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  1. FT Photo Diary

    March 13, 2014

    Boy rides cart through Gaza

    Mahmud Hams/AFP A Palestinian boy rides a donkey cart in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes hit a number of...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 13, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David notes that the Ban of England has finally weighed in on base money creation. Dan...

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  1. March 13, 2014

    Gaza militants agree ceasefire after rocket attacks hit Israel

    A leader of Islamic Jihad said on Thursday that Egypt had brokered a ceasefire aimed at ending a two-day-long escalation in...

  2. March 12, 2014

    Militants fire rockets into south Israel

    Militants based in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday fired a barrage of rockets into southern Israel, leading to the deployment of...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    March 10, 2014

    Waiting for rockets

    Ariel Schalit/AP Israeli military policewomen wait for the display of rockets after being seized from the Panama-flagged...

  4. March 5, 2014

    Israel accuses Iran of supplying missiles to Gaza

    Israel’s military said on Wednesday that it had seized a cargo ship in the Red Sea to prevent the smuggling of Syrian-made...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    March 4, 2014

    Palestinian’s funeral after air strike

    Suhaib Salem/Reuters Palestinian relatives of Mousab Al-Zaanin mourn during his funeral in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza...

  6. March 4, 2014

    Hamas reins in militants to maintain truce in Gaza

    In the far north of the Gaza Strip, so close to southern Israel that the chimneys of a power plant near the city of Ashkelon...

  7. February 28, 2014

    Palestinians weigh calls for successor to Mahmoud Abbas

    As US-sponsored peace talks with Israel proceed, Palestinians are broaching the sensitive topic of who will succeed Mahmoud...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    January 29, 2014

    Camouflaged in Gaza

    Adel Hana/AP A Palestinian Hamas policeman takes part in a graduation ceremony at the Arafat Police Academy in Gaza City....

  9. FT Photo Diary

    January 28, 2014

    Playing in the pipes

    Mohammed Abed/AFP Palestinian children play with concrete pipes in Gaza City on Tuesday. ...

  10. January 22, 2014

    Israel’s military kills two Palestinian militants

    Israel’s military killed two Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, one of whom it blamed for firing rockets...

  11. January 19, 2014

    Israel attacks Palestinian blamed for rockets from Gaza

    Israel’s air force on Sunday attacked and severely injured a Palestinian seen as responsible for last week’s launch of five...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    January 16, 2014

    Air strike damage in Gaza

    Mohammed Abed/AFP Palestinian youths check a destroyed building after overnight Israeli air strikes in Gaza City. Air...

  13. January 16, 2014

    Israel fires on Gaza after rocket attack

    Israel said its Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted five rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, prompting it...

  14. January 15, 2014

    Officials strive to end West Bank strikes over UN agency pay

    Palestinian and UN officials are working to contain unrest in refugee camps in the West Bank in which protesters have burned...

  15. January 14, 2014

    Islamic charity raided amid clash between Erdogan and prosecutors

    Turkish police have conducted an anti-terror raid on the offices of a prominent Islamic charity in what appears to be the...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    January 13, 2014

    Hamas parade

    EPA/Hohammed Saber Hamas soldiers take part in a parade of Hamas forces in Gaza City. Reports state that the Hamas Interior...

  17. January 13, 2014

    Ariel Sharon buried after officials pay homage

    Ariel Sharon was buried on Monday afternoon at his family’s farm in southern Israel, after a memorial service in Jerusalem...

  18. December 31, 2013

    Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners

    RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec 31 – Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday, days before John Kerry, US secretary of...

  19. Nick Butler

    December 30, 2013

    Russia advances into the Mediterranean

    Vladimir Putin has finished the year in style, consolidating Russian control in Ukraine and winning easy brownie points for...

  20. December 24, 2013

    Israel bombs targets across Gaza strip

    Israel’s military bombed targets across the Gaza strip on Tuesday afternoon, killing a three-year-old girl, as it retaliated...

  21. December 18, 2013

    Egypt’s Bedouin tribes caught in Sinai crossfire

    The village of al-Muqataa bears the evidence of the army’s heavy handed tactics. A shelled-out mosque, concrete houses...

  22. December 14, 2013

    Snow brings chaos to Middle East

    The eastern Mediterranean is suffering its worst winter storm in decades, which blanketed hilly areas of the Levant under...

  23. December 10, 2013

    Brussels criticised for paying non-working Gaza civil servants

    The EU has been paying the wages of thousands of civil servants in the Gaza Strip who have not worked for up to six years,...

  24. The World

    December 5, 2013

    Smart Reads, December 5, 2013.

    Michael Peel meets the leader of Thailand’s popular rising, Suthep Thaugsuban, who outlines his plan to shut down the...

  25. December 4, 2013

    Fuel crunch adds to Gaza’s mounting economic woes

    At Gaza City’s central rubbish dump, a teenage boy goads his donkey cart down an incline to the edge of an open pit where...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    November 14, 2013

    Riding through Gaza

    Mohammed Abde/AFP/Getty A Palestinian man and his children ride past militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    November 7, 2013

    Yassin and Arafat in Gaza City

    Suhaib Salem/Reuters A Palestinian student walks past a mural depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (r) and late...

  28. beyondbrics

    November 7, 2013

    London headlines

    * Chinese banks provide best bargains * Emerging markets: Call goes out for specialist advice * The Palestinian economy’s...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    November 5, 2013

    Beach day in Gaza

    Mohammed Abed/AFP A Palestinian man sits on a beach in Gaza City on Tuesday ...

  30. November 1, 2013

    Four killed as Israel targets Gaza tunnel network

    Four Palestinians were reported killed and five Israeli soldiers wounded in the bloodiest clash between Israel and the...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    October 29, 2013

    Omar Massoud to be released

    Mohammed Salem/Reuters The nieces of Palestinian prisoner Omar Massoud (pictured on the wall), held by Israel since 1993,...

  32. October 28, 2013

    Palestinians fire rockets at Israeli port

    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at a southern Israeli port city on Monday and Israel’s Iron Dome...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    October 24, 2013

    Beach games in Gaza

    Mohammed Abed/AFP Palestinian schoolchildren play with tyres on a beach in Deir al-Balah, Gaza, on Thursday ...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    October 23, 2013

    Pipe dreams in Gaza

    Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Palestinian factory workers rest inside concrete pipes as they wait for the start of a working day...

  35. October 15, 2013

    Tony Blair optimistic about economic plan for Palestinian territories

    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, said a $4bn economic plan being drafted alongside Arab-Israeli peace...

  36. October 13, 2013

    Israel unearths Gaza ‘terror tunnel’ near village

    Israel has suspended imports of construction materials into the Gaza Strip until further notice after uncovering what it...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    October 9, 2013

    Gaza's smuggling tunnels

    Ahmed Zakot /Reuters A tunnel worker ascends on a rope inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the...

  38. October 9, 2013

    Gaza Strip gas project poised for approval

    A long-mooted $1bn project to develop natural gasfields off the Gaza Strip is being revived as part of a drive to develop...

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