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    April 7, 2014

    Arab youth turn from "Arab spring" to starting businesses

    Young Arabs are increasingly turning their backs on cushy public sector jobs in favour of working for private companies and...

  2. Nick Butler

    April 7, 2014

    The risks of a nuclear Saudi Arabia

    Life in the Middle East never stands still. The inexorable progress of Iran towards some form of nuclear capability has not...

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    April 1, 2014

    Bedouin tears in Jordan valley

    Mohammed Ballas/AP A Palestinian Bedouin child sits amid the rubble of tents and sheds destroyed by the Israeli army near...

  2. March 6, 2014

    Syrian armed opposition pins hopes on southern front

    Syrian opposition fighters and their international backers are preparing for what some activists and armed battalions...

  3. February 19, 2014

    Noble Energy signs $500m deal to supply gas from Israel to Jordan

    Noble Energy, the biggest foreign investor in Israel’s offshore Mediterranean natural gasfields, on Wednesday announced a...

  4. February 2, 2014

    Kerry attempts the improbable with Middle East peace deal

    Just over 20 years ago, the declaration of principles that emerged from the Oslo peace talks opened up an alluring vista of...

  5. January 20, 2014

    A chance to narrow the gaps with Iran

    Anyone surveying events in the Middle East should be utterly dismayed by the turmoil across the region. Syria is in the...

  6. The World

    January 13, 2014

    A clever tactician who was too clever by half.

    Ariel Sharon (right), then Israel's prime minister, shakes hands with Palestinian prime minister Mahmud Abbas as US...

  7. January 3, 2014

    Syrian refugees stage Euripides’ ‘The Trojan Women’

    It’s early November and I’m sitting nervously in a huge grey conference room at the Queen Zein Al Sharaf Institute, a...

  8. December 11, 2013

    John Kerry in renewed effort for Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, will arrive in Israel on Thursday in his latest effort to push forward peace talks, now...

  9. December 11, 2013

    Syrian refugees test the resources of Jordan’s capital

    Jordan has a world of problems, all visible in its expanding capital, Amman: too many unemployed young people, rising food...

  10. December 9, 2013

    Israel, Jordan and Palestinians to sign regional water agreement

    Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority were due on Monday to sign a regional water agreement that could later pave the...

  11. beyondbrics

    November 25, 2013

    Turkish companies ♥ Africa

    Further confirmation that Turkish companies are keen on Africa and see it as a big part of their expansion plans. In a Citi...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    November 13, 2013

    Jordan fans' victory hopes

    Raad Adayleh/AP Jordanian fans attend the World Cup play-off first leg soccer match between Jordan and Uruguay at Amman...

  13. November 6, 2013

    Jordan’s digital green shoots

    In January, Judy Samakie and her brother Karim took a bus out of war-ravaged Aleppo in Syria to the Lebanese border and...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    November 4, 2013

    Hand of protest in Jordan

    Jamal Nasrallah/EPA Jordanian women from Islamic movements hold placards depicting the four-finger salute during a protest...

  15. The A-List

    November 1, 2013

    The outbreak of polio in Syria is an indictment of the civilised world

    Polio has returned to the Middle East in a devastating form as a result of war, terrorism, a collapse of services and a...

  16. October 27, 2013

    Islamic finance takes centre stage in City

    The City of London will this week set out its credentials as a centre for Islamic finance when politicians, investors and...

  17. October 18, 2013

    Syrian refugee ‘Mohammed’ on refusing to lose hope

    In a ramshackle garage in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, a very Syrian stand-off is taking place. There aren’t enough of the...

  18. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    The cost of a revolution: $800bn

    It'll cost you Commenting on the Russian revolution, Joseph Stalin is alleged to have said, “You can’t make an omelette...

  19. September 9, 2013

    Jordan fears it will pay price if US strikes Syria

    Jordan is bolstering its military defences and its government is choosing its words carefully amid fears of a possible...

  20. September 3, 2013

    Syria is following the same script as Afghanistan

    The repeated use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people has brought the civil war to a new diplomatic and political...

  21. August 27, 2013

    The steps that Obama must now take on Syria

    The repugnant moral crime perpetrated against fellow Syrians, in all probability by Bashar al-Assad’s forces, gives...

  22. August 27, 2013

    Israel promotes trade route between Turkey and Middle East

    More than 20 trucks line up at the Israeli-Jordanian border, bearing Turkish goods ranging from carrots and fabrics to...

  23. July 30, 2013

    Israelis need to be shaken out of their escapism

    Israelis think they are realists. They are not. Israelis are escapists – in the hipster bars of Tel Aviv, in its high-tech...

  24. July 29, 2013

    Kerry faces scepticism over Israeli-Palestinian talks

    When John Kerry boarded his aeroplane in Jordan 10 days ago after announcing the resumption of talks between Israel and the...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    July 23, 2013

    Mural for Syria

    Mohammad Hannon/AP Young Syrian refugees touch colourful hand prints on a mural that they made on one of the public...

  26. July 19, 2013

    Israel to release Palestinian prisoners to bolster peace talks

    Israel will free a number of long-standing Palestinian prisoners, a government official said on Saturday, as part of an...

  27. July 16, 2013

    Jordan to double taxes on mobile phones

    Jordan’s revenue-hungry government has doubled taxes on mobile phones and calling packages, bringing an angry response from...

  28. July 14, 2013

    Tunisia, not Algeria, is the model for a new Egypt

    Egypt is more divided than ever. All sides – from Islamists to secularists – are headed to their corners, looking to be...

  29. July 10, 2013

    Jordan poised to make electricity price rises after Ramadan

    By John Reed in Jerusalem Jordan will begin to make long-delayed, politically sensitive electricity price rises after the...

  30. July 8, 2013

    Exit Abu Qatada

    Last weekend, after almost a decade of legal wrangling, one of Britain’s least loved residents finally left the country. Abu...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    July 7, 2013

    Abu Qatada leaves for Jordan

    Sgt Ralph Merry/MoD/Getty Abu Qatada prepares to board a plane at RAF Northolt, which will take him to Jordan, after he was...

  32. July 7, 2013

    Abu Qatada denies Jordan terror charges

    Theresa May, home secretary, has promised to change the law to avoid a repeat of the decade-long Abu Qatada extradition saga...

  33. July 1, 2013

    ‘Five-star’ refugee camp illustrates Gulf’s growing role in Syria

    On a sun-beaten, featureless stretch of desert highway, signs reading “UAE Red Crescent-Care for Life” mark the entrance to...

  34. June 26, 2013

    Kerry resumes efforts to restart Mideast peace talks

    US secretary of state John Kerry said on Wednesday that any potential new opening for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks could...

  35. June 25, 2013

    Qatar shows how to manage a modern monarchy

    The Emir of Qatar’s decision to abdicate voluntarily in favour of his 33-year-old son may well be a first in Arab dynastic...

  36. June 24, 2013

    Russia voices alarm over US troops in Jordan

    Russia has expressed alarm over the deployment of US troops and military equipment in Jordan, in an indication of the...

  37. June 18, 2013

    Treaty between UK and Jordan sets stage for Abu Qatada deportation

    The stage has been set for the deportation of Abu Qatada, after the King of Jordan endorsed a treaty with Britain that...

  38. FT Alphaville

    June 13, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The post that moved the market? The WSJ’s Hilsenrath on the Fed “trying to convince investors not...

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