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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 26, 2016

      Walking along the promenade

      Citizens walk on the Corniche, or waterfront promenade along the Beirut coastline, Lebanon ...

    2. May 9, 2016

      Mona Hatoum, Tate Modern, London, review — ‘Triumphant’

      Before there was Warsan Shire, there was Mona Hatoum. Shire’s poem “Home”, which opened with the lines “No one leaves...

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    1. Year in the Arab World

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
    2. Education in the Arab World

      Literacy rates are low across the region and young people lack the skills their econom...
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    1. May 9, 2016

      Lebanon’s political elite unites to see off challengers

      A bid to challenge Lebanon’s entrenched political class at the ballot box was beaten by an alliance of the country’s...

    2. May 9, 2016

      Controversy arises over Hungary’s central bank’s spending

      Hungary’s central bank has been on a spending spree since it booked an estimated €1.7bn in foreign exchange profits two...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      May 4, 2016

      Graffiti in Beirut

      A woman walks past street art in Beirut, Lebanon ...

    4. April 8, 2016

      Why baby boomers deserve to win the fight to save their legacy

      In another world, Johan Cruyff was an androgynous pop star and David Bowie upended the game of football. Had either...

    5. April 4, 2016

      Saudi’s friendships show American influence waning

      After King Salman of Saudi Arabia came to the throne in 2015 and allowed his favourite son and deputy crown prince,...

    6. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      FirstFT: Cuba under the spotlight and art against the odds

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. High heels and boxing gloves Boardroom...

    7. March 7, 2016

      Syria ‘cessation’ cements new status quo on the ground

      After little more than a week the “cessation of hostilities” in Syria has slowed the bloodshed but maintained a...

    8. January 31, 2016

      Blasts close to Damascus Shia shrine kill 45 — ministry

      AMMAN/BEIRUT, Jan 31 — At least 45 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      January 19, 2016

      Beirut waterfront

      Citizens take ‘selfies’ on the seafront at the waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday. Temperatures in...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2016

      Sunset tourism

      Tourists take pictures under Rawcheh Sea Rock as they ride a boat while the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea in...

    11. January 6, 2016

      The Middle East schism threatens more ruin in 2016

      It was an image I’d seen many times in the past but in the last days of 2015 it was unusually refreshing. A glittering...

    12. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Cameron: Pat McFadden was 'absolutely right'

      Pat McFadden, the former shadow Europe minister who lost his position in Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle, has found an...

    13. December 28, 2015

      Hundreds of civilians and fighters evacuated from Syria

      Hundreds of fighters and civilians were evacuated from two besieged areas of Syria on Monday in a UN-brokered deal...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      December 14, 2015

      Hiking in Laklouk

      A Lebanese hiker takes a picture of a cross on a hilltop in the northern ski resort village of Laklouk, 2000 meters...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      December 10, 2015

      Decorating the tree

      A worker decorates a Christmas tree designed by Lebanese designer Elie Saab in front of the Al-Amin mosque in Beirut,...

    16. The Exchange

      December 3, 2015

      The Arab world must rejoin the fight against Isis in Syria

      The lack of reaction from the Arab and wider Muslim world after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut is both...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2015

      Finally freed

      A Lebanese policeman who was kidnapped by Nusra Front, waves as he carried by his relatives upon his arrival at the...

    18. November 22, 2015

      How to address the cause, not the symptoms, of Isis

      The spillover of the Syrian refugee crisis to Europe, followed by the Sinai, Beirut, and Paris attacks, demonstrate...

    19. Tech blog

      November 16, 2015

      #techFT - Facebook's Paris safety check

      Facebook’s founder steps in to head off criticisms of its Paris response, Elsevier is still here, despite Forbes’...

    20. FT Alphaville

      November 16, 2015

      Facebook's new responsibilities after Paris

      Facebook’s “Safety Check” feature is probably the most humane way the company has leveraged its global reach and...

    21. November 13, 2015

      Beirut’s art mall

      Lebanon’s capital Beirut, the most cosmopolitan of Middle Eastern cities, still bears massive scars of the 1975-90...

    22. November 12, 2015

      Beirut suicide bombings kill at least 37

      At least 37 people were killed and more than 180 wounded in two blasts that rocked Beirut on Thursday evening. The...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      October 6, 2015

      Beirut fishing

      A Lebanese angler casts his fishing pole from a rocky coastal area along the Beirut coastline as the sun rises over the...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2015

      Political crisis in Beirut

      A protester kicks a barrier near riot police that are blocking a street leading to the parliament building where a...

    25. August 26, 2015

      Beirut’s revolution that reeks of the decay of the Arab state

      I felt assaulted the second I stepped out of the airport in Beirut. Not by guns or bullets, but by an overwhelming,...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      August 25, 2015

      Political wall

      A Lebanese activist paints graffiti on a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government...

    27. August 24, 2015

      Lebanon protests over rubbish escalate into political showdown

      Lebanon’s capital was rocked by a third night of anti-government protests on Monday, in a sign of rising outrage at the...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2015

      Rubbish protest

      Lebanese activists hold up a makeshift shield as they are sprayed by riot police using water cannons during a protest...

    29. August 19, 2015

      A yellow façade, a Beirut house and the memories that lie beneath

      I must have passed the yellow house on Sodeco square a thousand times, giving no more than a fleeting thought to its...

    30. July 31, 2015

      Art and Lebanon: beauty amid the rubble

      Arriving in Beirut in 1873, the Victorian artist and orientalist Frederic Leighton described it in a letter home as a...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      July 27, 2015

      Clearing the roads

      Lebanese army soldiers stand next of their armored personnel carriers as they prepare to reopen a highway linking...

    32. June 5, 2015

      The Art Market: Lebanon draws attention

      Tony Salamé, the Lebanese founder of the Aïshti fashion chain, hopes to put Lebanon on the contemporary art map with a...

    33. May 31, 2015

      Power vacuum in Lebanon highlights threat to Christians

      Lebanon is the one country in the Middle East with a Christian president, and it has not had one for a year. This...

    34. May 8, 2015

      Lebanon’s Hizbollah and Yemen’s Houthis open up on links

      They are hundreds of miles apart and their local struggles have little in common, yet Lebanon’s Shia force Hizbollah...

    35. May 6, 2015

      Lebanon tackles its problems — one traffic ticket at a time

      You would think Lebanon is consumed by the threat of jihadis knocking at the border gates. Or the more than 1m Syrian...

    36. May 6, 2015

      The rise of female entrepreneurs in Lebanon

      In Bachoura, a rundown quarter of central Beirut, a quiet revolution is gathering strength. From the balcony of a new...

    37. April 8, 2015

      Mixed messages in a divided region

      In the middle of last year, with Iraq racked by a fresh outbreak of Sunni-Shia bloodshed, a family picture countering...

    38. March 28, 2015

      Islamist groups seize Syrian city Idlib for first time

      BEIRUT, March 28 — Islamist groups including al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front have seized the city of Idlib for the first time in...

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