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    1. Nick Butler

      August 8, 2016

      Does Egypt's gas hold the answer to the new 'Eastern Question'?

      The world has discovered a new province rich in energy supplies. Three major discoveries of gas have been made in the...

    2. August 7, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Erdogan to meet Putin for talks

      Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian president Vladimir Putin will hold talks on Tuesday to hammer out...

    Special Reports

    1. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      There is economic and military turmoil across the Arab world with the global downturn,...
    2. Investing in the Arab World

      Advisers say companies hit by low oil prices are looking to sell non-core assets or re...
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    1. June 29, 2016

      Luis Curi of Chery wants Brazil and Lebanon to deepen their ties

      Luis Curi , a Lebanese-Brazilian businessman, is a tireless salesman and negotiator. On learning the FT’s photographer...

    2. beyondbrics

      June 17, 2016

      Inaugural investor forum can bridge refugee funding gap

      The European, regional and global economic and political spillovers from the Middle East-Africa refugee crisis continue...

    3. June 15, 2016

      America manages to infuriate both Sunni and Shia

      After world powers led by the US reached the nuclear deal with Iran that came into effect in January — accompanied by...

    4. beyondbrics

      June 7, 2016

      Lebanon's bright future beyond the headlines

      As the former minister of telecommunications in the Lebanese government, no one knows better than I that Lebanon faces...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      May 26, 2016

      Walking along the promenade

      Citizens walk on the Corniche, or waterfront promenade along the Beirut coastline, Lebanon ...

    6. May 25, 2016

      American sanctions are hitting the wrong target in Lebanon

      Lebanon has been at risk of getting sucked into the vortex of the ethno-sectarian war raging across its border with...

    7. May 19, 2016

      An inconvenient truth for the Middle East and a line in the sand

      When I was growing up in Lebanon, there were two or three designated culprits for everything that went wrong, whether...

    8. May 9, 2016

      Mona Hatoum, Tate Modern, London, review — ‘Triumphant’

      Before there was Warsan Shire, there was Mona Hatoum. Shire’s poem “Home”, which opened with the lines “No one leaves...

    9. May 9, 2016

      Lebanon’s political elite unites to see off challengers

      A bid to challenge Lebanon’s entrenched political class at the ballot box was beaten by an alliance of the country’s...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      May 4, 2016

      Graffiti in Beirut

      A woman walks past street art in Beirut, Lebanon ...

    11. May 3, 2016

      Tate explores exile, violence and voyeurism in Hatoum exhibition

      The 35-year career of Mona Hatoum is to be explored by Tate Modern in the first major UK retrospective of the...

    12. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Lebanon follows Argentina with $1bn bond

      Anything Argentina can do, Lebanon can do better. Yesterday, demand for Argentina’s first international bond offering...

    13. April 16, 2016

      Iran deploys army to bolster support for Syrian president

      Iran has deployed the regular army in its first overseas operation since the 1979 Revolution to bolster Syrian leader...

    14. April 14, 2016

      Richest states must lift migration aid, say IMF and World Bank

      The international migration crisis is a growing threat to the global economy and rich countries need to do more to help...

    15. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2016

      We need more and better coordinated action to stem the roots of terror and forced migration

      From the horrifying scenes in Ivory Coast, Mali and Brussels to the tragic refugee crisis in Lebanon and on Europe’s...

    16. April 4, 2016

      Saudi’s friendships show American influence waning

      After King Salman of Saudi Arabia came to the throne in 2015 and allowed his favourite son and deputy crown prince,...

    17. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2016

      Refugee crisis highlights EM infrastructure needs

      By Wiebke Schloemer, International Finance Corporation There’s no doubt that the recent influx of refugees has strained...

    18. Tech blog

      March 15, 2016

      #techFT: This time baby, I'll be bulletproof

      To receive our daily tech newsletter by email, sign up here. Rogue states, robo-advisers and ride-sharing It is an...

    19. March 8, 2016

      Saudi Arabia turns the screw on Lebanon’s economy

      Saudi Arabia is ratcheting up a campaign against Iran’s regional Lebanese proxy Hizbollah by squeezing Lebanon’s...

    20. February 24, 2016

      Iran should worry about the Russian agenda

      Iranians go to the polls on Friday to elect two parliaments: one for the people and one for the mullahs (the 290-seat...

    21. February 19, 2016

      Riyadh suspends multibillion-dollar aid package to Lebanon

      Saudi Arabia’s $3bn aid package to Lebanese security forces has been suspended amid the fallout between regional powers...

    22. 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,...

    23. February 4, 2016

      Europe’s ports vulnerable as ships sail without oversight

      As Europe’s politicians struggle to control a deepening migrant crisis and staunch the rising threat of Islamist...

    24. 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...

    25. January 25, 2016

      China-made ‘$5 insanity’ drug goes global

      On the street, the drug is called “$5 insanity” because of its quick, cheap hit. Alternatively known as Flakka, it is...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      January 19, 2016

      Beirut waterfront

      Citizens take ‘selfies’ on the seafront at the waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday. Temperatures in...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      January 15, 2016

      Lebanon's refugees

      Syrian refugees look on during a visit by Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening on Friday,...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2016

      Sunset tourism

      Tourists take pictures under Rawcheh Sea Rock as they ride a boat while the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea in...

    29. 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,...

    30. January 6, 2016

      The Middle East schism threatens more ruin in 2016

      It was an image I’d seen many times in the past but in the last days of 2015 it was unusually refreshing. A glittering...

    31. 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...

    32. December 28, 2015

      Hundreds of civilians and fighters evacuated from Syria

      Hundreds of fighters and civilians were evacuated from two besieged areas of Syria on Monday in a UN-brokered deal...

    33. December 26, 2015

      Syrian rebel leader killed in air raid

      A senior commander of the powerful Syrian rebel group Jaysh al-Islam has been killed in an air raid on eastern Ghouta,...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      December 10, 2015

      Decorating the tree

      A worker decorates a Christmas tree designed by Lebanese designer Elie Saab in front of the Al-Amin mosque in Beirut,...

    35. The Exchange

      December 3, 2015

      The Arab world must rejoin the fight against Isis in Syria

      The lack of reaction from the Arab and wider Muslim world after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut is both...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2015

      Finally freed

      A Lebanese policeman who was kidnapped by Nusra Front, waves as he carried by his relatives upon his arrival at the...

    37. December 1, 2015

      Lebanon exchanges prisoners with al-Qaeda in Syria

      Jabhat al-Nusra, Syria’s al-Qaeda branch, on Tuesday released 16 Lebanese servicemen held hostage for more than a year,...

    38. November 27, 2015

      Art world ‘trying to hijack’ photography, says Don McCullin

      Don McCullin, the celebrated British war photographer, said the art world was “trying to hijack” photography from its...

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