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    1. June 29, 2015

      Jordan to set up buffer zone in southern Syria

      Jordan is preparing to set up a security zone in southern Syria to prevent a jihadi victory in the area, carving out the...

    2. June 29, 2015

      Israel sea-and-land route for Turkey snaps shut

      For a time, it looked like a triumph of pragmatism over politics: Turkish trucking companies that saw their overland routes...

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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...
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    1. June 23, 2015

      Syria: A fight for credibility

      Under a cloud of cigarette smoke, Syrian rebels crowded in a Jordanian safe house debate methods to ease tensions with a...

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      June 12, 2015

      Turkey risks losing the trust of its western partners

      Turkey’s recent initiatives within Nato are remarkable but, even so, may not be enough to secure the trust of its western...

    3. May 25, 2015

      Give Syria’s refugees cash and dignity, not food and blankets

      The oasis city of Palmyra has been seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). What if Damascus were to fall?...

    4. May 21, 2015

      Samih Darwazah, pharmaceuticals entrepreneur, 1930-2015

      Samih Darwazah, who has died aged 85, was one of the most successful entrepreneurs to have come from the Palestinian...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      May 18, 2015

      Eager Lions of Jordan

      A solider watches smoke rising as they take part in joint Jordan-US maneuvers during the “Eager Lion” military exercises, in...

    6. April 14, 2015

      Trucks struggle to navigate Iraq’s Isis-controlled roads

      Radad, a truck driver, is picking up a cargo of paint from Amman to take on the long trip to Baghdad, which runs via...

    7. April 8, 2015

      Closure of Syria’s last border crossing hits Jordan economy

      The four-lane highway from Amman to Damascus, which was still open to traffic until last week, now ends abruptly at the...

    8. March 31, 2015

      Middle East economies: Balancing the books proves difficult

      Foreign direct investment fell by 4 per cent in the Middle East between 2013 and 2014, the sixth consecutive year-on-year...

    9. March 31, 2015

      Instability and oil price plunge in the Arab world end boom years

      The dual challenges of rising terrorism and falling oil prices hover over the Middle East and north Africa, dashing hopes of...

    10. The Exchange

      March 26, 2015

      The Middle East Takes Another Turn for the Worse

      It was nearly a year ago when I first compared the modern Middle East to 17th-century Europe, saying that the region was...

    11. February 20, 2015

      Lebanese border crackdown adds to the agony of refugees from Syria

      Syria’s refugee crisis After a month trying to cross into Lebanon, one Syrian man’s search for refuge ended last week in a...

    12. February 18, 2015

      The hideous dialectic of Isis savagery

      Last weekend’s ritualised slaughter of Egyptian Coptic Christian migrant workers in Libya by masked jihadis adhering to the...

    13. February 4, 2015

      Graphic Isis video shocks an Arab world inured to violent images

      Over a dozen gruelling years of invasion, war, insurrection and terrorism, Arabs have watched countless beheadings,...

    14. February 4, 2015

      Isis brutal killing of pilot hardens Jordan’s resolve

      Jordan vows revenge Last week, when Jordanians still hoped that Muath al-Kasaesbeh might be alive, some — including members...

    15. February 4, 2015

      Isis attempt to turn Arabs against each other risks backfiring

      For all but clusters of ideologically twisted jihad-groupies worldwide, the burning alive of Lieutenant Muath al-Kasaesbeh,...

    16. FT Alphaville

      February 4, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will meet Mario Draghi today with the...

    17. February 4, 2015

      Jordan executes 2 jihadis after Isis killing of pilot

      Jordan vows revenge Jordan executed two jihadi prisoners on Wednesday in reprisal for the burning alive of its pilot Muath...

    18. February 3, 2015

      Video shows Jordanian pilot ‘burned alive’ by Isis

      A video posted on social media on Tuesday evening appeared to show a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State of Iraq...

    19. January 31, 2015

      Horror in Japan as Isis claims second hostage killed

      Japan reacted with outrage and horror to the apparent murder of journalist Kenji Goto as the incident reignited debate about...

    20. January 29, 2015

      Jordan seeks proof Isis hostage is alive as swap deadline passes

      Jordan said on Thursday afternoon that it had received no word that a pilot captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    21. January 28, 2015

      Jordan offers to swap prisoner for pilot held by Isis

      Jordan said on Wednesday it was willing to hand over an Iraqi woman jailed for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack if a...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015

      A message announcing the cancellation of the appearance of King Abdullah of Jordan is displayed following the death of Saudi...

    23. January 13, 2015

      Egyptian medical services group to list in London

      Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, an Egypt-based medical services provider controlled by the Middle East’s biggest private...

    24. December 30, 2014

      UN Security Council rejects resolution on Palestinian statehood

      The UN Security Council has rejected a Jordanian resolution demanding an end to Israel’s occupation of land seized in the...

    25. December 24, 2014

      Jordanian warplane downed in Syria

      Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have captured a Jordanian pilot in Syria, in the first loss of an...

    26. December 18, 2014

      War has cost Middle East $35bn, says World Bank

      The three-year war in Syria and the rise of the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant, also known as Isis, has cost the...

    27. December 7, 2014

      2014 Seasonal Appeal: Letter from the editor

      The humanitarian crisis in and around Syria, as powerfully described in Erika Solomon’s report, has become a catastrophe of...

    28. December 3, 2014

      Syrian refugees panic as UN cuts food aid amid funding crisis

      Syrian refugees are panicking after receiving text messages confirming the UN’s food agency has cut donations to 1.7m people...

    29. November 20, 2014

      Jordan $15bn gas deal under threat amid conflict

      A proposal for Jordan to buy $15bn of natural gas from Israel is facing strong opposition in the kingdom because of the...

    30. November 16, 2014

      Regulatory risk fears halt Israel offshore gas drills

      Exploration of Israel’s large offshore natural gas reserves, touted as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the country and...

    31. November 13, 2014

      ‘Womenomics’ is starting to transform the Muslim world

      The first convert to Islam was a businesswoman. She was a wealthy trader who inherited her father’s business and later...

    32. November 5, 2014

      Jordan recalls ambassador to Israel after violence at Jerusalem mosque

      Jordan withdrew its ambassador from Israel on Wednesday after Israeli security forces clashed with Palestinians at al-Aqsa...

    33. November 4, 2014

      Jerusalem’s holy places are a minefield for Jordan

      Jordan, a vital ally in the US-led coalition to combat the jihadi juggernaut of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant...

    34. October 28, 2014

      Isis shows political sophistication as ferocious as its fighters

      Ever since the radical totalitarians of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant erupted into the consciousness of the world,...

    35. October 27, 2014

      Tensions rise as Israel vows to expand East Jerusalem settlements

      Israel’s government said on Monday it would push ahead with plans to build about 1,000 new homes in East Jerusalem...

    36. FT Alphaville

      October 24, 2014

      When will the SNB end FX intervention and start raising rates?

      According to Goldman, the answer is sooner than the market thinks. A new note argues that the Swiss franc is already...

    37. October 22, 2014

      Israeli gas: landing the Leviathan

      If necessity is the mother of invention, its second cousin must be energy demand. A society’s requirement for light and heat...

    38. October 5, 2014

      Jordan tackles homegrown Islamists as it joins attacks on Isis

      The bearded man stood in a cage at Amman’s state security court, accused of posting messages and videos sympathetic to the...

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