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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. October 1, 2014

      War on Isis: Under fire

      For much of the summer, the soldiers of the 30th battalion of the 1st brigade of the Iraqi Army’s 8th division waited for...

    28. September 24, 2014

      Radical cleric Abu Qatada acquitted of terror charges in Jordan

      Abu Qatada, the radical Muslim cleric the British government fought for over a decade to deport – and one of the world’s...

    29. September 23, 2014

      US says attacks on Isis could last years

      US and allies strike at Isis Air strikes launched by the US and Arab allies against Islamists in Syria were the “beginnings...

    30. beyondbrics

      September 22, 2014

      Fund Watch: EM healthcare is sole focus for Sectoral fund

      Unhealthy lifestyles are spreading through emerging market (EM) economies, as people adopt fast-food diets, work in...

    31. September 21, 2014

      Clinton works behind the scenes for Jordan

      Bill Clinton has been working behind the scenes in recent months to encourage investment in Jordan as the Middle Eastern...

    32. September 19, 2014

      Biodiversity: How to save the world’s crops

      The future of global crop security is at risk due to conflict in the Middle East, habitat loss in China and inaction in...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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