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    1. January 27, 2015

      Islamist gunmen blast way into Tripoli hotel

      Islamist gunmen driving a car bomb blasted their way past security at the Libyan capital’s smartest five-star hotel on...

    2. January 26, 2015

      Goldman Sachs profit on disputed LIA trades back in focus

      Goldman Sachs is estimated to have made $82m profit on nine disputed trades which are at the heart of a $1bn lawsuit brought...

    Special Reports

    1. Turkey and the World

      Turkish business has suffered from the strife in Syria and Libya while Turkey’s politi...
    2. Year in the Arab World

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
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    1. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Spectre of Isis haunts Middle East debate

      There was something symbolic about the warmth of the reception afforded to Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the president...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - “Draghi’s big announcement seems to have raised expected European inflation by one-fifth of a...

    3. January 22, 2015

      Peacekeepers needed to ensure stability in Libya, says UN envoy

      The UN’s special envoy to Libya said international peacekeepers will be needed to hold the north African oil exporter...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      January 22, 2015

      Libyan pro-government forces

      Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, backed by locals, on a tank outside the Central Bank, near Benghazi port. The...

    5. January 19, 2015

      Tunisia: Pointing ahead

      Between the ages of 86 and 88, Beji Caid Sebsi founded a political party, won two elections, including one for the...

    6. January 19, 2015

      Libya needs help to step back from the brink

      More than three years after the Nato-enabled toppling of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi’s regime, Libya’s agony shows no sign of...

    7. January 18, 2015

      Mideast turmoil biggest threat to Europe since cold war, warns ex-spy chief

      Turmoil and terrorism in the Middle East are as grave a security threat to Europe as that posed by the Soviet Union during...

    8. Nick Butler

      January 18, 2015

      Ethane – the next challenge for the energy market

      One of the many lessons to be learnt from the dramatic developments in the world energy market over the past six months is...

    9. January 15, 2015

      UN begins Libya peace talks with two warring sides

      UN-brokered peace talks to try and end Libya’s eight-month civil war got under way in Geneva on Thursday, with the...

    10. January 12, 2015

      Surplus fears send oil further below $50

      Oil prices slid further below the $50 a barrel mark on Monday to a near six-year low amid concerns of a bigger oil surplus...

    11. January 11, 2015

      ‘The Iron Cage of Liberalism’, by Daniel Ritter

      Why were the Middle East revolutions that replaced authoritarian regimes with relatively little bloodshed as peaceful as...

    12. FT Alphaville

      January 9, 2015

      The return of floating storage - a.k.a the sharks are back

      Good news for those looking out for crude bottoms! JBC Energy reports on Friday that the economics that make storing surplus...

    13. The World

      January 7, 2015

      World Bank's five lessons of plunging oil prices

      The halving of oil prices over the past six months has caught pretty much every economist by surprise and prompted a rush to...

    14. January 6, 2015

      Libyan forces vow to strike coastal hub

      Libyan armed forces allied with the internationally recognised government on Tuesday declared the country’s third-largest...

    15. January 5, 2015

      A false history supports the jihadi myth

      The jihadi fighters who declared a caliphate in Iraq and Syria last June have little in common with the average westerner,...

    16. January 4, 2015

      Spectre of Isis used to erode rights in Morocco

      The 100 or so activists gather in front of the Moroccan parliament at dusk. They chant slogans demanding freedom and greater...

    17. January 2, 2015

      Oil slips below $56 as output keeps rising

      Oil started 2015 on the back foot with a stronger US dollar and concerns about a supply glut sending prices to levels last...

    18. January 2, 2015

      More than 100,000 killed in one of Middle East’s bloodiest years

      They were killed in barrel bomb explosions while sitting in their homes, hit by stray gunfire, pummeled by million-dollar...

    19. January 2, 2015

      Human smugglers bound for Italy abandon ship

      After an all night struggle, Italy’s navy brought under control an unmanned Sierra Leone-flagged livestock carrier drifting...

    20. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Heseltine warned Thatcher over Westland bid

      Michael Heseltine warned Margaret Thatcher a US-led bid for Westland was backed by Libya as he desperately tried to win...

    21. December 29, 2014

      Brent crude closes at lowest since May 2009

      Oil surrendered early gains on Monday to close at a fresh five-and-half-year low on doubts that escalating violence in Libya...

    22. December 29, 2014

      High-cost oil production not worthwhile

      When the oil world’s most important man says anything, people pay attention. But the usually aloof Ali al-Naimi, Saudi...

    23. December 28, 2014

      Warplanes strike Misurata as Libya conflict escalates

      Warplanes attacked Libya’s third-largest city of Misurata on Sunday, the first time the industrial port of 300,000 has been...

    24. December 26, 2014

      Fire engulfs Libya’s largest oil terminal

      Fire engulfed Libya’s largest oil terminal, almost two weeks into an offensive by Islamist militias attempting to seize...

    25. December 23, 2014

      APR Energy shares tumble 15% following Libya fallout

      Shares in temporary power provider APR Energy plunged by as much as 17 per cent on Tuesday after the London-listed company...

    26. December 18, 2014

      ‘Fragmentation’ and ‘identity’ are reshaping the world

      It is that time of year. What single word, an old friend challenged, best describes the forces that have been shaping the...

    27. December 11, 2014

      Libya burns through foreign reserves to plug payments deficit

      Heba Saleh in Cairo Libya has run up an “unprecedented” $22bn balance-of-payments deficit this year as conflict and falling...

    28. December 8, 2014

      Rival central bank governors vie for control of Libya’s oil earnings

      The divisions opened up by Libya’s civil war have left it not only with two governments fighting for power but also with...

    29. December 7, 2014

      Libya’s warring parties put UN-backed talks at risk

      Both warring parties in Libya’s seven-month old conflict have said their opponents should not participate in UN-backed talks...

    30. December 4, 2014

      US general confirms presence of Isis fighters in Libya

      The commander of US armed forces in Africa has confirmed the presence of small groups of Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    31. December 3, 2014

      Eritreans arrested for people smuggling

      Italian police have arrested 10 Eritreans for smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean Sea in nearly two dozen voyages...

    32. November 27, 2014

      Opec members flounder in a flood of cheap oil

      Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister and the most prominent figure in Opec from 1962-86, was reported to...

    33. November 24, 2014

      Tripoli Islamist regime declares ‘war’ on Libyan rivals

      The leader of Libya’s self-proclaimed Islamist-leaning government declared “war” on forces allied with the elected rival...

    34. November 23, 2014

      Tunisians vote in first free presidential election

      Tunisians voted on Sunday in their country’s first free presidential election, the culmination of a turbulent democratic...

    35. November 22, 2014

      Report undercuts Benghazi attack claims

      A Republican-controlled congressional committee said on Friday that Obama administration officials did not deliberately...

    36. November 20, 2014

      Singapore maintains status as best place in the world to do business

      Singapore is the best place in the world to do business and Libya the worst, according to a survey of 82 countries by the...

    37. November 14, 2014

      The biggest oil dividend of all

      Not much is heard these days of “peak oil”. This is the argument, widely advanced less than 10 years ago, that the world had...

    38. The World

      November 14, 2014

      Smart Reads 14 November 2014

      A sea patrol to help cope with a surge in the number of migrants heading for Italy via the southern Mediterranean was...

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