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    1. February 21, 2015

      US and allies discuss new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

      LONDON, February 21 — The US and its allies are discussing imposing more sanctions against Russia for undermining a...

    2. February 19, 2015

      Iran and west narrow gap in nuclear talks

      World powers and Iran are making “significant” progress towards a deal to curb Tehran’s ability to build an atomic bomb — so...

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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. February 8, 2015

      Munich conference highlights splits over arming Ukraine

      Ukraine dominates Munich Security Conference Nothing at this weekend’s Munich Security Conference generated so much debate...

    2. February 5, 2015

      Western leaders launch new round of diplomacy in Ukraine

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande are to visit Kiev and Moscow, accelerating diplomatic...

    3. January 23, 2015

      Sunshine and blue skies create climate tragedy for reinsurers

      “Global climate change is already violently affecting communities not just across India but around the world . . . costing...

    4. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Spectre of Isis haunts Middle East debate

      There was something symbolic about the warmth of the reception afforded to Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the president...

    5. January 22, 2015

      Oil drop ‘disastrous’ for anti-Isis fight

      The collapse in the oil price has had “disastrous” consequences for the fight against Isis, Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s prime...

    6. January 22, 2015

      Rightwing Hindus stir up ‘battle of the babies’ in India

      A telling photograph featuring John Kerry, US secretary of state, was published in India this month when he visited a Ford...

    7. January 13, 2015

      US seeks wider Pakistan push against extremists

      US secretary of state John Kerry on Tuesday praised Pakistan’s military operations against Taliban militants while urging a...

    8. 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 set a...

    9. December 6, 2014

      Hostages killed in Yemen rescue attempt

      An American journalist and a South African teacher who were being held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen were killed during an...

    10. The A-List

      November 25, 2014

      Even an imperfect Iran nuclear deal is worth pursuing

      The nuclear talks involving Iran and the P5+1 countries – the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany as well as the...

    11. 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 the...

    12. 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 and the...

    13. November 21, 2014

      Diplomats eye interim Iran agreement as final deal talks stall

      Diplomats meeting in Vienna are working on a temporary, broad-brush agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme after efforts to...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      November 14, 2014

      Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque

      Ahmad Gharabli/AFP Palestinian worshippers walk outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Friday...

    15. November 13, 2014

      Xi and Obama have shown leadership on emissions

      In the cynical world of politics it is important, just occasionally, to give credit where it is due. The commitments on...

    16. November 8, 2014

      China trade area plans meet Apec resistance

      The US successfully staved off China’s efforts to accelerate the creation of a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific on...

    17. November 6, 2014

      Empowered Republicans wary of Iran talks

      As US officials prepare for last-ditch talks this weekend over a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration will soon...

    18. The World

      October 31, 2014

      Bradlee the warrior king of journalism laid to rest

      The funeral of Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee at the Washington National Cathedral was part state occasion, part...

    19. October 29, 2014

      Medical mission against Ebola brings pride and fear to Cuba

      Ebola provokes panic in most countries and Cuba, it seems, is little different – despite Havana’s widely-applauded move to...

    20. October 12, 2014

      International donors pledge $5.4bn to help rebuild Gaza

      International donors have pledged $5.4bn in aid to Gaza at a conference held on Sunday in Cairo to raise funds for the...

    21. September 18, 2014

      For or against Isis, Iran must make its choice

      As John Kerry, US secretary of state, works to build a coalition to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as...

    22. September 18, 2014

      US approves plan to arm Syrian rebels

      The US House of Representatives voted in favour on Wednesday of the Obama administration’s plan to train and arm moderate...

    23. September 11, 2014

      US builds support for new Isis strategy

      The Obama administration moved on Thursday to secure military and financial backing from Arab leaders, European allies and...

    24. September 10, 2014

      US faces deep mistrust in garnering Arab support for Isis battle

      The US effort to rally Middle East governments to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is facing a deep well of...

    25. September 9, 2014

      Kuwait clamps down on terror financing

      Kuwait has vowed to pursue legal action against its nationals designated as “terrorist financiers” as Arab states seek to...

    26. September 5, 2014

      Obama leads coalition in fight against Isis

      US President Barack Obama pledged on Friday to “take the fight to Isis” as efforts ramped up to build a broad international...

    27. 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 they...

    28. September 1, 2014

      N Ireland visit a sign of US frustration at stalled peace process

      Two months ago, Victoria Nuland, an assistant US secretary of state, visited Northern Ireland with a message from the Obama...

    29. August 28, 2014

      Obama damps speculation of Isis strikes in Syria

      President Barack Obama attempted to damp expectations on Thursday of imminent US military action against Islamist radicals...

    30. 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....

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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