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    Oil slips on scepticism over Opec cuts

    Oil prices eased as traders paused to consider recent news from Opec and Libya as well as official data that showed a larger...

  2. The A-List

    September 16, 2014

    US must work harder to win over Arab regimes on Isis

    The US administration is trying to convince its populace and the world that it is successfully forging a new alliance in the...

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  1. September 15, 2014

    Think Lebanon rather than D-Day in campaign against Isis

    From US air power above to the grassroots intelligence contacts of Turkish, Kurdish and Iranian security apparatus on the...

  2. September 14, 2014

    Qatar urges west to back Syrian moderates against Assad

    Qatar’s foreign minister is seeking to refocus the world’s attention on the “terrorism” of the Syrian regime, urging the...

  3. September 14, 2014

    Liquidators sue Daiwa Capital Markets Europe over Sanea funds

    Daiwa Capital Markets Europe is facing a $204m negligence lawsuit brought by the liquidators of a Cayman Islands company...

  4. September 11, 2014

    US builds support for new Isis strategy

    The Obama administration moved on Thursday to secure military and financial backing from Arab leaders, European allies and...

  5. September 11, 2014

    International Energy Agency notes ‘remarkable’ oil demand growth fall

    The world’s appetite for crude oil slowed at a “remarkable” pace during the second quarter because of weak economic growth...

  6. September 10, 2014

    Obama prepares US for ‘steady, relentless’ war with Isis

    Barack Obama has prepared the US for a “steady, relentless” war with Islamic militants in a speech to his nation that...

  7. September 10, 2014

    Saudi Arabia cuts oil output in August

    Saudi Arabian oil output fell 400,000 barrels a day in August according to a report issued by Opec that coincided with...

  8. September 9, 2014

    Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

    JORDAN The Sunni Muslim state is an important US regional ally and will be a central part of any future coalition against...

  9. September 9, 2014

    Kuwait clamps down on terror financing

    Kuwait has vowed to pursue legal action against its nationals designated as “terrorist financiers” as Arab states seek to...

  10. September 9, 2014

    Obama vows to target Isis militants ‘wherever they are located’

    Barack Obama will “go after” the Islamic militant group in northern Iraq and Syria and their assets “wherever they are...

  11. beyondbrics

    September 8, 2014

    Xi's cancelled trip is credit negative for Pakistan, says Moody's

    In another unhappy turn for Pakistan, China’s president Xi Jinping postponed a state visit to the country on Saturday after...

  12. September 7, 2014

    Obama to set out strategy to defeat Islamist militants

    President Barack Obama will use a speech on Wednesday to make the case for a prolonged military campaign against Islamist...

  13. September 7, 2014

    Shell looks to solar power to lift oil output

    In an unusual alliance of old and new energies, Royal Dutch Shell, the European oil group, and a sovereign wealth fund from...

  14. September 5, 2014

    Saudi Arabia cuts October crude prices

    Saudi Arabia cut October selling prices this week to customers in Asia, Europe and the US, in a sign that Opec’s largest...

  15. FT Alphaville

    September 5, 2014

    Estados Unidos and Spanish bond yields

    Those looking for excess in financial markets have lots of examples to choose from, but a recent favourite has been the...

  16. September 3, 2014

    A thinker whose heft impressed Bill Gates

    In histories of the past decade, one under-recognised landmark date is August 11 2004. That was the day the International...

  17. September 2, 2014

    Saudi Arabia arrests 88 over ‘imminent attack’

    Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 people suspected of planning what the interior ministry says was an “imminent attack” amid...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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