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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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....

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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