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    1. February 4, 2016

      World leaders pledge billions in aid for Syria

      World leaders gathered in London on Thursday pledged billions of dollars in aid for refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war,...

    2. February 4, 2016

      Britain to double emergency aid to Syria

      Britain is to more than double its aid for Syria in a bid to put pressure on other countries to follow suit, as...

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    1. Doing Business in the Arab World

      We look at the general business picture in Saudi Arabia, with a separate feature on th...
    2. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      Despite widespread unrest in the region, countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt are ...
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    1. February 4, 2016

      Angela Merkel’s open door has harmed those it was meant to help

      Rescuing those displaced by conflict is a basic international responsibility. In Syria there are 11m such people....

    2. beyondbrics

      February 3, 2016

      The refugee crisis: can we handle this? We must

      The refugee crisis triggered by the civil war in Syria is a challenge of huge proportions. Providing shelter to...

    3. February 1, 2016

      Jordan seeks international aid in deal over Syrian refugees

      Jordan is prepared to allow tens of thousands of Syrians to work in the kingdom, the country’s prime minister said, if...

    4. January 28, 2016

      Greece cannot become a holding pen for migrants

      Europe’s Schengen system permitting passport-free travel across 26 countries is on the brink of collapse. Following the...

    5. January 26, 2016

      Isis empowered by shifting forces in southern Syria

      Just above the confluence of the Rakad and Yarmouk rivers, on a high ridge of land in southern Syria, a new military...

    6. January 26, 2016

      Assad forces recapture key southern town from rebel fighters

      President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have recaptured a strategic town in southern Syria, in an offensive that now...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      January 20, 2016

      Jordan refugees

      Syrian refugee Bissan Alabdullah, smiles while standing next to her family’s laundry outside their tent at an informal...

    8. January 18, 2016

      Syrian refugees stranded as Jordan blocks entry

      Thousands of Syrian refugees desperate to flee the civil war are stranded in a remote area of open, rocky desert on the...

    9. January 7, 2016

      Russia helps shift balance against rebels in southern Syria

      President Bashar al-Assad’s forces are making a new push in southern Syria with the help of Russian air cover in a move...

    10. January 7, 2016

      Is Prince Ali of Jordan the man to clean up Fifa?

      Fifa types generally like to meet in five-star-hotel bars. But Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, bookmakers’...

    11. December 22, 2015

      Jordan seeks to reinvigorate its IT

      In the creative department of MarkaVIP, an ecommerce company selling apparel and lifestyle products in several Arab...

    12. December 18, 2015

      Israeli gas: pilot light

      Many political leaders blather on about achieving energy security for their country. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin...

    13. December 15, 2015

      Saudi Arabia and allies establish anti-terror military body

      Saudi Arabia has unveiled a “military alliance” of Muslim nations to fight “terrorism,” another sign of the...

    14. beyondbrics

      November 30, 2015

      Financing renewables: how Egypt and Jordan are attracting private capital

      While the world debates climate change at the COP21 talks in Paris, it is worth having a look at how the emerging...

    15. November 30, 2015

      Germany plans to send troops to Middle East in fight against Isis

      Germany plans to send more than a thousand troops to the Middle East as part of its contribution to the coalition...

    16. November 25, 2015

      Frontier markets struggle to break through

      Frontier markets are sometimes referred to as pre-emerging economies in the belief that they will one day graduate to...

    17. November 20, 2015

      White House caught off guard by refugee backlash

      Mohammed was driving a taxi and enjoying life playing soccer in Homs when Syria descended into civil war in 2011....

    18. November 9, 2015

      Four killed in attack on Jordanian police training centre

      Two American military contractors and a South African were shot and killed along with a Jordanian civil employee at a...

    19. November 8, 2015

      Syrian refugees leave Jordan in greater numbers for Europe

      Malik Masalmeh is among Syrian refugees in Ramtha, a dingy northern Jordanian border town, who have been watching...

    20. October 23, 2015

      Materials: desert dreaming

      Sand as design material “Sand is what surrounds us. There’s something very poetic about it,” says Hamza Omari. He’s...

    21. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2015

      Global refugee bonds can match historic crisis

      The plight of tens of thousands of Middle East refugees pouring daily into eastern and western Europe has prompted EU...

    22. The World

      October 16, 2015

      EU deal with Turkey looks tawdry

      The EU package for Turkey agreed at the latest Brussels summit on the refugee crisis looks pretty desperate. The...

    23. October 11, 2015

      UN and World Bank seek bond markets funds for refugee hosts

      The UN and World Bank have launched a push to raise billions of dollars in the bond markets and dramatically increase...

    24. October 4, 2015

      Moscow scuppers US coalition plans for no-fly zone in Syria

      Russia’s bombing of anti-regime rebels in Syria has been described as a disaster for the US-led coalition’s efforts to...

    25. October 2, 2015

      The first Arabic production of ‘Oliver!’

      In early September on the cement terrace of the Royal Cultural Centre in Jordan’s capital, Amman, there was an air of...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      September 18, 2015

      On guard

      Jordanian riot policemen stand guard during a protest following the Friday prayers in Amman, Jordan on Friday. Several...

    27. September 16, 2015

      Israel vows to crack down on stone throwers amid al-Aqsa violence

      Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli leader, has vowed to crack down on people throwing rocks, fireworks or other objects at...

    28. September 15, 2015

      Perils of mandatory migrant quotas in Europe

      Western Europeans are indulging in an orgy of self-righteousness over the Syrian refugee crisis, and eastern Europeans...

    29. September 14, 2015

      PM likely to push for Syria air strikes despite Corbyn opposition

      David Cameron is looking to ignore opposition from new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and push for parliamentary assent...

    30. September 13, 2015

      Hanergy turns to overseas solar markets

      Hanergy Group, the Chinese solar energy company that shed 2,000 employees this summer, is turning towards overseas...

    31. September 9, 2015

      Australia to take an extra 12,000 Syrian refugees

      Australia plans to take in an extra 12,000 Syrian refugees to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East and...

    32. September 7, 2015

      Britain to take 20,000 Syrian refugees — but not from Europe

      David Cameron said on Monday that Britain would accept 20,000 Syrian refugees, but politicians at home and abroad...

    33. September 4, 2015

      Drowned Syrian boys and their mother buried in home town Kobani

      Their journey was supposed to take them to a new life in Europe. Instead, it ended in three dusty cemetery plots in...

    34. September 3, 2015

      Refugee crisis is not only about Europe

      As this week’s chilling images remind us, global attention on the millions of refugees fleeing Syria has largely...

    35. July 28, 2015

      Hikma boosts US generics with $2.65bn Roxane buy

      Hikma Pharmaceuticals agreed on Tuesday to buy Boehringer Ingelheim’s Roxane business for $2.65bn, catapulting the...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      July 20, 2015

      Skipping the border

      Syrian refugee girl, Zubaida Faisal, 10, skips a rope while she and other children play near their tents at an informal...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      July 17, 2015

      Syrian refugee girl

      Syrian refugee Heba Ahmad, pauses while playing on a swing with other children on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr...

    38. 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...

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