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    1. August 28, 2015

      Twin tragedies pile pressure on EU politicians in migrant crisis

      Pressure grew on European politicians to tackle a dire migrant crisis on Friday as the number of decomposìng bodies...

    2. August 16, 2015

      Libya calls for air strikes against Isis

      The Libyan government has called on Arab states to conduct air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

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    1. Investing in the Arab World

      Political upheaval and the sharp fall in oil prices in the region — including Saudi Ar...
    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. FT Photo Diary

      August 7, 2015

      Mediterranean rescue

      A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an...

    2. August 5, 2015

      Hundreds missing as migrant boat capsizes off Libya coast

      A boat carrying more than 600 migrants attempting to reach Europe capsized off the Libyan coast on Wednesday,...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      August 3, 2015

      Migrant rescue

      Migrants on a rubber dinghy wait to be rescued by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix, some 20...

    4. August 3, 2015

      UK complaints over Calais crisis find little sympathy in the EU

      British complaints over a few thousand people in Calais trying to cross its borders find few sympathetic ears around...

    5. July 31, 2015

      David Cameron announces measures to tackle Calais migrants crisis

      Extra sniffer dogs and security fencing are to be sent to France, while Ministry of Defence land in Kent will be used...

    6. July 28, 2015

      Gaddafi’s family fled the country, were killed or face trial

      Colonel Muammer Gaddafi was captured and violently killed in October 2011 in the aftermath of Libya’s revolution. Since...

    7. July 28, 2015

      Gaddafi’s son sentenced to death in Libya

      A court in Libya has sentenced to death Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of ousted leader Muammer Gaddafi, together with...

    8. July 27, 2015

      Libya in legal action on nationalisations

      The Libyan Investment Authority has launched legal action against four African states alleging that they took advantage...

    9. July 24, 2015

      Why comics and cartoons are flourishing in the Middle East

      For Asia Alfasi, the reason politics dominates comics in the Arab world is simple. “Our lives are a lot more...

    10. beyondbrics

      July 21, 2015

      The 'other' negotiations: UN progress in Libya and the west's next move

      After months of negotiations and missed deadlines, Bernardino León, the UN envoy to Libya, finally secured the support...

    11. July 20, 2015

      Four Italian workers kidnapped in Libya

      Four Italians have been kidnapped near a compound in Libya run by Eni, Italy’s largest oil and gas company, heightening...

    12. July 4, 2015

      Tunisia president declares state of emergency

      Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency, saying an “exceptional situation...

    13. July 2, 2015

      UK air strikes against Isis in Syria move closer

      British air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria have moved closer after the government said it was time to...

    14. June 30, 2015

      Tunisia PM calls for help to fight back against militant attacks

      The attacker who gunned down tourists on a Tunisian beach last week was trained in Libya during a holiday from...

    15. June 26, 2015

      Drones get a new mission: saving lives in the Mediterranean

      Buffeted by the wind, a wooden vessel carrying 297 mostly Eritrean migrants, many of them young women, begins taking in...

    16. June 22, 2015

      EU agrees to launch military operation against people smugglers

      EU officials have warned that casualties were possible after deciding to launch military action against people...

    17. beyondbrics

      June 19, 2015

      Attacks on Libya's institutions must be resisted for the good of the country

      Our country is sadly in the world headlines for all the wrong reasons. Libya is racked by conflict with rival factions...

    18. June 17, 2015

      Where Europe’s holidaymakers meet the boat people of the Mediterranean

      It was not such a startling outburst from Luca Zaia. The Northern League anti-immigration governor of Veneto was not...

    19. June 16, 2015

      Libya struggles to raise oil output

      As a battle for market share rages in the oil industry, Libya is struggling to stand its ground. The holder of Africa’s...

    20. June 16, 2015

      APR Energy shares power down on profit warning

      APR Energy shares fell by more than a fifth on Tuesday after the supplier of temporary generators warned full-year...

    21. FT Alphaville

      June 16, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - APR results to lose power

      APR is powering down results expectations, Ofcom is to carry out a fundamental review of Royal Mail and Jaguar Land...

    22. June 15, 2015

      US targets Algerian militant in Libya air strike

      US air strikes over eastern Libya may have killed an al-Qaeda leader who was responsible for an attack on a gas plant...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. An eleventh-hour deal between Greece and its bailout creditors has slipped...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      June 10, 2015

      Migrants return

      Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane, some 40 kilometres west of the Libyan border,...

    25. beyondbrics

      June 8, 2015

      Playing politics with migrants - on both sides of the Mediterranean

      Over the past 18 months, hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants have paid smugglers to set sail from Libya on...

    26. May 31, 2015

      Libya: Families, friends and feuds

      Just before the journey deeper into the buffer zone, Adel Abu Nawar picks up the phone and makes one last call to the...

    27. May 28, 2015

      Battle to write constitution for a Libya at war with itself

      The head of the commission drawing up the Libyan constitution says he has been pressured to create separate categories...

    28. May 24, 2015

      Migrant journeys end in fetid Libyan detention centres

      Angesom Taeame’s journey stretched more than 4,000km along treacherous roads manned by unscrupulous bandits and across...

    29. May 18, 2015

      EU military mission to tackle Mediterranean people smugglers

      The EU has set up a military mission to plan operations against people smugglers in the Mediterranean, even though...

    30. May 15, 2015

      Embattled Libyan coastguard struggles to stop migrants

      Four coastguards without life jackets are bouncing across choppy waters off the Libyan shore in a small inflatable...

    31. May 13, 2015

      EU seeks emergency powers to make its states share asylum seekers

      EU states that have until now accepted few asylum seekers will have to shoulder a heavier burden under a new mandatory...

    32. May 10, 2015

      Brussels to propose mandatory refugee quotas for EU states

      Brussels is planning to introduce mandatory national quotas for refugees in a radical overhaul of the EU’s immigration...

    33. 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...

    34. FT Data

      May 6, 2015

      Datawatch: shift in priorities for UK voters since 2010

      When the Conservative Liberal Democrat coalition took office in 2010 the majority of the public told pollsters that...

    35. May 6, 2015

      Crude jump speeds up bond sell-off

      Oil prices jumped to their highest level this year, nearing $70 a barrel and accelerating a sell-off in global debt...

    36. May 5, 2015

      Russia scuttles Brussels’ plan to destroy migrants boats

      Preparations for EU military strikes against boats used by human traffickers in Libya have hit stiff political...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      May 5, 2015

      Fixing nets in Tunisia

      A Tunisian fisherman repairs a fishing net on Tuesday in Tunisia’s southern port of Zarzis, near the border with Libya ...

    38. May 5, 2015

      Autocracy is the cause, not the cure, of the Middle East’s ills

      The headlines in and on the Middle East seldom vary. Fragile states burst asunder. Sectarian faultlines widen....

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