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  1. September 9, 2014

    Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

    JORDAN The Sunni Muslim state is an important US regional ally and will be a central part of any future coalition against...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Obama vows to target Isis militants ‘wherever they are located’

    Barack Obama will “go after” the Islamic militant group in northern Iraq and Syria and their assets “wherever they are...

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  1. Arab World: Banking and Finance

    From Egypt to Iraq, business conditions are improving and new frontiers are opening up...
  2. Urban Ingenuity

    The winners of the 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action...
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  1. September 3, 2014

    Israel to supply up to $15bn of natural gas to Jordan

    Israel is to supply up to $15bn of natural gas from its Leviathan field over 15 years to Jordan, easing an energy crunch in...

  2. The World

    August 26, 2014

    Are 12 million Americans living on less than $2 a day?

    The biggest development story of the last two decades has been the vast reduction in the number of the world’s extreme poor...

  3. August 20, 2014

    Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York – review

    While other arts institutions spend the dog days playing and napping, the New Museum treats summer as a serious time. It has...

  4. August 19, 2014

    The Arab world has to take on Isis in its own backyard

    The Middle East hosts a formidable array of air power. Between them, the six nations of the Gulf Co-operation Council...

  5. August 17, 2014

    England seal Test series in style as India collapse

    England ripped out India for 94 to win the fifth test by a crushing innings and 244 runs at The Oval on Sunday and clinch...

  6. August 10, 2014

    Arab Bank faces Hamas funding claims in NY

    A landmark terror financing trial is set to begin in New York on Monday as Jordan’s Arab Bank is pitted against the families...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    July 30, 2014

    Syrian refugee

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP Elderly Syrian refugee Saltiya Ibraheem, 70, poses outside her makeshift home in Zaatari refugee camp,...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    July 28, 2014

    Prayers for Palestine

    Muhammad Hamed/Reuters Palestinian refugees perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Baqaa refugee camp, near Amman, Jordan, on...

  9. July 6, 2014

    Western banks start to pull out of Iraq

    The growing crisis in Iraq has forced western banks that launched themselves into the Iraqi market with gusto in recent...

  10. July 2, 2014

    Isis advance reverses decade of growth in Middle East trade

    The rise of jihadis in Iraq and Syria is disrupting trade routes across the Middle East and casting a shadow over economic...

  11. The World

    June 30, 2014

    Smart Reads June 30, 2014

    The FT’s Richard McGregor reports on how detainees at Guantánamo Bay are growing old in limbo. Algeria’s mostly French-bred...

  12. The World

    June 30, 2014

    Baghdad diary: a city on edge

    A fighter from the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (Isis) brandishes the Isis flag on the streets of Mosul (Getty)...

  13. June 29, 2014

    Gulf states forge links with Asia as building boom drives imports

    At the crossroads of Eurasia and Africa, the Middle East has long been an important trading hub. But the emerging markets of...

  14. June 29, 2014

    Isis support grows in restive Jordanian town

    About 100 people, mostly young men and boys, have gathered outside the main mosque in Ma’an, a restive city in southern...

  15. June 29, 2014

    Israel’s Leviathan partners target $30bn supply deal with BG

    The partners in Israel’s biggest offshore natural gas field have reached a preliminary agreement on a $30bn deal to supply...

  16. June 26, 2014

    Jordan restricts travel by men of military age

    Jordan’s national airline has slapped new restrictions on air travel by men of military age as the kingdom shores up its...

  17. FT Photo Diary

    June 26, 2014

    Abu Qatada acquitted

    Muhammad Hamed/Reuters Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada looks on from behind bars at the State Security Court in Amman,...

  18. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * StanChart warns of 20% profit fall | Emerging markets bank says operating profits for the first six months...

  19. June 26, 2014

    Abu Qatada acquitted of terror charges in Jordan

    Radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada has been acquitted of charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism by Jordan’s state...

  20. June 23, 2014

    Jordan boosts border defences as Isis advances

    Jordan is shoring up its border defences after Sunni militants advanced near its eastern frontier during a weekend offensive...

  21. June 23, 2014

    Isis aims to erase regional borders

    The lightning advance by radical Sunni militants on border posts in Iraq and Syria is aimed at choking off their rivals and...

  22. June 22, 2014

    Kerry tours Middle East seeking support for new Iraq government

    John Kerry, the US secretary of state, started a week-long tour of the Middle East and Europe on Sunday to try and win...

  23. June 6, 2014

    Western focus turns to homegrown jihadis as terror threat grows

    Western intelligence agencies have handed Turkish authorities the names of nearly 5,000 people they fear are attempting to...

  24. June 6, 2014

    The Diary: Teju Cole

    Saturday What I realise, during our five-hour wait at the King Hussein border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank, is...

  25. June 4, 2014

    Ecommerce sites flare up in emerging markets

    When it comes to malls, Dubai is hardly a desert. Nestled inside the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is the...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    May 28, 2014

    Protesting against Syrian elections

    Khalil Mazraawi/AFP A Syrian living in Jordan takes part in a protest against the Syrian presidential elections, near the...

  27. May 21, 2014

    Israel gas supply deals to Egypt and Jordan draw closer

    The companies investing in Israel’s offshore gasfields are negotiating major supply deals that could soon see the country...

  28. May 21, 2014

    Woodside backs out of $2.7bn Israel gas project

    Australia’s Woodside Petroleum has pulled out of a $2.7bn deal to buy 25 per cent of Israel’s offshore Leviathan gasfield...

  29. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2014

    Ukraine, Gazprom, and the full faith and credit

    How many sovereign debtors get to be both in hock to the Russians, and using the United States’ full faith and credit to...

  30. Nick Butler

    May 11, 2014

    Common sense dawns in the eastern Mediterranean

    For a long time it has looked as if the large-scale gas finds in the eastern Mediterranean would be stranded. The Leviathan...

  31. May 6, 2014

    Economies hit by Arab uprisings begin to improve, says IMF

    The International Monetary Fund is seeing the first signs of good news from Arab states undergoing political change after...

  32. May 2, 2014

    Frontier markets ahead as Qatar and UAE ‘promoted’

    Emerging markets have had a torrid time since the US Federal Reserve hinted at reducing monetary stimulus a year ago. But...

  33. beyondbrics

    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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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