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  1. August 22, 2014

    Anti-Semitism is a menace to us all

    The bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has generated anger and debate around the world. Many have been...

  2. August 20, 2014

    Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York – review

    While other arts institutions spend the dog days playing and napping, the New Museum treats summer as a serious time. It has...

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  1. Islamic finance 2011

    The cheap cost of funds and Islamic branding have put Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank amo...
  2. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

    Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
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  1. August 20, 2014

    Iraq’s elusive political consensus

    After weeks of alarm over the lightning advance of a brutal, transnational jihadi group in Iraq, a nation fearing for its...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    August 18, 2014

    Anti-government protest held in Yemen

    Khaled Abdullah/Reuters A follower of the Shia Muslim Houthi group attends an anti-government gathering in Arhab, north of...

  3. August 14, 2014

    Isis: Armed and dangerous

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis but transformed into the Islamic State since it declared its...

  4. August 14, 2014

    Uncaged demons are tormenting the Middle East

    At the start of this year, shortly after the US and other world powers reached an interim deal with Iran to negotiate...

  5. beyondbrics

    August 13, 2014

    Guest post: turmoil laps around the Gulf, but prospects remain bright

    By John Sfakianakis Gaza, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Egypt are all part of a region which has been consumed by anarchy,...

  6. August 10, 2014

    Arab Bank faces Hamas funding claims in NY

    A landmark terror financing trial is set to begin in New York on Monday as Jordan’s Arab Bank is pitted against the families...

  7. August 10, 2014

    Guinea shuts borders in bid to halt Ebola

    CONAKRY, Aug 9 – Guinea closed its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia on Saturday in a bid to halt the spread of an Ebola...

  8. The A-List

    August 9, 2014

    Isis and the promotion of genocidal war

    President Barack Obama’s decision to bomb the forces of Isis (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) – in order to blunt...

  9. August 7, 2014

    Saudis have lost the right to take Sunni leadership

    When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the jihadi leader whose blackshirts over-ran swaths of northern and central Iraq in June, gave...

  10. August 6, 2014

    Saudi Arabia gives Lebanon $1bn in military aid to fend off Isis

    Saudi Arabia has agreed to give Lebanon $1bn in military aid to help it fend off an advance by the Islamic State of Iraq and...

  11. beyondbrics

    August 5, 2014

    Guest post: the Saudi stock market cracks open

    By Faisal Ghori, author of “The Final Frontier: The World’s Last Markets” Saudi Arabia underwent a sea change last week, one...

  12. July 31, 2014

    Nawaz Sharif under pressure in Pakistan

    The unusual decision to deploy the army in the Pakistani capital Islamabad is just the latest step in a two-month-old...

  13. July 28, 2014

    Saudi market reforms invite access to oil growth

    Saudi Arabia’s decision to open up its stock market to foreign investors should direct further inflows into the region’s...

  14. 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...

  15. July 23, 2014

    Hamas’s struggle has receded as a priority in the new Arab world

    Images of Gaza’s dying children dominate television screens in the Arab world, and denunciations of Israel’s offensive are...

  16. July 22, 2014

    Saudi Arabia: get riyal

    You like emerging stock markets, and you like them drenched in hydrocarbon money. So five years ago you invested in Russia’s...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE In defence of cows as safe assets: David finds research that suggests the whole “cows...

  18. July 22, 2014

    Saudi Arabia’s $530bn stock market to open to foreigners

    Saudi Arabia aims to allow direct foreign ownership of shares next year, a long awaited reform aiming to help diversify the...

  19. July 16, 2014

    Former Major aide rises through ranks of politics and public relations

    ● Before he was a peer, Jonathan Hill worked briefly for the Tories in the mid-1980s and was then employed as a special...

  20. The A-List

    July 15, 2014

    Foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq are a worry but the west needs to rethink the role of Saudi Arabia and Iran

    The most strident debate among western intelligence agencies is whether the reported thousands of foreign fighters involved...

  21. July 15, 2014

    Saudi Arabia to use edX web courses to train unemployed

    Saudi Arabian officials are looking to a US online education company for help tackling the nation’s high rate of youth and...

  22. Westminster Blog

    July 14, 2014

    The symbolic departure of climate change minister Greg Barker

    Greg Barker, the Tory energy minister – who posed with David Cameron in the Arctic eight years ago – is stepping down from...

  23. July 11, 2014

    Oil at two-month low on Libya hopes

    Crude oil traded at a two-month low on Friday and was heading for its third consecutive weekly loss amid signs Libya’s...

  24. July 11, 2014

    Iraq and Libya biggest risks to oil supply

    Demand for oil is set to accelerate next year as the global economy gains momentum and will be met by rising supplies from...

  25. 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...

  26. July 8, 2014

    Airbus staff quizzed in SFO probe into alleged Saudi corruption

    The UK Serious Fraud Office has made arrests and questioned six individuals in connection with its long-standing...

  27. July 6, 2014

    Pilot from elite Iranian force dies ‘defending’ Iraq shrines

    A pilot serving in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards air force was killed in Iraq in another sign of the deepening conflict...

  28. July 6, 2014

    Drugmakers warn on South Korea pricing policy

    International pharmaceutical companies have warned Seoul that they are holding back new medicines from the country’s market,...

  29. July 3, 2014

    Malaysia’s 1MDB plans large-scale IPO

    Malaysia is set for its largest initial public offering so far this year after 1MDB, a vast sovereign wealth fund formed...

  30. July 3, 2014

    Saudi Arabia sends 30,000 troops to Iraq border

    Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to its border with Iraq, as tribal leaders within the war-torn country reported...

  31. July 2, 2014

    Isis advance reverses decade of growth in Middle East trade

    The rise of jihadis in Iraq and Syria is disrupting trade routes across the Middle East and casting a shadow over economic...

  32. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Macau passes Switzerland in wealth tables | Chinese gamblers have helped catapult Macau past the central...

  33. July 1, 2014

    Saudis name top intelligence chief

    Prince Khalid bin Bandar al-Saud, a senior member of the Saudi royal family, has been named top intelligence chief, as the...

  34. The World

    June 30, 2014

    Smart Reads June 30, 2014

    The FT’s Richard McGregor reports on how detainees at Guantánamo Bay are growing old in limbo. Algeria’s mostly French-bred...

  35. June 30, 2014

    BAE Systems restructures Saudi operations

    BAE Systems is restructuring part of its operations in Saudi Arabia to allow greater local participation as part of a...

  36. June 29, 2014

    Appetite grows for food trade between Latin America and the Middle East

    Peruvian asparagus, Uruguayan halal beef and frozen chickens from Brazil are some of the growing list of exports from Latin...

  37. 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...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    What would an oil price shock mean for EM?

    Although the violence in Iraq has so far had a muted impact on global oil markets, if prices continue to rise there could be...

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