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  1. August 31, 2014

    Israel shoots down drone in Golan as security worsens

    Israel’s air force shot down a drone that entered its airspace from Syria on Sunday, in another sign of deteriorating...

  2. August 19, 2014

    Telenor uncovers child labour among Myanmar suppliers

    Telenor of Norway has found child labour at suppliers helping it build Myanmar’s first national mobile phone network, in a...

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  1. Nick Butler

    August 10, 2014

    The two faces of Qatar

    Flames from a gas well 40km north of the Qatari capital Doha (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images) Global trade in liquefied...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 8, 2014

    Book review: Five key EM insights to elucidate "the East"

    “When eating an elephant, take one bite at a time”, US Army officer and Vietnam veteran Creighton Abrams once said. In his...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    July 31, 2014

    Glorious Goodwood

    Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Horses finish the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood in Chichester,...

  4. The World

    July 31, 2014

    Gaza: four end-game scenarios

    Israel’s Operation Protective Edge entered its 24th day on Thursday, and is now one of the longest-running conflicts for a...

  5. July 30, 2014

    Doubts raised over Qatar interest in VTB bond issue

    Sanctions imposed on the Russian bank VTB have thrown into doubt interest from one of the institution’s key shareholders in...

  6. July 29, 2014

    Israeli push deeper into Gaza set to attract condemnation

    Israel appears to be preparing to push troops and vehicles deeper into the Gaza Strip, in a move that would uproot tens of...

  7. July 26, 2014

    Israel extends Gaza ceasefire until midnight

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s inner circle of security advisers were due to discuss extending a temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip...

  8. July 25, 2014

    Middle East visitors are UK’s top spending tourists

    Tourists from the Middle East are Britain’s most zealous international shoppers, says Visit Britain, the national tourism...

  9. July 25, 2014

    Saudi Arabia opens market to direct investors

    Saudi Arabia is opening its equity market to overseas investors, putting the largest country in the Middle East on the radar...

  10. July 22, 2014

    FA chairman tackles MPs’ questions

    Many of English football’s problems – World Cup failure, manager Roy Hodgson’s ability, a dearth of homegrown players in the...

  11. July 20, 2014

    Gaza ceasefire efforts hampered by Arab divisions over Hamas

    Qatar launched a round of diplomacy on Sunday in an attempt to lay the groundwork for a ceasefire in Gaza as the death toll...

  12. July 11, 2014

    The Proms: global and diverse?

    It started with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio in 1966. Until that point, the Proms, London’s annual...

  13. July 9, 2014

    United Arab Emirates detains two Qatari citizens on spying charges

    The United Arab Emirates has detained two Qatari citizens amid accusations of spying, in a move that threatens to sour...

  14. July 2, 2014

    Macau overtakes Switzerland in income tables

    Macau has leapfrogged Switzerland to become the world’s fourth richest territory per person, according to the World Bank,...

  15. June 29, 2014

    Heavy spending helps to redraw Arab region’s economic geography

    The oil price boom of the past decade has triggered heavy spending on infrastructure in the hydro­carbon-rich monarchies of...

  16. June 29, 2014

    Gulf states forge links with Asia as building boom drives imports

    At the crossroads of Eurasia and Africa, the Middle East has long been an important trading hub. But the emerging markets of...

  17. beyondbrics

    June 23, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt | Cairo trial delivers guilty verdict to three journalists working...

  18. June 23, 2014

    International outrage as Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists

    A Cairo court has provoked international outrage and concerns over freedom of expression in Egypt after handing harsh prison...

  19. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2014

    That was nuts. Is this the Dubai crash?

    Dubai stocks went bonkers last year, along with Qatar, distorting the performance of the (anyway tiny) frontier markets...

  20. June 16, 2014

    Royal Ascot breaks tradition with Qatari sponsorship

    Royal Ascot has chosen a company owned by members of the Qatar ruling family as the first sponsor in its history, untroubled...

  21. June 13, 2014

    Fifa bans Beckenbauer from football for 90 days

    German former World Cup winning coach and captain Franz Beckenbauer was provisionally banned for 90 days from football for...

  22. June 13, 2014

    Cold wind hits Qatar art scene as Gulf state cuts back

    It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of the state of Qatar on the art market as the biggest, if also the most...

  23. June 12, 2014

    Michel Platini withdraws support for Sepp Blatter

    Michel Platini, head of the European football federation, Uefa, has turned his back on Sepp Blatter, announcing he would not...

  24. June 11, 2014

    Fifa investigator says he has seen Qatar 2022 allegations

    Fifa investigator Michael Garcia has rejected claims his investigation would not be examining recent allegations over the...

  25. June 11, 2014

    Kuwaitis protest against state corruption

    Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Kuwait City on Tuesday to protest against government corruption, as the Gulf state’s...

  26. June 10, 2014

    Garcia to report on Fifa corruption probe

    Pressure on Michael J Garcia is growing by the day. The former US attorney will on Wednesday step up to the podium to update...

  27. June 10, 2014

    FA’s Greg Dyke leads Uefa criticism of Fifa head Sepp Blatter

    Senior members of European football’s governing body Uefa launched a sustained attack on the leadership of Sepp Blatter,...

  28. June 9, 2014

    Budweiser piles pressure on Fifa over Qatar claims

    Budweiser added its name to the roll call of World Cup sponsors voicing concern about allegations swirling around the Qatar...

  29. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Taliban claims Karachi airport attack | The Pakistan military retakes Karachi airport but only after 29...

  30. June 8, 2014

    Big sponsors pile pressure on Fifa over Qatar World Cup

    Three of the biggest World Cup sponsors have urged Fifa to investigate claims over how Qatar won the bid to host the 2022...

  31. June 6, 2014

    Obama discovers the perils of direct dealings with the Taliban

    From the video, the handover looked swift and simple. Three American special forces soldiers approached the waiting group of...

  32. June 6, 2014

    World Cup allegations crown bad year for Qatar

    Even before the bribery allegations concerning Qatar’s World Cup bid emerged last Sunday, the young emir of the gas-rich...

  33. June 4, 2014

    Blatter eyes fifth term as Fifa’s president

    Sepp Blatter will take to the stage at next week’s pre-World Cup gathering of Fifa members in Sao Paulo and declare his...

  34. June 4, 2014

    Prisoner swap reveals Guantánamo dilemma

    The hearing from Guantánamo Bay comes to life with the flicker on a television screen in faraway Washington, displaying a...

  35. June 3, 2014

    Saudi Arabia calls on region to assist Egypt

    Saudi Arabia has called for a donor conference to assist Egypt as the Gulf’s Arab superpower seeks to muster regional...

  36. June 3, 2014

    Blow the whistle on Fifa, please

    Ten days from now, millions of people around the globe will have their eyes fixed on Brazil as the World Cup finals begin....

  37. The World

    June 3, 2014

    Qatar pays the price of overreach

      Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (Getty) Has Qatar’s luck run out? Just a year ago the small, rich Gulf state was at the...

  38. June 2, 2014

    Fifa needs ‘serious change of culture’, says ethics adviser

    Fifa remains blighted by a culture that allowed disgraced Qatari Mohammed bin Hammam to hand out millions of dollars to...

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