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    1. 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 of...

    2. 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 long...

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    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. 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 strikes...

    2. 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 craft....

    3. 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...

    4. 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 rules...

    5. 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 in...

    6. 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 the...

    7. 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 markets....

    8. 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 resistance,...

    9. 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 ...

    10. 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. Thousands die...

    11. May 3, 2015

      More than 6,550 rescued in Mediterranean over the weekend

      Italian coastguard and navy ships led the rescue of more than 6,550 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend, in a...

    12. April 28, 2015

      Ban Ki-moon attacks EU plans for strikes on Libyan smugglers’ boats

      Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, is opposed to plans by the EU to mount military strikes against boats used by human...

    13. April 28, 2015

      Libya Holdings bets on reconstruction

      Libya Holdings Group is making a big bet on the country’s reconstruction — even as a civil war rages and jihadi militants...

    14. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2015

      Private equity braves middle east instability

      It seems to be getting harder and harder to find a news story about the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that doesn’t...

    15. The World

      April 24, 2015

      Ed Miliband's foreign policy moment

      If Ed Miliband becomes Britain’s prime minister next month what will this mean for the country’s foreign policy? The...

    16. April 24, 2015

      Human traffickers advertise their trade on Facebook

      Smugglers have taken to Facebook to offer desperate migrants passage across the Mediterranean to Europe in a sign of how...

    17. April 24, 2015

      Perilous voyage to Europe is only half the ordeal, say migrants

      Lamin Dampha was a political prisoner in Gambia before he escaped to Libya, where he was kidnapped, beaten, imprisoned, made...

    18. April 24, 2015

      Cameron hits back at Miliband over migrant remarks

      David Cameron accused Ed Miliband of making an “ill-judged intervention” on Friday after Labour suggested the prime...

    19. April 23, 2015

      EU increases funds for Mediterranean rescue mission

      EU leaders pledged ships, helicopters and triple the funds for rescue operations amid a Mediterranean refugee crisis that...

    20. April 23, 2015

      Tripoli rejects military action to stem the flow of migrants

      The self-declared authority that controls Tripoli and much of Libya’s west says it will oppose military intervention to slow...

    21. April 22, 2015

      Anti-immigration mood weighs on EU politicians

      Seven months ago, the British government prevailed on its EU partners to abandon an Italian search and rescue operation in...

    22. April 22, 2015

      The hour of Europe on the Mediterranean crisis

      When EU heads of government meet in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean they need to...

    23. April 21, 2015

      EU gears up to take the fight to people smugglers

      When pirates were terrorising vessels in the waters off Somalia, the EU laid aside its traditional reliance on “soft power”...

    24. The World

      April 21, 2015

      Europe's migrant crisis in five numbers

      EU officials have come under renewed pressure to take action against flotillas of migrants from Africa following the deaths...

    25. April 21, 2015

      Australia’s migrant strategy unlikely to offer model for Europe

      As European leaders search for a response to a desperate migration crisis that has led to thousands of drownings in the...

    26. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Gazprom is next in the pipeline for Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition...

    27. April 20, 2015

      David Cameron pledges to ‘do more’ to help tackle human trafficking

      David Cameron has pledged that Britain “can do more” to help tackle the human trafficking crisis in the Mediterranean, and...

    28. April 20, 2015

      Libya’s chaos allows migrant numbers to surge

      For the thousands of migrants braving the waters of the Mediterranean, the voyage to Europe is the last leg of a perilous...

    29. April 20, 2015

      Italy arrests trafficking suspects after hundreds drown off Libya

      Mediterranean migrant tragedy Italian police have arrested two alleged people smugglers who were among the survivors of a...

    30. April 20, 2015

      Q&A: Are there solutions to stop the crisis in the Mediterranean?

      Mediterranean migrant tragedy The latest tragedy off the Libyan coast has triggered a chorus of calls for Europe to be much...

    31. The World

      April 20, 2015

      Europe's Mediterranean crisis

      When 12 people were murdered by terrorists in the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, earlier this year, more than 2m came out...

    32. April 19, 2015

      Eni chief urges co-operation between Opec and other producers

      The head of one of Europe’s largest energy groups, Italy’s Eni, has called for co-operation between the world’s big oil and...

    33. April 19, 2015

      EU ministers urged to act after hundreds of migrants feared dead

      Mediterranean migrant tragedy EU foreign ministers will come under pressure to take further steps to prevent the loss of...

    34. April 17, 2015

      Migrants are ready to risk everything for a better life in Europe

      There was barely any chatter, and rarely a smile, among the almost 600 migrants who slowly disembarked from a white Italian...

    35. April 16, 2015

      Opec boosts crude oil output during March

      Output from the oil producing nations that make up Opec rose sharply in March, led by Saudi Arabia, its de facto leader,...

    36. April 15, 2015

      Migrant boat from Libya capsizes off coast of Italy

      As many as 400 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa are feared dead after a boat carrying them from Libya to Italy capsized in...

    37. April 15, 2015

      IEA warns of ‘murkier’ oil outlook

      The rebalancing of the global oil market may still be in its early stage with the outlook “only getting murkier”, according...

    38. April 13, 2015

      More migrants attempt Mediterranean crossing to Italy

      Almost 6,000 migrants have been rescued by Italian Naval and Coast Guard vessels off the coast of Libya in the past three...

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