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    1. January 25, 2016

      Halliburton slumps to $666m net loss for 2015 amid oil price rout

      Earnings from Halliburton, the US oilfield services group, on Monday highlighted the wide variation in the impact of...

    2. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Opec output dipped, but price pressure 'persists'

      Opec production declined in December from the previous month, led by a drop in output from Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq...

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    1. January 14, 2016

      Gulf currency pegs: Oman, Bahrain seen as most under threat

      The dramatic slide in crude prices has led to a surge in speculation that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil...

    2. January 6, 2016

      Sunni and Shia: explaining the divide

      What caused the schism in Islam? The schism that led Muslims to split into two main denominations, Sunni and Shia,...

    3. The Exchange

      January 5, 2016

      Saudi clash with Iran rashly complicates Mideast affairs

      Even before the rash decision to execute the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the Middle East was being riven by failed...

    4. December 22, 2015

      Crude oil sinks to 11-year low as oversupply fears intensify

      Brent crude dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade on Monday, surpassing lows reached in the depths of the...

    5. December 3, 2015

      FT Seasonal Appeal: Vulnerable migrants in the Gulf

      Sunita Tamang sold her jewellery and borrowed from her neighbours to make the journey from her village in the shadow of...

    6. November 14, 2015

      Paris attacks fuel EU migration debate

      Hours after the shooting stopped in Paris, France’s worst-ever terrorist attack began to reverberate on Europe’s vexed...

    7. November 13, 2015

      How did Mohammed Emwazi become ‘Jihadi John’?

      Mohammed Emwazi, the man who became known globally as “Jihadi John”, was born in Kuwait in 1988. At the age of six, he...

    8. November 12, 2015

      BAE Systems cuts earnings target for 2015 and 370 jobs

      BAE Systems on Thursday admitted its long awaited order for 48 Typhoon fighter jets from Saudi Arabia would not land...

    9. October 6, 2015

      Fiction: Middle East under scrutiny

      As the Arab world grapples with unrest across many of its countries, the Arab novel, a form that has undergone...

    10. September 11, 2015

      Eurofighter closes in on €8bn Kuwait deal

      Kuwait has agreed a memorandum of understanding to buy up to €8bn worth of Eurofighter Typhoon jets — a deal that, if...

    11. September 4, 2015

      Gulf states under pressure to take Syrian migrants

      As images of desperate Syrian migrants shock Europe, rights groups have called on the oil-rich Gulf states to take...

    12. July 1, 2015

      Hashtag war erupts between Saudi supporters and opponents of Isis

      A war of words has erupted on Twitter between Saudis trying to dissuade would-be suicide bombers and supporters of...

    13. June 30, 2015

      Gulf nations show promise as source of outbound FDI

      Investment from wealthy Gulf countries is highly sought after but while government sovereign wealth funds from the...

    14. June 28, 2015

      Saudi citizen Fahad Suleiman al-Gabbaa named as Kuwait attacker

      Kuwaiti authorities have identified a suicide bomber who killed 27 Shia worshippers at a mosque on Friday as a Saudi...

    15. June 26, 2015

      Isis preoccupied with holy writ but nothing is sacred

      The calendar of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) is marked in blood: almost exactly one year on from the...

    16. June 26, 2015

      Day of terror leaves scores dead

      Day of terror leaves bloody trail across three continents Terror attacks left dozens dead on three continents in a...

    17. June 26, 2015

      At least 25 killed in Kuwait Shia mosque suicide bombing

      A suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in Kuwait’s capital has been claimed by a group affiliated with the Islamic State in...

    18. May 10, 2015

      Middle East: The Iran conversation

      Syria’s misery shows no sign of ending; Libya is torn in half; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is making gains...

    19. April 12, 2015

      Rich overseas patients help private hospitals beat recession

      With signs in Arabic and English, prayer rooms and minibuses to the local mosque, London’s £1.5bn private hospital...

    20. 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...

    21. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2015

      Guest post: South Korea deepens business ties in the Middle East

      By Mohammad Al Tuwaijri, HSBC Over the last half century, the Middle East has been a cornerstone in South Korea’s rapid...

    22. The Exchange

      March 18, 2015

      Salman should take new path on Iran

      Saudi Arabia’s new leader King Salman bin Abdulaziz is rapidly re-energising his country’s stagnant foreign policy with...

    23. March 13, 2015

      Gulf states put their money on Sisi’s Egypt with pledges worth $12bn

      Arab Gulf states kicked off a high profile investor conference in Egypt on Friday with a strong show of support for the...

    24. March 1, 2015

      Aston Martin set for shake-up and targets new buyers

      Aston Martin is to unveil its biggest shake-up in a generation as it seeks to boost the appeal of its sports cars...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      February 9, 2015

      Royal carpet

      A young female Sailor lays back one of the hundreds of Carpets laid for the Prince of Wales’ car to drive on, before he...

    26. February 8, 2015

      Recording claims to show Egypt leaders’ disdain for Gulf donors

      The latest in a series of allegedly leaked, but unverified, audio recordings from within the inner circle of Egypt’s...

    27. February 4, 2015

      Gulf countries to invest in Egypt sovereign fund

      Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are considering investing in a multibillion-dollar “sovereign fund”...

    28. January 28, 2015

      Oil price fall leaves Gulf states with difficult reform choices

      Gulf states may have their political differences with Iran but they share a common taste for Persian bread, a staple...

    29. January 21, 2015

      IMF urges Gulf countries to reduce spending as oil price plunges

      The International Monetary Fund has sliced economic growth forecasts for the oil-exporting Gulf states by 1 percentage...

    30. December 3, 2014

      Flow of Opec petrodollars set to dry up

      The flow of Opec petrodollars into global financial markets is set to dry up as the collapse in the oil price delivers...

    31. November 27, 2014

      Oil deal on supply cut seen unlikely

      The price of Brent crude fell as the chances of Opec members reaching agreement on output cuts in Thursday’s meeting...

    32. November 26, 2014

      Gulf states to reform contracts of domestic workers

      Domestic workers in oil-rich Gulf states are hoping that long hours, poor working conditions and potential abuse could...

    33. beyondbrics

      November 25, 2014

      EM oil producers risk ratings downgrade on low crude price

      Bahrain, Angola, Ecuador and Venezuela rank as the emerging markets (EM) most vulnerable to a downgrade in their...

    34. November 14, 2014

      The London musician who found harmony in Kuwait

      Harriet Petherick Bushman, accompanied by her grand piano, “Rosie”, arrived to set up home in Kuwait City in the summer...

    35. 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...

    36. November 9, 2014

      Financial advisers plan to desert Gulf region

      More than one in three financial advisers intend to leave the Middle East because of soaring living costs and the...

    37. October 26, 2014

      Fall in oil prices is temporary, says Saudi petrochemicals chief

      The decline in oil prices may continue for a year or so but will prove temporary as population growth spurs higher...

    38. October 23, 2014

      Kuwait to launch $5bn stake sale

      Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund plans to sell stakes valued at more than $5bn in three listed companies as the...

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