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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. November 22, 2014

      Report undercuts Benghazi attack claims

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

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. November 14, 2014

      Russia braced for ‘catastrophic’ oil plunge

      President Vladimir Putin said Russia is bracing itself for a “catastrophic” slump in oil prices. as the world’s leading...

    13. November 13, 2014

      Lampedusa still at apex of migrant flow

      As a rare tropical storm lashed the southern Mediterranean last week, Italian fishing boats were forced to stay in port and...

    14. November 13, 2014

      Africa oil industry refocuses priorities as price falls and setbacks bedevil groups

      For executives at the African oil industry’s annual get together last week, the traditional party atmosphere proved...

    15. November 12, 2014

      Suicide bombers hit Libya as jihadi attacks rise

      Two powerful near-simultaneous explosions struck separate cities in eastern Libya on Wednesday, killing at least five people...

    16. November 7, 2014

      UK intelligence agencies spied on lawyers and clients

      UK intelligence services have routinely intercepted confidential communications between lawyers and their clients, official...

    17. November 6, 2014

      Oil under pressure as supply concerns fade

      Oil prices came under renewed pressure on Thursday as concerns about potential supply disruptions in Libya and Saudi Arabia...

    18. November 6, 2014

      Repsol eyes opportunities from low oil price

      Cash-rich Repsol expects lower oil prices to provide new opportunities for acquisitions in coming months as prospective...

    19. November 6, 2014

      Libya’s supreme court rules elected government is illegal

      Libya’s highest court on Thursday invalidated the June elections that voted in the country’s internationally recognised...

    20. November 4, 2014

      Libya’s civil war chaos draws in remote south

      The civil war between Libya’s two main political camps has spread to the remote oil and water-rich south, drawing two...

    21. October 30, 2014

      Court to hear Gaddafi rendition claims

      A case turning on “very grave allegations” against the UK government and its alleged complicity in rendition and torture...

    22. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Interview: Morocco pushes finance hub for sub-Saharan Africa

      By Siona Jenkins Good news is a rare commodity in the Arab world these days. Violence is raging across Syria and Iraq, Egypt...

    23. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * China’s ‘new normal’ for consumption | Multinationals and official retail data tell a different story *...

    24. October 27, 2014

      Libyan strife highlights the perils of even-handedness

      For months the international community has been acting as if both sides in Libya’s multi-faceted civil war are equally to...

    25. October 26, 2014

      Allure of Isis attracts Libyan jihadi groups

      Convoys of black-clad fighters brandishing the distinctive flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have begun to...

    26. October 26, 2014

      LIA pays security before Goldman UK trial

      The Libyan Investment Authority has paid £1.5m into court as security for costs ahead of a High Court trial of a $1bn...

    27. October 25, 2014

      Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli

      BEIRUT, October 25 – Two Lebanese soldiers died from their wounds on Saturday as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in...

    28. October 24, 2014

      Tunisia police kill six militants in operation ahead of election

      Tunisian security forces killed six people, five of them women, after a 24-hour stand-off with suspected Islamist militants...

    29. October 23, 2014

      Oil rises on claims of Saudi supply cut

      Oil prices moved higher on Thursday amid claims that Saudi Arabia, Opec’s largest producer, had cut the amount of crude oil...

    30. October 22, 2014

      Nelson Bunker Hunt, tycoon, 1926-2014

      Nelson Bunker Hunt, who has died at the age of 88, was everything a Texan oil tycoon was supposed to be. Once one of the...

    31. October 20, 2014

      Saudi Arabia keeps the oil market guessing

      As oil prices have tumbled, one question has reverberated around the market: what is Saudi Arabia up to? Little restraint...

    32. October 19, 2014

      Good news from the lower price at the pump

      Amid the Pandora’s box of woes opened up in the markets last week, there was at least one more cheerful sign: the plunge in...

    33. October 17, 2014

      Oil gush keeps prices low as fear is high

      Something had to give, and that something has proved to be the oil price. Its dramatic 20 per cent plunge reflects the...

    34. October 15, 2014

      Fighting erupts in Benghazi as renegade general battles Islamists

      Fighting erupted on Wednesday in Benghazi as a renegade general tried to wrest Libya’s second biggest city from Islamist...

    35. October 14, 2014

      OMV chief executive to stand down early

      The chief executive of OMV is to step down next summer, two years earlier than expected, as part of an overhaul of the...

    36. October 12, 2014

      Alarm at plan to end Italy’s Mare Nostrum rescue operation

      Plans to end the Italian navy’s Mediterranean rescue operation and replace it with a smaller EU force will result in “more...

    37. October 10, 2014

      Oil and shares go into reverse

      Fears about weakening global growth drove oil prices to a four-year low on Friday, at the end of a turbulent week for...

    38. October 10, 2014

      Q&A: The rout in oil prices

      The price of oil has tumbled on Friday, falling to levels last seen in 2010 on expectations that slowing global growth means...

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