for nearly two years was released on Sunday....

  2. August 17, 2014

    Obama’s Hippocratic oath enfeebles his diplomacy

    Since ancient Greece doctors have sworn to first do no harm. It is also a great principle for a superpower. Why attempt by...

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  1. The President's New Challenge 2013

    Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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  1. August 10, 2014

    China says South China Sea tension exaggerated

    China rejected calls from the US and the Philippines for countries to refrain from “provocative actions” that would raise...

  2. August 10, 2014

    Ukrainian army edges closer to Donetsk

    The newly-appointed prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic has ruled out ceasefire negotiations as...

  3. August 8, 2014

    Afghan presidential rivals sign unity deal

    The two men vying to succeed Hamid Karzai as Afghanistan’s president have agreed on a unity government to end their dispute...

  4. July 28, 2014

    Kerry ceasefire efforts anger Israelis

    Recriminations about US efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza grew on Monday, even though the tempo of...

  5. July 26, 2014

    US evacuates Libya embassy after militia violence

    TRIPOLI, July 26 – The US evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across...

  6. July 26, 2014

    Israel extends Gaza ceasefire until midnight

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s inner circle of security advisers were due to discuss extending a temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip...

  7. July 25, 2014

    John Kerry tries to negotiate Gaza ceasefire with Israel

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, was scrambling on Friday to organise even the briefest of ceasefires between Israel and...

  8. July 25, 2014

    Truth is fiercely contested in Gaza war

    Jon Stewart summed it up best. When he raised Israel’s conflict in Gaza on his comedy show this week, the faces of four...

  9. July 25, 2014

    Gaza conflict sharpens world’s focus on shattered economy

    Mohammed Mosbah, a traffic policeman who lives in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, has not been paid for two months. He...

  10. July 22, 2014

    Gaza ceasefire talks make little progress

    International efforts to secure an end to the hostilities in Gaza appeared stalled on Tuesday after John Kerry, the US...

  11. July 21, 2014

    Obama urges end to Gaza war as death toll rises

    Barack Obama on Monday voiced concern about the rising death toll from two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas...

  12. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Mission Finance, why money matters: L Randall Wray, professor of economics at the...

  13. July 20, 2014

    MH17 crash: Putin handed ultimatum over site access

    The aftermath of MH17 crash Western leaders on Sunday night set an ultimatum for Vladimir Putin as the international outcry...

  14. July 20, 2014

    Kerry due in Cairo as Israel intensifies ground war in Gaza

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, is expected to travel to Egypt on Monday in an effort to restore a 2012 ceasefire between...

  15. July 15, 2014

    John Kerry warns of ‘very real gaps’ in Iran nuclear talks

    US secretary of state John Kerry said on Tuesday that there were still “very real gaps” with Iran over its nuclear programme...

  16. July 13, 2014

    Afghan presidential rivals agree to full recount of vote

    Afghanistan has stepped back from an escalating crisis over its disputed election as the two rivals for the presidency...

  17. July 12, 2014

    US charges Chinese businessman with hacking into Boeing computers

    The US has charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computers of Boeing and other defence contractors in order to...

  18. July 11, 2014

    Germany’s sense of betrayal takes it away from US patron

    These are tough times for Atlanticists in Berlin. Opinion polls show public trust in the US is plunging while former...

  19. July 11, 2014

    Kerry faces weekend of frantic diplomacy as crises multiply

    US secretary of state John Kerry has embarked on a frenetic long weekend of personal diplomacy to try to salvage two of the...

  20. July 11, 2014

    US looks to cool Afghanistan poll tensions

    The US has launched an urgent effort to stop Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election disintegrating into a conflict...

  21. July 9, 2014

    Pentagon plans new tactics to deter China in South China Sea

    The US is developing new military tactics to deter China’s slow but steady territorial advances in the South China Sea,...

  22. June 27, 2014

    Turkey ready to accept Kurdish state in historic shift

    Turkey’s ruling party has signalled it is ready to accept an independent Kurdish state in what is now northern Iraq, marking...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    June 25, 2014

    John Kerry laughs with Linas Linkevicius

    Virginia Mayo/AP US secretary of state John Kerry, centre left, speaks with Lithuanian foreign minister Linas Linkevicius...

  24. June 25, 2014

    Iraq crisis: PM rejects calls to form unity government

    Iraq’s prime minister made a defiant speech on Wednesday, dashing hopes he would step aside and allow another, less divisive...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    June 24, 2014

    John Kerry crisis talks continue

    Brendan Smailowski/AFP/Getty Images US Secretary of State John Kerry boards a cargo plane at Queen Alia International...

  26. June 24, 2014

    West fears lack of urgency from Iraqi leadership, warns diplomat

    A high-ranking western official warned on Tuesday that there was little indication that Iraq’s leadership was responding to...

  27. FT Alphaville

    June 24, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: Eight days to go (Details here) Markets: Japanese stocks dropped following indications the Bank of...

  28. June 23, 2014

    Iraq must form new government, Kerry warns in Baghdad

    John Kerry called on Iraq’s leaders to immediately form a new government that includes all the country’s political and...

  29. FT Alphaville

    June 23, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: Yes, the colour-code used to illustrate the full line-up of Camp AV speakers has relevance. No, I...

  30. June 22, 2014

    Kerry tours Middle East seeking support for new Iraq government

    John Kerry, the US secretary of state, started a week-long tour of the Middle East and Europe on Sunday to try and win...

  31. May 9, 2014

    Warring South Sudan leaders agree truce

    The leaders of the warring factions in South Sudan have signed a truce, to come into force within 24 hours, in their first...

  32. April 29, 2014

    Mideast peace process peters out with little fanfare

    John Kerry’s frenetic effort to revive the Middle East peace process has come to an ignominious end with the US secretary of...

  33. FT Alphaville

    April 25, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Trading in Asian equities was mixed, with growing jitters over developments in Ukraine depressing several markets...

  34. April 23, 2014

    US revives cold war thinking on Russia

    In an interview published in January, President Barack Obama downplayed the legendary American diplomat who was the...

  35. April 18, 2014

    Pro-Russia protesters refuse to retreat in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian activists were in no mood to retreat from the public buildings they have occupied in eastern Ukraine despite an...

  36. April 17, 2014

    Four-way talks end with agreement on calming Ukraine tensions

    International talks between Ukraine, Russia, the US and the EU ended in Geneva on Thursday evening with an unexpected...

  37. The World

    April 8, 2014

    How to destroy a state, Putin style

    Vladimir Putin speaking at a session of the Russian security services board April 7 (Getty) At one level, what is happening...

  38. April 8, 2014

    Kerry accuses Moscow of creating ‘pretext’ for Ukraine invasion

    The US has accused Russia of fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, calling its efforts “illegal and illegitimate” and warning...

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